Meridian Behavioral Health Services

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Meridian Behavioral Health Services Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
12 Reviews
2.2
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great learning opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sylva, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sylva, NC

    I have been working at Meridian Behavioral Health Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    clinical work, salary, leadership team

    Cons

    work/life balance, travel, poor PTO package to start--sick days eat away

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Love the team I worked with, loved the folks we served, disappointed in the support for employees.

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    Former Employee - Peer Support Specialist in Sylva, NC
    Former Employee - Peer Support Specialist in Sylva, NC

    I worked at Meridian Behavioral Health Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    This company expects a great deal in terms of time spent at the job. However, the job is rewarding in that you are going into folks homes to serve them with their mental health and/or addction challenges. Every day is different, every client has different needs, and every solution is individualized to the person.

    Cons

    Field work can be frightening, foks are at different stages of recovery. The work is challenging, demanding, fast paced and can take a great deal of time away from your personal life. The company doesn't support their employees when they meet challenges that prove to be difficult and particularly if mistakes are made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your people. Show them you care as much about them as you do the folks you serve. Provide care and understanding in the same way you do with people with mental health issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Horrific.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LADC in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - LADC in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Meridian Behavioral Health Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Staff try hard to help each other

    Cons

    Not enough staff. Everyone is stretched so thin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not support the philosophy of this company. It is focused on filing beds, and not about client or employee care.

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  5.  

    Very Disorganized company...

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    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Meridian Behavioral Health Services part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the staff is very friendly..

    Cons

    Disorganized. The nurse that trains incoming nurses has been there for several years, she's an LPN who does things her way.. NOT the correct way.. I have worked for many organizations(been a nurse for 33 years)Have not seen anything like this before.. The supervisor doesn't see what is really happening. an incoming nurse gets 3 days of training by this other LPN and then your on your own. I don't believe this is a good way of training. The comapny has a high "turnover" of staff for a very good reason . They pay very crappy!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get someone in there to manage that has management skills, not anyone "off the street"!Be fare to employees..don't have your favorites..Pay nurses better with raises.The LPN that has been there for years trains horribly.. bad skills..not a good way to run a company!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    DO NOT WORK OR CONSIDER WORKING FOR MERIDIAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Meridian Behavioral Health Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There's no pros to working here. Unprofessional, unorganized, bad management! Just a mess!

    Cons

    Horrible! One of the worse places to work for! Just about every employee there are recovering addicts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close your doors! You're no help to the individuals that's really in need of help. The CEO needs to know how his businesses are being operated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A great place for religious zealots

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Behavior Health Services in Muncie, IN
    Former Employee - Behavior Health Services in Muncie, IN

    I worked at Meridian Behavioral Health Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A paycheck. Not exposed to comment on inpatient programs, so no comment

    Cons

    Run by a click of people who harass employees not into their philosophies upon which promotions and favor are based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your philosophies to the pulpit, they do not belong in an unbiased health care setting

  8.  

    There is no advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meridian Behavioral Health Services full-time

    Pros

    You set your own schedule, decent benefits

    Cons

    there is no such thing as a raise

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Low pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meridian Behavioral Health Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment and supportive managers.

    Cons

    Low pay for professional positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your BC's and Therapist a more competitive rate to reduce the rotating door of staff so your clientele can have a more stable experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Meridian is commited to quality service for people living with mental wellness challenges

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mental Health Clinician in Sylva, NC
    Current Employee - Mental Health Clinician in Sylva, NC

    I have been working at Meridian Behavioral Health Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Great variety of services provided
    - Sound leadership (CEO, Clinical Director, Medical Director, and other Leadership Team members)
    - Person-centered and recovery oriented organization committed to serving all people
    - Willing to try to serve persons that other agencies will turn down or deny
    - Good benefits
    - Coworkers are commited to providing quality services to consumers
    - Leadership listens to the concerns of staff and responds
    - Provides education and training for all employees, in-house, outside, and e-learnings

    Cons

    - Staff turnover in some programs can be high with some programs
    - A lot of "on the job" training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for supporting your staff and making wise choices to lead us into the future.

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

    Does not train well.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Meridian Behavioral Health Services

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great training opportunities, knowledgeable staff, good resources available to staff, understanding staff of the clients' issues, management willing to provide supplies.

    Cons

    Poor learning curve for new employees, expectations for new employees quite high, poor understanding of staffs' abilities, questionable practices regarding client recommendations (allowing client's to remain in treatment with no need, having a policy to only refer clients to treatment programs within the company).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better, more in depth training for new employees, more supervision for new employees who need it, make all professional positions exempt status to allow for overtime if needed.

    Doesn't Recommend

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