MHMRA of Harris County

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MHMRA of Harris County Reviews

Updated February 10, 2015
Updated February 10, 2015
26 Reviews
3.0
26 Reviews
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Steven B. Schnee, Ph.D
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    N/A

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    Current Employee - REHAB CLINICIAN in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - REHAB CLINICIAN in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MHMRA of Harris County full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Extended training for any position.

    Cons

    So far so good, but we will see.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Admin

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative in Houston, TX

    I worked at MHMRA of Harris County full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and time off

    Cons

    Upper Management/Executives protect their managers that are unprofessional and just move them around. They promote an environment that is biased, unfair, and unprofessional. Even if you have proof your manger has behaved unprofessionally and retaliated against you they disregard proof and fail to protect the employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to you line staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I thank God every day that I don't work here anymore

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MHMRA of Harris County full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The retirement benefits were fabulous. They would contribute up to 10% of your salary to your retirement savings! and you only had to put in 5%. The consumers are awesome people. I loved working with them. I made some good contacts while I worked there and learned some valuable skills. It was good experience to work for a large organization on such a large market.

    Cons

    There were absolutely no opportunities for advancement. Coworkers don't trust each other and the culture is one of veiled adversarialism. The management are unappreciative, rude, and unsupportive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Schnee. He's poisoning that place from the top down. He's a workaholic, and he expects everyone else to be, too. I don't think he truly cares one bit for the population served. He just likes being important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    good people to work with but needs better leadership and long term planning

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at MHMRA of Harris County full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    i loved all the people there. They were top notch and knew what they were doing.

    Cons

    the problem at this company was that everything was always changing. during training the trainers would teach us something and then laugh and say "well I don't know how long we will be doing this". i thought they were joking, but they were not. this company has been around - so what's the problem? they know and understand their clients, get it together already.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this company has been around - so what's the problem? they know and understand their clients, get it together already. pay your employees more. field workers do hard work and go to some scary places - alone. compensate them accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    So far its great!

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    Current Employee - Health Information Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Health Information Technician in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MHMRA of Harris County full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back enviroment.
    friendly atmosphere
    helpful management

    Cons

    I havent experienced any challenges working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Job Satisfaction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MHMRA of Harris County full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, a lot of paid time off

    Cons

    Focus on productivity, clientele is difficult to work with over a long period of time due to level of need (burn out can be high)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Working at this mental health agency makes you need mental health services.

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    Current Employee - Clinical-Direct Care in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Clinical-Direct Care in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MHMRA of Harris County full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are OK. I cannot think of anything else positive to say.

    Cons

    I can only speak for direct client services: The amount of work expected is unachievable - and you better do it anyway! While I like my fellow employees and have made some friends there, I have never felt like a part of a team. Administration is worse than non-supportive. Productivity is all that matters. Burnout rate is high, due both to excessive administrative duties and difficult client population.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You expect way too much of us and have no understanding of how the emotional strain from the clinical work - our chronically mentally ill clients all have horrendously abusive histories - effects our ability to do massive amounts of paperwork along with it. All we ever hear about is productivity, productivity, productivity - meaning, we are expected to see a certain number of clients per month. There is simply too much work expected of everyone at this agency. And management simply does not care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work in the Mental Health field

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health Information Tech in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Health Information Tech in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MHMRA of Harris County full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, training, work is interesting , benefits ok

    Cons

    Not much advancement and benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs more training in team work and leadership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nonsensical leadership ...persecution for going against the grain

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    Current Employee - Good Question in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Good Question in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MHMRA of Harris County full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start to get your feet wet in "corporate". I initially thought this was a good place to work and the cause was great, considering I have mentally challenged family members.

    Cons

    However, some of the middle management weak. They are afraid to go against the grain and say "enough" when standing up for their staff. Those that plant their feet solidly are persecuted, shifted and eventually leave, if not pushed out the door first.
    You are led to believe you can trust, then everything you divulge is turned into your very own persecution.
    There's no compensation, nor rewards for achievements, but slip up once and they pounce on you, ridicule you and bar you from transferring.
    My advice...stay far, far away from this place! It gives a facade that the patients are priority, but it's really about the money...that the "worker bees" never see. Save yourself the grief and get your feet wet somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LEAVE YOUR MIDDLE MANAGEMENT ALONE! They have the credentials and the know how yo do the job. If you do not already know the job, try observing and asking questions. Don't just make an assumption about things, make up your own rules and create a distrusting, rigid atmosphere. Great leaders are also great followers; we can literally learn from each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    excellent

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at MHMRA of Harris County full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people, the company values

    Cons

    There were a lot of lay offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plenty of room for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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