Telecare Corporation

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Telecare Corporation Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
20 Reviews
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20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telecare Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent help for the mentally impaired in our community
    Great team work
    Good pay and benefits, would love more but who wouldn't?!
    Occasional bonuses!

    Cons

    Staff that complain or gossip about management or other staff. No where is perfect to work, have had this issue with every company I have worked for, so it's not a Telecare issue at all, but people act like it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say Thank You a little more to the staff, otherwise, keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    High integrity, great values both in client services and employee support

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    Former Employee - Nurse
    Former Employee - Nurse

    I worked at Telecare Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Telecare promotes clinical staff from within to administrative positions, which increases the support and understanding for work done by clinical staff. Many women in management, and diversity is consistent at all levels. Consistently pays competitively in a difficult field, where less well-administered outfits come and go, leaving jobs in the lurch without warning.

    Cons

    Overall, this is an undervalued field anywhere, and with Telecare, unless you work in a state where they have many units (i.e. CA), there is little room for advancement upwards in a clinical role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't skimp on team-building activities when budgeting (as I saw happen over my years there at one unit) as these build more cohesiveness when working in a high-stress occupation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome opportunity to shine

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Solutions Architect
    Current Employee - Senior IT Solutions Architect

    I have been working at Telecare Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to work on projects important to me that also meet company goals.

    Cons

    I have not experienced too many 'cons' yet, I would say that this large company has a lot of inertia and is a slow ship to turn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great work environment. Management empowers employees.

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    Current Employee - Case Manager  in  Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Modesto, CA

    I have been working at Telecare Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent program culture. Freedom to meet the needs of your clients in the best way you see fit. Nice perks (free lunches, company outings). Respect from all levels of management. I appreciate that the work is competitive.

    Cons

    Relatively low wages compared to similar position with the County.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Company Ever hands down

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    Current Employee - Mental HEalth Employee  in  Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Mental HEalth Employee in Alameda, CA

    I have been working at Telecare Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's so nice to work for a company that actually cares about the community
    so often you find these kinds of companies who have these mission statements but never truly follow through. Telecare is NOT that company. I love working here.

    Cons

    I wish i got paid more...but who doesn't. that's just a part of the mental health system.
    I have to have a 20 word minimum but honestly the only thing there is to complain about is the PAY. which i blame medicaid for. sooo. not much else to say.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    A great place to work; better if the departments would get out of their silo.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Telecare Corporation

    Pros

    Telecare is a fast growing mental healthcare company that specializes in helping adults with mental impairments reach their full potential. This is a company that appears to be committed to the well-being of the people they serve. They focus on quality of care first, employee morale second, and profits third. I have experienced many instances where the most important thing is the what is best for the person being served even when there is significant costs involved.

    The company is in five states and growth presents many opportunities for advancement which can be rare in the mental health field. They pride themselves for promoting from with in the company.

    There is a high involvement culture from management and I have always felt supported and encouraged to take risks and grow as a professional. The company appears to be very well respected in the mental health community and they have been apart of major developments in the field over the last 40 years.

    Cons

    Because the company is so spread out geographically, it sometimes feels a bit disjointed. For example, new initiatives can be cumbersome to roll out or policy decisions may seem haphazard because they have no relevance. There seems to be limited options for advancement beyond the administrator level.

    Departments seem to be at odds at times. For example, the HR and Finance departments sometimes "wag the dog." It appears the Finance and IT department have had difficulties keeping key personnel who seem to leave for bigger companies. Further, leadership of these departments seem disconnected from the Operations Department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit the programs outside of the Bay Area. Increase base salaries to keep key personnel. Reconsider having members of the Executive Committee also be members of the Board of Directors.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Want to really make a difference and feel good? Work at Telecare.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA

    I have been working at Telecare Corporation

    Pros

    Telecare is a place where people can do really good, heartfelt work that matters -- really matters. Everything we do either directly or indirectly helps people with mental illness, and that's something I feel great about. We are all treated like family -- sometimes good, sometimes not, but it's never 'corporate-y' -- I always feel like an individual and very appreciated.

    Cons

    If you are not a clinical person, sometimes it can be difficult to find ways to advance. That's because although we are a large company, the corporate/administration side is actually very small. However, if you are a clinical person, there is lots of room to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Seriously. The people in senior management really care about this work; it's kind of wonderful to be a part of.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Annual Review

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

    I have been working at Telecare Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Morning Meeting 8-9:30am then you can make your your schedule while seeing 3-4 clients a day.

    Cons

    Lots of driving -(which can be a pro or a con)- you get reimbursed

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    I learned a lot about the recovery model and enjoyed my experience at Telecare.

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    Former Employee - Recovery Specialist
    Former Employee - Recovery Specialist

    I worked at Telecare Corporation

    Pros

    High level of interaction with residents.
    Room for employee idea input.
    Flexible on shift scheduling.
    Found residents to be inspiring.

    Cons

    Occasional employee drama would create stressful and distracting environment for residents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide employees with feedback on the care they are providing. Try to create a more professional working environment by reducing non work-related conversations.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very excited bout certain aspects of this company.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Telecare Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Likable staff, good medical benefits.

    Cons

    Have to wait a year to contribute to the 401k plan. That in no way encourages me to stay very long. Contribution to the plan (not being matched) doesn't cost the company anything so why this stipulation. I understand why they won't match in the first year...but I should be able to contribute my own money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your 401k rules.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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