Dysfunctional work environment, may have been that particular facility.
Mental Health Clinician (Former Employee) – Hayward, CA – February 10, 2017
Where do I begin... worked at the Hayward, CA Kaiser Permanente as a mental health clinician... The place was like working in the institution in the movie/book One flew over the Cuckoo's nest. The master's level clinicians provided most of the direct services yet the psychiatrists received most of the pay and perks, including not having to participate in weekend on-call duties and being able to earn shares of Kaiser stock. Very strong caste system. The director of this department was kind of like an absentee landlord, so employees were fighting amongst themselves to hire family members, friends and to receive other types of informal perks. A lot of bullying and negative politics. Though it's such a big organization I would guess that if you have a competent supervisor they can shield their department from some of the negatives. But overall, a crazy place to work.