Recently, Maryland Addiction Recovery Center received the honor for the second year in a row as one of the Baltimore Business Journal’s Best Places to Work. We were honored in both 2019 and 2020 in the “small business category” as one of the ten best places to work in Baltimore and the surrounding areas throughout Maryland. Although MARC did not win, we were honored to be nominated for two straight years, as the award is based on the input of employees.

 

Therefore, we thought it was important to take a look at some of the information that our employees submitted to the Baltimore Business Journal during the selection process through anonymous surveys and questions and answers. We are proud that our staff so enjoys working at MARC, as well as the enthusiasm with which they responded and demonstrated through their answers. The information received through the survey measures a wide range of research-validated workplace factors that impact employee engagement and satisfaction. According to the Baltimore Business Journal, companies that are the “Best Places to Work” foster a workplace where employees willingly go above and beyond in their work, advocate for the organization and intend to stay into the future. Due to these reasons, it makes us extremely proud to receive this recognition.

 

  • Overall, in the awards selection, the score that Maryland Addiction Recovery Center received was a 92.77%.

 

  • In terms of employee engagement, MARC received a score that 84.85% of all employees are “highly engaged.”

 

  • 90% of male employees and 95% of female employees agreed with the statement “I see professional growth and career development opportunities for myself in this organization.”

 

  • When asked what word describes their work environment at Maryland Addiction Recovery Center, the top word used by employees was “collaborative”

 

  • 88% of employees at MARC believe that the senior leadership in the organization value people as their most important resource

 

Throughout the survey for Best Places to Work, employees were also given the opportunity to anonymously submit comments regarding Maryland Addiction Recovery Center and the company culture. Overall, 72 comments were shared with the team at the Baltimore Business Journal. Here are some of those MARC employee comments:

 

“I have worked in this field for a long time and over that time, my passion, drive and commitment have never changed. But what has changed is that in the past I was often unsettled, felt unappreciated or even undermined, question the integrity of leaders I work with and for, and basically carried anxiety around 24/7 about knowing that things weren’t okay- and this was through several other organizations. The work at MARC is as challenging as ever, but the constant anxiety is gone. I feel calm, valued, trusted to do my job, and I wholeheartedly believe that the senior leadership team here operates at the highest level of integrity. Because I never felt completely safe and settled in a professional environment before, I was always keeping one ear open to the next opportunity and entertaining conversations with recruiters and colleagues trying to convince me to do something new. But that all ended when I joined the MARC team. The thought of something else hasn’t crossed my mind once since I’ve been here and all I look forward to now is my future at MARC and contributing to its continued growth and success.”

 

“Over the last 5 years I have seen huge growth within the leadership, organization and staff at this company. The entire staff go out of their way to ensure we are providing the best care to our clients and to their families. The management team makes it clear that they understand this can only happen if the staff feels supported, too. The company has grown in the benefits it can offer employees and there have been programmatic developments to keep our services exciting, fresh, and relevant. There is opportunity for staff to grow in their careers (through new job positions, promotions, etc.) and trainings are consistently offered to support our continued education.”

 

“It has never ceased to amaze me the way this company goes above and beyond for their employees, the community and the stigma of addiction itself. The hours can be demanding, the disease is insidious, the work is tough, but this company works with their employees to ensure a safe workplace and also allows the employees to find balance. This company has been a huge part of making me the woman I am today. They have never given up on me. They recognize each and everyone’s hard work and drive. They listen and care. They are some of the most humble, hardworking, caring individuals I have ever met in my life and it beyond and honor to work at this company.”

 

“I believe MARC is a fantastic organization that stands out from other rehabs due to their commitment to healing individuals suffering from substance abuse. I am honored to be a part of their team. I rated them as an 8 because oftentimes the job can be VERY stressful, especially working as a therapist assistant where the patients live. Also, long hours and overtime shifts are an expected part of being on the TA team, which can negatively affect your personal life. But all in all, I am paid well and feel appreciated on the MARC team.”

 

“From day one it has always been an honor to be a part of the mission here at MARC. You can feel the passion and genuine care for our community and patients in every department. Our leadership team has always operated with the utmost integrity, they go out of their way to create a company culture that shows us we are appreciated. They are open to suggestions and constantly looking at ways to offer more opportunities to employees. As leaders, we see them daily giving their best, which inspires those watching to do the same.”

 

We truly believe that our employees here at Maryland Addiction Recovery Center are the lifeblood of what we do. We believe taking care of them allows them to take care of our patients and the families of our patients. If the people delivering the life-saving care in addiction treatment are respected, valued, appreciated and supported, they will in turn offer the highest in quality care to the patients suffering from addiction and help them find recovery. We are absolutely thrilled that our employees here at Maryland Addiction Recovery Center believe in our mission, align with our values, and feel supported, appreciated, heard, and valued.

 

If you or someone you know needs help for addiction or co-occurring disorder issues, please give us a call. Maryland Addiction Recovery Center offers the most comprehensive dual diagnosis addiction treatment in the Mid-Atlantic area. If we aren’t the best fit for you or your loved one, we will take the necessary time to work with you to find a treatment center or provider that better fits your needs. Please give us a call at (410) 773-0500 or email our team at info@marylandaddictionrecovery.com. For more information on all of our drug addiction, alcohol addiction and co-occurring disorder services and recovery resources, please visit our web site at www.marylandaddictionrecovery.com.

Zach Snitzer is the Corporate Director of Marketing at Maryland Addiction Recovery Center and is responsible for the business development, marketing, branding, public relations and social media strategies of the organization.