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  1. Helpful (2)

    "They secretly record employee conversation!"

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    Former Employee - Therapist in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The only pros are positive employees who truly care for clients.

    Cons

    The owners only care for money (as they take more than $1,000) per client per day and provide very minimal care. Upper management constantly micromanages everything and engage in unethical behavior such as recording employee conversation at the corporate office WITHOUT employee CONSENT! Owners don’t care for anything other than monetary gain and will place the blame on employees when in reality they make the... mistakes. They don’t care about their employees at all and will step on employees to gain more money. They continue with client intake even when they know the clients insurance will not pay for full 60-90 stay. They milk from insurance companies as much as they can without informing clients that their insurance may not fully cover. They accept clients based on false hope and evict (due to insurance not covering) client without notice. They prefer clients who pay cash and treat such clients much better than clients who present with insurance. They do not provide enough food at the facility. Although they say there’s 12 step, they read material unrelated to 12 step and lie in documentation. They lie to parents stating clients are doing great and are being treated well when clients are actually complaining of not being treated well. Again, these people are money hungry, unethical people and no client deserves to be treated as poorly as they treat clients and staff. They’ve also rebranded several times due to having such negative reviews!! Be aware folks! That is all!

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    Advice to Management

    Stop making money your god and be better human beings!

    Adolescent Growth2019-07-10

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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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