Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Canton, IL – May 22, 2018
This company cares about no employee and their family or the time you will miss them due to mandating. Have to keep track of your hours and fight to get the OT worked if you ever receive it. Management is a joke and the workplace culture is horrible with staff bullying.
Nursing (Former Employee) – New Castle, IN – April 7, 2018
i love the job itself. but management doesn't stay. i've been there a long time, its been bad for awhile but as soon as wexford took over, it was a complete loss.management does not take things seriously and craps all over the team we had!!
wonderful coworkers that become family
Shelby/McCartney, management, the hours, favortism
MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK (Current Employee) – Plainfield, IN – April 6, 2018
Since taking over the contract for the state Wexford has continuously shown that the needed staff and supplies to provide adequate and minimal care is too costly. They question every cent for purchases for basic medical supplies like soap, saniwipes and hibicleanse. The pay is far below the average in the midwest for healthcare jobs or the ability to provide a minimal standard of living for their employees. There have been many promises made for salary to get bodies in the door, but they fail to follow through with these and will give you a half answer as to why they can't provide what was offered. Training is long, arduous and often incomplete and new employees are thrown to the wolves to sink or swim. You will be asked to do to WAY more than your job description without the slightest thank you or show of appreciation. They would rather spend more money on the back end than provide decent and adequate care up front. I wouldn't want my enemies taken care of by a company like this.
counseling, security, or other site staff (Current Employee) – Dixon, IL – April 5, 2018
The pay and benefits are very good but the work conditions are harsh. Expect to be out in the elements frequently as you walk from building to building to see the offenders on your caseload. Also be prepared to subject yourself to verbal assaults from the offenders. Staff tend to be less than supportive of each other. Management does the best they can with the resources that they have and considering the work climate.
Mental Health Counselor (Former Employee) – Indiana – March 26, 2018
Working in a prison can already be a stressful environment add working for a prison and Wexford together equals disaster and miserable employees. I worked for a previous agency like Wexford prior to Wexford taking over that company had its faults but nothing compared to Wexford. The company came in with great promises and ambitions of change but failed to deliver instead they demanded more from an already understaffed mental health department, they lack compassion and the management will boldly lie to your face. The management has a tendency to chase the employees who do care out for made up reasons or they become vindicitive where you feel you have no choice but to leave for your own sanity. Management has a tendency to not communicate with staff, they lack direction and expect more then one person can give. The turn over rate will be high due to this causing those who are left either working with inexperienced staff or doing more then their share of work, best decision I ever made was to walk away! When I did walk away even after turning in my two weeks notice, I received a letter stating I was terminated as the HSA apparently didn’t didn’t communicate with Human Resources I was leaving. Not one person in management asked why some one who was involved and had been there for many years decided to leave yet others who turned in their notices where offered more money or benifits to stay. I never understood how the HSA was able to take vacations once a month pretty much, when I had more time on the books then she did and that wasn’t enough for a weeks vacation considering youmore... only earn 4 hours every pay. Don’t work for them if you can avoid it, save your sanity and dignity.less
Worst place ever. Have no help and expect 12 hours work in an 8 hour day. Missed lunches daily. Hostile work environment No one to help the mid levels but doctors got vitals done and had less patients. Would not recommend to anyone
Correctional/Mental Health Nurse (RN) (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – February 14, 2018
Dealing with inmates with mental health problems, drucgs and alcohol addictions. The work is sometimes very tedious as some of them are harden criminals couple with the fact that they have some mental issue and addicted to illicit substances.
LPN (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – February 13, 2018
Great job, interesting working with inmates. I always felt safe! Administration is great! The Doctor's and PA's that work there are wonderful! Benefits, salary are outstanding! A lot of overtime is offered!
Registered Nurse, PRN (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA 15220 – February 12, 2018
Working with a population of people who the majority have not been well educated about their health. Also dealing with unexpected emergencies as well as administering medications and treatments as indicated.
All documentation is on paper.
Located in remote areas, a long drive to and from work.
LPN (Former Employee) – Moundsville, WV – January 28, 2018
Nurses there are forced to work over 16hrs some days and 5-6 12 hour shifts in a row with low pay considering the job your doing is enough work for 3 people. Very seldom do you get the time to take a lunch break and your never appreciated and can never do enough for management. Management also talks bad about their employees to other employees and posted a sign that said that call offs are NOT allowed! This place really needs investigated because working 19 hr shifts are very unsafe!
It could be a decent place to work, floor nurses are hard workers and easy to get along with
No lunch, poor management, can't use you sick days because your not allowed to call off, over worked, to many chiefs not enough indians
Qualified Mental Health Professional (Former Employee) – Danville, IL – January 25, 2018
There is virtually no training, the supervisor is not on sight more that a few hours per month. Communication is very poor, expectations are not clear and are impossible to meet. Case load is 300+ and there are not enough hours or minutes in a life time to handle that case load in addition to the many other responsibilities. Wexford is no longer involved or available to you once you have started the position. The culture of the workplace borders on hostile, that is the staff. The inmates were overall very cooperative and engaged in sessions. Sessions were limited to 20 minutes every 90 days.
Pay and benefits
The inability to help anyone, large case load and unrealistic expectations