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KidsPeace Reviews

Updated March 2, 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 8 reviews)

  • They say no raises in 8 years, and kids are getting more violent than when they first started working there (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Not terrible not great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "You learn a lot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Orefield, PA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Orefield, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KidsPeace full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great mental health experience, good peer support. Beautiful location. Majority of staff seems to really care about the kids. Many training opportunities.

    Cons

    Due to the pay, many of the "good" staff stay for a short time to gain experience and go on to higher paying job. Very high turn over.

    Advice to Management

    The nurses and and direct care staff should be paid more. The rates for nurses are low compared to surrounding facilities


  3. "Get's a bad wrap and many do not see the good done for the children in the community and at large"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at KidsPeace part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Growth opportunity, good training, some staff are very committed to enhancing their work environment and are very professional. I have had good managers and colleagues that work together very well.

    Cons

    There is no perfect place so I guess it depends on the reviewer. the only con I see is that sometimes they have to rely on individuals who are transient and not truly trying to become professionals in the field that they are working. this is always risky especially when working with children.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Manage troubled youth."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Youth Care Worker in Buhl, MN
    Current Employee - Youth Care Worker in Buhl, MN

    Pros

    Medsabi Academy is a treatment center for troubled youth. The turnover is very high for both staff and clients. you will have two weeks of training and half of that is dealing with crisis management. This includes deescalation and restraining type holds for when the clients start fighting each other or fighting staff. The ages range from roughly 13 to 21. They all have their programs and most take medication that you would have to distribute if you make it 6 months. There is a lot of room to move up within Mesabi Academy and since it is corporate and ran by Kidspeace you can have a career through them. Most dont though. If you can handle the overnights thats the way to go. You get paid the same as day staff and will allow unlimited overtime.

    Cons

    May get beat up by clients. Some have been sent to the hospital. Will call you asking you to pick up shifts pretty much once you walk out the door and wont remember the sacrifices you make for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Show more recognition. Be more open to advice.


  6. "Marketing Hope"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Customer Service Liaison
    Current Employee - National Customer Service Liaison
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is relevant to the Marketing Department only. The culture within KidsPeace is decent. I find my co-workers to be pleasant to work with and be around. They're all good people and genuinely seem to care. The salary for a marketing position is good. Health benefits are also good. As long as you are an independent individual, a marketing position will be good for you and is not overly demanding or stressful. The position is loosely goal-oriented and management is not overly involved in your day to day.

    Cons

    Aside from smaller bonuses, based on revenue, there aren't any raises (in the Marketing Department) ever. They do not 403(b) match. In this position, it can feel like you're on an island, as your coworkers are spread across the country.

    Advice to Management

    Provide raises based on performance (annual reviews already occur). Provide matching for the 403(b).


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  8. "TSS"

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    • Culture & Values
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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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Love kp"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, family friendly with family sick days, lots of training and ceus

    Cons

    No raises, bad reputation, low morale due to many lay offs

    Advice to Management

    Give raises


  10. "Patient accounting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people bonuses room to grow

    Cons

    Worlkload not much overtime lack of certain training


  11. "Love the job..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you like working with children and really want the opportunity to make a difference in their lives, this is definately the job. I love my department and co-workers, not sure what headquarters and senior management are doing....nothing rewarding for the employees though.

    Cons

    Not compensated for the difficulty of the work we do, those that do an exceptional job are not rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Employees would be more satisfied and eager to stay here if you took care of the people that make this company viable.


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