Gateway Foundation Reviews

Updated Sep 22, 2020

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2.7
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Gateway Foundation President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Britton (no image)
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52 Ratings
Pros
  • "I love Gateway's mission and ability to serve a very diverse population(in 5 reviews)

  • "Enjoyed working with clients there(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Management DO NOT respect their staff Especially their Counselors(in 9 reviews)

  • "Upper management has very little respect for their teams(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Supervisor 

    I worked at Gateway Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Great pay with good benefits. Great management

    Cons

    At the mercy of employees being fired by because prison officials falsely accuse employees of breaking rules. The company is based out of Chicago, but contracts with prisons in areas that are not friendly towards positioned workers of certain demographics.

  2. "Buttoned up company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Counselor in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gateway Foundation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Incredible experience working with the criminal offender population

    Cons

    Salary (goes for the field as a whole, not necessarily Gateway)

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  3. "Used to be a good place to work, but now they're only interested in making money"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Clinical Supervisor in Swansea, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gateway Foundation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    When I first started at Gateway, the culture was very different. We were all about the mission of helping clients better their lives and had a great culture of employees. The relationships we had as co-workers were second to none. Compensation was average, but the benefits approved over time. Unfortunately, some of these things no longer exist.

    Cons

    In the last few years, the company has become all about making money and less about focusing on the clients. Everyone with any longevity in the company has either been fired, let go, or left on their own. It seems they're all about hiring in people with little to no experience so they can pay the least amount possible. And then they're surprised when inferior managers and staff are unable to produce results.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good first experience"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Counselor I in Bordentown, NJ

    I worked at Gateway Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Hands on experience, fully emerged in program

    Cons

    Lack of management, oversight, supervision

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Do not work here if money is an issue for you"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gateway Foundation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Friendly people -Mission is something everyone can agree with; defeating alcoholism/drug addiction -Learn a lot of processes and other related things you would not get at a private company

    Cons

    -Pay is below market -Unrealistic expectations of employees, with little pay -You will be worked to the point of exhaustion, I could not even take a PTO day without worrying what would happen the next day or week about how behind i would be in terms of my work. There is absolutely no work/life balance.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good for Entry level"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor in Carbondale, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gateway Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers, Okay supervisor, overtime, PTO

    Cons

    poor management, over-worked employees, work every weekends

  7. "If you have to work here always be looking for something else"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Direct Care Monitor in Wilmer, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gateway Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a job to pay your bills

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime Horrible Management Long hours with no break

  8. Helpful (3)

    "If you're thinking about it... Just don't"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gateway Foundation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Location is nice in the loop

    Cons

    Pay is below average, even for non-profits Horrible work culture "I say jump, and you say how high" type of management attitude CEO does not actually care about workers, has a snotty attitude The overall office is outdated and falling apart No one talks to each other, ever

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  9. "The CEO has ZERO skill set...LESS THAN ZERO.....He has fleeced the company fiscally, culturally, and morally."

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Manager Central Ofiice in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gateway Foundation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Gateway was a Leader in BH Healthcare at all levels prior to the previous CEO retiring.

    Cons

    Turnover has doubled at all levels. The corporate office is a morgue. All employees are pawns for the short term. The mission is grow, grow, grow, with NO RESOURCES or days of cash.....

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Soul crushing....you will lose faith in the goodness of humanity."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Direct Care Monitor in Humble, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gateway Foundation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The clients are the best part of the job. They are often misunderstood and treated badly by the majority of the staff. If you treat them with kindness and respect they will make your day full filling.

    Cons

    Having to put up with petty, jealous, back stabbing, and illiterate people that are you so called peers.

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