Enjoyed working there. I was given interesting and challenging work to do even though I was a temporary employee. Workplace culture is very good and you receive lots of very useful training regarding the culture of the company.
My only regret is that they seem to transfer/hire from within the company for new positions, so its very hard for an outsider to get in as a regular employee.
I would work there in a heartbeat if I could get hired, and work there part-time (32 hours per week), on a permanent basis.
Case Manager (Former Employee) – Toledo, OH – September 20, 2018
I enjoyed working for Harbor Behavioral Health and look foreword to using my skills as I utilize an progressive career as a social worker. Furthermore, I personally enjoy working with the youth, although emotionally challenged, the capability for change and adapt to learning another coping method is wonderful.
Working as a professional, helping others to achieve personal goals.
Not being able to reach emotionally mentally or become progressive.
I really enjoy working at Harbor. I have great co-workers and we work in a very comfortable atmosphere. Everyone is nice and is willing to help each other with any needs that we might have. I would recommend this job to anybody that needs a job.
They give you two 15 min breaks and one hour lunch when you work a 8 hour shift.
School Based Clinician (Former Employee) – Toledo, OH – July 16, 2018
People do not seem to like it there and the management do not seem to think the people who work there are competent. As a clinician you have a lot of clients and it is difficult to manage them all but it is not difficult to meet unit expectations.
Health Care Worker (Former Employee) – Toledo, OH – May 31, 2018
Run away from them when you can. Worst place to work ever!!. Revisit contract with lawyer before signing. Leads just care about themselves. They don't follow any employment rules, neither have any ethical values. Turnover is really high. Manipulate people with needs. Patients are considered as just another number and employees as money making machine for leads. Ended my employment as soon as I could after paying substantial amount as lawyer's fee. Still can not understand how they have 4 plus stars on reviews. If possible I would have given negative stars.
Team Member (Current Employee) – Toledo, OH – May 13, 2018
The people in the highest level of leadership have very poor management skills. They exhibit extremely poor active listening skills and do not know how to manage work flow effectively. They constantly demand tasks be completed NOW with no sense for the multitude of tasks that staff are focused on. Fear is the primary motivator that these people use to get the results they are looking for. Turn over is jaw dropping. However, leadership appears to either not notice or not care. This use to be an excellent company to work for but it has changed so much over the past 3 years as to be unrecognizable. The number of talented professionals who finally threw up their hands and said “enough” is truly staggering. Run, don’t walk in the other direction!
Their work Culture is not withheld by their actions, Upper Management do not care about their employees very negative deceitful people, employees train themselves, Heavy workload without proper training.
Harbor, Inc. helps victims of domestic violence. My day consisted of working closely with the Director to make sure the office ran smoothly. I also worked with victims, helping them find housing, taking them to court to be an advocate, helping their children settle in to our shelter, etc. I took phone calls to assess weather or not Harbor was the right choice or if they needed other services. Daily administrative duties.
Remove documents from patient charts, Sort and label paperwork prior to scanning, Transfer records to electronic format for diagnostic and billing usage, Re-align patient charts to increase readability, Use scanner to convert charts to new system. Train new hires in the Smartcare system. Scan in ROI’s and Disclose information, non-compliant letters, and distribute to proper co-workers for approvals. Also, disclose records to clients and agencies.
CPST (Current Employee) – Toledo, OH – February 1, 2018
Pay: Terrible. Really quite embarrassing and do not expect a raise. Only Upper Management are entitled to raises.
Upper Management: don’t have a clue about mental health and caring for patients. They stick together and your concerns may be heard but will always be ignored. Work load continues to increase, billable units keep increasing in expectation. You work and they play.
Department managers: these people do not know what they’re doing. How they obtain these positions is beyond me. Don’t expect any help from them. They are not there to help you . This department is a bunch of ladder climbers willing to do ANYTHING to get into upper management.
Co workers: many are great.BUT this company has taken its toll on many of their employees. The employees are run down / beat down. So many fantastic employees have left due to numerous issues. This is a place that cares for mentally ill. Yet the work environment here cause depression, anxiety, stress, fear, exhaustion etc in its very own employees. The turn over rate is at an all time high in all departments. Working here is literally causing people to be physically and mentally ill from the stress. It’s really sad.
Child and Adolescent Therapist (Former Employee) – Toledo, OH – January 17, 2018
Harbor was a great place to work. My co-workers were supportive, my managers were available, and my job was interesting and fulfilling. I only left due to a necessary cross-country move and I miss Harbor.
Harbor has terrible turnover in most “entry” (bachelors) positions because you’re overworked and underpaid. I worked for them for 3 years. Slowly during my time, they seemed to care less and less about their employees and their wellbeing and more about money. Honestly, after their Promedica affiliation is when things seemed to go south, but that could be coincidental. I worked 2 different positions and loved my coworkers at both - there is a general sense of collaboration and they, aside from how I worked with my clients, were my favorite part of my employment. There are also some people that really, really love their job and do it well. They still don’t get paid much, however. After 3 years there, my pregnancy ended up with complications and I had to go on bedrest for a couple weeks. My daughter was then born 3 months early. After I ran through my FMLA, my daughter had just come home and I requested an unpaid leave of absence to stay with my 4 lb infant. This request was denied. I had stuck around Harbor because I liked the population I worked with and my coworkers, but this just really reaffirmed that this was not a company that cared about it’s employees. My position was not a popular one - it was rather difficult and had a very high turnover rate - but I loved it.
Money focused, they’ll make things extremely hard on their employees to save money, “higher ups” seem entirely out of touch with the “lower” employees’ jobs