Applied Behavior Consultants - Good for the experience, No upward mobility | Glassdoor
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    "Good for the experience, No upward mobility"

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    Former Employee - Behavior Consultant in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Applied Behavior Consultants full-time

    Pros

    1) Good for the experience. ABC hires people with little or no experience. 2) Good training opportunities. ABC sends you to Sacramento for trainings under BCBA's. 3) Variety. ABC (Walnut Creek branch) sends consultants to work with children and adults, in school, home, and community settings.

    Cons

    1) Because they hire with little or no experience, ABC managers are slow to promote from within their own ranks and they cite "inexperience" regardless of how long you've been employed with them. If you're inexperienced after two years, then what is their training plan for you? These criticisms only seem to come up if you are requesting a promotion. 2) Despite the training, they don't provide enough training on... behavioral assessment. ABC could brush up on their functional behavioral assessment techniques. I had a supervisor (non-BCBA) that recommended inappropriate interventions for problem behaviors. 3) The Walnut Creek branch didn't have any direct BCBA oversight when I was there... and their program managers still aren't certified. People who earn the certification are not moved into managerial roles. 4) The pay isn't competitive with other agencies. Expect to make around $60K if you're a BCBA. 5) Program managers and SBC's were inexperienced and unprofessional. Meetings that should have been held in private were taking place in public locations. Disagreements about treatment plans were automatically dismissed by program managers and senior behavior consultants (it seemed that unless it was their idea, it wasn't correct). Employee privacy is not protected... managers would speak negatively about current employees or former employees to me and others.

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    Advice to Management

    1) Provide more oversight for your Program Managers and Senior Behavior Consultants. They are representing ABC, too. 2) Be competitive with the market! BCBA's are easily wooed away by other agencies who can pay minimally $70K. 3) Allow your BCBA's to enhance ABC's collective skills by allowing them to use their knowledge and training.

    Applied Behavior Consultants2012-10-08

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "So Far So Good"

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    Current Employee - Behavior Technician in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Behavior Consultants part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Paid training, paid RBT examination, paid CPR certification, caring staff members, bettering children's lives

    Cons

    Don't get enough working hours if working in home

    Applied Behavior Consultants2019-03-12
  2. "Good Start"

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    Former Employee - RBT in Central Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applied Behavior Consultants part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff and families were wonderful to work with. Supervisors were helpful as well as leads. Flexible with schedule and tried to meet your availability.

    Cons

    Not enough hours, lack of pay, ZERO room to move up, high turnover

    Applied Behavior Consultants2019-10-05

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