Metropolitan State Hospital

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Metropolitan State Hospital Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
5 Reviews
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    Learning opportunities

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    Current Employee - Staff Programmer Analyst Specialist in Norwalk, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Programmer Analyst Specialist in Norwalk, CA

    I have been working at Metropolitan State Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will have autonomy of the projects you work on.

    Cons

    The salary is very low compared to industry standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing a great job.

    Recommends
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    DSH closed the wrong facility

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metropolitan State Hospital

    Pros

    State gig, so all the alleged perks (pensions, benefits, vacation, holidays, training). Good money, depending on position. A lot of very nice people doing very important and often dangerous and stressful work.

    Cons

    Constant worry of being attacked by patients, basically because of poor ratios of mental health professionals to patients on any unit. No real effective safety protocols (mostly lip service and questionably effective alarm system) and a generally bizarre lack of adequate, confidential, and safe treatment spaces. A change-averse culture with seemingly decades-long feuds and unresolved problems. Adversarial relationships between departments and between management and staff. Inefficient and ineffective policies regarding roles and responsibilities. Lack of support for any real autonomous decision-making of team leads and line staff by management. Further exacerbated by purposely vague policies and treatment goals. Questionable ethical standards. Unsafe levels of mandatory overtime. Rampant nepotism. An overall ethos of risk aversion and unwillingness to own decisions, which actually results in patients and staff being put at greater risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Directly to hospital mid-management, many of you need to just leave. The whole hospital needs an attitude adjustment, but the key players who continually undermine any meaningful changes need to be incentivized to work somewhere else. To DSH, I don't know what the other hospital cultures are like, but if MSH's culture is endemic to the state system, it makes it questionable whether having state-level services is really benefiting the community.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3.  

    Great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metropolitan State Hospital as an intern

    Pros

    You get to encounter very different types of people and honestly you learn A LOT

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets a bit boring

    Recommends
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    less stressful

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    Current Employee - Ciinical Dietitian
    Current Employee - Ciinical Dietitian

    I have been working at Metropolitan State Hospital

    Pros

    state hospital has more fringe benefits

    Cons

    economic crunch hurts the operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    speed up system operations

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    Rich

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metropolitan State Hospital

    Pros

    There are excellent benefits and time off. The pension plan is awesome. The pay and over tome is great. Very secure

    Cons

    There is limited opportunity for growth and learning. The way promotions are given is unfair. Thu dot support educational growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please promote more based upon merit. Remember that when moral is good people will work in the worst conditions. Support is key

    Recommends

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