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  1. "Education"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great learning and growth opportunities for employees

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult and sometimes challenging


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Delusions of Grandeur - Not recommended"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Adler School of Professional Psychology (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are *some* incredible and passionate people at Adler; faculty, staff and students. The students are the reason we should be excited and honored to work there, there is a great pool of talented, intelligent and empathetic future clinicians at Adler with amazing ideas. Decent benefits. For the education market they seem to be quite generous with their pay, so don't expect future employers to meet your salary requirements.

    Cons

    Rare opportunities for growth or movement within the organization. Incredibly silo-ed departments and processes. Often more reactive than proactive. Zero transparency. If you question the way things are/how things are run/why decisions are made it's considered a bad thing (aka "gossip").

    There is a massive disconnect between leadership and what is actually occurring at the employee level; there is an LT lead for every major department and it's rare that any of them take the time to meet with anyone on their respective teams that aren't AVP or DIR level, therefore they get the narrative of events and climate that those constituents give them, and not necessarily an accurate temperature of the climate and work loads. Ex. The Admissions team was trending early on to not meet their enrollment goals, yet LT assigned VP of Admissions to take over interim dean duties at the Vancouver Campus when he should have been on site assisting in coming up with ways to meet enrollment goals. How does this make any sense?

    Negative workplace culture: 10 people laid off in July. 6 of them were there for 10 plus years. Within a month of those layoffs at least 5 people from 5 different departments put their resignations in. That should tell you something.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be under new management. The integrity of the institution is being run into the ground with the stagnancy of the leadership team. There are no new perspectives or ideas, they push the agendas they want to. Unfortunately, their negligence in both business and human interest will have incredibly long lasting effects on not just Adler as an establishment but the employees of the institution and the students which is so sad. Also, if you think the students aren't aware of how bad things are there, you're wrong.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Admin Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Adler School of Professional Psychology full-time

    Pros

    The school facility is very modern and the (administrative) work was not hard. Coworkers at my level and security people were very nice. I would not have left if it were up to me.

    Cons

    Was left alone a lot during the "training process" because my supervisor was not in the office regularly. I was rushed through (4) interviews so I could start immediately, only to be let go after only one month. The termination paperwork had falsified information/inaccurate reasons for dismissal, and they stopped all communication when I presented proof of their incorrect information. I have since researched to see if my position has been filled or advertised, it has not. Which leads me to believe they made up excuses, rather than admitting my position was being dissolved. A little honesty would've been nice. I wish I had read other reviews on Glassdoor before applying.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to advertise teaching Tolerance, maybe the school/management could practice a little tolerance with their staff.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Faculty in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some interesting faculty, good students. Pretty building. Afraid if they know this is me they will fire me- just beware! Many folks get fired with no warning, no severance, within a few years. Ruthless place- don't be fooled. Very unhappy people.

    Cons

    Fire faculty frequently. It is run by non-phd power hungry people. No tenure. Icky vibe, fake values used for marketing only. A pseudo-university.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Immediately apparent is the disconnect between values and action. The call for social justice is silent."

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Adler School of Professional Psychology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful facilities in the heart of the loop, great benefits and great lunches.

    Cons

    Ineffective CFO, unhealthy culture, corporate approach to social injustice, low enrollment, financial issues.

    Advice to Management

    Review leaderships values to align with school values, mission and vision. Reform culture to support professionalism, respect, safety, teamwork.


  6. "Admin Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Adler School of Professional Psychology full-time

    Pros

    Great people, nice message and it was really great to interact with the students. Great benefits and opportunities to grow in the organization. Beautiful campus!

    Cons

    Some faculty seem jaded and sometimes management doesn't seem to be well connected with staff. There also could be more opportunities for full staff/faculty to interact.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to training and keeping good employees instead of letting them fall through the cracks. It seems like some departments could be combined and streamlined.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Major Disconnect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Adler School of Professional Psychology full-time

    Pros

    - Competitive salary and great benefits.
    - Intended mission of 'social justice' is admirable.

    Cons

    - Lack of transparency when admitting students. With recent growth it has become more and more apparent that meeting quotas is all that matters. The interest of the student and whether Adler is the appropriate fit for them or if they are the appropriate fit for Adler has taken a backseat.
    - The lack of support from VP's when trying to implement policy with students has set the precedent for an environment of student entitlement.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of constantly making exceptions to the rules to avoid threats of litigation, back your employees that are trying to enforce the same policies you helped to create.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "There is an irony of what the institute promotes and its mission vs. The Leadership Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Adler School of Professional Psychology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    decent salary and benefits, solid mission statement that employees want to believe, faculty that attempts to care.

    Cons

    This institution strives to be something it clearly is not: a respectable University that turns out prepared clinicians. Lately, there appears to be pressure to build profit and revenue by expanding its student enrollment. Because of this, there is a chaotic and unstructured culture which, unfortunately, the staff and students suffer. Decisions are being made when plans and structure are not properly in place. Policies and rules change at on a case-by-case basis, leaving many individuals confused and uninformed. There appears to be a trickle down theory, both in economics and leadership, where the Sr. Administration benefits and where that same leadership often transgress faculty and staff frustrations back onto the faculty and staff -- without taking a look at themselves and to understand how their leadership is affective. There is an inherent sense of Sr. Leadership keeping the institution's image more of a priority than it's students, faculty, and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Please reference the last sentence in the above statement.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Great institution and people but there are problems."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Adler School of Professional Psychology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and students. The Institutes and work of the students truly helps the community and tries to create positive change.

    Cons

    There are issues with positive work environment and the tuition does not match the mission or values of the school.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is an issue and the lack of communication creates a negative environment. More communication with students, faculty and staff would reduce negativity.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "High-change environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Adler School of Professional Psychology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mission-driven, employees are valued, pay is fair, benefits and work/life balance are great. Positive work environment, colleagues are generally good to work with.

    Cons

    Constant change happening at all levels. Constantly adding new programs without the resources in staff and faculty to support them, and now shifting from Adler School to Adler University. Faculty can be difficult to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Stop adding so many people in admissions and shift those resources to other areas of the school that need more people.


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