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KidsPeace Reviews

Updated April 3, 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. "MHT III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MHT III in Orefield, PA
    Current Employee - MHT III in Orefield, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for as a stepping stone into the mental health field. A very physically and mentally demanding job, but worth it.

    Cons

    With all the responsibility, the pay is not that great.


  2. "Not enough pay"

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    Former Employee - Youth Development Specialist in Bowdon, GA
    Former Employee - Youth Development Specialist in Bowdon, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KidsPeace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you love working with teenagers it's a great job for you

    Cons

    They are bad teenagers that curse you out and you don't get paid enough

    Advice to Management

    Get more em loved with the clients. You guys make decisions for them but know nothing about them except what you read on a piece of paper


  3. "Marketing Hope"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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).


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Run..Far and Fast"

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

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time

    Pros

    Some of the coworkers are very nice and friendly.

    Cons

    No opportunity to ever make more money or promote. Low pay. Department leads don't get along with each other and there is a constant noticeable friction. Some of the leadership belongs in the inpatient facility.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to run a business.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Burnout"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  7. "better think twice"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orefield, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orefield, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    working with trouble youth

    Cons

    management and leadership are clueless

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees


  8. "IT must be a calling"

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


  9. "MHT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  10. "Not terrible not great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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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.


  11. "KidsPeace"

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



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