As a previous employee I found some of my coworkers were amazing to work with, the patients were great, and I learned a lot. The politics though were just too much to handle. There is favouritism galore (if you aren't an alumni prepare to never advance). There is a feeling of a clique where if you aren't a higher up you're not as valued.
I learned better interpersonal communication skills and to watch my own back and not trust anybody. The hardest part of the job was putting in a ton of effort and getting stabbed in the back.
Was told by many senior employees that Edgewood used to feel like family but now it doesn't, which is sad.
I absolutely loved my job and felt like I was making great progress, so to have everything ripped away for no valid reason was quite heart breaking, and no higher ups ever asked me how I was doing for the last two months until I left, not even a "hello".
It is a great place to gain some experience for your next job and some of the coworkers are amazing people to work with, just be careful.
Free lunches if there is leftovers