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Aurora Behavioral Health Care Reviews

Updated January 3, 2019
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  • "Lower end of pay scale (though not the worst), high turnover, still on 8hr shifts, some supervisors NOT meant to be leaders (but most were awesome)" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Upper management not consistent in discipline" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Aurora behavior health"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aurora Behavioral Health Care full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People safe environment money experience

    Cons

    Commute landscape building Arizona weather

    Advice to Management

    No


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Unrealistic productivity expectations"

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    Former Employee - Therapist in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Therapist in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aurora Behavioral Health Care full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff members who truly care about patient care. Clean facility. Good place for therapist new to the field. Supervision available.

    Cons

    High turnover/ termination in all departments from management on down. High case loads with unrealistic productivity expectations ( the average work load would reasonably make for a 12 hour day, however management pushed all work to be completed within 8 hours). Punitive leadership style, micromanaging. Time off request ignored. Gossiping as a culture. Safety concerns due to low staff ratio and poor training. Supervision is offered by new clinical therapist, ethically concerning practice.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is more than a title or position. If you don't listen to employees they will stop talking... or quit. Employees want to feel safe, heard and respected. Micromanaging let's the employee know they are not trusted. Adding more and more tasks to the daily productivity expectations without consulting employees let's them know that their safety and well-being are under valued.

  3. "Behavioral Health Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aurora Behavioral Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Easy money depending on the day and you must have patience to work with people. Must be working with good nurses otherwise your job becomes much more difficult.

    Cons

    Management will fire you in a heartbeat and work you like a horse anyways. Management needs to be better, and policies need to improve. They currently provide knives to patients despite complaints from most of the staff in the hospital.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t fire employees after one mistake and listen to your employees.


  4. "Lots of busy work"

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician in Santa Rosa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aurora Behavioral Health Care full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    generous vacation time, free lunch/dinner

    Cons

    the hospital still uses paper charts which is terribly outdated and requires lots of busy work. Always understaffed and disorganized.


  5. "Why not to work at Aurora"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aurora Behavioral Health Care full-time

    Pros

    My immediate department supervisor is amazing, she really tries to make this a positive and productive work environment. She encourages us to take on organizational projects and develop new policies and procedures to make the process more efficient.

    Cons

    Failure of a company starts from the top, administration is huge on micromanaging here. It is almost impossible to accomplish anything or work independently here. The turnover rate is insane, they cannot keep people more than a month or two. Nursing administration is unprofessional, and unethical. They are so low on staff that they let nurses get away with a lot that shouldn't go on. Administration is constantly fighting with each other, playing power struggle over different departments.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new administration, follow policies, reprimand according to policy, remain professional, and be consistent with staff.


  6. "Great place to get experience, but quite toxic work environment"

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    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aurora Behavioral Health Care full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Direct patient care, some people actually care about the betterment of the mental health population, good benefits, plenty of overtime available, plenty of people to learn from

    Cons

    Understaffed almost every shift, you can get in trouble for things out of your control (at least in my experience). A lot of people have been working here for years/decades and aren’t as passionate about the job as you’d hope for people taking care of mentally ill patients.

    Advice to Management

    Give us an extra BHS on the floor than you think is sufficient.


  7. "This is an average Psych RN position"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aurora Behavioral Health Care full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for OT. Supervisor is very approachable. Pay is on the high side of average.

    Cons

    Often stuck running short staffed and management does very little to change this. No educational reimbursement opportunities. Benefits are hilarious.

  8. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Dietary Aide in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Dietary Aide in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aurora Behavioral Health Care part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work is easy but it can get a little tedious at times

    Cons

    Always short staffed and manager was not able to plan accordingly


  9. "BHT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aurora Behavioral Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Lots of overtime. friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Short staffed and short breaks


  10. "Behavioral Health Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aurora Behavioral Health Care part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Behavioral Health Experience, Schedules, and Coworkers.

    Cons

    No medical benefits for part time employees

    Advice to Management

    Medical Benefits to part time