Residential Assistant (Former Employee) – Somerset, KY – August 21, 2018
I worked at Bluegrass Oakwood for 7 years. I left as soon as I found a job that payed close to what I made there. I worked several different positions, and they all sucked, but none worse then floor staff or classroom staff. Management doesn't care about the front line workers.
Management is incompetent complaints complaints to higher admin goes unheard. .
Casemanager (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – August 14, 2018
Once you make a supervisor or manager angry by challeging their incompetence, you are black balled from bluegrass.org. Especially if you are right....Not an organization that I would refer anyone to apply to. Their turnover is the proof.
Company leaves staff unmotivated and dead on the inside
Residential Associate (Current Employee) – Somerset, KY – July 10, 2018
There is hardly any chance of advancement, no raises for staff. Management treats staff with disrespect and devalues their lives outside of work. Outrageous overtime hours, sometimes working back to back double shifts for three to four days in a row. No incentives to go above and beyond in work performance. Highly stressful work environment, super petty upper management. HR department is joke and constantly works against staff. Will not accomodate school or class schedules. Policies made and enacted set staff up for failure. Over worked, underpaid. I do not recommend working for this company at all. This company does not care for their direct care staff.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Somerset, KY – May 8, 2018
Management is beyond horrible. Too many chiefs. What one person gets away with another will get in trouble for. Stress level is high. They expect you to forsake your life for this job and expect you to bend over backwards for them when you are nothing but disposable to the company. They need to clean house of these "double-dippers" those who have retired and then came back in a higher paying position. Those individuals really screwed a lot of staff over when they had to do the mass lay-offs a few years back. Lets get rid of the 3 lowest paid in the department but keep these useless ones who are making 3x what those other employees were making. And I know for fact, considering I saw pay stubs and checked time sheets.
CLS worker (Current Employee) – Lexington, KY – February 7, 2018
Was really flexible with the hours you worked as long as their was notification in advance. Loved the management because they were easy to communicate with, ask any questions, and they gave a lot of encouragement.
Regional Director of IDD Operations (Current Employee) – Lexington-Fayette, KY – February 1, 2018
Bluegrass is a great place to work! Bluegrass serves as the Community Mental Health Center for 17 counties located in central KY. As part of that mission, Bluegrass provides services for individuals with concerns related to mental health, substance use, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. The company often serves people who have been turned away elsewhere, and is dedicated to their mission of caring for KYs most vulnerable citizens. I have been blessed with fantastic managers and opportunities for advancement through this organization.
Fantastic team atmosphere, wonderful managers, family friendly
Challenging financial environment for the industry
IDD Regional Administrator (Current Employee) – Lexington, KY – February 1, 2018
Have worked for this company for 15 plus years. Family friendly, great staff members, and room for advancement. As any job in mental health, there are stressors and difficult situations, but have always felt supported.
Staff (Current Employee) – Danville, KY – January 31, 2018
This is a great job to start out and understand mental health. I would recommend this company if you are looking for a position out of college to gain experience. However, there are no raises and minimal options for advancement, so I wouldn't expect anyone to stay around. The turn over rate is high, and I would expect the low wages as the reasoning. Policies and procedures are constantly changing, however your pay wont. Offices throughout the state are closing, leaving clients without care, which is heart breaking.
not provided (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – January 30, 2018
Could be a great place to work but too many financial woes, leaving long-term employees with not much of an option but to look for other employment for advancement or to obtain higher pay. Very laid back atmosphere but also quite a bit behind on current market trends. Antiquated job titles, policies and workflows.
Laid back, welcoming, great folks to work with
no raises for long term staff, constant financial issues
Case Manager (Current Employee) – Fayette County, KY – January 4, 2018
Managers like to micromanage everything. They like to tell you how to do your job even after you have done it for 15 years. They constantly hound you about productivity, even when it is out of your control and are always changing their policies and procedures. The cl is not the most important thing. The money is. There are no pay raises. There are no resources in many rural counties but management lives in the city and therefore do not understand or care.
Outpatient Therapist (Former Employee) – Lancaster, KY – October 1, 2017
Comprehensive cares all seem to be struggling financially. Bluegrass does have a high turnover rate because their pay is somewhat low and they don't offer a chance to increase pay with your experience or professional growth. Productivity expectations were rising without a rise in pay. The people there were great and the work environment supportive and caring. I couldn't have asked for a better manager: she was supportive, understanding, and easy to work with.
pay and no chance for increase based on performance or experience
Poor training and employee appreciation or guidance
Mobile Child Therapist (Current Employee) – Frankfort, KY – September 12, 2017
Does not train properly, is always changing policy and procedures, has no employee relationship/engagement, micromanages schedules, diagnosis, and clients. Productivity is the driving force of this company and client's are the lowest.