Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Employee Reviews

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Wounded animal
Rather not say (Current Employee) –  Center City, MNNovember 14, 2017
HBFF is currently similar to a wounded animal. The organization is kicking and screaming right now. Grasping for straws to pull themselves out of a detrimental predicament financially. The solution is to eliminate people. The workers that are doing the direct work with the patients. The culture is amazingly negative and executive leaders are allowed to exhibit and promote inappropriate and simply rude behaviors towards others, not take responsibility and to point fingers at others. Difficult place tow work right now.
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Take over
Security Professional (Former Employee) –  Rancho Mirage, CANovember 13, 2017
Used to be Betty Ford Center. Great place to work until Hazelden Foundation took over. They laid off over 50 employees including myself. My department was always looked at as a not needed department. My Managers and co workers were great!
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Benefits
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No future
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Great mission that has been lost
Staff (Former Employee) –  Center City, MNSeptember 28, 2017
Leadership is unprofessional. Lots of poor language and bad mouthing patients and other employees especially in clinical application team. Many hardworking staff but many that just "show up".
Pros
Benefits and short drive
Cons
Management, especially clinical applications is toxic!
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Hazelden review
Admissions Coordinator/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Newberg, ORSeptember 9, 2017
I had a mixed experience at Hazelden Betty Ford. My immediate supervisor was great, but the main manager was terrible. She was power hungry and would get rid of anyone she was intimidated by, she no longer works there. Other than her it was a great experience and I'd love to go back someday!
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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a great place to work!
Events And Direct Mail Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Center City, MNAugust 28, 2017
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a great place to work! An employer who is number one in client / customer care and also in taking good care of their employees!
Pros
401K match, Pto, paid holidays, insurance benefits options
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Helpful staff. great environment
Attendant (Former Employee) –  Rancho Mirage, CAAugust 22, 2017
great patient care from ever staff. AA meetings very helpful. Nursing really care about patient concerns. Very helpful environment towards patients and staff.
Pros
Food is amazing, great staff.
Cons
work hours. Per diem is difficult.
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Lost sight of their vision and purpose
Administrative Clerk (Former Employee) –  Center City, MNAugust 20, 2017
I truly enjoyed working here at the beginning. I was hired shortly after they acquired Betty Ford and in the middle of what I can only describe as a "Cleaning House". Each department seemed to be hit one at a time, letting go of highly qualified and loyal employees leaving behind departments short staffed while adding new responsibilities. The stress was high, moral was low and there soon developed an atmosphere of fear and distrust for management. The changes being made did not appear to hold true to the company's mission or vision and those working close with the patients heard their concerns and frustrations daily. The working environment turned very toxic. What should be a place of healing, where people learn the skills to support and work together, to help and encourage each other, unfortunately can not, at present time, teach these skills by example or roll modeling. Management is tarnishing what used to be a respectful name and place and represented hope for many. I hope they wake up and turn things around before it's too late.
Pros
Co workers were wonderful
Cons
Managements priority is money rather then people
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RN is very busy and must multitask at all times.
REGISTERED NURSE (Former Employee) –  Center City, MNAugust 19, 2017
RN starts with detox patients, checking for withdrawal, vital signs, administering medications. Charting for same. A variety of medical issues often are diagnosed due to abuse of alcohol and drugs. Many patients sent to ER for same. Management is not around much. Nurses often complain about each other and management.
Pros
Great to help those in need of help and want help.
Cons
Company is trying to save money and a lot of good help has left.
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Lets have meetings to discuss meetings
Addiction Specialist (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNAugust 16, 2017
There are too many people getting positions due to who they know and not abilities or qualifications. The organization is also extremely top heavy in regards to management. They are constantly making changes which impact loyal employees who come to work with the goal of trying to help improve people's lives, and in turn loyal employees are let go, forced to change jobs and shifts, it's really sad. Change is good but it's hard when it's constant and doesn't seem well thought through prior to it happening. Management spends a majority of the day on Facebook or in meetings discussing more meetings while employees are overworked with little to no support. Seems all about numbers, money's and data now and less about helping.. the opposite of the mission.
Pros
Coworkers are great there
Cons
Management outweighs employee populations in some departmentz
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Great Place to Work
Adminstration (Former Employee) –  Naples, FLAugust 16, 2017
Hazelden has a awesome staff and excellent benefits. Basic management could be improved on. Great Pay. Overall I would recommend this company to anyone who is interested in the addiction field.
Pros
Benifits, Pay
Cons
Management
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overworked
Addiction Counselor II, Case Manager (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, MNAugust 15, 2017
The team here is amazing and coworkers are wonderful. The company allows for very little work life balance. The clients are wonderful to work with and I loved working with them.
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Awesome!
Chemical Dependency Technician (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNJuly 17, 2017
Hazelden Betty Ford was one of the best jobs I have ever had. I learned so much from the clients and the staff. I was fortunate to work with such a wonderful team.
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Great place to work
Event Manager (Former Employee) –  Rancho Mirage, CAJune 28, 2017
I enjoyed my time at HBFF. The mission of fighting addiction is so important and it was a pleasure to be a part of it. I met many nice people across the organization that all had the same mission.
Pros
PTO was decent
Cons
Not a very good retirement plan
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Awesome Company
Addiction Technician (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 28, 2017
Awesome company that really cares and has a great recovery structure for the residents. Management and staff are very good to work with and communicate with on all levels.
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Employer focused on being the employer of choice
Addiction Counselor II (Current Employee) –  Maple Grove, MNJune 12, 2017
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has been going through periods of change lately, and management has put emphasis on surveying employee perception of their ability to manage change effectively. Hazelden provides opportunity for ongoing education and professional development.
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Working for Hazelden has been a rewarding career
Addiction Counselor/Clinical Case Manager II (Current Employee) –  Center City, MNMay 24, 2017
Fast paced work, lots of changes, good mission. The company is going through a lot of changes since becoming one with Betty Ford, this is not an easy task taking on another company and their processes. The company is slowly trying to standardize the processes at both companies.
Pros
PAY is the best in the Midwest
Cons
Stress and changes
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Dont work in the kitchen
Dietary Assistant (Former Employee) –  Center City, MNApril 26, 2017
At first I loved working in the kitchen it was enjoyable and fun and management was great. As the years went by it got worse. Management was like a bunch of high school students. Gossip about you, they don't help in anyway even when the employees are struggling. They say their way of helping is " Delegating." If something happened in the kitchen we where all threatened to never go to HR. On top of that almost all employees that have left were threatened to quit or be fired. On a daily basis the managers would throw around the phrase, "everyone is replaceable." Bottom line is if you want to be treated like dirt, this is the perfect company to work for!
Pros
Co-workers
Cons
Management, pay, stressful, dirty
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Great Culture
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Rancho Mirage, CAApril 18, 2017
The Betty Ford Center has a great culture and staff who really care about helping people with addictions. I highly recommend this place to work. They truly care.
Pros
Great Work Environment
Cons
I truly have no Cons
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Amazing work "family"
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) (Former Employee) –  Newberg, ORApril 11, 2017
Interdepartmental collaboration and support. Strengths shine in various areas, while other areas continually struggle. Hazelden has been a wonderful place to grow but it does have its challenges.
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Good place for recovering alcoholics and addicts
Chemical Dependency Technician (Former Employee) –  Rancho Mirage, CAApril 6, 2017
Great place to work if you are in recovery. As an Normy (non-addict or non-alcoholic) there is no chance at upward mobility in management. For those in recovery, Betty Ford provides a stable environment to allow those to help others find there way to recovery from alcoholism or addiction.
Pros
longevity
Cons
have to be a recovering alcoholic or addict for advancement
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