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Pressley Ridge Reviews

Updated Oct 3, 2019

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2.9
53%
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72%
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Pressley Ridge CEO Susanne L. Cole, MA (no image)
Susanne L. Cole, MA
21 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Therapist"

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    Current Employee - Office and Community Based Therapist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pressley Ridge full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Flexible Schedule, Will work with staff issues more than most companies,

    Cons

    Upper management will not listen to line staff when reporting issues office related until someone quits or if fired. Loss of very good staff

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your line staff.

    Pressley Ridge2015-08-09
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher/Counselor 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pressley Ridge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    helping children strong foundation in the re-education principles some people really believe in what the company stands for excellent benefits

    Cons

    expected overtime without compensation for salaried staff easy to feel burnt out too much paperwork not enough pay!!!

    Pressley Ridge2015-06-16
  3. "Very positive experience I would stay with them if they were located where I was moving too."

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    I have been working at Pressley Ridge

    Pros

    Flexibility, team work, families and kids, encourages time off, education benefits, trainings

    Cons

    Pay needs to be better, monetary incentives once a year would be great

    Advice to Management

    Look at increasing pay, some staff could apply for state benefits (food stamps, etc...) and get them based on current pay or only be making 100 to 200 more.

    Pressley Ridge2015-06-03
  4. "Not what's advertised!!!"

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    Current Employee - Teacher/Counselor in Walker, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pressley Ridge full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Overtime is always available. Schedule is typically for full-time is 4.5 days off, 2.5 days of work.

    Cons

    Terrible communication between team, team leaders, and supervisors. Breaks required by law are rarely given, resulting in you working 16 straight hours. Little to no sleep during residential (overnight) shifts. ZERO training on procedures (paper work, case notes, transporting youth, etc). Schedule can permanently change without your authorization or notification. The sales pitch by staff made the job seem better... than what it really is. Understaffed, little support from MTCs (supervisors), inconsistency with adherence to policy and procedure, and the clients (troubled teenagers) are there not to work on bettering themselves but solely because of a court order and agreed to terms so they don't go to higher level detentions.

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    Advice to Management

    Make ALL employees adhere to policy. Case notes NEED to be done with youth not just filled out to meet requirements. Much more but not enough time to list everything.

    Pressley Ridge2015-05-31
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Treatment Coordinator"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pressley Ridge

    Pros

    Smaller office which can get to know employees better. Supportive at times.

    Cons

    Expectations are blurred, lack of security, supervisor way or no way.

    Advice to Management

    More open communication. Focus on the good and what is happening. Limit paperwork and get a better system where paperwork can be completed.

    Pressley Ridge2015-04-30
  6. Helpful (1)

    "not bad, not great"

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    I have been working at Pressley Ridge

    Pros

    The company does wonderful things

    Cons

    favoritism of long-time chums gets old quickly

    Advice to Management

    actively speak to people instead of acting like you're in high school

    Pressley Ridge2015-04-09
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Solely concerned with making money, not serving clients!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Pressley Ridge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with the clients was the best part of the job. They made coming into work worth it.

    Cons

    In my opinion, front line workers are treated like the gunk that gets trapped in the treads of your boots. It is also my opinion that administration masks their greed and lack of morals with smiling faces and fancy campaign pitches. It is my perception that front line workers are pressured to appease clients to lengthen treatment and get more money.

    Pressley Ridge2015-04-06
  8. "not what you'd think"

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    Former Employee - Teacher/Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pressley Ridge full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    ok pay, the children are wonderful.

    Cons

    leadership is non-existent, company values not ingrained in direct care staff

    Pressley Ridge2015-02-03
  9. "Nice place to work, if you want to be stuck!!"

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    Current Employee - Teacher/Counselor in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pressley Ridge full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fun place to work can help change lives in depth training supportive staff flexible schedule

    Cons

    overworked stressful NO ADVANCMENT-YOU WILL BE STUCK THERE, NO ONE UP TOP IS LEAVING poor pay, been with the agency for awhile-making less than new hires cant advance with anything without masters

    Advice to Management

    promotions should be based on experience and knowlege of the position, NOT SOMEONE NEW COMING OUT OF COLLEGE FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH A MASTERS-THEY KNOW ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING,YET YOU PROMOTE THESE PEOPLE, THAT WE AS SEASONED WORKERS HAVE TO TRAIN PAY US MORE MONEY

    Pressley Ridge2014-12-13
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor focus on quality clinical work, status quo would bring programs down"

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    Former Employee - Program Supervisor in Gettysburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pressley Ridge full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some caring individuals and some internal trainings (barely and no focus on application or tracking use of learned ideas)

    Cons

    Low pay Unprofessional Directors Back-biting, gossiping supported rather than addressed by management No direction for supervisors but many, many unspoken expectations Expectations of supervisors' relationship with staff not role modeled in any way by supervisors managersm(i.e. managers had poor relational skills but expected wonderful relations of supervisors with their staff) Directors handle issues with... supervisors staff without including supervisor, encouraging employees to ignoremthe management structure No concern for health and well being of staff sufferingmfrom serious afflictions Double standards Directors change minds contamtly without sharing with superisors and then get angry when supervisormdoesn't know Absolutely NO interest in improving clinical ability of staff Absolutely NO attempts to work with staff not meeting expectations or even let them know they require improvement Barely any and poor outcome measures which are easy to manipulate to make programs look good

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    Advice to Management

    Accept,that evidence-based practice is better and the future Be the type of employee you want your staff to be Share concerns early so employees can correct Allow supervisors to work towards program improvements

    Pressley Ridge2014-10-10
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