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    "Crummy Management"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Supervisor in Pasadena, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Adolescent Growth full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The only pros that I could think of were caring staff and nice facilities.

    Cons

    As soon as I was hired I had to go over every policy in detail. That says a lot. Then I heard that the previous person who had my job left on stress leave. I soon understood why. I eas driving daily from Pasadena to Commerce, LA and Encino to supervise interns. This meant that I was on the freeway much of the time. Once I got back to the office I was expected to do paperwork on new clients and review the... notes of other staff at different locations. This was an impossible task and with no training to speak of. After less than a month I was expected to be more independent and not rely on assistance from colleagues. No way. I said that I needed more time, just 90 days. The HR department is conniving. They spoke with me to check on “how I was doing”. The next day I was asked to sign something that was mostly bull. When i did so they handed me a measly check and I went on my way. The Lewises care about the money and their tattered reputation, Nothing else. A wide chasm exists between management and the people that actually provide care, who on average gross less than $30K a year. Morale is abysmal and little is done about it so few people last more than 6 months. One guy was driving an Uber at night and working day shifts just to get by.

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    Advice to Management

    It won’t be heeded but I would suggest that the Lewises leave their bubble in Pasadena and actually invest in their employees instead of hiring and firing on a constant basis.

    Adolescent Growth2018-12-26

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  1. "Great people, reasonable salary"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Specialist in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Adolescent Growth full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Small company, intimate settings (CEO sitting with you in the same office, glass doors allow you to see the CEO and vice versa); 2. Receptive to Feedback (Even though I'm pretty new to my position, I've made several suggestions to the company and they took them very well.) 3. Equal opportunity environment and diverse workforce (I have Muslim, Christians, Atheist co-workers from at least 4 countries all sitting... under the same roof and being kind and nice to each other, love it!) 4. Clean and professional work environment (the office is on the 2nd floor of an office building, gorgeous interior designs, clean and cool). 5. Sincere and kind people (So far my impression on everyone in the office is that they are all very kind and nice, not to say that they are perfect, but I think their kindness is sincere and not fake.)--I think the people might be the most valuable assets of this company. 6. This is a growing company--which means that you will have opportunities to make a difference. However, if you just want to find a job and settle, you might as well find a larger firm and settle there. This company will help you to thrive if you are a self-starter, a leader, someone who is courageous and have an entrepreneur spirit. 7. Good surprises--since this is a small company, it has pleasant surprises for people here and there. For example, on my first day to work, I was invited to a super nice theater 2pm in the afternoon and watched Lion's King for free and was offered free drinks of my choice! After the movie, we were all sent back home to rest. That made my day.

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    Cons

    1. Room temperature might be a little bit too low (this is the building manager's issue, though, not the company's issue)--still can't fix the AC, but I think it might be due to the fact that I'm female--all my previous male co-workers would think it's just right. (My previous company had the same struggles) I fixed this by adding on myself several layers of clothing...lol... 2. All the cons you might think of as a... small company... might apply here. 3. I will write more as I continue in my current position. I want to be honest with people who are out there looking for jobs: expect a reward, only if you put your efforts and hard work into your job, you will shine and be rewarded! (Gold will shine wherever it is!) I'm the type who works hard and expect to be paid afterwards, if they don't, I will let you know!

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    Advice to Management

    I think I will write more in the future, as I'm still new to my position.

    Adolescent Growth2019-08-29
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Academic Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Adolescent Growth full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the time spent with clients

    Cons

    terrible management high turn over rate low pay no communication high anxiety

    Adolescent Growth2019-10-05

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