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Pacific Child & Family Associates CEO Jeffrey P. Winter
Jeffrey P. Winter
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  1. Amazing folks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pacific Child & Family Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The staff at PCFA are amazing.

    Cons

    A broad array of services might be helpful for the people PCFA serves. What they do they do very well.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Horrible Management

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Child & Family Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sorry, can't think of any pros!

    Cons

    Management was to say the least, horrific!

  3. Helpful (3)

    Not worth the mileage on your car

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Pacific Child & Family Associates part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      At Pacific you are given the opportunity to work with children on the autism spectrum and watch them improve each and every session

      Cons

      Management. When I was first hired, they said that they were building a San Jose location and that most of the clients will be based in the area that you would like it to be. Folks, my clients would reach as far as OAKLAND and I would get absolutely no mileage reimbursement because the client would be my first and last client of the day. This is someone coming from San Jose!The company also promised that you would...

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Pacific Child & Family Associates part-time

        Pros

        Having direct contact with supervisors

        Cons

        Traveling to different homes with each client.

      • Helpful (2)

        Poor managment

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Pacific Child & Family Associates

          Pros

          flexible schedule, help kids with disabilities

          Cons

          CFO does not care about staff, changes to hours as soon as I started

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Pacific Child & Family Associates full-time

          Pros

          You become a tight knit family. The new CEO and CFO have turned things around and really care about their employees. When enough people demand change, they work to make it happen.

          Cons

          The pay can be better.

        • Helpful (2)

          Company personnel gutted due to people quiting

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at Pacific Child & Family Associates part-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          I love working with our kiddos and families. And all my supervisors are nice people who care a lot about the kids and families.

          Cons

          Emails to staff speak in terms of punishment if you do not complete something by the due date. It just does not bring about a supportive atmosphere, but one of consequences IF you do not submit something on time. Huge turnovers on all levels of employment. From lower level workers to the clinical director. Constantly adding new requirements, policies, procedures, and protocol.

          Advice to Management

          Offer a procedure or email to staff which would share how an employee can move forward in their career with the company. Offer positive and supportive environment. Make lower level employees feel important.

        • Helpful (2)

          Not much opportunity for growth

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          Former Employee - Behavior Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
          Doesn't Recommend

          I worked at Pacific Child & Family Associates

          Pros

          I worked in the LA region as BT. Clients and coworkers were very nice and I learned a lot. It was more DTT company when I was there, but I leaned basic ABA as a therapist. It was nice that this company had many school cases as well as home cases to balance out the hours.

          Cons

          I had a nice supervisor at first, but my 2nd and 3rd supervisors were horrible. They would come and write on a supervisor note negative feedback but never discussed in person or taught me how I could improve. When I let my supervisor know parents wanted to change schedule for the summer, one supervisor thought I was changing schedule without their permission and called me into the office and gave me written warning. Not...

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          Advice to Management

          For many ABA company nowadays I know it is difficult to have nice culture and supportive environment when they want to pursue max profit. Still, there are plenty of other ABA companies who tries to strike the balance. So the management needs to consider employee growth and satisfaction more. Unless employees are happy, we cannot make our customers happy. Lay out more clear career path, and create a culture to support...

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        • Helpful (4)

          Apparently things are changing?

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          Current Employee - DSP in Glendale, CA
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at Pacific Child & Family Associates part-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Being able to see a child's growth because of ABA. Knowing that your small contribution is going to make a big difference in the long run of the child, family, and community affected by autism.

          Cons

          The children are the only thing keeping me in this company. -Received minimal training. Received 25 hours of classroom training. I felt like this training did not prepare me well enough provide the proper services for the children. - Once you've gone through the training, you'll do overlaps. I was given two overlaps (6 hours) before starting my first case. I felt like I needed to observe more before putting me out on...

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        • Helpful (1)

          ABA

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          Former Employee - Behavioral Therapist in Glendale, CA
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at Pacific Child & Family Associates part-time for more than a year

          Pros

          work with kids. get to know families. bonding. pay is ok.

          Cons

          so many changes with administration that it ruined communication. asked to move from part-time to full-time and never got an answer when they said they would.

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