Maine Behavioral Healthcare Reviews

Updated 22 Sep 2019

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Maine Behavioral Healthcare CEO Stephen M. Merz
Stephen M. Merz
3 Ratings
  1. "Stay away"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Westbrook, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Maine Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits if you like an HMO.

    Cons

    Very strict attendance policy, inconsistent management, terrible communication, very stressful environment with an insane workload.

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "Stay Away or risk your own sanity"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinician in Westbrook, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maine Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not many pros here to speak of.

    Cons

    Upper management are inept and incompetent. Clearly the Peter Principal was at work here in filling positions at the top. Chaotic and dysfunctional organization. Business model appears to be to hire anyone with a pulse and overwork them until they can’t stand it anymore and leave or go insane.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Case Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Springvale, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Maine Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flex hours, close proximity, stable

    Cons

    Low pay more experience over educated and management skills

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  4. "Great experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Emergency Services Worker in Rockland, ME
    Recommends

    I worked at Maine Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great experience working directly with clients with mental health diagnosis.

    Cons

    Low pay Lack of staff on overnight shifts

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  5. "crisis response worker full time"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Maine Behavioral Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    there are many caring employees who give their all to make a difference with the population we serve

    Cons

    long hours, broken mental health system, senior management who are disconnected from the reality that employees deal with every day

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  6. "Clinician"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Maine Behavioral Healthcare part-time

    Pros

    Supportive co-workers made the job worthwhile

    Cons

    Did not feel supportive from upper management.

  7. "Office Coordinator"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Norway, ME

    I have been working at Maine Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great cowokers/ Supervisor patients are great!

    Cons

    no communitication, very disorganizated

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  8. "Case Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Biddeford, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Maine Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worthwhile work, quality supervision, generally good atmosphere and teamwork

    Cons

    Pay could be better, but what else it new? Changing paperwork, but again, change is a constant, isn't it.

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  9. "Good People But Chaotic, Confused Management"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Maine Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people for the most part; Most seem dedicated to their work, happy to have jobs but also with a dedicated, emotional connection to growing the business and supporting its mission.

    Cons

    Executive management team is often lost in confusion on decisions points, leaving middle and lower management frustrated, dissatisfied and perhaps most of all, distrusting of their leadership and competency. Much money is spent on processes or projects which are later abandoned or placed on back-burners due to discourse and passive bickering among the small but dysfunctional executive management team. *Highly political environment where even some senior management appear to allow, even support an unhealthy atmosphere of distrust and competition. Much of this leads both to and from a poor management structure of the company among its functional business/clinical lines. *Dated, cramped office spaces at some of the sites, but better at the organization's inpatient hospital. *Technology is lacking, frozen from growth and functionality due to a highly politicized, draconian and murky relationship with Maine Health Inc./Maine Medical Center. *An incredible amount of waste on failed I.T. upgrades and projects due to a lack of vision and leadership. The organization relies heavily on one employee of another organization to drive their technology strategy, yet no other professionals in technology are consulted. Suspiciously, one person appears to control the vast majority of both the technology growth process, its strategy and its spending.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Therapist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Maine Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Basically thorough and fair hiring and personnel practices, a growing entity with a new name, that seems to really try to make positive steps to keep up with healthcare trends and stay competitive in a changing market.

    Cons

    I think the challenges are common among most mental health job, such as relatively low pay, and sometimes having to do things that makes sense from the corporate office or three supervisory levels up, but don't make as much sense on the ground.

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