ALL of these problems existed prior to the merger. Wesley Spectrum has a bad reputation, period!
I have many colleagues that work for Wesley Spectrum Services prior to the merger and they have told me that it is an unethical, hostile work environment that is revenue driven and not clinically driven. Learning this, I was concerned about the merger, but was optimistic. I worked for Family Services of Western PA for years, and staff worked to empower each other, as there was a common bond between the staff, and management was professional and shared their knowledge with staff to inform their work and professional growth as therapists. Unfortunately when Wesley Spectrum took over Family Services with the merger in 2017, and the internal problems that Wesley had overshadowed the good that Family Services brought with them. Many Family Services staff were fired or quit after the merger, as a result many dedicated, experienced staff lost their jobs, the numbers do not lie. It is truly a loss. I heard the same thing about Wesley when they merged with Spectrum Services, they keep acquiring agencies for their programs and discard staff. Unethical, hostile culture.
OH YES! Wesley has always been an awful place to work. Everyone from the other agency Wesley merged with left because Wesley is so difficult to work for.
Yes, I was there prior to the merger when it was just family services of western pa and it was the same.
Answered - Therapist II (Former Employee) - Pittsburgh, PA
Some growing pains but overall the agency appears to be working towards better communication and transparency as well as supporting staff and building morale
Answered - Supervisor (Current Employee) - New Kensington, PA
The merger did create some growing pains. In several programs these have been resolved. The agency has lots of communication processes in place to allow staff to voice concerns and suggest solutions.
Answered - Family Based (Current Employee) - Wilkinsburg, PA