Brattleboro Retreat

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Brattleboro Retreat Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014

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    Fantastic people to work with in an institution that is a leader in the behavioral healthcare industry.

    Charge MHW (Current Employee) Brattleboro, VT

    ProsThe staff helping consumers are as professional as they come.

    ConsUpper management seems out of touch with the rest of the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop, listen and learn.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very "ware-house" oriented - not enough therapeutic treatment - overworked and stressed out employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Brattleboro, VT

    ProsGood pay, 5 weeks of paid leave (includes holidays and sick time). Some really wonderful, dedicated people work here. Some of the units are better to work on than others. The climate between the units vary drastically.

    ConsUnfortunately, the dedicated people who work here do not stay long due to a "top-heavy" approach in the hospital, where management does not consider the staffs needs very much. Staff gets worked to the bone and when they are burned out they can leave. The leadership makes decisions based on what makes the most sense to them and how quickly and easily one can be replaced, hence people get thrown under the bus without blinking an eye, if it serves the managerial agenda. The place is unionized, which is a true blessing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTime to replace 2/3 of the managers with younger people from the outside. Most of the management has been here for 20+ years and acts accordingly. The place needs some fresh blood.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Difficult job but often personally and professionally rewarding when one is able to surmount challenges

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Brattleboro, VT

    ProsMission is important, stretches one's professional skills due to diversity of patients, most other employees are dedicated professionals and supportive colleagues, CME opportunities onsite

    ConsLeadership not always responsive to concerns of frontline staff, compensation needs adjustment, benefits sacrificed when financial hardship of institution arises, work area in my department was substandard and shamefully shabby

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen and respond to front line staff's concern about safety issues, increase employer contribution to retirement plan, do market comparison of salaries, clean up HR department and hire staff there whose experience matches the size the Retreat's employee number has become

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Brattleboro, VT

    ProsPeople were great to work with. Very supportive. In a crisis people worked as a team and knew what they should do.

    Conssometimes very stressful when patients were labile.

    Advice to Senior Managementcontinue to support your employee's as well as the patients. The programs that are in place are excellent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Position and Rewarding

    Mental Health Worker (Former Employee) Brattleboro, VT

    ProsGreat 1:1 experience impacting lives. Membership w/Nursing Union, so mandate pay and hourly shift differentials make great position for single individuals

    ConsIt is a psychiatric hospital, be prepared for the experience. However, training is long and depends on the floor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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