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Haymarket Center CEO Dan Lustig
Dan Lustig
5 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Demanding industry and a population in great need equates to demanding agency at all levels."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Haymarket Center full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Haymarket Center is a staple in an industry that has experienced massive lay-offs, downsizing and funding cuts in spite of a massive substance use disorder and opioid epidemic. Haymarket continues to grow and

    Cons

    A great deal of change occurring in a small window is creating growing pains for Haymarket. An epidemic that has been declared a nation health emergency yet funds are not being appropriated which creates compensation issues to the front line staff. Resulting attrition further exasperates workload and demand on staff

    Advice to Management

    Continue moving toward pay for performance, across the entire agency, keep the top 20%, the bottom will shed itself. Continue the dramatically improvement of new hire and on-going training Promote from within

    Haymarket Center2018-01-17
  2. "Outreach Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Haymarket Center full-time

    Pros

    I like how there is many opportunities for trainings.

    Cons

    I don't really like the culture of the company

    Haymarket Center2018-11-18
  3. "Love it so Far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Haymarket Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of work if you really love to work.

    Cons

    need better ways to communicate with staff

    Advice to Management

    be nice to staff

    Haymarket Center2018-08-01
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Please Don't Waste Your Career At Haymarket"

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Haymarket Center full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    At least the checks don't bounce.

    Cons

    Severely understaffed. Virtually no support for line staff from administration. You know you are expendable from the first day. Despite your efforts to advocate for your clients, the bottom line for Haymarket is the bottom line - it looks like they only care about billable hours. The Haymarket mandate that Recovery Coaches are required to have a CADC is ridiculous, until you find out that this allows Haymarket to...

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    Advice to Management

    Too broke to fix. It'll implode on it's own inability to change.

    Haymarket Center2018-08-30
  5. "Substance Abuse Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Haymarket Center full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I love helping people in the field of Addiction & Counseling.

    Cons

    Everything was fine, friendly hospitable environment. Great opportunity to advance your career.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Haymarket Center2018-07-25
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Haymarket Center full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good unit leadership. Strong sense of community between employees. Large facility with many resources for clients and their necessary referrals.

    Cons

    Counselors should work together more on the unit to run groups. Minimal privacy on units for one on one sessions with clients. Employees often talk about the clients behind their backs. Needs sensitivity training ASAP.

    Haymarket Center2018-01-16
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Haymarket Center full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    You’ll definitely learn how to multitask. There are opportunities to get CEUs, which was helpful. The West Loop is a fun area, so if you ever leave work at a reasonable hour- there are great spots to go to.

    Cons

    1. They are SEVERELY understaffed. This creates a culture where you are expected to work late, take on extra shifts, and take on responsibilities that are far outside your job description. 2. Because of understaffing, you get burnt out quickly. Employees are often jaded and negative and have adopted the ambivalent mindset of “that’s just how Haymarket is.” 3. Supervision is inconsistent and supervisory staff is punitive...

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    Advice to Management

    SUPPORT YOUR STAFF. Listen to their complaints. If you are constantly losing employees, consider what role you are playing. Don’t just point the finger at the employee and assume they couldn’t “toughen it out.” Train your staff appropriately. Hire more clinical staff. Offer better pay for working holidays. Put a cap on overtime so that employees don’t get burnt out so quickly. Streamline unit rules and guidelines....

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    Haymarket Center2018-02-07
  8. Helpful (4)

    "I wouldn't recommend Haymarket to my worst enemy."

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    Former Employee - Counselor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Haymarket Center full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    You'll become extremely resourceful because you'll be thrown into the deep end, with minimal training and supervision, within the first day or two of beginning employment. Ysour critical thinking skills will sharpen and your problem skills will sharpen because you'll have no other choice. You'll also gain significant experience with presenting problems you won't gain experience with anywhere else and will be able to...

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    Cons

    Like the title says, I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy. 1. Clinical supervision is sparse and inconsistent, which can be frustrating if you are trying to get your hours towards a license. There were some patterns where I would receive clinical supervision weekly or even twice a week and then I would go through times where I wouldn't receive supervision for up to six weeks. 2. New hire orientation...

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    Advice to Management

    1. Establish a comprehensive training program, maybe of 3-4 days, for new hires that will provide them with the basic skills they need before placing them onto the unit. 2. Develop methods to positively reinforce staff and utilize a strength-based approach. Show a sense of appreciation. Recognize your employees - maybe do an employee of the month. Take an interest in what we do and increase positive interactions....

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    Haymarket Center2017-12-27
  9. "They're cool"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Haymarket Center full-time

      Pros

      Love the environment I work in.

      Cons

      I hate that I have to work holidays, other than that, they're alright with me.

      Haymarket Center2017-11-15
    • Helpful (4)

      "Counselor 1"

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      Former Employee - Counselor I in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Haymarket Center full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      If you can work at Haymarket, you can work anywhere.

      Cons

      Unethical, abusive, understaffed. I could write a novel about this place. It should be shut down. They will take advantage of you in every way they can. It is not safe mentally or physically to work there. It is a shame because the clients are amazing and deserve so much better.

      Advice to Management

      WAKE.UP. and take your employees concerns seriously. Make changes. Provide ETHICAL care before you are reported. Reflect on what it means to be in this field and ask yourselves if you can proudly and honestly say that you are providing even average care.

      Haymarket Center2017-11-02
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