CA Dept of Mental Health
2.0 of 5 3 reviews
www.dmh.ca.gov Sacramento, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 21, 2014

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    Good place to start off, lots of bureaucracy.

    Psychiatric Social Worker (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsTrainings, good place to learn.

    ConsHigh case loads, lots of paperwork, bureaucracy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome acknowledgement, support, incentives, perks would go a long way. The structure does not support any of these.

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

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    LOTS OF NEPOTISM & FAVORTISM

    Registered Nurse (Former Employee)
    Vacaville, CA

    ProsGood benefits & pay, lots of overtime. Has PERS retirement system. You can swap days off. Work schedules are made up for 1 yr.

    Cons1st graveyard shifts work 6 days straight with 1-4th wk rotating days. 5th wk & 6th wk you get 3days off. 2nd dayshift & 3rd swing shift 1-2 days off every other wk. Abundance of nepotisim & favortism.
    How can a new graduate RN beat out a seasoned nurse with more than 5 yrs. exp. for a shift lead
    position. Mandatory overtime. Only 10% of RN'S are non filipino.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote based off education & work experience. Lead with a positive attitude & fairness. Negotiate with the union stewards in efforts to make work place better. Give light duty to all RN'S not just the ones you favor. Supervisors & employees need to speak english at all times except lunch breaks. Explain schedules before hiring. Who wants to work 6 days straight on graveyard.
    Nurses have quit their jobs due to this.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The most stressful aspect is dealing with nepotistic and apathetic management.

    Senior Psychiatric Technician FF (Former Employee)

    ProsYou can find a Unit with competent and cohesive coworkers that really watch out for one another. The benefits are superior. After 5 years, you can essentially take a month off a year with the various time allotments. You are protected by Safety Retirement if you are injured on the job.

    ConsManagement above the rank and file tend to be inattentive to the needs of their subordinates, often not providing the tools to carry out sometimes strange policies that often only apply to a specific Unit or Program. Every area of the hospital is some Supervisor's personal fiefdom and logic and teamwork are rarely found.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement could start by allowing an independent group select employees for promotion. The number of relatives in supervisory positions (and the speed at which they reach those positions) is staggering.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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