Chestnut Health Systems

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Chestnut Health Systems Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
9 Reviews
2.3
9 Reviews
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    Residential Counselor

    Former Employee - Residential Counselor  in  Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Residential Counselor in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at Chestnut Health Systems part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with 'inpatients' in residential setting.

    Cons

    Applicant experienced 'health concerns', requiring invasive surgery during this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All positive feedback; perhaps raise behavioral expectations from patients during treatment time.

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    Negative environment created by unrealistic expectations and fear of being laid off

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Maryville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maryville, IL

    I worked at Chestnut Health Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits
    The prevention staff were very friendly and passionate about their work.
    They put on some nice events for employees throughout the year.

    Cons

    Disorganization. Upper management did not communicate changes well with our branch. In fact they never seemed to know what was going on at our branch.
    Employees overworked and underpaid. How can these jaded professionals effectively help others? I did two full time jobs for pay too low for even one job. Office disruption and budget cuts caused workload increase, but upper management were not understanding/flexible.
    I feel that upper management bullied me into quitting during a time of budget cuts so that they wouldn't have to pay unemployment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your primary goal is to help people, then make sure you're creating environments that allow for that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    There is mismanagement in upper administration leading to decisions that hurt employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at Chestnut Health Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit package if you're full time, some departments are better than others to work for. Chestnut has seen better days in the past.

    Cons

    High turnover, low employee morale, promises not kept by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to retain employees that do good work. Employees should be able to honestly discuss issues related to performing their job without intimidation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Unorganized, high turnover

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chestnut Health Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Something is better than nothing?

    Cons

    Lots of burn-out, unhappy employees leaving or being let go with budget cuts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great nonprofit, little compensation

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    Former Employee - Employment Specialist
    Former Employee - Employment Specialist

    I worked at Chestnut Health Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great organization to work in. Everyone is very helpful and willing to teach coworkers what works and what doesn't. It's a great place to grow if you want to get into therapy.

    Cons

    The pay is very little. However, that is how it is in any nonprofit. As long as you don't have a lot of debt, or have other income, it is a very rewarding place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to not overwork employees.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Poorly managed, low pay, high rates of turnover

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chestnut Health Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent benefits, each day is different

    Cons

    Poorly managed, low pay, high rates of turnover and employee discontent, not enough staff for volume of work, strict 30 minute lunch and no breaks, ineffective leadership and overall extremely toxic work environment and culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great company with good morale

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Normal, IL

    I have been working at Chestnut Health Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Chestnut provides a good working atmosphere. Staff is pretty laid back and they do what they can to keep employee morale up. The company is always working to improve practices and efficiency working with what they are given as a non-profit agency. They really try to work with your schedule and meet your personal and professional needs. Supervisors and management work hard to help you set and meet your goals to further your experience. Overall, a happy, healthy work environment.

    Cons

    As a non-profit, pay is generally low. Layoffs are also a concern on a yearly basis due relying on government funding and various grants. Reorganization changes by upper management sometimes seem to only address short term rather than long term needs of the company. Communication can sometimes be biased to certain individuals and teams, which can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make re-organizational decisions with long term goals in mind.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    not consistant/low morale

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    Current Employee - Residential Counselor  in  Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in Bloomington, IL

    I have been working at Chestnut Health Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    working with trouble youths and helping them find a different way of life

    Cons

    co-workers are always trying to stab each other in the back and it is not consistant with rules and they don't follow their own policies and change them verbally to suit their needs. They don't work with their employees to help them achieve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your employees more by being trustworthy and worrying about the overall rather than focusing on writing up your employees for having medical conditions or not taking a supper break. Trust your employees to do their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Low pay, decent benefits, poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chestnut Health Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people working at Chestnut which helps make the day go by faster.

    Cons

    Horrible pay and my direct managers were immature, threw fits, pouted, and treated their subordinates like morons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act more professional and mature. Don't treat your employees like they're stupid.

    Doesn't Recommend

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