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3.2
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51%
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59%
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John Peloquin
13 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free food if it’s not rotten ,lot expired(in 17 reviews)

  • "Exposure to a multitude of psychological disorders that coexist with eating disorders(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay rate means hiring is a mixed bag -- equal amount of over-qualified and under-qualified employees(in 18 reviews)

  • "High turnover due to either firing or resignations(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great continuing education and training"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Center For Discovery full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    continuous education and training Always growing and empowering employees New management is now finding ways to decrease distractions in the facilities and provide resources

    Cons

    We could use better health packages

  2. "Amazing job opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Diet Technician 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Center For Discovery part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incredible people with a great passion for adolescents (worked in the adolescent facility), kind and understanding, easy to change shifts if need be.

    Cons

    Part-time is usually per diem.

  3. "good"

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    Current Employee - Facility Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Center For Discovery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to grow, learn a lot about ED behaviors. Great place to get started in the mental health field.

    Cons

    Wage is sub par for counselors.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more support on the floor, the counselors are spread thin and have a lot of duties.

  4. "Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Center For Discovery full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Company Cares about Clients and will do a lot to accommodate client needs Lots of on the job learning and training Open door policy with management Positive staff culture

    Cons

    Tough population to work with Residential is a hard level of care high burn out because of difficult clients

    Advice to Management

    Support staff to practice self care Hire more clinical staff in every region Remove UR's from therapist responsibility

  5. "Difficult but rewarding work. The staff and treatment team at La Habra is fantastic."

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    Current Employee - Nurse in La Habra Heights, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Center For Discovery full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Free food Hands on care Culture

    Cons

    Low to average pay for counselors and nurses

    Advice to Management

    The job is rewarding but it’s not easy work. It’s emotionally and mentally demanding. Job burnout wouldn’t happen as often if people felt like they were being financially compensated. The pay can be low and that can cause struggles that may decrease the overall job satisfaction. Call for pay increases.

  6. "Great Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Facility Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Center For Discovery full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Work in a team setting, different organizations in the company can collaborate, growth opportunities, different levels of management, client interaction

    Cons

    There is a lot to manage within the facility. There has been improvement in having the home office help the facilities. Lack of company coverage for insurance options

    Advice to Management

    Corporate changes have been helpful, but need more time to implement. Pay is always an issue due to local competitors.

  7. "Excellent place to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - UR Manager in Los Alamitos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Center For Discovery full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Excellent staff culture Lots of opportunity for growth Client care comes first I recommend Discovery highly. I have learned so much over my 12 years here and have felt heard and respected. Have been able to create my own positions throughout the years. For those who are interested in learning about eating disorders, the training you will receive here is second to none. In addition, the eating disorder professional...

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    Cons

    Entry level positions pay less than some other treatment centers Intense work environment at times

    Advice to Management

    New executives should be more visible and communicate changes and updates to prevent the rumor mill.

  8. "You will regret working here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Center For Discovery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food, if you like Craft products

    Cons

    High burnout rate across the board, extremely poor support from management, impossible to get PTO, no time off, no few paid holidays, expected to be married to your job, poor health plans.

    Center For Discovery Response

    March 11, 2019Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist

    We're sorry to hear that you were unhappy in your role with us and understand that this line of work can be stressful. We are open to making improvements and ask that you reach out to our HR team at (855) 869-7890 to share any specific feedback and/or suggestions so we can better ...

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  9. "Diet Tech"

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      Current Employee - Diet Tech 

      I have been working at Center For Discovery part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Wonderful, supportive environment. I love my coworkers and how much they care for the clients. Major plus is lots of free food!

      Cons

      This job can be mentally and physically tiring at times but it's worth it.

      Center For Discovery Response

      March 14, 2019Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist

      Thank you for the review. We're so glad to hear you're enjoying your employment with us and we appreciate you sharing your experience

    • "Great"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Center For Discovery part-time

        Pros

        Great company to work for

        Cons

        I do not have any cons.

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