5 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date

 

Great Position and Rewarding

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Mental Health Worker  in  Brattleboro, VT (US)
Former Employee - Mental Health Worker in Brattleboro, VT (US)

I worked at Brattleboro Retreat full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great 1:1 experience impacting lives. Membership w/Nursing Union, so mandate pay and hourly shift differentials make great position for single individuals

Cons

It is a psychiatric hospital, be prepared for the experience. However, training is long and depends on the floor.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

Other Reviews for Brattleboro Retreat

  1.  

    Very "ware-house" oriented - not enough therapeutic treatment - overworked and stressed out employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brattleboro, VT (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brattleboro, VT (US)

    I worked at Brattleboro Retreat full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, 5 weeks of paid leave (includes holidays and sick time). Some really wonderful, dedicated people work here. Some of the units are better to work on than others. The climate between the units vary drastically.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the dedicated people who work here do not stay long due to a "top-heavy" approach in the hospital, where management does not consider the staffs needs very much. Staff gets worked to the bone and when they are burned out they can leave. The leadership makes decisions based on what makes the most sense to them and how quickly and easily one can be replaced, hence people get thrown under the bus without blinking an eye, if it serves the managerial agenda. The place is unionized, which is a true blessing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to replace 2/3 of the managers with younger people from the outside. Most of the management has been here for 20+ years and acts accordingly. The place needs some fresh blood.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Fantastic people to work with in an institution that is a leader in the behavioral healthcare industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Charge MHW  in  Brattleboro, VT (US)
    Current Employee - Charge MHW in Brattleboro, VT (US)

    I have been working at Brattleboro Retreat full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The staff helping consumers are as professional as they come.

    Cons

    Upper management seems out of touch with the rest of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop, listen and learn.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
There are newer employer reviews for Brattleboro Retreat.

Worked for Brattleboro Retreat? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.