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KidsPeace Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Loved my job and the people I worked with (in 5 reviews)

  • The associates working at KidsPeace are very talented and caring people dedicated to helping kids, adults and families (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • working weekends and holidays, low pay (in 7 reviews)

  • No raises, bad reputation, low morale due to many lay offs (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "IT must be a calling"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are very good, you pay less, and get more than other employers. The employees who really care are very good at what they do to help the kids. Some good training. Tuition reimbursement. Great way to get started in mental health field.

    Cons

    Very few long-term employees. They say no raises in 8 years, and kids are getting more violent than when they first started working there. Morale can be low more often than not. Not a place to work for more than 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Not giving raises for so long sends message that something is very wrong with this place.


  2. "Burnout"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinician in Orefield, PA
    Current Employee - Clinician in Orefield, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work experience, complex cases

    Cons

    Working an average of 10 to 20 hours of overtime a week. Caseloads are high. No lunch breaks are taken due to work demand.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, if caseloads are too high have supervisors carry a caseload. Focus on retention of employees rather then hiring new ones.


  3. "MHT"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KidsPeace full-time

    Pros

    Good people/co-workers, rewarding work, nice shift 7-3

    Cons

    Can accept very high need clients, can also feel unappreciated

    Advice to Management

    Listen to workers in the unit


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  5. "Not terrible not great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician in Orefield, PA
    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician in Orefield, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Kids peace offers pretty much anyone a job and its a very good entry level opportunity. just trying to get to the minimum at this point

    Cons

    major con is that the clients that you deal with can put you in danger at times. They teach you a restraint system but educated clients will know how to manipulate it and put your safety at risk. The company pays for expenses if you get hurt but not good to work for a place that puts your health at risk.

    Advice to Management

    No real advice. They seem profitable I can't add anything they don't already know about their corporation so keep on doing what they're doing.


  6. "KidsPeace"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Director of Marketing in Orefield, PA
    Current Employee - Regional Director of Marketing in Orefield, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The associates working at KidsPeace are very talented and caring people dedicated to helping kids, adults and families. There is an awesome responsibility and great satisfaction knowing that we are saving lives and helping to change lives in a positive direction. The services we provide from prevention to our inpatient hospital are second to none. I have always been inspired by great work that we do and by the many, many people that I have developed great working relationships & friendships with!

    Cons

    It is a challenging field to work in and frustrating things do happen. Certain positions can cause stress/burn-out and it is important to remember to take care of yourself. Leadership is constantly exploring new ways to decrease staff turnover and attract new employees to our organization.

    Advice to Management

    Timely communication is always key.


  7. "CSI"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Csi in Bowdon, GA
    Current Employee - Csi in Bowdon, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KidsPeace (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff very helpful when training

    Cons

    None everything has been good

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Helping kids and families is worth it!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work that we do really does make a big difference. Sometimes the results come right away and other times you see kids and families succeed later in life. The kids often resist treatment in the beginning but eventually come around and make relationships with the staff and teachers.

    Cons

    The hours and pay are tough for direct care but thankfully the pay is being raised substantially in 2017.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on pay and work life balance for line staff.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "stay away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    knowing you helped a child reach a goal. their success is the only reason you stay

    Cons

    no raises in years.. no raise in the near future. bonuses are given to upper management, and the associates doing the daily work are getting nothing but more work with less staff. No personal life, you always have to be there for the clients

    Advice to Management

    Try looking at what all departments do, not just your favorites. Give raises and increase starting salaries. Maybe the retention of employees would be more favorable.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KidsPeace full-time

    Pros

    Small offices which allow for personal community work, and tight knit relationships.

    Cons

    extremely poor pay and no room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management seemed clueless to the struggles entry level workers experience.


  11. "TSS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KidsPeace part-time

    Pros

    Great supervisor
    Great support
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    A lot of travel
    Cases are assigned vs you picking them



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