Coalinga State Hospital

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Coalinga State Hospital Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Love mental health and working with the people. Something new every day!

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    Former Employee - LVN in Coalinga, CA
    Former Employee - LVN in Coalinga, CA

    I worked at Coalinga State Hospital as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits for working for the state are great, compensation is good, and being able to work with people who you can interact and have a good time with is a plus.

    Cons

    The monotony and boredom can get to you and mandatory over time can be a bummer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to show a little more appreciation to your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Stressful and

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    Former Employee - Psychiatric Technician in Coalinga, CA
    Former Employee - Psychiatric Technician in Coalinga, CA

    I worked at Coalinga State Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Facility allows you work experience. Compensation, overtime, and benefits.

    Cons

    Company unethnical labor practices. Facility located in rural location that has been assessed for valley fever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the experience psych Tech use they knowledge and experience.

  3.  

    Everyone is related, very political

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coalinga State Hospital

    Pros

    Wages aren't so bad, but money isn't everything. The state offers reasonable benefits, and there are unions to back you.

    Cons

    Coalinga is a small town in the middle of no where so it is difficult to attract professionals. Work environment tends to operate at below average due to local backwoods recruiting process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide training from outside sources

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  5.  

    Evil

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    Former Employee - Psychiatric Technician in Coalinga, CA
    Former Employee - Psychiatric Technician in Coalinga, CA

    I worked at Coalinga State Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The facility is new, supplies are readily available, fast promotions are possible if you play the game and sell your soul.

    Cons

    Management. Promotions are allowing incompetent people to supervise. Egos are running rampant, positions of authority are being abused. Staff are not supported by Administration. Harassment by middle management is out of control in some programs. Favoritism is also an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the staff working on the units. Stop the "good ol' boy" system in place. There are a lot of good employees being harassed and driven away by program management.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Disrespectful of RNs

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Coalinga, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Coalinga, CA

    I have been working at Coalinga State Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to help those patients that the rest of society has forgotten about. Many of the people that you work with on the units are great people.

    Cons

    The system of management is outdated. They have no respect for the scope of practice of the people working for them. There is no upward advancement for nurses. Your schedule is constantly being changed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good ,an laboratory

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    Current Employee - Coalinga State Hospital in Coalinga, CA
    Current Employee - Coalinga State Hospital in Coalinga, CA

    I have been working at Coalinga State Hospital

    Pros

    Cleanliness and neatness in the laboratory.Benefits are very good.Schedule is perfect, 4/10s,off Friday,Saturday and Sunday.

    Cons

    Too far as home is concerened, have to go there Monday and stay overnight to Wednesday and
    drive back home for hours. Being away from love one is the most unsatisfying part.
    Smell of the community is awful, sometimes it gets into the lab.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support from management is good.

  8.  

    Love my job

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    Current Employee - Office Technician in Coalinga, CA
    Current Employee - Office Technician in Coalinga, CA

    I have been working at Coalinga State Hospital

    Pros

    schedule, benefits, co-workers, supervisors. I work a 4/10/40 which means I get 3 day weekends which is awesome. My supervisor is amazing and co workers are so fun to be around.

    Cons

    The patients here at the hospital are difficult to work with. Unlike inmates we have to deal with their bad behaviors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the leadership here is very supportive. I think a good consensus across the board would be good, some supervisors allow more than others but this place is awesome.

    Recommends

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