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Updated September 18, 2017
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  1. "Great Company. Amazing values."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mandan, ND
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mandan, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Teen Challenge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A deep sense of fulfillment doing this job. Great company values and ethics.

    Cons

    Relationships with students can be difficult. Must have a lot of self awareness.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. They are so needed and must be shown value.


  2. "Significant management issues."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rehrersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rehrersburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Honest staff who are willing to lay down their life.

    Cons

    Management unwilling/unable to acknowledge common corporate etiquette.

    Advice to Management

    Simply catch up with common and normal business methodology and communications.

  3. "My Experience"

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    Former Employee - Executive Diector in Bend, OR
    Former Employee - Executive Diector in Bend, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Teen Challenge (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Designed to help drug and alcohol addicts into recovery

    Cons

    Difficulty making payroll week to week


  4. "Blurry lines and boundaries"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Teen Challenge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    MNTC is very committed to its mission of helping people with substance abuse problems in a faith based context.

    Cons

    This is a ministry and a business. The focus on people and giving grace collide with standard business practices resulting in blurry boundaries and inconsistent treatment of employees. There are some excellent and talented leaders but the number of locations results in different experiences in each building. Advancement opportunities are limited in most areas as the organization is fairly flat.


  5. "Lead Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong commitment to faith based principles, opportunities for growth and experience. Solid leadership at the local level.

    Cons

    Questionable leadership at the regional level. Long hours, sometimes expected to work above and beyond because it is "ministry".

    Advice to Management

    Continue to follow Christ and look for His guidance and direction when it comes to growth and development across the board, both regionally and nationally.


  6. "Negative Experience Overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Teen Challenge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunches. Plus the company has generally good intentions in terms of helping people.

    Cons

    Poor management, at least in the Accounting Department. Little to no competition with salary or benefits. Not much PTO. Lack of professionalism in the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to try to instill a more professional workplace, free of drama or gossip. Although a non-profit, there needs to be a more competitive setup for salary and benefits, in order to maintain good employees.


  7. "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Teen Challenge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment and office space for the administrative staff downtown. Most people are really nice and easy to get a long with. Free lunch is provided though it is not the healthiest food in general, salads are also offered.

    Cons

    Some management is a little out of touch with the common worker.
    Poor medical benefits with an extremely high deductible.
    Some staff are very loud and distracting in a cubicle environment. I wouldn't normally mention this, but it's abnormally bad in some cases with management ignoring the situation.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example not by emotion.
    Better communication in regard to the state of the organization and where it is heading.

  8. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teen Challenge full-time

    Pros

    Team atmosphere, educational training and satisfaction from helping clients

    Cons

    At times a disorganized and chaotic environment

    Advice to Management

    Develop systems to automate outdated processes and improve work flow.


  9. "You have to be *called* to work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Teen Challenge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working for Teen Challenge was definitely fulfilling. I had the opportunity to watch men who struggled for most of their teen and adult life with addictions of all sorts grow into fully actualized men with a strong faith. Watching the men grow through their struggles and overcome their addictions was definitely worthwhile.

    Cons

    Life balance can be difficult to obtain and maintain. It is not uncommon to have to wear multiple hats, and it is not uncommon to have to spend a considerable amount of time and energy outside the workplace—Teen Challenge *is* a Christian ministry, after all. In short, if you find you aren't called to this sort of work, then you'll be needing to find a different career choice.


  10. "Coach"

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    Former Employee - Racker in Albertville, MN
    Former Employee - Racker in Albertville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Teen Challenge part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I get to hang out with some special teenagers

    Cons

    second shift hour's are not my personal favorite . But to each they own

    Advice to Management

    Give at least one weekend off per month.


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