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Center for Autism and Related Disorders Reviews

Updated February 21, 2019
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Pros
  • "Really making a difference in families lives" (in 20 reviews)

  • "There is a great training program that is very in-depth" (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay compared to other companies, especially for a "for profit" company" (in 43 reviews)

  • "Lack of communication, not well organized, unwilling to increase wages" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Center for Autism and Related Disorders full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really great training, great people around you, and working for a great cause.

    Cons

    working hard, long hours, can get lonely

    Center for Autism and Related Disorders Response

    Jul 30, 2018 – Jr Project Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We truly appreciate all that you did for your local center and wish you the best on your future endeavors.


  2. "Good starting job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BT4
    Current Employee - BT4
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Center for Autism and Related Disorders part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you're looking to work with kids or want to do something psych related, then it may be a good start in the field

    Cons

    Minimum wage office hours for therapists

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on the location (I worked at San Jose, Irvine, and Garden Grove)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Behavior Therapist in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Behavior Therapist in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Center for Autism and Related Disorders part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Overall very friendly and caring staff
    - Provides training
    - Flexible scheduling (but difficult to change after it is set)
    - Some therapist perks (paid sick time can be collected but cannot be used whenever you want, can collect "points" to "buy" things"
    - Newer offices have great resources
    - Very professional
    - Excellent stepping stone/starting point

    Cons

    - Pay wasn't too great
    - Some people on your team aren't up to par
    - Depending on the supervisor, you might be stuck with a tough case (some supervisors aren't very helpful)
    - Frequent changes in clients = inconsistency with treatment (At times I felt like I was walking into a client's home totally blind and unaware. Sometimes I would see a client for 2 hours and never see them again. It doesn't really do much for me or for the client when this happens)

    Advice to Management

    Need a better system for fill-ins and/or don't do random "whoever is available" subs; it wastes valuable treatment time for clients and gives therapists a hard time as well.


  4. "Headquarters Admin Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Center for Autism and Related Disorders full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People were generally friendly and I was encouraged to talk more than work.

    Cons

    The work was dull and I had to make a lot of coffee.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Center for Autism and Related Disorders part-time

    Pros

    Community feeling, working with the families, the kids

    Cons

    Wages, scheduling, have to work weekends for a year


  6. "Bad communication"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Behavior Technician
    Current Employee - Behavior Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Center for Autism and Related Disorders part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great kids and families, fairly sweet and understanding staff.

    Cons

    Poor communication-after my online training I waited three weeks and never heard anything about when I would be scheduled for in person training, had to call and ask and then had to scramble to work the next day. Lots of last minute decisions, you don't get told anything unless you specifically ask or it's last minute. Also, if there isn't a clinic and all you're doing is home visits, there is a lot of driving back and forth involved so expect to be living out of your car throughout the days. I think in a more established location, things might be better, but in a start up, everything just seems very unorganized and chaotic.


  7. "Wonderful Kids, Wonderful Staff, Terrible Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Supervisor in O'Fallon, IL
    Current Employee - Clinical Supervisor in O'Fallon, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Center for Autism and Related Disorders full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    System structures were well defined. Work expectations were clear.
    The front line staff was dedicated and loved the kids.
    The families I served were kind and hardworking

    Cons

    Billable hour requirement is way too high (120 billable hours/month).
    My caseload grew way beyond the recommended cap (21 clients with 2 intakes scheduled in the future).
    I would work weekends and late evenings with no recognition from upper management.
    We have to go to a costly mandatory retreat each year where everyone is encouraged to get wasted.
    Company culture is inconsistent with almost all of my personal and professional values.

    Advice to Management

    - Pay your starting therapists more
    - Hire OM's who actually like people
    - Be flexible with supervisors who work hard to get stuff done, but who also want to see their family. Let them work from home sometimes.

  8. "Fun experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Center for Autism and Related Disorders part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great to see the kids progress
    -Good pay
    -Alot of new skills learned

    Cons

    -Don't tell you the details till you start, like you have to take the kids to the bathroom, wipe them if needed, etc


  9. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Center for Autism and Related Disorders full-time

    Pros

    Good Culture and would have been great working there

    Cons

    Seems like they need PMO.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not Ethically Sound"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Center for Autism and Related Disorders (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing environment with fantastic and passionate people. Wonderful children and rewarding job.

    Cons

    A lot of ethics violated