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Keystone Center for Children with Autism Reviews

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "tough rewarding work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ABA Therapist in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - ABA Therapist in Alpharetta, GA

    Pros

    Interesting work, very demanding mentally and physically. The kids are great, very interesting staff personalities, fun people to work with. Data collection software is cool and useful.

    Cons

    some of the managers are dificult. Staff are unhappy and recieve no benefits or time off. Little room to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Find funding so that the kids can have stuff to do, and staff should recieve benefits.


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    "The people up top are dishonest and have mixed up priorities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere (when things were manageable), great students, extremely well-trained staff (therapists) who were dedicated to what they did

    Cons

    The owners did not seem to understand how to run a business and balance it with their family and values. I was told directly that they did not have time to give feedback and when the work became too much for one person to handle, they refused to assist. The communication between executive and assistant can best be described as cloak and dagger. They were secretive, deceptive, and overall dishonest about their plans and how they handle issues when they come up. Employees are not treated so much as people but as robots there to complete their duties as the upper management sees fit. The board of directors went only by the owners' reports, rarely if ever stopping by to observe things personally and were generally out of touch with the goings-on of the center.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that to run a business, there needs to be sacrifices made in personal time, employees are human beings with rights and needs, and above all, there needs to be open communication with the people you are relying on to both run the center and manage the staff. Basic staff management also calls for honest, constructive, and immediate feedback. Communication should also be completely honest. It helps no one-- the employer or the employee-- to be deceptive and dishonest.