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I have been working at Hazelden full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – Hazelden is a great place to work. They offer a competitive benefit package, competitive salaries, beautiful locations and working environments, excellent work/life balance, a great mission and vision and a leadership team that keeps everyone informed on what is going on within the organization and why changes are being made. No company is going to keep everyone happy and the sense of entitlement amongst employees suprises me at times. The company is going through some growing pains as we try to increase revenue in order to provide our services to more patients and renovate our outdated facilities, but I feel that executive team has a great vision and will lead us in the right direction to get there.
Cons – I think overall the leadership team needs additional training in order to improvement employee engagement and retention.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2012-06-29 11:45 PDT
I have been working at Hazelden full-time for more than a year
Pros – Beautiful grounds in natural setting.
Cons – When I started at Hazelden they had done some major changes in scheduling that now never allows nurses to have a wk end off without using PTO. Staff who had worked there for many years were sobbing and some were irate. Many have quit and it seems that there is still a very poor attitude with constant staff turn over. Nursing department is dysfunctional. Very heavy workload with poor support from management. Lying is routine. Poor leadership.
Advice to Senior Management – Clean house of current nursing management. Develop integrity.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2013-10-08 01:30 PDT
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I worked at Hazelden full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – Committed 'in the trenches' workforce, admirable mission. The campus is beautiful, the commute doesn't have heavy traffic, that's really about it.
Cons – Where to start?
1-Clinicians are paid below market median both nationally and for the state of MN
2-There is a definite glass ceiling for employees not in recovery. Everyone knows who is and isn't because those who are talk about it incessantly, and go to the same meetings.
3-The most opaque management structure I've ever worked for. No one knows who makes important decisions, or how said decisions were made. When policies are changed, they are changed unilaterally, without input from employees who will actually be responsible for implementing the changes.
4-Related to # 3, when things go wrong, Hazelden is glacially slow at changing course
5-Despite espousing the use of empirically supported treatments, psychologists are given an absurd amount of latitude to do whatever they want, and so some of my former colleagues were/are practicing woefully outmoded treatment approaches.
6-Mercifully, the director of mental health was relieved of her duties a few months ago. This has not staunched the bleeding of the massive brain drain that has happened the last 2 years, where the mental health department has had 50% turnover. Those who left were all under 40, hungry, and highly productive. Those who stayed were the ones getting away with doing as little work as possible under the old leadership.
7-The mental health department was not adequately staffed the entire 3+ years I worked there.
8-There have been numerous layoffs in the last 6 months, and it is only getting worse.
I could go on and on, but I think this is plenty.
Advice to Senior Management – Make everything more transparent. Give employees a conduit to clearly state departmental concerns, without fear of retibution. For example, after being asked by management my opinions on what was wrong with the mental health department following the termination of the former director, I listed several growth areas. Shortly thereafter I accepted another job due to being consistently overworked and underpaid, I gave six weeks notice, and this was not honored/I was terminated and banned from campus. No explanation was given. This is not the way to attract talent, as treating doctoral level employees this way has a way of being disseminated.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2012-12-16 19:15 PST
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I worked at Hazelden
Pros – Honorable work at reputable organization
Cons – Senior level incompetency is amazing
Advice to Senior Management – Listen to employees.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2010-02-24 20:04 PST
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