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Gateway Foundation Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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Dr. Thomas P. Britton
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Pros
  • Helping others recognize self-destructive patterns and develop new, better ways to treat themselves and end suffering (in 4 reviews)

  • Support for continuing education, i (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay is low in comparison to the same title in this industry (in 4 reviews)

  • Awful upper management with zero interpersonal sills or communication (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Burnet, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Burnet, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gateway Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work one on one with the clients daily. PTO, and FMLA offered.

    Cons

    No communication between senior staff.

    Advice to Management

    Start sharing information via memo or through meetings more often.


  2. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gateway Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Gateway provides a great Opportunity to start out in the field

    Cons

    They need to invest in better Equipment

    Advice to Management

    I think they're on the right path

  3. "Coumselor"

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    Former Employee - Counselor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Counselor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Gateway Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy hiring process and welcoming co workjers

    Cons

    Dirty and shabby working conditions

    Advice to Management

    Add better working conditions, when negotiating contract


  4. "Very grateful for the opportunity to work for this company"

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    Current Employee - Counselor II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Counselor II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gateway Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training, wide variety of clients, great benefits

    Cons

    Communication in management less than desirable


  5. "Great Training, Good management, Low Pay"

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    Current Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor in Fordland, MO
    Current Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor in Fordland, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gateway Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Training, Great Management Team environment

    Cons

    Low Wages, Lots of Paperwork

    Advice to Management

    Higher Wages will reduce turnover


  6. "Counselor 1"

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    Current Employee - Counselor I in Hondo, TX
    Current Employee - Counselor I in Hondo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gateway Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and gain experience

    Cons

    Pay is too low and the caseload is too high


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Gateway to Hell"

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    Former Employee - CounselorII in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - CounselorII in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gateway Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Their are many clients that want to change and they DO. Once a criminal IS NOT always a criminal

    Cons

    Low morale. Unrealistic expectations. Every month a report of EVERYTHING that you do wrong will be written and stored for your later for your termination if they so desire. Make sure that you respond to every monthly Form. Don't just sign it. Management DO NOT respect their staff Especially their Counselors. They do not believe that the client can change.

    Advice to Management

    Have compassion for staff. Don't treat them like criminals.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Utilization Management"

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    Current Employee - Utilization Management in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Utilization Management in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gateway Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefit package offered to employees.

    Cons

    No work at home option.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience, not for long time employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delmont, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delmont, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gateway Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Like the job itself, work closely with clients all day.

    Cons

    Lack of supervision, lack of care for employees from management inside this facility and hirer up in company. Many were lat go upon new contract, even those with great work ethic.


  10. "Residential Substance Abuse Counseling"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gateway Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Great mission, management and co-workers. Fair pay, help with CADC license and CEUs. Free CPR, TB and flu shots. Lots of training. Strong sense of teamwork, administrative support and a sense of doing good that lasts past the shift.

    Cons

    You won't be working banker's hours.

    Advice to Management

    Spend as much as you can on appearance, furniture, food and staff so Gateway looks and feels special to the clients and their families. Rundown and understaffed facilities makes the competition look better. Cater to teens by using more teen friendly material.


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