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Southwood Psychiatric Hospital experience report

  • 21.Jan 2019
  • Employee

The main reasons I stay with my employer are my patients and the compensation. I love working with the kids there.

2.89

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would like to see the Administrative staff on the Units with the patients occasionally. I think they forget the patients are even there! Also, when making new policies and new forms for us, I would like the Administrative staff to work with the people who are on the front lines with the patients. Also, to keep up with other, local similar type employees, I would like all employees to get tuition reimbursement. The direct care staff here should also get more money and more frequent paid breaks during their shifts.

What I like about the company

I enjoy the people I work with. There is a lot of commrodery among us. I work night shift so we have a small, tight group of people on that shift.

What I dislike about the company

There is little to no communication between administration and the rest of the employees. One area is new staff, of which there are always lots, are never introduced to existing staff. I feel this is something Human Resources could easily do. The same thing applies when an existing staff is promoted or moved to a different location. Also, we have very few housekeeping staff and it shows! The whole hospital is always filthy!Additionally, the night staff are promised a free meal every shift, upon hire, but we are rarely left with food. And when we are, it isn't even enough for half of us.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Southwood Psychiatric Hospital Inc.
  • City
    Pittsburgh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered