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Mental Health Systems Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mental Health Systems full-time

    Pros

    Company has core values and a commitment to helping the community which are in alignment with my own.

    Cons

    Payscales tend to run on the lower end.

    Advice to Management

    Keep advancing your education.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lcsw in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Lcsw in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mental Health Systems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    MHS is open to people with lived experience. MHS will try to support you in your career goals. Good place for student Interns.

    Cons

    Some employees should be fired sooner than latter. Sometimes there is too much support for problem employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware how the toxic employee affects the co-workers. Don't worry about being sued by the toxic employee.


  3. "Nonprofit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Help underserved community via therapy.

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of respect for staff, lack of comprehensive clinical feedback from program managers and staff, lack of role differentiation between clinicians and AOD counselors/managers.

    Advice to Management

    To fix the cons listed above.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Lead Veteran Peer Navigator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to collaborate with multiple outside organizations while also assisting clients in need.

    Cons

    Management needs to implement a lot of changes in order to offer a healthier work environment.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience, but moved on"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Mental Health Program Manager in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Mental Health Program Manager in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mental Health Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn, grow clinically, serve in program that helps vulnerable children/families. Liked flexibility in schedule, good supervisors, VP, training. MHS has a great reputation despite near implosion from former executives. The organization has lots of great potential for people in the field of behavioral health.

    Cons

    Organizational trauma in last year has made people skeptical and unsure of future, medical benefits are lacking. Turnover in program made it difficult to stabilize.

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities for staff to express concerns regarding agency with new leadership, team building, and address the benefits. Losing good people to county and state for the benefits.


  7. "cook supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Cook Supervisor in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Cook Supervisor in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mental Health Systems part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    working with women population with discernment

    Cons

    a lot of complaining and throat cutting

    Advice to Management

    work with discernment learn from experience


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Run..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Getting to interact with community members who need services.
    paid supervision.

    Cons

    Where to start?! Poorly organized, everyone where I worked was super stressed, overworked and seriously under payed. Benefits are not good. High turnover of employees-managers/supervisors cannot even help to train new hires because they're so overworked. Lots of internal issues with staff...a lot of employees stay to get their hours in since you are offered weekly paid supervision (at least at my office) and then leave once they get hours for test.
    Look up articles in Union Tribune regarding county money mismanagement...even though CEO is gone, what I say was still similar ideals in upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better benefits, etc to employees to encourage them to stay longer so staff can actually work with clients instead of dealing with office issues all the time.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing experience"

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

    I have been working at Mental Health Systems full-time

    Pros

    -good work/life balance
    -occasional catered lunches
    -working with underserved population rewarding

    Cons

    -low pay
    -high turnover
    -no training
    -awful facilities
    -negative culture

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Give new hires proper training to ensure their success. Create a more engaging and positive culture that makes employees want to stay instead of getting their 1 year mark and getting out.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Serious"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work experience, and clients served. Nonprofit mental health should be mandatory experience for all professionals. Mental Health Systems has potential to do a lot of good in this world. It is a shame has & is happening to upper management.

    Cons

    Middle management (Vice President, Clinical Sup, Program Sup) openly laughing at and belittling staff is no less than a small part of the ludicrous turnover in therapists and case managers.

    Advice to Management

    See above.


  11. "Awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Mental Health Therapist in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Community Mental Health Therapist in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mental Health Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Set your own schedule. Ability to practice therapeutic interventions. Supervision on site one-on-one and group. Great support!

    Cons

    Parking lot too small. During staff meetings got to get there early to find a parking spot.

    Advice to Management

    None



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