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Maine Behavioral Healthcare Reviews

Updated Nov 3, 2018

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Maine Behavioral Healthcare CEO Stephen M. Merz
Stephen M. Merz
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  1. "Case Manager"

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in Springvale, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Maine Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flex hours, close proximity, stable

    Cons

    Low pay more experience over educated and management skills

    Advice to Management

    Experience and education is valuable

    Maine Behavioral Healthcare2018-03-19
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Stay Away or risk your own sanity"

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    Former Employee - Clinician in Westbrook, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maine Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not many pros here to speak of.

    Cons

    Upper management are inept and incompetent. Clearly the Peter Principal was at work here in filling positions at the top. Chaotic and dysfunctional organization. Business model appears to be to hire anyone with a pulse and overwork them until they can’t stand it anymore and leave or go insane.

    Advice to Management

    Start noticing who your truly smart and valuable people are and not just the ones who can shmooze their way up the ladder..

    Maine Behavioral Healthcare2018-11-03
  3. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Emergency Services Worker in Rockland, ME
    Recommends

    I worked at Maine Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great experience working directly with clients with mental health diagnosis.

    Cons

    Low pay Lack of staff on overnight shifts

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages and support for direct care staff.

    Maine Behavioral Healthcare2017-10-24
  4. "crisis response worker full time"

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

    I have been working at Maine Behavioral Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    there are many caring employees who give their all to make a difference with the population we serve

    Cons

    long hours, broken mental health system, senior management who are disconnected from the reality that employees deal with every day

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees-- you do not need to hire an outside agency to understand why employee morale is low

    Maine Behavioral Healthcare2017-08-26
  5. "Clinician"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Maine Behavioral Healthcare part-time

      Pros

      Supportive co-workers made the job worthwhile

      Cons

      Did not feel supportive from upper management.

      Maine Behavioral Healthcare2017-05-08
    • "Office Coordinator"

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        Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Norway, ME

        I have been working at Maine Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great cowokers/ Supervisor patients are great!

        Cons

        no communitication, very disorganizated

        Advice to Management

        get you stuff togother

        Maine Behavioral Healthcare2016-10-20
      • "Case Manager"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Biddeford, ME
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Maine Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Worthwhile work, quality supervision, generally good atmosphere and teamwork

        Cons

        Pay could be better, but what else it new? Changing paperwork, but again, change is a constant, isn't it.

        Advice to Management

        Don't talk to employees about engagement, talk to them about how happy they are, how productive they feel, if they have room to grow, and feel they re treated fairly.

        Maine Behavioral Healthcare2015-11-13
      • "Good People But Chaotic, Confused Management"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook

        I worked at Maine Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Good people for the most part; Most seem dedicated to their work, happy to have jobs but also with a dedicated, emotional connection to growing the business and supporting its mission.

        Cons

        Executive management team is often lost in confusion on decisions points, leaving middle and lower management frustrated, dissatisfied and perhaps most of all, distrusting of their leadership and competency. Much money is spent on processes or projects which are later abandoned or placed on back-burners due to discourse and passive bickering among the small but dysfunctional executive management team. *Highly political...

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        Advice to Management

        Consider outside advice to help fix the problems in your upper management, even if it hurts to hear those truths. Lessen the politics, foster collaboration among your employee base: from the most lowly janitor to the onsite Maine Medical employees. Periodic pizza parties don't work. LISTEN to what you're hearing at the ground floor and reading online. Appoint REAL professionals to help lead your technology growth and...

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        Maine Behavioral Healthcare2015-05-17
      • Helpful (1)

        "Not a bad place to work"

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        Current Employee - Therapist in Portland, OR
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook

        I have been working at Maine Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Basically thorough and fair hiring and personnel practices, a growing entity with a new name, that seems to really try to make positive steps to keep up with healthcare trends and stay competitive in a changing market.

        Cons

        I think the challenges are common among most mental health job, such as relatively low pay, and sometimes having to do things that makes sense from the corporate office or three supervisory levels up, but don't make as much sense on the ground.

        Advice to Management

        I think whatever you can do to maintain some of the feel of the smaller entities that merged to become what you are today, would help.

        Maine Behavioral Healthcare2014-10-19
      • "MMHC was a great company to work for. Great benefits and strong team to work with."

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        Current Employee - Emergency Services Worker in Rockland, ME
        Recommends

        I have been working at Maine Behavioral Healthcare

        Pros

        Excellent communication from supervisors Great co-workers Comfortable work environment Flexibility with schedule Excellent benefits

        Cons

        Limited opportunity for advancement, unless you further education to a bachelors degree Hourly pay is too low considering the direct responsibility for client care, however this is to be expected working for a non profit in a social services setting. The benefits for time off and health care are very generous.

        Advice to Management

        A great organization overall. A few issues would be a market survey on salary and a raise for all staff based on findings. Also it would be very nice to have discounts to local businesses such as a gym or museums.

        Maine Behavioral Healthcare2011-03-19
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