Mental Health Systems

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Mental Health Systems Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Mental Health Systems cares about it's employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Glad I found MHS!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Mental Health Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    love the work-life balance program hours are 7:30-4pm and program is closed when everyone goes home! Lots of holidays including birthday holiday and floating holiday, access to all company forms and information on a portal, very high tech company with IT assistance, opportunity for growth, all programs are different, everyone cares about the clients, and opportunity to apply at other programs if you want to grow within or try something new, experience with electronic health record, great stepping stone as you are working county programs, lots of trainings available, comfortable office setting. Love working for MHS!

    Cons

    pay is lower in certain positions than others in the field such as clinical positions, no company parties which means you don't meet too many people outside of your program if you aren't sharing a building, or have any reason to go to the home office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep showing appreciation to your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mental Health Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get your hours quickly since they over work you.

    Cons

    No room to move up at MHS and the pay is very minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gives raises and promote employees more often.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mental Health Systems

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    Current Employee - Counselor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Counselor in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    They care about the clients we work with. They provide great training to help in CEs. Time off

    Cons

    The pay. Not a lot of advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not going to happened they are hand picked and not always the most qualified you have to be in the end crowd.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's an okay place to start.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mental Health Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company offers flexibility when family issues arise.

    Cons

    The company is too top heavy on the corporate side. Corporate like to micromanage and has a lot of turn over so the programs do not operate as a true non profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees for the work that you expect them to do. Many positions are highly underpaid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Engaging and demanding

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    Former Employee - Social Media Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Social Media Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Mental Health Systems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    This was a very satisfying company to work for. Everyone here had a purpose and truly cared about what they were doing. The management I worked with were very supportive.

    Cons

    There was not enough money to pursue everything they wanted to accomplish so sometimes projects were not completed as well as they could have been. As with any nonprofit you get some people who are more there for the cause than because they were qualified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with the San Diego community to gain more support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Mental Health Systems has been nothing short of an amazing company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colton, CA

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

    Pros

    They make you feel like a valued and respected part of the team. The sense of community and respect that they show is second to none.

    Cons

    There isn't a lot of mid level positions, there are entry level and then the leap to Program Manager, then to VP are huge ones. Being in the field they are in there isn't a lot of money to be made if you aren't in a management position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, it is a joy to work for the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chaotic atmosphere fed by continual crisis management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Staff in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Program Staff in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Mental Health Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working for this type of non-profit provides an opportunity to help others, work as part of a team and contribute to your community.

    Cons

    Highest staff turnover (including management) that I have ever experienced. Employees appear to leave MHS because: management is unresponsive to employee concerns; staff personal safety concerns; staffing issues wherein many months pass by before vacant positions are filled; compensation which for some positions is below par; slow and cumbersome employee expense reimbursement; management priorities that change with the wind; unresolved staff/management accountability issues; self-promoting, arrogant attitude of some management staff; staff negativity and rampant low morale stemming from above issues and overall, a few "bad apples" spoiling things for the majority of employees. Although I cannot speak for all the MHS programs, this one had a particularly toxic culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every story has two sides, you should listen to both.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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