Crotched Mountain Foundation

www.crotchedmountain.org
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Crotched Mountain Foundation Reviews

Updated June 5, 2015
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  1. Great co-workers, poor pay scale, occasionally violent clients.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Independent Living Skills Teacher
    Former Employee - Independent Living Skills Teacher

    I worked at Crotched Mountain Foundation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Beautiful setting, mostly caring and supportive managers,work can be joyful, training is quite good, good benefits.

    Cons

    Clients coming in were increasingly violent and emotionally troubled, adding to stress and potential danger of work.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in keeping good people. The annual raises do not keep pace with cost of living.


  2. Registered nurse

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Greenfield, NH
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Greenfield, NH

    I have been working at Crotched Mountain Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They pay better than other hospitals in the area. Hire new graduate students.

    Cons

    No support from management. Huge staff turnover. Often inadequate staffing. Unorganized. Little training. New graduate students expected to take on heavy assignment of skilled patients with ventilators and other comorbidities. Constantly calling people and begging them to cover shifts, making staff feel bad and threatening them, being unresponsive to requests. never once has management came in to assist with short staffing crisis.

    Advice to Management

    View staff as people, not as numbers.


  3. Great place to learn

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registred Register in Greenfield, NH
    Current Employee - Registred Register in Greenfield, NH

    I have been working at Crotched Mountain Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They hire new grads and are able to work with different brain and spinal cord injuries. Have a chance to learn how to take care of ventilators and respiratory patients. The floor staff is great to work with. Great teamwork.

    Cons

    Everyone is a new nurse. You have to be able to learn on the fly, which can be bad if you don't handle stress well. They take the good nurses off the floor and move them to administration. They can't seem to keep a nurse manager around for more than a few moths at a time. They are very top heavy in the hospital administration and not always enough support for new hires especially at night. Even though there is a lot of respiratory patients they will only pay to have RT durning the day.

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking good and experiences nurses off the floor to fill new and made up positions. And figure out what it is that is driving nurse managers away and fix that problem so there is more stability in the hospital.


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  5. Valuable experience you will never forget.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor II in Greenfield, NH
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor II in Greenfield, NH

    I have been working at Crotched Mountain Foundation full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Team atmosphere, most coworkers are great to work with and support each other

    Cons

    No flexibility in schedule. Work holidays. Can be injured at work.

    Advice to Management

    Give people raises


  6. Horrible Place to Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crotched Mountain Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Helping to support clients and patients who literally have nowhere else to go, some great coworkers

    Cons

    Absolutely no employee appreciation whatsoever despite benefit cut after benefit cut. Will do anything to cut corners and save costs, even at expense of client care. Frequent layoffs. No opportunities for advancement or training.

    Advice to Management

    Cut your own salaries and benefits along with the employees who work tirelessly for you and clients. Take time to hire quality employees and pay them a fair living wage. End the hire-and-fire revolving door.


  7. Frustrated in NH trying to help disabled for greedy corporation!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Direct Care in Greenfield, NH
    Former Employee - Direct Care in Greenfield, NH

    I worked at Crotched Mountain Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Clients have so much love to give!

    Cons

    Money people took over from caring people!

    Advice to Management

    When you push out long time employees to hire new entry level low pay employees to save money, you end up losing the backbone, heart and soul of the foundation! Now inexperienced direct care workers being supervised by uneducated, inexperienced low level managers is a lawsuit waiting to happen!


  8. The people I work with are for the most part exceptional and the students make every day worth working.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crotched Mountain Foundation

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You cannot describe the feeling of acomplishment when you help a child or adult with disabilities overcome obstacles that people believe they cannot. Although for economic and other reasons many do not get the recognition they deserve the job itself fulfills you in a way that cannot be explained.

    Cons

    The benefits seem to be dwindling and communication needs to be improved. It would be nice to have a domestic partner insurance even if it meant paying more but the option would be nice. It would also be nice to have some sort of retirement benefit.

    Advice to Management

    To recognize the hard work of dedicated employees more often. So many people who work there go above and beyond. Communication could be improved and go a long way in making people realize that each job is unique and you do not know how hard a person is working if you have not walked in their shoes so to speak. I want to make it clear that this is not meant to be about monetary rewards we all know the economy has taken its toll.


  9. A good non-profit in the community

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenfield, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenfield, NH

    I have been working at Crotched Mountain Foundation

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great reputation in the community

    Cons

    Low pay for hard work

    Advice to Management

    Reward hard work and promote good workers


  10. Employees are not seen as assets, just financial liabilities!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse
    Current Employee - Nurse

    I have been working at Crotched Mountain Foundation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The clients, not much else now!

    Cons

    Forcing employees to work 12 hr shifts to save money, while management forces taking on ventilator patients that increase costs astronomically, just to "appear" to be a "hospital"! Management has there own agenda, and will not listen to staff when they make suggestions to avoid problems. Hence, we go from crisis to crisis!

    Advice to Management

    OPEN YOUR EYES!! LISTEN TO YOUR STAFF!!!



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