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The Meadows Psychiatric Center State College Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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  1. "I just started several days ago - So far so good!"

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    Current Employee - MHT - ADULT in Centre Hall, PA
    Current Employee - MHT - ADULT in Centre Hall, PA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Week long orientation, very positive interactions with fellow co workers, always willing to help.

    Cons

    It is what you make of it, if you go into work thinking today is going to suck, then it will. Piece of free advice... if you decided to be nasty with an attitude expect the same treatment in return. Understand EVERY place has its downside, again, as stated above, find a way to make it positive.

    Advice to Management

    Co workers have been wonderful in showing me the ropes on Adult unit. If you can find someone you click with and have a good report with, you WILL be golden!


  2. "Not worth it!"

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician in Centre Hall, PA
    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician in Centre Hall, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Meadows Psychiatric Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of hours available, chance to receive inpatient mental health experience, decent benefits, every other weekend off, that's pretty much it.

    Cons

    High turnover. Management is terrible. Staffing ratio is a joke. Understaffed but yet they try to keep the hospital running at maximum occupancy 24/7. You don't get paid enough for what you have to put up with. You get forced to stay cause people don't show up. You have to restrain patients which sometimes causes you injury. Management will find any excuse to fire you. Overall, this place will overwork you til you burn yourself out and then fire you for something stupid once you stop doing tons of overtime for them. Working here is terrible and you get paid nothing close to equal the amount of work you will put in.


  3. "Mental Health Technician Position"

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician II in Centre Hall, PA
    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician II in Centre Hall, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Meadows Psychiatric Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you enjoy the fields of psychology, counseling, social work, or nursing this place has the experience to give. But at this place I considered my 2 years there just "doing my time" til I could find a better job.

    Cons

    Staffing tries to make you work double shifts all of the time due to people calling off, quitting etc. Turn over rate is high because they work you like a dog and don't pay very well.

    Poor management, superiors are arrogant, rude, not helpful - had 2 higher ups quit one day and they called on the Meadows for sanitation issues, safety issues, etc.


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  5. "the worst place i have ever worked.there is no respect for the employees.you are treated as an object and then discarded"

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    Former Employee - Crisis Counselor in Centre Hall, PA
    Former Employee - Crisis Counselor in Centre Hall, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Meadows Psychiatric Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good place to get entry level mh experience;co-workers will generally be a good bunch;provides a chance to help the patients.

    Cons

    management does not care about their employees;they will schedule mandatory meetings;you will only find out that they have been cancelled when you show up.there is no respect for the employees time.

    Advice to Management

    a high turnover has to be costly.it would be to your advantage to take care of your people.this would benefit the management,patients and employees.


  6. "Look elsewhere! The turnover is massive."

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    Former Employee - Professional in Bellefonte, PA
    Former Employee - Professional in Bellefonte, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Meadows Psychiatric Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and easy to get employed. The hospital and outpatient facilities are attractive.
    The benefits such as medical insurance are good.

    Cons

    You will do the work of two and three people. There is little respect for employees.
    You will be moved around as management sees fit. There needs to be changes in middle management who show little respect for those under them. You will always fear losing your job. After your income reaches a certain level, you will be in treated poorly, so that you will quit. I would never recommend anyone working there.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better! Stop the turnovers. You may make money by removing longer-term employees but you will ultimately pay the price with a lower percentage of referrals. Those who once worked for you will never make referrals!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Ok for entry level"

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Technician in Centre Hall, PA
    Current Employee - Mental Health Technician in Centre Hall, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Meadows Psychiatric Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Experience, close to Penn State

    Cons

    Low pay, Long hours, High turnover

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring everyone that interviews


  8. "If you are desperate for a entry psych position but prepared to have no life go for it!"

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician in Centre Hall, PA
    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician in Centre Hall, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Awesome one on one psych experience

    Cons

    Wow, where do I start. You will never get time off, onless you are dieing and even then you better provide a death certificate. You never know when you will get to go home, they mandate all the time. It is really unsafe with its restraint policies. If census gets too low, you get sent home(doesn't happen when you want it too) The ratio of patients to staff can be quite unsafe.

    Advice to Management

    Find someone who will stay and straighten this mess out! You need incetives for people because your history prevails, everyone knows why you wanted ads are a full page daily!


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