Eastern State Hospital Employee Reviews

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Eastern State Hospital
Mental Health Associate (MHA) (Former Employee) –  Lexington, KYOctober 3, 2019
This was by far my favorite job! I never wanted to leave, but the only way to move up is to have a degree of some sort. It is so fast paced and the day is NEVER boring. You are working with the mentally ill and it is the best feeling to help them! I wish I could afford to go back, but they just don’t pay enough for what you do. HIGHLY RECOMMEND WORKING HERE
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Not a place you want be working for.
nurses assistant (Former Employee) –  Williamsburg, VASeptember 23, 2019
Things that are the upmost importance concerning your safety is not an option. All they're interested in is numbers, dollar bills. They treat employees like they're in human; like a slave master. Mandating staff ever other day. Requests for time off vacation is always denied. You can get if you fine a replacement. It's sad...... always under staff.
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Horrible place to work
Mental Health Technician (Former Employee) –  Lexington, KYSeptember 7, 2019
The management was horrible and gave you no support at all. The nurses and co workers were unfriendly which made the twelve hour shift very long. Didn't like how they made you give a certain percentage of your check to a 401k plan, that I didn't even want. They hire you for one unit then constantly switch you to another one. I don't miss it.
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The new leaders care and are more personal with staff in understanding of a work balance life,
Assistant Chief Nurse Executive (Current Employee) –  Williamsburg, VAAugust 21, 2019
Leadership culture is positive attitude , caring about the staff ,quality of care to residents , and safe working environment benefits ,fair salary
Pros
positive changes
Cons
long hrs for the staff
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Avoid working here
Psychiatric Technician (Current Employee) –  Williamsburg, VAAugust 12, 2019
Lack of respect from Nutsing office, the managers talk to you like your a child. Don’t refuse being mandated, they’ll intimidate you and threaten you with termination.. Hospital is never fully staffed and it’s definitely not a safe place to work
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Mandation and lack of respect from the RN and Nursing office
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Really enjoy this employer for there ability to command improvement in staffing and patient care. and
Direct Service Associate (Current Employee) –  Williamsburg, VAAugust 2, 2019
This is an employer that provides opportunity for growth and seeks to accommodate staffing needs as deemed necessary to provide optimimum patients care in a setting covering a vast concern in this country on mental illness. Educational trainings, and insintives to assist staffing on supporting the work force needed to care for patients.

to sustain
Pros
Growth
Cons
More Staffing
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Even with getting cancelled, it’s a pretty good place of employment
Mental Health Associate (MHA) (Current Employee) –  Lexington, KYJuly 27, 2019
It was alright. I constantly get canceled so full time would be better than provisional. But overall it’s a very good environment to work at especially if you like 12 hour shifts
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Not the best experience
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) –  Medical Lake, WAJuly 26, 2019
It wasnt the best experience of my life, but the kitchen staff took very good care of how they prepared patients food. They payed attention to detail.
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Working at Eastern state
Srna (Former Employee) –  Lexington, KYJuly 18, 2019
I really liked my job. It was very interesting. Always something different every day. It was stressful and at times somewhat scary. The management was great, people I worked with was great. Hours were good.
Pros
Could pick work days
Cons
Feeling afraid of patients
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Not good
LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) (Current Employee) –  Williamsburg, VAJune 24, 2019
Poor management, highly volatile environment, poor staffing. Managment through intimidation. MANDATORY overtime or you are written up (72hrs. A week total time)
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Benefits
Cons
See above review
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Psychiatric Clinical (Former Employee) –  Lexington, KYJune 13, 2019
Great staff at Eastern State. Very involved in patient care and nursing students. Developed stronger assessment and communication skills. Very positive work environment.
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Angry, hateful,lazy managers who choose their faves and make is their personal goal to slander you and lie to upper management
RN2 (Current Employee) –  Medical Lake, WAJune 8, 2019
If you are not in the clique, You will be bullied and slandered daily..looking for another job...Upper management support managers in these hostile work environments! Staff are afraid to speak up as they gave been retaliated against. The feeling is this will never change because there is no SAFE way to share these interactions with managers or anyone.
Pros
Benefits, good PSA staff
Cons
Hostile work environment!
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Eastern State Hospital could be a great place to work under new management.
DIRECT SUPPORT ASSOCIATE II (Former Employee) –  Williamsburg, VAMay 27, 2019
Eastern State Hospital is a great place to work but because of the administration and management that doesn't have proper leadership skills or compassion for their employees.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Mandated overtime on a regular basis.
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Let’s cut to the chase
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) –  Williamsburg, VAMay 27, 2019
If you enjoy having a set time to get off, don’t work here. On average you’ll be kept over at least 3 times a week. Very under staffed. Management doesn’t seem to care much about employees, always stating it will “get better” while also over working the few they have. Incentives are nice; however, money doesn’t make up for no time being spent with family/friends. It’s a very unsafe work environment, with some days only having 6 staff members to forty patients. One night I remember being asked to be the charge (and only) RN for two units, each having 40 patients.
Pros
Sign on bonus, over time pay
Cons
Understaff, you never get to go home, low moral, no sense of management
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Great job for helping those in need of some help.
MHA 1 (Former Employee) –  OklahomaMay 22, 2019
Extremely stressful, most satisfaction I've ever had helping those in need. Extremely physical dealing with patients. Lots of on the job training classes
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Hectic very unorganized
Psychiatric Tech (Former Employee) –  Williamsburg, VAMay 19, 2019
If you are in a bind and in need of a place that will give you the hours. ESH is it. You are mandated every other day (16 hour shifts)with no prior notice and the work environment is very unsafe, they are extremely EXTREMELY understaffed leaving you little to no room for your personal life. If you have children or a family this is not the place for you the turn over rate is horrible because of them being understaffed. They will overwork the few employees they do have instead of making it easy or less of a hassle for new hires to come in.
Pros
Salary is horrible but the Money can be made with the overtime you're required to meet
Cons
Overworked
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Terrible place
Attendant/Recreation Specialist 2 (Former Employee) –  Medical Lake, WAApril 20, 2019
ESH is horrible to work at. If you are not part of the good ole boys club then you get treated poorly. The union does nothing for the employees and it is all one big drama fest. Management cares nothing for staff safety.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
every thing
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RN (Current Employee) –  Lexington, KYApril 20, 2019
 Implement established therapeutic and rehabilitative programs
 Participate and provide ideas for optimal therapeutic interventions
 Process and triage incoming patients
 Monitor and assess behaviors, symptoms and progress toward treatment goals
 Maintain medical records and dispense medications as ordered
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It was a terrible work experience for a new employee in the health care community.
Psychiatric Technician (Former Employee) –  Williamsburg, VAApril 19, 2019
All of the staff members were full of themselves. They always talked about everyone even in front of the patients. There were employees who were sleeping with patients and overall was just a terrible work experience.
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The hours, “mandation” is cruel..
Psychiatric Technician I (Current Employee) –  Williamsburg, VAApril 10, 2019
Working 16 and 12 hours straight, then being expected to come in again on your scheduled shift, after working for a long time straight..it’s awful. The management is worse, they treat everyone differently. They give some coworkers special treatment, while giving others nothing. Everyone there is fake and switches stories and the policies in the hospital that were suppose to follow.
Pros
Helping patients, getting money
Cons
Hours, people, the job period.
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