MH/AOD Intern (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 18, 2018
As an intern I found that everyone was very kind and helpful in guiding me through all I needed to learn to help clients. I was able to work around my needs as well for my required time to finish mt degree.
Office Manager, Supervisor (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 27, 2018
The company is a nice place to work and I have enjoyed my time there and have learned alot.
As an Office Manager I would like to have advanced growth and advancement with over 35 years of proven skill and qualifications in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Training & Organizational Development, Community Project Coordination and Administration, excellent organizational skills and superior in customer service relations. Simply need more advancement.
Supportive work environment and opportunities for promotion
Employment Consultant (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 19, 2018
My experience was positive and provided me with leadership skills, trainings to increase my knowledge in the mental health field and provide me with the resources required to get job activities complete.
trainings, health benefits, community service actitivies, staff celebrations
Negative work environment at my particular program
Lead Clinician (Current Employee) – San Marcos, CA – June 30, 2018
Few people work hard and those that don’t take advantage of people who actually work. Unethical practice to knowingly let client care suffer for the sake of not hurting someone’s feelings And continuing to allow those who are not capable of fulfilling job requirements continue to make the same mistakes at the risk of harming clients.
Patient advocate (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – June 25, 2018
Good company to work for. Stressful at times. It is county funded so there were lot of limitations. MHS doesn't do a good job hiring competent managers. There were problems with burnouts and high turnovers. I stayed because I liked serving mentally ill clients.
Residential Counsel Member (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – May 3, 2018
Love to volunteer their again if I get a chance . I have learn a lot from this company. Get to meet great people . coworkers and residents who lives there. I felt good helping others well they are in need.
Great People and Mission Poor Upper Level Management
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – April 19, 2018
I love working here and the people I work with. I also am passionate about the work that is being done here to help the community but for the work that I do, I don't get paid what the industry average is at other nearby companies nor is the work I do respected. This position is extremely important to keeping the whole company running but often time the analysis and advice we provide is overlooked. The job requires the fixing of peoples mistakes from all departments and level of management and analysts are always expected to fix everything no matter what. People at various other positions are allowed to perform their jobs poorly with no accountability or repercussion meanwhile analysts are held to a much higher standard and mistakes are blown out of proportion. At the end of the day the work being done by the company is great but if you want to do good analysis and get paid well there are far better options elsewhere.
Dont work here, look up public info on MHS to get more interesting info on company. They also have terrible training, structure, sub-par supervisors/managers lacking clinical skills, values, and just comment sense. You will be on your own at the end of the day due to disengaged/ incompetent management, you will be taking on a lot of responsibility as an employee in working with the population you will be exposed to here. If you have a good team with day to day co workers they will be the actual support. You have been informed.
I learned what not to do, due to constant errors company made
Managment/ Supervisors/ CEO is out of touch/ lack skills needed to lead
Mental Health Counseling Trainee (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – March 5, 2018
A lot of support from management, and numerous trainings for career development. The clinical staff is excellent and the culture is fund and hard-working. Clients and families can be challenging to work with but it helped me further my skill-set and competencies.
Unknown (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – February 25, 2018
As a Mental Health agency one would think that management would be more honest, fair, compassionate and open minded. Instead they are extremely paranoid and are always expecting the worst. This company has a huge turnover. There is definitely a reason why. Good employees are not appreciated. Executive management will stab you in the back. If you're a "yes" person, then this is the place for you. If you are professional and intelligent, and like to contribute, stay away!
Mental Health Clinician (Former Employee) – Escondido, CA – January 24, 2018
Upper management could stand to be improved upon quite a bit, but program managers are great. Pay is comparable to other community mental health clinics. As an intern, I earned valuable on the job experience with a difficult population that prepared me for my next position.
Free intern supervision
upper management is out of touch with what really goes on at the clinic level
With regret California State budget cuts ended my job
CalWORKS Case Manager (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – November 15, 2017
The hardest part of my job was letting go of what I loved to do, working with clients. Dont get me wrong there was no transference going on but to suddenly not have a job and no transfer within the agency and a freeze on hiring was rough. However, I learned to do something else, Dr. Lawrence Wheatman.