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Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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  1. "Love this organization!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinician in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Clinician in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    SO involved in the community! Great programs, supportive management (and great pay!)

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Counselor IV"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Counselor IV in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Counselor IV in Gainesville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good entry level job with opportunity to transfer and advance.

    Cons

    The salary is the absolute lowest in the area for masters level clinicians.

    Advice to Management

    Meridian has the potential to be an excellent organization that provides good quality care to insured and indigent clients alike. There is a lot of talent in the direct care staff. However, the top heavy and disconnected management makes it extremely difficult for any exceptional staff to stay long term.


  3. "Great clients. Extremely challenging system"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The clients make the work incredibly rewarding.

    There are a handful of really excellent employees, which help make the system more workable/tolerable.

    Diverse population served, yielding really excellent hands-on training.

    Cons

    Heavy focus on productivity, which sends a message to providers (and clients) that it's QUANTITY not quality that matters.

    Upper management maintains focus on what's not being completed, rarely giving staff praise/feedback on what they have accomplished.

    Salaries are not competitive (with the exception of psychiatrists), which yields high turnover.

    There are few incentives to produce at such a high volume- very rarely are raises or bonuses given to staff (unless you are a medical provider).

    Supervisors/managers are spread very thin, limiting training time provided to new staff. Staff are left to feel unsupported in a highly challenging environment.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries to keep good staff (especially licensed clinicians) from searching for new jobs. Stay competitive with other organizations so people will see Meridian as a career, not just a stepping stone.

    Be thoughtful about how strategies to increase productivity or billing will impact staff. Your numbers will really drop if you don't have staff to see the clients.

    Offer more opportunities for professional development, e.g., encourage departments to have in-services, case conferences, or workshops for clinicians. Demonstrate that you see the providers as more than just a means to bill; show that you are invested in their growth and continued learning.


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  5. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful staff with a great working environment.

    Cons

    None to report at this time


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Bogus reviews by HR Staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Developer/Analyst in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - IT Developer/Analyst in Gainesville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    HR staff post positive reviews so read ALL reviews
    and determine for your self

    Cons

    This place SUCKS to work

    Advice to Management

    Fire all management including CEO and CFO


  7. "No support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They're always low on staff so they at least gave me a chance.

    Cons

    I was only a PRN staff but didn't even know who the unit manager was or ever even met him/her . Had a workplace injury and no follow-up. Some of the staff were great (because they're great people) but the place does not give for an encouraging work environment. There's no support from management.

    Advice to Management

    do better

    Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Response

    Aug 10, 2016 – Director, Staffing/Recruitment

    Thank you for bringing this situation to our attention and I am discouraged to hear of your negative experience. We have recently improved management presence with having shift managers on every ... More


  8. "clinician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Clinician in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Clinician in Gainesville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Good place to learn skills as a therapist. Services provided cover range of services so there are opportunities to develop skills in a range of clinical areas.

    Cons

    Low pay, shortage of staff, workload exceeds reasonable expectations. Supervision can be iffy. Outcomes/performance measured by numbers negating human factors.

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond the numbers.


  9. "tma"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RMA/TMA in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - RMA/TMA in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare (More than a year)

    Pros

    not a safe place to work very dirty

    Cons

    there are o cons this job sucks

    Advice to Management

    no comment


  10. "Burnout"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Counselor III in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Counselor III in Gainesville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start at when beginning your career.

    Cons

    Burnout rate of employees was high.

    Advice to Management

    Organization and appreciation of staff could use improvement.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Current Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Department in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Department in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very competitive wages and room for advancement. Staff are very friendly and helpful. This company provides excellent training to its employees and additional training if needed. The team keeps the work environment in an upbeat state. This work environment is not only knowledgeable but fun.

    Cons

    This work environment can be stressful at times but the team work here makes that much easier to deal with. Being a 24/7 care facility requires some overtime or stay overs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep praising your staff as you do and continue to make the work environment fun and enjoyable.



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