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  1. "Great starting position for new grad nurses"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Tuition reimbursement diverse

    Cons

    Eight hour shifts and high census for staff


  2. Helpful (1)

    "RN"

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

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, some nurses are great to work with.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, seems more eager to crucify nurses than help them, everyone seems more eager to cover their butts than work together

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    "supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    paid holidays,personal days and sick time

    Cons

    administration does not value subordinates

    Advice to Management

    If managementioned took into account concerns of staff there would be more productivity


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Mental Health Therapy Aide"

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Therapy Aide in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Mental Health Therapy Aide in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great pay for the amount of education required (HS/GED), The indescribable feeling you get when a patient expresses how much you help them, Co-workers become family, Lots of overtime

    Cons

    Dangerous environment, Too much overtime, Favoritism within management, Rules are not always consistent, Wear & Tear On the Body, Unprofessional & sometimes incompetent people in charge

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge and at least offer of encouraging word to your MHTA's more often, they are always on the front line and the backbone of this organization and most times get treated the worse


  5. "Depends"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It's a state job. Good benefits and pay. Your experience is really dependent on the unit you are working for and the job.

    Cons

    Management is usually out of touch with the daily minutia of their employees jobs.Rarely is decent training provided


  6. "Social Work Inter"

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    Current Intern - Chapter Director in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Chapter Director in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    So far from what it seems, its going to be an amazing program! The people and workplace is going to really help me learn and gain much needed experience for my career.

    Cons

    I haven't started yet so I have no idea the cons. But the one con I have seen is the hospital looks a little outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Make it a little more modern looking


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Under Appreciated"

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Therapy Aide in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Mental Health Therapy Aide in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good and there is a lot of Overtime

    Cons

    Inter Departamental Communication is nonexistent in this organization. Employees are very entitled and childish.

    Advice to Management

    Continuous Training due to changing demographics, Not Just the Annual Training.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "OK."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time

    Pros

    The company provides good benefits to its employees. The company also provides lots of resources to its employees. There is also possibilities for upward mobility.

    Cons

    The company is a little bit bureaucratic at times and there are layers of bureaucracy. The company is very slow in adapting and implementing change.

    Advice to Management

    Management could be more innovative and adapt better to change. Management really needs consider its employees and has to become more leaner and more efficient.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "You feel terrible working here"

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Therapy Aide in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Mental Health Therapy Aide in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gained a lot of experience working with high need children with psychiatric and behavioral problems. Good stepping stone job.

    Cons

    I work at the Bronx location of NYCCC. I can't say if this is the same experience at the other locations.

    Can't stay here longer than 2-3 years, job is VERY draining so staff turnover rate is very high. No room to advance in job, or to go to school, as there are frequent mandatory overtimes (working another 8hs on top of regular 8hr shift). There is literally nothing else to do but work and sleep, as a typical week includes up to 4 mandataions (72hr work week). There is never enough staff in the building as staff are frequently injured and go out on workers compensation, which leads to a lot of mandatory overtime.

    You feel very unappreciated working here, and they treat therapy aides like robots, expecting us to no get burned out, or to feel fustrated, or even sick. And they always threaten with write-ups for everything, even calling out when you're feeling sick. Supervisors never want to give time off, building is always cold, especially on overnight shift, many staff get sick. Building is very unsecured and has a lot of violations, even though it is a new building (opened Feb 2016), doors that don't lock, door that lock but can be broken into, falling ceiling tiles, etc.

    Terrible managment, poor communication between supervisors, therapist, doctors, nurses, coordinators, and therapy aides, very unorganized, everybody following their own rules and policies.

    This is a facility for psychiatric children, so you will get hit, kicked and cursed at. But what really makes this place hard to work at is everything stated above.

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff better and maybe staff would want to stay at this facility.
    Maybe have temp/per diem staff for when regular staff are hurt, so that there is enough staff in the building without having to force staff to work overtime.


  10. "Peer Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time

    Pros

    Easy commute
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Lock of advance opportunities
    Lock of translator

    Advice to Management

    Listen


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