Correctional Medical Services

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Correctional Medical Services Reviews

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    A fair place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Secretary in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Secretary in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Correctional Medical Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent and there are some good opportunities for promotion from within the company. The work environment is comfortable and the staff are friendly. Many staff have been with the company long term.

    Cons

    The company went through restructuring which lead to some good people being laid off. This put a strain on the remaining staff who were left covering the jobs that were downsized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Correctional Medical Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, friendly atmosphere, growth

    Cons

    Not as much compensation on raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the workers more, not necessarily monetary, a nice thank you goes a long way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Correctional Nursing

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    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Bowling Green, MO
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Bowling Green, MO

    I worked at Correctional Medical Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training & helpful co-workers. Extended training due to the nature of the job and the environment you work in. Decent pay for the area. Shift differential and weekend pay is nice. Correctional officers are nice and do a good job of ensuring your safety.

    Cons

    Working in a prison environment. Correctional nursing is not for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None right now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Correctional Facility Nurse for CMS

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

    I have been working at Correctional Medical Services

    Pros

    Sign on bonus with no contract to sign to get it, good pay, and five weeks of vacation starting day one!

    Cons

    Decent medical coverage, the college assistance is so-so, and the 401k is to laugh at, they match 50% up to 4% of your pay pre-tax and you are not fully vested for five full years!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized, make decisions based on something that will make the place run better, not just becaue you are board and want to implement useless costly and timely ideas for no real reason other than you might get fired if you don't appear to have a function within the company (for management, not the nurses)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It's a good day to be in prison.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Provider in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Medical Provider in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Correctional Medical Services

    Pros

    Hours and work load are reasonable. Very interesting population and clinical challenges. Mid level medical providers are adequately supported and encouraged to be independent. Interface with Department of Corrections is impressive given its complexity. General communication from senior management to frontline workers here in Michigan is earnest and prompt.

    Cons

    Very little face time with administration, but for some of us, this is a positive characteristic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So far, so good.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Correctional Health - Professional intrigue behind bars

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Service Provider (MSP) in Ionia, MI
    Current Employee - Medical Service Provider (MSP) in Ionia, MI

    I have been working at Correctional Medical Services

    Pros

    The opportunity for independant practice as a mid level provider. Great collaborating collegues. Comfortable support from CMS administration as well as in interfaces with Michigan Department of Corrections. Can't ask for better support staff at the Ionia sight. Fascinating population to work with. Feeling great about serving underserved population.

    Cons

    Communication between administration and front line staff is frequently disjointed. CMS makes genuine attempts to stay in contact with it's medical providers but this is a daunting task given that employees are providing medical services to multiple prisons in multiple cities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More frequent feedback for new employees. Some of us are fairly isolated from other CMS coworkers within a system of state employees. It's hard to get a guage on one's professional performance under these circumstances.

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