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Strategic Behavioral Health Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to launch your career (in 3 reviews)

  • There are so many great people who work there dedicated to helping kids get better (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • With 1 Mental Health Tech for every 20 patients (in 5 reviews)

  • And currently there is too much focus in this department to collect money not quality of staff and patient care (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Over worked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnstown, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnstown, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Behavioral Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was hired with no psych or inpatient experience, so I learned A LOT by experience.

    My confidence increased as I absorbed material when working closely with the psychiatrist, pharmacist, the nurses, and the MHTs.

    Coworkers are AMAZING. My unit worked well as a cohesive team.

    Cons

    Salaried employees should expect to work 50-60 hours per week.

    Unethical guidance from management.

    Under staffed; causes safety risk to patients and staff.

    Patients are given very little to increase wellness; sheets don't stay on beds, only one blanket, no temperature control on units, food is based on calorie intake and not feeling satiated (snacks are an orange, or a tiny bag of popcorn). This is frustrating when you REALLY want your patients to get well.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to Maslow's hierarchy of needs. This applies to both patients and employees. For the purpose of employment, one basic need is REST. There is no rest once you step into the building. The next level includes security and safety. There is no security; it feels as if your work is always scrutinized and you do not receive any positive feedback. Safety is at risk when there is not enough staff to control the milieu when there is high acuity. The next level in Maslow's hierarchy is feelings of belonging. There is no "glue" that holds the hospital together. There is no incentive to keep talented and skilled employees. Moving up the hierarchy is needs of esteem. Some employees WANT to be creative and stand out in their field, and be recognized for that. Some want to grow as people, and there is no prestige working at Clear View. The very top of the pyramid is self-actualization. This will not be obtained while working at this hospital. I hope management can see how the hospital is not successful just based on these needs alone.


  2. "Unethical - Zero Protocal/Standards"

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    Former Employee - MHT in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - MHT in Green Bay, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Strategic Behavioral Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Patients discharged with a safety plan

    Cons

    Unethical. Zero level of standards and protocol not followed. Lack of direction from Managment and Administration. New administration, supervisors, and staff who have absolutely zero knowledge of mental health care, procedures, and policies.

    Advice to Management

    Verify staff credentials before offering employment. Make sure they have a background with history in this field. Host a training and orientation specific to each employee's role.

  3. "Management horrible"

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    Current Employee - MHT in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - MHT in Green Bay, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Strategic Behavioral Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None to share- wasn't a good experience, do not apply and if you have I would start looking for new employment

    Cons

    Management only cares about themselves, they are two faced. They stereotype everyone unless you kiss up to them, they don't care about their staff just about themselves

    Advice to Management

    Need changes in management before he company sinks


  4. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Behavioral Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The building is new construction so it is clean. The security of the building is great. Decent parking for staff.

    Cons

    The lack of staffing is unsafe. The staff are all overworked and expected to go without breaks while working extended shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Know that burning bridges in a small community will sink a business.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Been There Done That"

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    Former Employee - Management in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Management in Raleigh, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Behavioral Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great program concept to help children and adolescents with mental health and behavioral issues. Lots of great direct program personnel at the basic level helping the residents and patients. Attached school has experienced and even retired teachers who truly care about the kid's future. Basically everyone from support to direct care staff care about the future of all the patients and residents. Admissions does their best to keep the facility full, not for money purposes so much as to make sure this resource is available to the community as a whole. I have witnessed this program work and I believe it can get better.

    Cons

    Facility has recently lost it's focus on safety and security in lieu of competition in the field of mental health. Job expectations are un-realistic regardless of pay. With the exception of programming, home office support for the facility is not in touch with what is actually happening at the facility level.

    Advice to Management

    Put a lot more money at the basic level. You get what your pay for! Don't promote tenure over competence. Respect your employees and make sure they know you appreciate them every day. Take off the suits, roll up your sleeves and get your donkey on the floor!


  6. "N/A"

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    Former Employee - N/A in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - N/A in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Behavioral Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff that are treated horribly, really do come together to provide needed support for one another. It's just too bad the higher-ups (from home office to administration on site) don't appreciate their staff in the same manner.

    Cons

    Poor working conditions, no support from upper management in clinical, nursing even CEO, making for a hostile work environment. No consideration of the employees or their families (definitely can't have a functioning family and work here). Overworked and very under appreciated employees. Poor compensation, PTO, and pay is not comparable to the work you actually do.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the hard working, dedicated staff you have. Communicate more with all employees, not talking at them. Capitalize on individuals strengths rather then always focusing on faults (you find what you seek most). And listen to your staff, they are on the floor with the patients, recognize their (staff) needs so they may best serve the patients needs.


  7. "Unprofessional and Unethical"

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Behavioral Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro is that you are able to connect with the patients and make a positive difference in their lives.

    Cons

    The entire management staff is unprofessional and condone unethical behaviors. Many things go unreported and ignored when it comes to the treatment of the patients and staff. They allow supervisors to sleep with staff members and give female staff preferential treatment. The staff are greatly underpaid for the amount of work they do on top of the chaotic environment we work in. There is one Residential Counselor who seems to have all of the upper-management in his back pocket. He continues to get away with having inappropriate relationships with patients, while making false accusations against other staff members. He has continued to antagonize several staff members, and people are afraid to report his behavior for fear of being terminated. It seems that his behavior goes unnoticed because he is friends with the people who are supposed to be his supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be an overhaul of everyone in supervisory positions. You need to hire people who are dedicated to carrying out the mission of SBC with fidelity and integrity. If you do not conduct an investigation on the people you have in charge, they may end up being a major liability to the company.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Unprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Inpatient Clinician in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Inpatient Clinician in Green Bay, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Behavioral Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None to share as it was a horrible experience.

    Cons

    I worked there one week and because I asked about having to work holidays (which was not told to me in the hiring process) I was terminated. They also didn't tell me there were physical expectations of the job and I could not perform them. I did pass the pre employment physical though. There staff talk the talk of how much they care about you but their actions don't reflect that at all. I would not recommend working here ever.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your job and mean what you say.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "It's All About the Money for Upper Management"

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    Former Employee - MHT/RA in Garner, NC
    Former Employee - MHT/RA in Garner, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Behavioral Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Don't know of any to mention

    Cons

    Upper Management to Include CEO & all Administrators -On- Call ( AOC ) have a crab mentality. If they don't see where suggestions will not put a bonus or more money in their personal pockets, they will not approve it. Very little raises are given to the employee's, who work directly with the residents & patients there. It has been told to the employees that no raises were to be given while the Upper Mgmt & AOC's got raises and made major purchases for themselves. There are people there making five figure income and have no qualifications to merit the income. (Not even a College Degree.) These people walk around & destroy the moral of the employees there, due to their dominating powers given to them, while they will not physically assist with any of the confrontations with the residents & patients. There has been times that the residents/patients had no bathroom privileges over night when it was believes that no one would come for visitations. The residents/patients often are under fed, while the Upper Mgmt claim the budget does not provide for the residents/patients to have sufficient meals. ( I have seen them feed the people French Bread, Cereal, and maybe one-two cups of juices for breakfast,) From the perspective of taking care of the residents/patients and being therapeutic to them, they are very poor in implementation. Once an employee begins to be caring & empathetic with a resident/patient and try to take up for them when they are being abused by Mgnt's greed, that employee is soon framed & terminated.

    Advice to Management

    Could be a good place to work if Mgmt & AOC's were not so GREEDY. If they would become a part of the team in action & not words, it would make things better. Share the wealth & work some yourselves instead of walking around outside on your cell phones. What is wrong with using your telephones in your office? Are you discussing information that is crooked & don't want anyone to possible hear your conversations?


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Penny pinchers"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Johnstown, CO
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Johnstown, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Strategic Behavioral Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you want to make a difference, you can but it's an uphill battle d/t upper management.

    Cons

    Short supplies, No extra pay for working PRN, few benefits for part-time, so-so pay. Except for the DON nobody in management gives a positive word to employees. You only hear when they want to complain to you. Cheap building is a year old and already falling apart, also filthy. Mildew on shower curtains, yuck.

    Advice to Management

    Increase training time, "Catch" people doing good things, that'll help moral and maybe stop the bleeding (of employees going out the door),


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