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Burrell Behavioral Health Reviews

Updated September 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "The company has a new CEO who is making changes which seem to be positive" (in 9 reviews)

  • "The new administration has made it their goal to make this company "the best place to work and the" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, no appreciation and no raises" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Upper management is all talk and sprinkling glitter on everything" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Burrell Behavioral Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of changes but they are all helping to make this the best place to work and receive care.

    Cons

    Communication is slow to come from admin


  2. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burrell Behavioral Health full-time

    Pros

    Great experience, lots of learning.

    Cons

    Management out of touch, difficult situations, high stress.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Needs A LOT of Work"

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    Former Employee - Residential Specialist in Nixa, MO
    Former Employee - Residential Specialist in Nixa, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with clients
    Feeling like you're making an impact
    Great hands-on experience in the mental health field
    Awesome co-workers

    Cons

    No guidance or real training
    Constantly being left short handed
    Very little communication between specialists and higher ups
    Can be physically dangerous at times
    Too many changes trying to be made at once
    No support when issues arise
    Physically and mentally draining
    Not feeling heard or like there was anyone to discuss issues with

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the residential specialists. We worked on the floor with the clients the most, and even though we may not have degrees or high titles, we know how they may react and handle said changes. Support us. Work as a team, not a hierarchy. Communication is key, especially when working with kids to keep consistency and everyone on the same page. Replace higher titles rather than having others fill in and not be compensated for it.


  4. "Facilities Manager"

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

    I worked at Burrell Behavioral Health full-time

    Pros

    Working with clients and staff.

    Cons

    Working conditions were not conducive.


  5. "Don’t recommend"

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    Former Employee - Community Support Specialist in Sedalia, MO
    Former Employee - Community Support Specialist in Sedalia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Burrell Behavioral Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule at times, kind of helping people?

    Cons

    Horrible management, expects high productivity, unpaid overtime, phony atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Give more positive feedback, provide actual training, don’t treat employees like a number


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Youth Residential Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Rewarding. Chance to work with some great people

    Cons

    Low pay. Not much recognition from management. Mentally exhausting work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work, but needs improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Burrell Behavioral Health full-time

    Pros

    Benefits such as health insurance, retirement funds, discounts at local businesses, EAP services
    Most Colleagues are kind and supportive
    Prime location
    Beautiful grounds

    Cons

    Apparently, long time loyal employment with the company is only worth. About 27.5 cents per hour. Long time employees are not being compensated appropriately.
    Office spaces are not used in the best manner and could be changed in ways that provide more comfort to employees.
    Parking can also be a nightmare at times.

    Advice to Management

    Worry less about those who have been employed with the company. Employwas with tenure have worked for years making wages that force them to work more than one job....for those people to make wages that still do so (after being promised compensation) makes them look for work elsewhere. If you lose your most knowledgeable people (which is happening) then you won't get the advantages of said intellect. People who have worked 3 or more years with the company should receive additional compensation not provided to anyone who has worked less than 3 years.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Lost all respect for Executive Team & up."

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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 Burrell Behavioral Health full-time

    Pros

    It was never perfect, but know it’s awful.

    Cons

    I’ve been with BBH for over 15 years and this is the lowest myself and other employees have felt. I’m too old to start a new career, however I may not have a choice. Too much talk going on with the Executive Team and their spouses. Some of their spouses work here and some don’t. More is learned outside of BBH than from the company and that is not “The best place to work” let alone “The best place to receive care”. If we don’t appear to love our job and post it on social media with smiles, we are looked down upon.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate the Executive Team and their priorities. The ones promoted are just on easy street without the qualifications to do their job. Reevaluate some employees that have been terminated for being loyal to the company and clients. Integrity has been lost as well as respect in the medical community.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Decline"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Burrell Behavioral Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great co-workers, can set your own schedule

    Cons

    The management is authoritarian, top down, heavy handed. Adds stress.

    Advice to Management

    Take a more positive view of employees and TRUST them to be the professionals they are, rather than trying to control them.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Community Support Specialist"

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    Former Employee - CSS in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - CSS in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Burrell Behavioral Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A few good people left trying to do the right thing

    Cons

    Unethical and immoral. Claims to be non-profit but abuses low income Medicaid clients for money. The positive reviews of them around January- they paid employees to write those reviews to try and cover up the people speaking the truth. Anyone with a soul that wants to actually help people stay away from this company. They are literally driving clients and employees to the brink of suicide and do not care. Unbelievably horrible place.

    Advice to Management

    Remember who you are supposed to be helping. Stop putting money over what is right. Remember that your front line workers matter too. And with every ounce of whatever heart you have left realize that you're recent practices have driven employees and clients to suicide attempts. Please...be human. Be decent people.


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