Centerstone of Indiana

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Centerstone of Indiana Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
4 Reviews
2.6
4 Reviews

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David C. Guth, Jr.
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  1.  

    Difficult work-family balance, best for a single person just getting started in their career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Therapist
    Former Employee - Therapist

    I worked at Centerstone of Indiana full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some offices have great, fun, compassionate staff. Some offices allow a great deal of autonomy and experimentation. Working with the clients is very rewarding; full of variety and interesting. Each office is different. I would talk to employees of the particular office in which you are interested before making a decision.

    Cons

    1. Inflexible upper level management, not concerned about employee needs. This affects all offices to an extent.
    2. Low salary for the amount of time worked, slightly lower than average for an average work week and lower than that for the large caseloads assigned. This affects all offices.
    3.Incredibly high case loads in some offices
    4. Management uses threats more often than coaching or appreciation as motivators. This is more true in some offices than others. The immediate supervisor sets the tone in each office, so who that person is makes a big difference.
    5. Wage and hiring freezes are not uncommon, for all offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Showing more respect to your employees and valuing their input will help you a great deal. It will reduce turn-over.
    Smaller caseloads are essential in some offices. If the office is lacking a therapist or case manager for a long period of time, such as a year, this puts too much stress on other employees. If a manager allows this to happen for a very long period of time, I think they should take up a reasonable portion of the workload of that missing employee, rather than allocating most of it to the others. Lower level managers need to advocate more for their employees, and possibly need to be listened to more by upper level management. Example; if salary is too low to attract any therapist for a year, upper level management needs to listen to lower level management and realize they must offer something more. This may not mean a larger salary. Some compromises could mean the offering of a signing bonus, more job flexibility, or more vacation time.

    Employees in some offices are strongly discouraged from taking their vacation time if they have not met productivity quotas, even threatened out of taking it. Employees are told they must meet their quotas on a monthly basis, regardless of whether they take time off. I believe this is borderline when it comes to employment law, given that the time off is part of the benefits package. Centerstone offers a generous vacation time package. Maybe the solution would be to offer less and then remove obstacles to taking it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Look Elsewhere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Therapist in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Therapist in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Centerstone of Indiana full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Benefits
    Compassionate Coworkers
    There is nothing else positive
    N/A

    Cons

    Understaffed
    Overworked
    Underpaid
    Heavy Caseload
    Poor Management
    Crooked Billing Practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more staffing so more patients can be seen while also taking care of the mental health of your staff. Most staff is burnt out and not treated as if management cared. Management often just placates staff and long-term problems continue with no solutions. Retention rate is awful yet management doesn't seem to care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    seems good at first

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, IN

    I worked at Centerstone of Indiana full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -good pay
    -good place to work if you enjoy being fake around the people you work with

    Cons

    -work with people who constantly lie
    -higher ups do not care if employees confide in them about problem with a team leader
    -extremely political
    -very crooked company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    i love my job!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Centerstone of Indiana full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    working with people is very rewarding for me. the flexibility at centerstone is phenomenal. i know many people who have left centerstone for other mental health positions, only to return to centerstone, which tells me that others believe its a great place to work.

    Cons

    mental health is a difficult field--there are always stressors. many that are out of our control--like changes to state and federal funding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to support front line staff with competitive compensation, flexibility of schedules and honoring staff's hard work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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