Amen Clinics Reviews

Updated June 13, 2015
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  1. Mixed Reviews

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Amen Clinics full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dr. Amen's method is amazing. The Dr's are really great. Good place to gain experience you did not have. The salary is lower than market value so everyone wears multiple hats. Can be a positive or a negative, depending on the employee.

    Cons

    Culture, environment, the lack of appreciation, lack of communication, and the overall general regards for the staff that go above and beyond.

    Advice to Management

    None- because no one listens


  2. Helpful (2)

    friendly co-workers. flexible schedule

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Amen Clinics part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    People at work were friendly. My schedule was flexible for my needs.

    Cons

    Didn't get paid as much as I should have for the amount of work I was doing. There seems to be low quality control regarding protocols and processes. Communication between departments was lacking and difficult to achieve, and therefore made my job harder.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Unhealthy Company Culture

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at Amen Clinics full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the team members were supportive and genuine and most of them do not work for the organization any longer.

    Cons

    There is an extremely unhealthy pressure to be "fit" which really translates to looking thin, not fit. Executive leadership changes often which leads to ambiguity of strategy and lack of follow through. The lack of professional development opportunities and growth strategy suggests the company leaders have no interest in the professional development of their employees or the solid sustainability of the organization as a whole. Fame and power seem to be at the top of the agenda.

    Advice to Management

    Remember you are employing human beings, not robots. Investing in your employees will increase your bottom line. Constant turnover will not. Treat people with the dignity you are soliciting to your prospective patients. For mental health professionals, there is a serious lack of care for your employees well-being and mental health.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Patient Care Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amen Clinics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    there are no pros at this place!

    Cons

    Top down disorganization, low morale, high turnover, ineffective leadership, greed, and other ethical issues

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people instead of sweat shop workers, hold the call center accountable, pay people a living wage


  6. Marketing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amen Clinics full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has great values, and mission

    Cons

    Many managerial changes and high employee turnaround

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees as much as possible and acknowledge their worth


  7. Staff engagement and enhancement is improving!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at Amen Clinics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Upper management is finally realizing that happy staff creates happy patient outcomes. This is an organization that truly focuses on improving the brain health of our patients. Now they are shifting to include the staff in their focus. Although the patients are priority #1, we can't treat them properly if the staff isn't engaged and trained.

    Cons

    Growing pains are evident, but improve with each new initiative.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose focus on your staff. They are the first and continuing face of the company that the patients interface with - make sure they remain brand warriors.


  8. Mission Driven Company Dedicated To Improving People's Lives

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amen Clinics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture is rapidly improving with increased employee recognition and engagement, benefit packages are also generous, employees can contribute tangibly to the growth the company is experiencing while improving lives at the same time.

    Cons

    Entrepreneurial organization requires dedicated, smart, and talented individuals to help company scale effectively and efficiently. Finding good people will key growth.

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance is important, continue to reward and support great employees to increase longevity, and reduce operational overhead.


  9. Stimulating and creative place to work, on the leading edge of psychiatric practice.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amen Clinics full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - There is no other clinical setting in the country where docs are provided such broad training and administrative support in the practice of integrative neuropsychiatry... not only in the appropriate use of functional imaging in clinical psychiatry, but also in the judicious use of nutraceuticals, psychological testing, the use of functional medicine work-ups and treatment principles, the incorporation of targeted psychotherapeutic modalities, TMS, Neurofeedback/QEEGs, HBOT, personalized medication paradigms based on assessment findings, etc.
    - Lots of positive changes in the last couple of years. The leadership team now in place has brought a new level of maturity and industry experience that is really helping the organization be more focused on what's most important: the customer experience, standardization of clinical care, research and academic collaborations, the continuous support and development of its managers and line staff, etc.

    Cons

    - There is the outside perception, particularly among certain professionals, that the Amen Clinics are all about scans, a technology they feel isn't ready for prime time. But it's not all about scans - SPECT is just one piece of a broad and rich approach to diagnosis and treatment. The founder and the organization's directors are open about what's known and not known in this area, and their investment in continuous research and publications underscore their commitment to intellectual honesty and the scientific method. But it can get tiresome trying to deal with the naysayers.
    - It can be a challenge trying to work in an organization that has so many opportunities, given the visibility of its founder. But the challenge of prioritizing and executing on those opportunities for growth and collaboration is a great challenge to have.
    - Leadership is reportedly working on the development of an employee stock ownership plan, but it's not yet in place

    Advice to Management

    Focus as much on the care and nurturing of your staff as you do your patients. Continue to focus on bringing value at every turn to patients, families, and referring professionals, while maintaining intellectual honesty about what's good about establishment psychiatry as well as the emerging methods the Amen Clinics are pioneering which can enhance psychiatry's effectiveness and efficiency.


  10. Opportunity, Passion and Purpsoe

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amen Clinics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best thing about working for this cause is that we truly help people. This is a job where you can feel good about coming to work everyday and know that your efforts are making a difference in someone's life. I've never once had that "sinking feeling" about having to go to work, and am honestly so motivated to contribute to this mission. There is also exhilarating growth and abundant opportunity for advancement and new learning, which is very exciting to be a part of.

    Cons

    This is a fast-paced environment and with rapid growth, comes a fair amount of stress. Plus, we all take this work very seriously and it can sometimes feel like a lot of pressure.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to continue to listen to your front-line employees. They are the ones interfacing with our treasured patients day in, and day out and their feedback is crucial.


  11. Company with a mission and a purpose

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management

    I have been working at Amen Clinics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I truly love being part of a company that is striving to change the way psychiatric medicine is practiced. They live the message and the mission from the top down and take it seriously down to the smallest details. The company is growing rapidly, which offers tremendous growth to the right people- people with initiative, creativity and a desire to help others.

    Cons

    Because the company is growing so rapidly, there are some growing pains from time to time. Hiring quickly can lead to the wrong fit for a position at times. However, measures are clearly being taken to remedy these issues. New hiring processes, training regimens, on-boarding programs, incentives and leadership training are only a few of the exciting new initiatives being implemented.



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