Adolescent Growth - Great people, reasonable salary | Glassdoor
  1. "Great people, reasonable salary"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

Other Employee Reviews

  1. 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
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Job I've Ever Had"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Specialist in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Might have helped some people. Worried that that's not the case.

    Cons

    The parent company is called Growth Management, so I wasn't able to see company reviews before accepting the job, but if I had I would have thought, "It can't be that bad, right?" It is. Don't work here. I've never had a worse job. Management is dishonest and seem more interested in money than helping people. I felt worse and worse working here and less and less sure that we were actually helping people in the... long run. Management even requested that I leave a positive review here on Glass Door. I almost did at the time, but I forgot. I was happy at first and thought the company was great, so I'm glad I didn't. I think that's why there are so many positive reviews. I don't mind an employer requesting employees to leave a review on Glass Door, but pressuring an employee to leave a POSITIVE review on Glass Door seems unethical. Ultimately, my biggest problem is that management (the Lewises) don't care about the clients, just money.

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    Adolescent Growth2019-10-03

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