Mental Health Systems Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Per Diem

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Mental Health Systems (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Staff, especially the nurses.

    Cons

    People had to wait too long to become patients. The waiting list was 1 year long.


  2. Great culture!

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

    I have been working at Mental Health Systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People here are very passionate about what they do and the about the clients. MHS cares about people and seems to always try to do the right thing. I wish salaries were higher, but know there are budget restrictions due to contracts.

    Cons

    Some staff members whine too much and don't respect their profession as much as they should.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Unorganized and unprofessional

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Therapist
    Current Employee - Therapist

    I have been working at Mental Health Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The mission is outstanding, and helping families is very fulfilling. Sick/vacation policy is aligned with other non-profits.

    Cons

    Healthcare costs are outrageous and quality of plans is abysmal. Managers are not trained in the basics of management, they are clinical staff that have been promoted with little training. The company culture is toxic, and you would need a family tree instead of an org chart to determine the relationships in the main office with execs and senior managers. There seems to be a real disconnect with the mission at that level, just keep adding levels of managers instead of doing things to improve the culture and experience of employees to reduce turn over and improve services to our families.

    Advice to Management

    People who are related to each other should not work together, get a board that is involved and understands the business. Preserving your jobs above all else and complacency erodes what you allege your core values to be!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Beware stay away from this company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mental Health Systems full-time

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

    Pros

    Location, some benefits after 60 days.

    Cons

    Micromanaging higher ups, unlicensed management, no policies or structure in place for frontline staff. Probability of malpractice suits are high.


  6. Creativity

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

    I worked at Mental Health Systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Allows employees to be creative and think outside the box. Programs are able to function independently without much involvement from corporate office. Good energy and good people.

    Cons

    Lots of changes in leadership.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good opportunity for MFT interns who want to get paid while earning hours

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mental Health Clinician
    Current Employee - Mental Health Clinician

    I have been working at Mental Health Systems part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The other mental health clinicians are supportive and work well together as a team Mental health clinicians at my program have their own offices Individual and group supervision is provided by MHS

    Cons

    The amount of documentation required through Anasazi is ridiculous Productivity expectations of 60% are unrealistic, yet MHS still holds its employees to that standard The "home office" doesn't seem to make an effort to correct issues within individual programs

    Advice to Management

    Offer higher salaries and/or more paid sick/vacation days to your employees Make more of an effort to understand the challenges your employees face with county requirements


  8. Great company providing great service

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Bernardino, CA

    I worked at Mental Health Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good culture, good to its employees. Solid management team

    Cons

    Focus changed to Drug and Alcohol as main priority


  9. Helpful (1)

    Not all it's cracked up to be...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in El Cajon, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in El Cajon, CA

    I worked at Mental Health Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If helping people is your passion, there's a variety of ways to do that here.

    Cons

    If you're just starting out the CalWORKs program is the best place, but it comes at the price of having inexperienced managers who are clueless. Choose wisely.

    Advice to Management

    (New) Managers are in desperate need of leadership trainings!


  10. Mental Health Systems cares about it's employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Escondido, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Escondido, CA

    I have been working at Mental Health Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is always room to grow and explore the diversity of the company, within the numerous programs run by MHS. MHS recognizes quality leadership skills and also provides valuable opportunities for trainees and interns to meet the extensive requirements to obtain licensure as a Mental Health Clinician. If you are in the field because you truly want to improve lives, MHS is the place to be!

    Cons

    There should be annual wage reviews

    Advice to Management

    Be a bit more transparent and more involved with the actual clients rather than strictly office politics.


  11. A great place to gain experience in the behavioral health field.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Case Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Case Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Mental Health Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great company values, extensive training, along with paid holidays and vacation

    Cons

    The individual should be motivated, self starter, and works well under stress and able to work well with diverse populations

    Advice to Management

    Management should evaluate job candidates for suitability when dealing with client's diagnosed with serious behavioral issues to reduce burn-out, stress neglect or abandonment of client's



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