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Eckerd Youth Alternatives Reviews

Updated November 29, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company to move up quickly if you work hard and demonstrate recognizable accomplishments (in 2 reviews)

  • intensive education in counseling (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay and 16 hour days leaving little time for sleep, hygiene and time to separate yourself from the day (in 4 reviews)

  • The "director" created a hostile work environment (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Candor, NC
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Candor, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eckerd Youth Alternatives full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fulfuling, freedom to be creative

    Cons

    Last minute communication, job description expands past the agreed contract.


  2. "Subsidized Employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eckerd Youth Alternatives full-time

    Pros

    Good route for subsidized employment for low paying jobs.

    Cons

    Nothing available for over minimum wage or a few dollars above.

    Advice to Management

    Add opportunities for people who already have skills.

  3. "Long hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eckerd Youth Alternatives full-time

    Pros

    Making a difference in people's lives, amazing health benefits

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of travel

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Great management support, difficult job for low pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eckerd Youth Alternatives full-time

    Pros

    Best management I've ever had the privilege of working for

    Cons

    Low pay and 16 hour days leaving little time for sleep, hygiene and time to separate yourself from the day


  5. "Record Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eckerd Youth Alternatives full-time

    Pros

    Co-Workers are great. Work is interesting

    Cons

    Managers need some work


  6. "Some great people, some horrible people."

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Largo, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative in Largo, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eckerd Youth Alternatives full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a good experience for resume-building in the short term. Some good people there. Pay is ok but not great.

    Cons

    Average to low pay. No bonuses or raises. Little chance for advancement, depending on dept. Some supervisors are just terrible.


  7. "Love working here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eckerd Youth Alternatives full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoy working here. The atmosphere is great. Everyone is respectful and seem to have the same goal.

    Cons

    Salaries could be better , they seem to be just below average

  8. "It gets you experience!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eckerd Youth Alternatives full-time

    Pros

    -experience that you could not receive anywhere else
    -close relationships with coworkers
    -intensive education in counseling

    Cons

    -aren't always heard by upperstaff
    -corrections aren't made/told until after you have made mistakes
    -tight budgeting


  9. "Amazing place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eckerd Youth Alternatives full-time

    Pros

    The team environment and support provided from all levels makes for a truly motivational place to work.

    Cons

    The only con would be separated from the main office. (California from Florida)


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Seems good at first"

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

    I have been working at Eckerd Youth Alternatives full-time

    Pros

    You do feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when helping children in care out.

    Cons

    It's all about the bottom dollar and is a revolving door for children. The more children in care, the more money eckerd receives. Not enough, if any, resources available for older children to receive assistance and tools to succeed.


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