Prestera Center for mental health Reviews in Charleston, WV | Glassdoor

Prestera Center for mental health Charleston Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2019

To filter reviews, or .

Found 11 reviews

3.6
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
82%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
Approve of CEO
Karen Yost
5 Ratings
  1. "Working at Prestera has been an amazing experience."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Health and Wellness Specialist in Charleston, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Prestera Center for mental health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learn something new everyday and getting to know new people

    Cons

    Not enough training in one area

    Prestera Center for mental health2019-06-27
  2. "Good pay,long hours"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BRS in Clendenin, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prestera Center for mental health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They pay good, and will help work around your schedule.

    Cons

    you have to have a lot of patience and self control

    Prestera Center for mental health2018-12-06
  3. "Pretty good benefits, terrible pay"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Behavioral Rehabilitation Specialist in Charleston, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Prestera Center for mental health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    4 weeks of paid vacation, Two weeks of sick leave. 401k match. Easy job.

    Cons

    The pay is very low when compared to comparable positions. 2% raises offered once a year.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the starting pay (for instance, Highland pays $11-12.50 for the same position) and offer better raises

    Prestera Center for mental health2018-10-20
  4. "Behavior health specialist."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service Specialist in Charleston, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Prestera Center for mental health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I've been cooking for the military do over twenty years and my knowledge would benefit your company tremendously.

    Cons

    I enjoy preparing and serving food.

    Advice to Management

    If given the opportunity,I would like to have a chance to advance with your company.

    Prestera Center for mental health2018-08-13
  5. "Two times with this company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Prestera Center for mental health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great cohesion with coworkers. Mostly good support from managers.

    Cons

    Low pay. Long hours.

    Prestera Center for mental health2017-10-23
  6. Helpful (1)

    "not bad, but..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Charleston, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Prestera Center for mental health

    Pros

    Great staff, most are easy to get along with and will answer any questions.

    Cons

    High employee turnover right, Prestera needs to increase pay to encourage staff to stay longer. Communication between upper management and staff needs work.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your staff turnover rate. Regardless of what you think, salary is a big issue! Someone with a bachelor's degree should start out at more than $22,000. Break it down, it's poverty level!

    Prestera Center for mental health2017-01-09
  7. "No path for advancement, poor salary and benefits"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Prestera Center for mental health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The clients and some co-workers are the only saving grace this company has. If you like to help people, and care for little else, this may just be the job for you. If that's the case, however, you better have a financial backup plan.

    Cons

    Poor salary. A couple of years before I started, the company instituted a "pay freeze" for my department, wherein no yearly raises were allowed. The department I worked in had no path for advancement. Once you are there, you're there. The health insurance offered did not cover anything. Leaving me with $400 in bills for two Urgent Care visits due to the Flu, and also did not cover any medical bills from a broken arm.

    Advice to Management

    Retire. Please. Let someone who cares about people take over. Non profit is not a license to dump on your employees.

    Prestera Center for mental health2016-03-12
  8. "Prestera is a great place to lean and grow!!!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prestera Center for mental health for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to learn and grow both professionally and personally in the largest community mental health center in West Virginia. Continuing education and training available to those who want to continue professional learning. A vast range of job opportunities to fit most individuals who want to work with particular populations (Ex: Children, Adolescents, Adults, In home, School based and office structure), which...

    Show More

    Cons

    Low pay compared to private industry and lack of support through upper management.

    Advice to Management

    It is important for those working in the mental health field to have peer and team support. It should be required to have clinical team meetings to discuss tough cases and situations that are happening per department on at least a monthly basis. Cross training and support from upward management would help to build retention and employee satisfaction. It is also important to emphasize clinical certification for those in...

    Show More
    Prestera Center for mental health2016-01-17
  9. "Behavioral Rehabilitation Specailist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Behavioral Rehabilitation Specialist in Charleston, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prestera Center for mental health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the staff members are excellent. The clients are amazing. It really isn't a hard job (physically). I feel as though (contrary to many other reviews), management actually cares about their employees, and residents. It is an extremely rewarding job. Many of the employees who have been here for longer than a few years will tell you that they are not in the mental health field for the money.

    Cons

    The pay is horrendous. Most sites start out at minimum wage. For a job as serious as dealing with a client's life (i.e. taking care of AMAP duties), you would think it would pay at least slightly above minimum wage. Even though it is an extremely rewarding job, it can be insanely stressful. There really isn't any physical work in being a BRS. Instead, it's mostly mental. The hardest part of the job dealing with conflicts...

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    I understand that Prestera is a 'non-profit' company, but they can at least afford to pay ~$11/hour. Many other jobs (even in West Virginia) that require you to pass medications, and be in a residential setting pay at least slightly above minimum wage. The national average for a Mental Health Tech (used interchangeably with BRS) ranges anywhere from $23,000 a year, to $40,000 a year. Prestera pays a full time BRS...

    Show More
    Prestera Center for mental health2015-10-22
  10. Helpful (2)

    "worked overtime everyday to keep up with documentation without compensation or acknowledgement"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Madison, WV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Prestera Center for mental health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    co workers are fantastic, free parking

    Cons

    no training, expected to fraud medicaid, long hours with no OT pay, no management support, treated patients poorly

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all management and start over with leaders who respect employees and arent out for just money and not the patients. Respect mental health/MR?substance abuse patients and their well being and not billing their visits just to increase revenue. Listen and spend time with patients before diagnosing. Quit pushing medicine on patients and try and provide support in other ways.

    Prestera Center for mental health2014-07-24
Found 11 reviews