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Acadia Healthcare Reviews

Updated October 6, 2017
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Acadia Healthcare Chairman and CEO Joey A. Jacobs
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Pros
  • Fast paced, positive work/life balance, great teams, opportunities for growth and development (in 6 reviews)

  • Great perks and wonderful work environment (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • premiums are high and there is no 401k match (in 14 reviews)

  • There is no 401k match which is the greatest disadvantage (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Biller/Collector"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Biller Collector in Santa Fe, NM
    Former Employee - Biller Collector in Santa Fe, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acadia Healthcare (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The ability to grow within company

    Cons

    Corporate making decisions to benefit solely to corporate

    Advice to Management

    Take care/pay more attention to their employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "AODA counseling"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Acadia Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The position provides rewarding patient interaction, the role challenges skill growth and development, agency provides ample training and educational opportunities, early hours, dedicated peers

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, disorganized, lacks respect for staff, focused on numbers not quality care, not prepared to provide supervision for licensing, HR benefits and pay errors

    Advice to Management

    Support and respect staff and patients

  3. "Management is scrambling to cover up a lot of issues"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Acadia Healthcare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Insurance - although it can be expensive, at least you can get good coverage

    Cons

    Lots of changes going on. Great place to get some experience but don't expect job security or ability to move up in salary...ever.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Unreal expections of the company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinic Director
    Former Employee - Clinic Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Acadia Healthcare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    room to advance, small education reimbursement, good place to get started in A&D.

    Cons

    Employees are squeezed for everything they can do for the patients. Caseloads are unrealistic, very little if any case management, not enough time to give the patients. The company is driven by numbers and employees and patients are under undo stress as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Cut caseloads so better patient care can be provided.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lpn"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co workers on units

    Cons

    Bad management, always understaffed


  6. "Counseling Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Altoona, PA
    Current Employee - Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Altoona, PA

    I have been working at Acadia Healthcare part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding work, therapeutic environment, opportunities to be creative

    Cons

    poor pay, understaffed, stressful, poor management

    Advice to Management

    be more focused on client care and employee satisfaction than on the bottom line.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "current employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Acadia Healthcare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    some really great people at work sites

    Cons

    no one cares about the patients or staff at the front line. It is all about money for the top

    Advice to Management

    Stop sucking the life, heart and soul out of the patient's and the staff who work directly with the patient's just to line pockets of higher ups. Care about the real people who really make it all work

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Clinical Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acadia Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get way to learn about the field of addiction services

    Cons

    Numbers driven rather than recovery focused

    Advice to Management

    Raise standards and pay for all staff


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible Company with Zero Morals"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acadia Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Only 1: I liked some of my coworkers

    Cons

    Long hours, unachievable goal expectation, micro management by CEO, zero regard for employee OR patient safety; employees, under such immense corporate pressure, resort to cutting corners on safety in order to meet expectations; supervisors threaten employees' job security in order to do whatever they wish; money hungry CEO does not care about the wellbeing of employees or patients - he has watched employees be attacked by patients and has walked away; unprofessional work environment; breaks many laws for financial gain (i.e. Cherry picking patients to accept from hospitals based on insurance plan).


  10. "Intake clinician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acadia Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    The people I work with.

    Cons

    Upper management has unrealistic expectations with insufficient staff.


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