Correctional Medical Services

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16 Reviews

2.6
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run as fast as you can !

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Correctional Facility Nurse  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Correctional Facility Nurse in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Correctional Medical Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The inmates show you more respect than management. In fact, I'd trust the inmates more than the staff.

    Cons

    Staff infighting, backstabbing, gossiping,(if not outright lying). Staff is very territorial. Management has their "favorites" who can do no wrong and lay the blame on someone they are "gunning" for. Records are altered, forged, "misplaced", what ever they have to do to cover themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to hire management that is more honest than the cons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company I have ever worked for.

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    Former Employee - IT Department  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - IT Department in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Correctional Medical Services

    Pros

    The Technology is decent. If you are lucky, your direct report might be a great person. My manager let me do my job and didn't micromanage. There are some good people in the company. My manager was very flexible on working hours.

    Cons

    Worst company I have ever worked for. Internal personal opinions instead of performance based. Unintelligent upper management (director level.) If you cross one of the "good ole boys" you can plan on being let go for any random reason; or simply "other" The good employees in the company are generally treated poorly and looking for ways out. Turnover is heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's unbelievable that this company is profitable at all. Let the experts (worker bees) do their jobs and count on them for purchasing opinions, and don't let management make hire/fire decisions based on personal opinions. I have nothing good to say about CMS and recommend only taking this if it is temporary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Lowest Pay in the Industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Correctional Medical Services

    Pros

    Captive audience, where else are they going to go? Lazy folks love it here, no one cares.

    Cons

    Not able to recruit decent help due to lowest pay scale in healthcare industry.Gets employees no one else will hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are top heavy with no clue of what really goes on. No wage increases since 2006.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Looking for another position

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    Current Employee - Rather Not Say  in  Smyrna, DE
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Smyrna, DE

    I have been working at Correctional Medical Services

    Pros

    The PTO time that you are given is hard to beat, but given the fact that you are working in prisons and jails they need to compensate you some way.

    Cons

    Repeated turn over in administration and management. No clear job expectations and no follow through from management with problem employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through at the site level with, there is no communication between the regional office and the sites. When a directive is given, we usually find out about it the day it is to be completed, making it an emergency to complete asap. There is no support at the sites dealing with corrective action issues and it seems that CMS would rather keep rotten employees in place because they fill a hole, than to replace them with productive staff members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't work for Correctional Medical Services.....

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - RN  in  Vineland, NJ
    Current Employee - RN in Vineland, NJ

    I have been working at Correctional Medical Services

    Pros

    Retirement 401k can't be beat; If you want to succeed with this company, you can blindly follow their demands, to the detriment of your coworkers and become a supervisor. The actual work is rewarding.

    Cons

    Communication at the local level is nil; the price for the health insurance is prohibitive with less than expected coverage; As an employee, you are treated no better than an inanimate object; staffing is short on all shifts; ghost scheduling is used; Employee morale is down and NOT a cause of concern at any time for this company; and, Supervisors play favorites in raises, evaluations, shift assignments and time off assignments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Play fair and according to the law! Everyone needs equal treatment. I have worked for this company for a very long time and have never met Dick Miles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Stay far away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Correctional Medical Services

    Pros

    The best reason to work there are the nurses that work along side of you. They have your back in a very stressful environment

    Cons

    The benefits are absolutely horrible. They are extremely expensive and don't cover much. No management support on anything. Very unprofessional in every way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees. Treat them with the professionalism the deserve. We are highly traind professionals. Treat us like it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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