Chestnut Health Systems
2.6 of 5 8 reviews
www.chestnut.org Normal, IL 500 to 999 Employees

Chestnut Health Systems Reviews

Updated Jun 1, 2014

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Russel J. Hagen


29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Residential Counselor (Former Employee)
    Bloomington, IL

    ProsWorking with 'inpatients' in residential setting.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll positive feedback; perhaps raise behavioral expectations from patients during treatment time.

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    There is mismanagement in upper administration leading to decisions that hurt employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Bloomington, IL

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

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unorganized, high turnover

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSomething is better than nothing?

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great nonprofit, little compensation

    Employment Specialist (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementTry to not overwork employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poorly managed, low pay, high rates of turnover

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsDecent benefits, each day is different

    ConsPoorly 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company with good morale

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Normal, IL

    ProsChestnut 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.

    ConsAs 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 Senior ManagementMake re-organizational decisions with long term goals in mind.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    not consistant/low morale

    Residential Counselor (Current Employee)
    Bloomington, IL

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

    Consco-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 Senior ManagementHelp 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Low pay, decent benefits, poor management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementAct more professional and mature. Don't treat your employees like they're stupid.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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