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The Bridge Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  1. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Bridge full-time

    Pros

    The people I worked with.

    Cons

    I Can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "Excellent Entry-Level Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Bridge (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for entry-level positions. Stability, flexibility, job security, and resume-building experience.

    Cons

    As with other non-profits, pay is not too competitive.

  3. "Disorganized place,"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Bridge full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    it's a job. you do have to love this field to be able to stay in this company.

    Cons

    pay rate is way below comparable jobs. They literally want people to have degrees and pay them under 13.dollars an hour.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. have more organized procedures. I've seen everything from petty cash just laying around, clients paying for groceries, Medication errors every week,


  4. "Actions and words are two totally different things. It's a rehab center...not a jail."

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    Former Employee - TREATMENT AIDE in Gadsden, AL
    Former Employee - TREATMENT AIDE in Gadsden, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Bridge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid training. Helping clients. Great if you're in college and looking to work in the social services, psychology, etc. somewhat flexible in hours.

    Cons

    High turnover rate. Opportunities for advancement are rare. Advancement is based off of who likes you personally instead of your qualifications. Disorganized. Staff overworked and underpaid. Understaffed most of the time. Weak management. Deadlines never met. Paperwork always behind and disorganized. Gossip and negative drama. Facility not really sanitary for clients. Lack of diversity. Low pay. Health department needs to be called on the cafeteria. Sexual harassment among staff and clients. Clients are often mistreated and yelled at. Clients are exposed to cruel and unusual punishment.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you are fully and adequately staffed and stop with the favoritism. Be more of a leader instead of a boss. Anyone can tell somebody what to do, but can you lead?


  5. "Supported Housing Forensic Residence Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Residence Manager/Forensic Coordinator Promoted in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Residence Manager/Forensic Coordinator Promoted in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Bridge (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Bridge is a great place to work for. You can enhance your skills.

    Cons

    The Bridge does not pay welL, REGARDLESS OF CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff because they deserve it. The clients also deserve top service.


  6. "A great place to begin a career"

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    Current Employee - TREATMENT AIDE in Jacksonville, AL
    Current Employee - TREATMENT AIDE in Jacksonville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Bridge part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    While it is a difficult job, it can be very rewarding. There are plenty of opportunities to be promoted and advance your career.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, it is a high-stress job that has a lot of turnover in staff and constant promotion. This requires constantly training new people.

    Advice to Management

    I have no idea. Stay positive, keep the structure, and remember your "why."


  7. "A lot of improving needed...."

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    Former Employee - Therapist
    Former Employee - Therapist
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The Bridge full-time

    Pros

    My co-workers were awesome and felt like family. Hours can sometimes be flexible. The kids are a tough crowd, but helping them can be really rewarding.

    Cons

    They overload you with impossible amounts of work, and do not allow flex time if you have to work overtime. There is limited training at the beginning. They do not support professional growth in any way if you are working towards a professional license. They do not have a benefits package that will do anything for you in the future-- no incentive to work long term here. Pay is not commensurate for experience and is less than other community providers. They have the potential to be a good organization but they need to do a better job of taking care of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Support professional development by allowing time off for this purpose or some compensation for professional development. Maintain facilities so they are safe for clients. Start planning employee morale events that are events to thank staff for hard work. And atleast a few more days off a year. You can't expect to have employees provide their best care to their clients if they don't have time to recharge and take care of themselves. If employees feel satisfied and appreciated, their work will improve.

  8. "Asst. Director"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Bridge (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Room for Advancement. Tuition reimbursement excellent benefits good experience in mental health flexible work completion good relationship with other agencies

    Cons

    No raises no in house training no


  9. "serving tables, managing cashier and bartending"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at The Bridge full-time

    Pros

    next to town lift and good tips

    Cons

    slow in shoulder season and very demanding job


  10. "Residence Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Residence Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Residence Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Bridge (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Experience
    Flexible Schedule
    Health Benefits
    This about all

    Cons

    Poor Pay
    No support from Management
    Increase in consumer's rent no progression in quality of the service provided

    Advice to Management

    Become Team players instead of working against your line men which are the Residence Counselors


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