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Brattleboro Retreat

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Great Position and Rewarding

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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 (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

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.

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  1. Very good pay at diverse levels for this area. Struggling organization.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brattleboro Retreat

    Pros

    Good pay and some good benefits. Enough expansion and turnover to create frequent openings and advancement at diverse levels.

    Cons

    Growth pains, urgently needing work, of organization doubling in size over just 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Draw on the capacities of the people you already have.

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brattleboro, VT (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brattleboro, VT (US)

    I worked at Brattleboro Retreat full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

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