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Canadian Mental Health Association Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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Canadian Mental Health Association CEO Peter Coleridge
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  1. "Accounting Clerk"

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

    Pros

    Great Work life balance, and great benefits

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons


  2. "Beware"

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    Former Employee - Community Support Worker in Fort Erie, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Community Support Worker in Fort Erie, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Canadian Mental Health Association full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Several positions are high in autonomy.

    Cons

    Favoritism, bullying, cronyism, erratic, arbitrary, and capricious management practices.

    Advice to Management

    EVERYONE has value in this agency, not just those you like or are comfortable with socially. The agency needs to be managed on principle, not personality. Friends, associates, and those most favored by management do NOT make superior employees. The toxicity of the attitudes and corruption of procedure WILL have severe consequences, mark these words. Several employees have been lost to burnout, poor management, and unscrupulous practices. The "policies and procedures" should not change from employee to employee and administrative ego is a poor barometer for assessing the quality and character of an employee. Wake up, people. You retain the employees you deserve.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Mental Health Association full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's very rewarding working here and there are a lot of opportunities for learning. They're serious about being the number one organization for mental health services and knowledge. They also promote work/life balance, so the hours are great, and they provide days off for personal time in addition to vacation and sick time.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible and some of the unionized workers are unhappy and do a lot of grumbling. They have a great job, great benefits, decent pay (not the best, but better than some) and their negativity ruins it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to pay scales to attract great talent. Get the union out of there!


  4. "Excellent employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and rewarding work, good salary, great benefits

    Cons

    I do not have anything negative to say about this employer


  5. "Excellent work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Mental Health Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Excellent coworkers
    Great upper management who look after employees needs

    Cons

    Small organization therefore not much opportunity for advancement


  6. "Good Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Organization is client focused and has grown positively in the recent years

    Cons

    High turn over of staff
    Lack of training opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training staff to retain them


  7. "case manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Mental Health Association full-time

    Pros

    great team and flexible work hours

    Cons

    can be stressful working with people with mental health disabilities

  8. "Good for the Community"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Canadian Mental Health Association full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    CMHA does great work in the community trying to help as many people as possible.

    Cons

    Work with difficult people, often thankless, constantly having to clean outdoors because of community members leaving a mess.


  9. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Mental Health Association full-time

    Pros

    Good management team with which to work

    Cons

    Ongoing work to facilitate cultural shift in some departments

    Advice to Management

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  10. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Mental Health Association (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lots of work and you are kept busy which is a good thing when you love what you do. Good training workshops and great benefits.

    Cons

    Don't get caught up in the office politics. Just do your job and all will be well.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear about goals.


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