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Sequel Youth & Family Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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Pros
  • The position offered a moderately flexible schedule, and ability to work from home as needed (in 3 reviews)

  • I have always been encouraged to bring new ideas to the table and challenge complacency (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Management not effective, a lot of required overtime, low pay (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours and no time to get PTO (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BHT in Prescott, AZ
    Former Employee - BHT in Prescott, AZ
    Recommends

    I worked at Sequel Youth & Family full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved my job. You under went the perfect amount of training. You were able to move up quickly and all the staff was friendly. Benifits after 90 days and they were not the best but I have had worse.

    Cons

    I don't really have anything bad to say.


  2. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sequel Youth & Family part-time

    Pros

    Caring and friendly staff.

    Cons

    Program's philosophy and mission needs to be reassessed.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure !

  3. "Do as I say not as I do"

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    Former Employee - Residential Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Residential Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sequel Youth & Family full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The relationships between coworkers, being able to feel like you make the world a better place

    Cons

    They don't practice what they preach. They don't teach and train, they don't allow people to grow through mistakes but terminate despite low staff numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employees the way you would want your child treated by a boss.


  4. "Company Needs to be Investigated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sequel Youth & Family full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I focus on what I am there for and see the results from my practice.

    Cons

    The company shows no support, training or investment in their employees. Very minimal pay if you work in the state of Oklahoma.

    Advice to Management

    Support those that are supporting the company.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sequel Youth & Family full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus. Great community in which to live. Some employees are good honest people.

    Cons

    Company does not practice what they preach. There motto is "we talk to each other, not about each other." Not true. If you did not come up through the company ranks and "drank the kook aid", you are considered and "outsider" and are treated with disrespect and distant. You are reminded on a daily basis you are an outsider. Your word, work ethic, and integrity are questioned by corporate elites who may have never met you but listen to their egotistical regional VPs as if their opinions were gospel.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more "outsiders" for fresh and innovative ideas and solutions". New blood can bring new life to an organization. Meet and spend some quality time with new administrators. Not just a "glad to have you on board" greeting over the phone.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Highly unstable"

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    Former Employee - Care Manager
    Former Employee - Care Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sequel Youth & Family full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The position offered a moderately flexible schedule, and ability to work from home as needed.

    Cons

    I interviewed for a full-time, mid-level position, and was informed shortly after hire that this could change depending on caseload. Beyond the initial welcome-week, no training was provided despite requests. Management often misled employees, suggesting upcoming changes would provide program stability. Employees would often experience temporary reduction of full-time status without notice. Continuous issues with payroll make it difficult to expect timely payment of wages. Poor benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the well-being of your employees, invest in your programs, and stick with a business plan.


  7. "Fair boss"

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    Current Employee - Unit Director in Madison, AL
    Current Employee - Unit Director in Madison, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sequel Youth & Family full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to do something that matters and positive work environment.
    Moral company that cares about the quality of their work

    Cons

    To many hours in a week and inability to take personal time that is part of the salary package.
    High turn over because of the amount of hours expected to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep hours down to avoid burnout

  8. "Great Work Enviornment"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Estherville, IA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Estherville, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sequel Youth & Family full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are always people able to help. There are a lot of opportunities for advancement. When one department is struggling other departments help out. It is a great place to build a resume.

    Cons

    Sometime work gets stressful when working with kids.


  9. "Sequel cares about its customers and staff!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Director
    Current Employee - Program Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sequel Youth & Family full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for sequel is an amazing experience. Sequel is the first company I've work in which I felt I was apart of a family. Sequel invests in its employees and values itself on developing its staff to grow from within!

    Cons

    Communication can lack at times. Low pay. Could benefit from more trainings. Some days call for long hours and can be stressful

    Advice to Management

    If your staff are happy the kids will be happy, but you can't please everybody!


  10. "Opportunity is here"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sequel Youth & Family full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They are a true believer in investing in people. There is a noble willingness from the top down to develop people and afford gateways for growth both personally and professionally. I have been around in the behavioral health field for 17 years and have never had a more rewarding experience than with Sequel. They are devoted to their people and providing opportunities for longevity and career promotion. After two years I am devoted to what they stand for, helping make the lives of all people better.

    Cons

    There can be some stress

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do


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