The Center for Autism Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2020

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The Center for Autism Chief Executive Officer David M. Maola, Esq.  (no image)
David M. Maola, Esq.
9 Ratings
  1. "Mental health professional"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Mental Health Professional 

    I have been working at The Center for Autism part-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Professional. Great part time job. Great kids.

    Cons

    None that I know. Great place.

  2. "TAKE THIS AS A SIGN!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mental Health Worker in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Center for Autism full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flex time and working with children

    Cons

    Cliques, immature staff, if you are looking to work in a team and to experience team work this is not the place for you, working here is like working with high school students except they are adults, pay is not reasonable for the intensive labor that is relegated to staff, favoritism with staff, no room for growth, growth only happens if you are a favorite

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  3. "Feels like a family"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - QUALIFIED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Center for Autism part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong team environment, everyone is willing to help each other, deep care and compassion for employees and the children who come to the center

    Cons

    Lacks some structure in what you are supposed to do to lead the kids. However, the freedom to be creative is a pro.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Changing"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Family Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at The Center for Autism full-time

    Pros

    Passion, care for the clients

    Cons

    New merge has changed the company

  5. "Rewarding experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Therapist 

    I worked at The Center for Autism full-time

    Pros

    Great staff to work with. Rewarding to see growth in clients we assist.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management. Physically exhausting.

  6. "Great company with room for growth"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Center for Autism full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    strong culture and room for advancement. great benefits

    Cons

    the work can be challenging

  7. "Center For Autism"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Center for Autism full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    early childhood development experience, teamwork

    Cons

    lack of transparency, lots of changes, overall low company morale

  8. "Good place to get started"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Center for Autism full-time

    Pros

    A good place to get started in the mental health field. Places a good emphasis on training, supervision, and working in a team environment. Coworkers are helpful and provide good advice in difficult situations. Pay is okay to start. Time off is great, but it can be hard to request a day off when during certain times of the year. Volunteer events that allow you to network with others in the field and meet people from the community. A company that many people recognize if you are looking to move up in the field.

    Cons

    Higher ups don't always seem to understand what therapists (mental health workers, mental health specialists, and mental health professionals) are going through and ways in which to support them. Pay is not great if you have been there for a few years. Not a lot of room for growth. Work can be difficult in the rooms (3:1) ratio with not a lot of extra hands for support during difficult times. Holiday bonuses, the Christmas party, and other small employee perks are no longer available.

  9. "Mental Health Professional"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Worker 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Center for Autism full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great staff, great clients to work with, good hours, decent benefits

    Cons

    Current cutbacks and made it difficult for the company to adjust to client and employee needs.

  10. "Clinical is where long term opportunites are."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at The Center for Autism full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits and generous PTO

    Cons

    It's non-for-profit, your pay will reflect that.

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