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Partners in Excellence Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  1. "ABA Therapist"

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    Current Employee - ABA Therapist in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - ABA Therapist in Burnsville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment for all staff- kiddos are great

    Cons

    The pay is awful, and the yearly raises are 41cents


  2. "Let this be your last resort"

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    Former Employee - Primary Behavior Therapist in Burnsville, MN
    Former Employee - Primary Behavior Therapist in Burnsville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Partners in Excellence full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The training is comprehensive and the trainer was a good person. It was fun to work with a good amount of people your age that care about children too. The best and main thing was the clients, they will steal your heart.

    Cons

    The last I heard from a friend who still works there they dropped the starting pay to $13.00. The will ask you to claim you are working 1:1 with clients when you are actually scheduled with 2-3 at a time, but hey whatever pays the CEO right?! Management has a hard time hearing employee concerns as upper management doesn't ever meet their employees. Floor staff management blames their employees for his/her mistakes. They tell you there is movement in the company but when there are only 4 positions and one of them was created about a year ago. If you are one of the few that receive a promotion your raise will still be minimal. It's a great program for the kids because the employees that stay more then a minimal amount of time do it because they love the kids. Looking back I can't fathom how I stayed with how Partners treats its employees.

    Advice to Management

    BBQs and Christmas parties are great, but what is better? Listening to and respecting employee concerns, also paying a living wage!


  3. "Horrible training and on-boarding"

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    Current Employee - Behavior Therapist in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Behavior Therapist in Burnsville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Partners in Excellence full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The children. The other behavior therapists. The new Minnetonka location is nice. The program has some positive ideas and seems to work for sone of the kids.

    Cons

    The CEO and her obvious favorites. It is a mean girls club. You either agree with the favorite program team leaders and the CEO or you don't get treated the same.

    Advice to Management

    No one has a voice. If you disagree with CEO you have a target on your back. Petty junior high environment. Aside from myself many are actively seeking employment elsewhere.


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  5. "Behavioral Therapist"

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    Former Employee - Behavioral Therapist in North Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Behavioral Therapist in North Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co workers, made the job fun
    Really get to know the kids- they make the job worth it

    Cons

    The pay is horrible, as well as with upper management, they have some rediculous rules

    Advice to Management

    Listen to why people are leaving


  6. "Not worth the time"

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    Current Employee - Behavior Therapist in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Behavior Therapist in Burnsville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Partners in Excellence full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co workers
    Great initial training program
    Great kids at the center
    Supportive atmosphere
    Nice center
    Good "just out of college" job

    Cons

    Other places pay more identical work
    No vision benefits
    No room to move up in company past "senior behavior therapist"
    Minimal pay increases
    No windows in the center


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    "Not a good environment"

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    Former Employee - Billing in Burnsville, MN
    Former Employee - Billing in Burnsville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible - OK benefits - co workers were great.

    Cons

    Not a good working environment. Owner is too controlling and didn't understand everything it took to do your job. Not respectful to employees at all. Asked for a piece of the pie but in actuality wanted the whole pie. 1 person was to do 4 peoples job and was expected to do everything on time.


  8. "Great behavioral experience that's highly rewarding but treated with lack of respect."

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    Former Employee - Primary Behavior Therapist in Burnsville, MN
    Former Employee - Primary Behavior Therapist in Burnsville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Partners in Excellence full-time

    Pros

    Partners provides extensive onboard training and ongoing feedback that helps you become a skilled behavioral therapist.

    Cons

    Staff are often not respected as professional adults. Supervisors are overly critical and tend to micro-manage.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees by showing respect and trust. It's a high burnout job (behavior therapist) so kindness and understanding goes a long way.


  9. "Primary Behavior Therapist"

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    Current Employee - Primary Behavior Therapist in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Primary Behavior Therapist in Burnsville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Partners in Excellence full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is so rewarding to work with children with Autism and see them grow. Co-workers are very supportive. Management is very supportive. Benefits are good. Training is awesome, this is the best training I have ever received from a company.

    Cons

    Can be an exhausting running after kids all day but most times worth it. I would like to see wages go up a bit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  10. "Undervalued and over worked"

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    Current Employee - Behavior Therapist in Edina, MN
    Current Employee - Behavior Therapist in Edina, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The children and families at Partners in Excellence make working there a rewarding experience. They also have reasonable benefits.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there are several downsides to working for Partner in Excellence. I can only speak to my own experience working in the Edina location which has been an unpleasant one. Since the first day I began working I felt undervalued. I received constructive feedback, borderline criticism, on a regular basis but never received positive feedback from management. Management was generally very unsupportive and unapproachable. Partners in Excellence has an infantile “point system” where you receive demerit points for forgetting to clock in, arriving at work even 30 seconds late or missing a day of work for being sick without sufficient accruals. When working with kids who are often sick or if you have children of your own, you miss can definitely miss a lot of work. The pay is also a downside – lower than comparative jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Provide positive feedback to your employees as well as constructive feedback.


  11. "Awesome co-workers, awesome kids, awesome experiences, but..."

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    Former Employee - Behavior Therapist
    Former Employee - Behavior Therapist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Partners in Excellence full-time

    Pros

    I absolutely loved working with the kids and my co-workers at Partners. There was nothing more satisfying than coming to work and laughing or giggling multiple times a day, seen the progress in a child's abilities, or having each day be a different experience than the day before.

    Cons

    This company, however, like many others in this field, offers little to no opportunity for growth for it's employees. Besides those in administration, there are only maybe 3-4 different types of positions employees can have working there. Most new employees come into the company with the same title and same responsibilities, but it's not easy to move out of that position. And whether you're in that position for 5 months or 5 years, the pay most likely will hardly change. Other 'higher up' positions have had the same people holding those positions for years, which may or may not be a bad thing, but it shows that they don't have many options to move up in the company as well, and newer employees won't get the chance to fill their shoes. The company cycles through employing tons of new college graduates every summer because the 'drop-out rate' of employees leaving after a year or two fairly high. So even though it's a company worth getting to know, some major revising is needed of their employee growth system.

    Advice to Management

    Revision of how employees can grow in the company is necessary if the company is to survive. Benefit opportunities are sometimes nice, a dollar raise once in a while isn't too bad (for new employees), but offering extra stuff won't keep employees sticking around or a company alive, for that matter. Find ways to show that this is a field worth investing in long term – and more importantly, your company.



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