Wheeler Clinic Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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  1. A good job overall.

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

    I have been working at Wheeler Clinic full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Wheeler Clinic is certainly much better than my last job which was just terrible!! The compensation is pretty decent for the most part. However, you do have to work a lot harder here in order to earn that same compensation. I suppose that is natural enough thought. Work life balance is probably the best advantage of working here. I have the flexibility I need to work from home, which is very important as a new mother. Not everyone is that lucky however, and it really depends on which program or department you work in. Obviously, some departments and programs don’t offer the ability to work from home. I’m certainly glad that mine does, and I take full advantage of it! I also think that the structure and organization here is SIGNIFICANTLY better than my last job, which was just total chaos and anarchy!!!!!! So that is also another improvement or advantage for me. There are other advantages of working here like the benefits package and a good team of colleagues who I work with.

    Cons

    The main drawback is clearly the workload. Even if you have the opportunity to work from home like I can sometimes, you still have to put in the hours to get the job done. That really is the only drawback about working here though.

    Advice to Management

    When I compare the senior management here to the management at my last job, Wheeler is doing a MUCH, MUCH better and I want to recognize you all for that!! However, my one piece of advice would be for management to monitor the work load of their staff, so they don’t get to burned out!


  2. clinician

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wheeler Clinic

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

    Pros

    great opportunities and benefits. much effort in providing support for staff.

    Cons

    work load can be much and pay can be little depending on the position.


  3. Lack of communication, no one follows policies, underpaid

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

    I have been working at Wheeler Clinic full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Being able to help all walks of life and know they can come to a non judgmental environment.

    Cons

    No one knew how to communicate as far as management high turnover rate for providers in a year.. The office had 8, no consistence. No plan for coverage. No raises, grant funded driven, lack of training. The EHR was not user friendly no proper training.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be more "boots in the ground" know what your staff is doing on a day to day basis. Not just stay in the office behind closed doors. Communicate to the whole office. Help employees with issues or concerns. Don't let them figure it out have them make a mistake and then try to dissolute an employee for somthing not being clearified.


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  5. No Raises and Grant Driven Work

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

    I have been working at Wheeler Clinic full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    lots of vacation time, 3 weeks during year one, 4 weeks during year two. plenty of training

    Cons

    in some areas - no ability to advance. work is grant drive- once the grant runs out you switch your focus or lose your job. They don't hire the best people for the job they just move them around. They are trying to stay on top of the new trends in behavioral health and primary care but they have no knowledge of health care. Up until July there was no ability to earn a raise no matter how hard you work. They will not give a market analysis to employees just managers. It's becoming to top heavy with managers

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more. don't rely on grants to guide your work


  6. Fostering positive change . . . .

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administration and Support in Plainville, CT
    Former Employee - Administration and Support in Plainville, CT

    I worked at Wheeler Clinic full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Being part of a team of people dedicated to improving the lives of clients, students and the communities we live in. Good health and retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Very lean, and resource constrained organization. Gov't program funding makes it very difficult to be equitable and consistent. Difficult work, staffing and retention risks, potential burn out.

    Advice to Management

    Clinical and direct care work is important and is the 'true' work of the clinic, but lack of focus on infrastructure, development and equitable practices will leave employees feeling overwhelmed and unsupported.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Poor Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administration and Support in Plainville, CT
    Former Employee - Administration and Support in Plainville, CT

    I worked at Wheeler Clinic full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Supporting community mental health. Great benefits. Chances to learn new skills.

    Cons

    Incompetent and petty managers. Low pay. Not supportive of career advancement.


  8. Great co-workers and interesting environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Plainville, CT
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Plainville, CT

    I have been working at Wheeler Clinic full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great schedule Lots of professional development ability to grow within the company flexibility paid time off and sick days easy dress code to follow nice staff/management

    Cons

    every day is different lots of paperwork under staffing issues


  9. Worst Job!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Direct Care Counselor in Plainville, CT
    Former Employee - Direct Care Counselor in Plainville, CT

    I worked at Wheeler Clinic

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

    Pros

    Working with the youth going on day trips was fun and interesting.

    Cons

    Management was awful, demeaning, and inconsiderate.

    Advice to Management

    Out with the old, get some new caring/ compassionate directors.


  10. Good starter job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wheeler Clinic

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, manager is great and flexible, benefits and paid time off are decent

    Cons

    Most staff is underpaid.


  11. Wheeler Clinic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wheeler Clinic

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Clientele population can be very rewarding to work with

    Cons

    Pay could be better; not a lot of positive reinforcement for employees

    Advice to Management

    Increase/improve incentives



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