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Center For Discovery Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Working with a supportive staff- great communication between facility coordinator/primary therapist and program director (in 7 reviews)

  • Free food, Supportive staff, offers real opportunities for personal growth as well as connecting with the clients (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, not sustainable to raise family even as full time worker (in 7 reviews)

  • Company seems unorganized, very stingy with money and working extra hours (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Center For Discovery part-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work. A lot slower pace than other facilities.

    Cons

    None so far. Pay might be better.


  2. "LPN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Center For Discovery full-time

    Pros

    Interesting to work with Eatimg Disorder adolescents. Rewarding to see the clients make progress with their eating disorder and be able to learn skills that help them in the real world.

    Cons

    Pay too little and no shift differential. Nursing is not primay model . Most interaction is beteeen clients and therapist and counselors.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more or give shift differential ad nurses typically expect this with night and weekend shifts .


  3. "Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Center For Discovery part-time

    Pros

    Great place to earn experience in the mental health field.
    Well-run and organized

    Cons

    lots of clinical notes and not enough time


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Love the facility and coworkers, not a fan of corporate"

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

    I have been working at Center For Discovery full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All my co-workers are amazing, the clients are great and make the job rewarding, you don't have to worry about clocking out to eat or taking breaks as they're included in your daily job

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive to say the least. some difficult clients can make life stressful at times but that's any job in the medical/psych field, but mostly corporate not paying employees what they're worth, giving minor 3% raises after a year of employment, and not seeming to care about their employees who are the face of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more competitive rates to increase employee satisfaction and retention, it'll save money in the long run with hiring, training, staffing issues...


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Mission, Great Values, Lacking in Support"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Center For Discovery full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Everyone who works here actually cares for the clients and their needs and will go above and beyond to support them.
    -Staff develop exceptional working relationships with each other based on the challenging nature of our work.
    -The opportunity to change positions and get promotions quickly is high.
    -Salaries are competitive to those in the field.
    -The basis of the work is so important and so beautifully executed
    -The company mission and supplementary information (mission statement, food philosophy, etc.) are concise and well developed.

    Cons

    -Hourly wages are low
    -Benefit packages are poor and expensive if you work outside of California, coverage isn't ideal.
    -The work/life balance is so off, the further up you get in the company the more you're expected to do and be and you do not get compensated for those expectations.
    -Senior Management have outdated ideas/ideals and keep trying to put a square peg in a round hole for a lot of issues
    -While management suggests that their doors are always open and you can always look to them for support, rarely is the support provided actually helpful

    Advice to Management

    -Better benefits for those outside of CA
    -Educational benefits and access
    -Competitive wages
    -Create actual curriculum for your groups and support your programs


  7. "Diet Tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Diet Tech
    Current Employee - Diet Tech
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Center For Discovery part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, an amazing learning experience, the clients are often very rewarding to work with, the company seems to care about your growth as an individual, unique treatment experience.

    Cons

    Sometimes the clients can be a handful, but it is often because of their disorder, the time allotted for diet techs (4 hours/shift) doesn't always seem to be enough-especially on grocery shopping days.

    Advice to Management

    Give diet techs more time in the house with clients


  8. "Primary Therapist"

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    Current Employee - Primary Therapist
    Current Employee - Primary Therapist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, room for growth and a lot of support in trainings. Kind, caring and genuine environment.

    Cons

    Can be draining and easy for burn out, need to be proactive about getting support. Could use more creativity in treatment techniques and employee support.

    Advice to Management

    Be more available to support the staff and employees, work to keep from getting exclusive or favoring employees.


  9. "Great place to work and grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture, access to top leadership, constantly working to improve communication and systems, great training and mentorship opportunities, many locations nationwide with lots of internal promotions. Many long term employees in leadership positions. Clinically driven company.

    Cons

    Can be stressful, salaries and benefits could be more competitive,

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing. This company has become a family to so many people.


  10. "Nice company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Center For Discovery part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, they offer training, organized company

    Cons

    Sometimes you need to eat with patients when not hungry


  11. "Counselor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Center For Discovery part-time

    Pros

    Getting and supporting cts in their treatment is rewarding.

    Cons

    Can be stressful environment.



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