Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Warren, MI – February 3, 2018
I've worked at Behavorial Center of Michigan for almost a year now and it has been a challenge everyday. The "mentally ill" patients are the least of your worries in this place. Management sucks and it weighs on the staff. There a lot of favortism & politics that are played in this place. LOTS OF GOSSIP! Very weird atmosphere. Cameras are always watching staff instead of patients. Be careful who you trust, not everyone is out for your best interest. Keep a low head, your mouth shut, & your eyes open is my best advice for surviving in this jungle.
Employee (Current Employee) – Warren, MI – December 11, 2018
This is one of the worst places to work but everyone needs a job, right? The administration here is a joke and the doctors here are no better. Old, feeble doctors that should actually retire but don't because they are money hungry. The worst people at this place are the administration. They don't know how to run a hospital. A lot of nepotism and hiring friends with no actual know how to do their respective jobs. A lot of favoristism among those who kiss up to the quality director. Backstabbing workplace that allows people to be bullied and retaliated against. They have a lot of turnover because it's a scary place to work for, and not by any physical means, but because you always have to watch your back for who is telling on who and there is no protection for your rights as an employee. Stay far away from this place if you want to keep your sanity.
Not safe to work, management sucks, too many cons to count
Facilities (Former Employee) – Detroit/Warren – September 17, 2018
This is by far the absolute worst company I have ever worked around. Management out of touch with workers., if you even know who is in charge. Zero communication, zero leadership, zero information or help available. Safety and training is a joke. Advancement is seemingly given on ethnicity and gender rather than ability. HR is truly unorganized and a joke.Short staff is stretched even further to meet the needs of total care elderly with dementia. This place sets very few limits as to the kind of patients they accept. Staff-care very much about the patients and support each other.Work at your own risk. There is a lot of favoritism at this place and certain people are allowed to do what they want and others get reprimanded for doing things.Keep a low head, your mouth shut, & your eyes open is my best advice for surviving in this jungle.They hire family and friends first and give them staffing and shift priority, and pay no attention to seniority whatsoever. The only thing good and the only reason anyone ever stayed was because the staff all became friends to cope with the terrible work environment and treatment.
RN Supervisor (Former Employee) – Warren, MI – April 30, 2018
poor management, disrespectful, do not work well with the mentally ill humand- no understaning at all, MHT think they run the place gosspip about anythiing but most people do not understand them at all some employees I was afraid for them to know what car I drive police need to monitor the place closely. computers hard to work with people discharged without any back up support
revolving door of people talk behind your back suspend people without reason
Former nurse (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI, Bcom – August 2, 2017
This place is the pits. A lot of nepotism, and favoritism no respect for the employees nor the patients. High turnover rate for management and employees constant employee shortages. This place is poorly managed and supervised. Poor benefits with no support staff close minded upper management that doesn't care about safety for the patients nor the employees.
Poor management, low pay, poor benefits and lack of concern for the milieu.
Mental Health Technician Part Time/Contingent (Current Employee) – Warren, MI – June 23, 2017
Disorganized, to say the least. Policies need to be set in black and white, there are to many gray areas and loop holes, which becomes dangerous for staff and patients. I feel like majority of staff and all of management lacks compassion for people who are mentally ill. It is sad to me because it could really be an inspiring place for the patients if management actually cared about their well being.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – March 30, 2017
Great management and leadership team. Continually looking for ways to improve hospitals for employees and patients. Worklife balance is awesome. Opportunity for overtime, but not mandatory. 8 hour shifts for clinical staff. Can be difficult due to patient population, but wonderful to see patients get well and discharged!
Grunt (Former Employee) – Warren, MI – January 29, 2017
The thought of being appreciated or valued does not exist. It is all about the money and not the about the patient or the employee. You are punished for standing up for yourself and the patients. There is no room for your ideas or opinions. It is the worst place most people have ever worked, so they say. There are certain rules for certain people, management is ineffective and incompetent. It is all for show.They are punitive and unpredictable.Good employees leave due to the abuse. It's a dead end road.
Hello, I feel it was great working for this company. I like coming to work and seeing all the employees in great moods. It's a great place to work.
Charge nurse (Current Employee) – Behavioral Center of MIchigan – October 26, 2016
The job is interesting. I like coming to work and seeing all the employees in great moods. It's a great place to work. The hardest part of this job is that it can get overwhelming at times when there are too many priorities and only one of you, so sometimes it takes skill and experience to be able to deal with the everyday work.
Nurse (Former Employee) – Warren, MI – September 11, 2016
This place is not good to work for! No pay raises, very unprofessional. ..HR and management start rumors about staff and each other, unsafe, never fully staffed, no technology. ..hand written notes, high turnover, bad benefits, different rules for certain employees, hire family members with little to no experience, could easily loose your professional license, very scary place to work!!!!
Mental Health Technician (Former Employee) – Warren, MI – March 21, 2016
I enjoyed most of what my job entailed at Behavioral Center of Michigan, but I felt there was no room for advancement. Even if I was granted an interview to further myself into a higher position in the company, the administration would hire an outsider, or a former employee who was fired several years before for insubordination.
I felt as if I had plateaued in my position, and I only received one raise in nearly 4 years.
Don't risk your license in this death trap of a job.
nurse (Former Employee) – Warren, MI – February 6, 2015
This is not an equal opportunity employer. The place has many many complaints of nepotism filed against them. The coworkers are great, but I've had patients wake up and think they were in a foreign country. They hire family and friends first and give them staffing and shift priority, and pay no attention to seniority whatsoever. The only thing good and the only reason anyone ever stayed was because the staff all became friends to cope with the terrible work environment and treatment. The management discusses employees with other employees, including personal details and private information. The management is extremely bias and unfair and will give preference to contingent staff for scheduling. They will take every advantage of using you every chance that they can for all the overtime they need for example, but you will never be given consideration for scheduling you off for a personal need. The intake department will take any medically compromised patient that the facility isn't equipped to handle. The rounds aren't done by the staff. The benefits are very expensive and the coverage is terrible. Staff and patients get hurt and if you are being assaulted, there is little code assistance at times.
The staff remain great friends, even after we all quit.
poor management, disconnected HR who don't know what they are doing, revolving door of employees and DONs, horrible pay, paper charting, cameras everywhere except the bathroom
Professional (Former Employee) – Detroit/Warren – June 29, 2013
Revolving door of new employees, none stay. Those that stay are not appreciated by management. Management out of touch with workers. To fill beds, this inpatient psychiatric facility has become nursing home central. Short staff is stretched even further to meet the needs of total care elderly with dementia. This place sets very few limits as to the kind of patients they accept. Staff-care very much about the patients and support each other.
Low pay, poor benefits, no retirement, no lockers for personals and not enough chairs for anyone to sit and do paperwork.