Marklund - You were either going to be there for a couple of years, or for the rest of your life! | Glassdoor
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"You were either going to be there for a couple of years, or for the rest of your life!"

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Former Employee - Therapist in Bloomingdale, IL
Former Employee - Therapist in Bloomingdale, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Marklund full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Caring for some of the most medically fragile clients with multiple disabilities. Knowing you are a positive influence in their lives and that you are making a difference. Many kind and loving staff members who have dedicated their entire lives to helping these children.

Cons

Low rate of pay, without raises for many many years. Lots of lifting and transferring, limited availability of resources for clients and for staff. Emotional toll of working with such a fragile population which sometimes involves the passing of a child, or learning the background history of the individual that may include child-abuse, exposure to drugs or alcohol in utero, etc. high turnover rates make developing a staff team environment challenging at times.

Advice to Management

Look out for your employees. Consider their safety and wellness mentally and physically. Evaluate management team, be certain that supervisory staff are fit for the job and are not abusing their power. Consider hiring staff based on ability and passion for working with the clients, not just warm bodies with the minimum level of training desired.

Other Employee Reviews for Marklund

  1. "Great Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marklund (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The clients are amazing! If you ask any of the staff why they are here, their answer will be "because of the clients". These clients become family and you can tell through the care of our staff. We have long term staff that have been with Marklund for over 30 years! Markund administration team is great and they do their best to work with you and around your schedule, the benefits are also great! Marklund offers tuition reimbursement because they want you to succeed. Their are so many wonderful opportunities for advancement. Gil, the CEO and Rachelle, Administrator, are very personable and admirable. Gil and Rachelle have an open door policy and you can go to them with any issue and they will resolve it.

    Cons

    Some of the staff bring negativity to the work force. It is our job as an organization to change it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Administration"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marklund full-time

    Pros

    Marklund is a fantastic place for the clients it serves. It's also a great place to work, the pay is acceptable given the work load. The insurance is affordable and they are flexible.

    Cons

    The only complaint i have is the Administration- they are immature, unprofessional and self centered If you are not on their good side they will eventually find a way to get you fired. they hold grudges and search facebook to find reasons to not like someone. whats even more childish, is if you're friends with someone they don't like, they will not trust you and put you in the same category as them. As for the top management they are very friendly, however, for some reason they listens to whatever the Administration tells them. I guess that's part of being top management, support your Administration no matter what? EVERYTHING is such a big deal to administration they everything out of proportion. no one likes to work with administration. micro management.

    Advice to Management

    Management- open your eyes and find a new administration. You've done it before.


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