Correctional Medical Services

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Beware the stealthy pink slip

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Current Employee - IT Support in Creve Coeur, MO
Current Employee - IT Support in Creve Coeur, MO

I have been working at Correctional Medical Services

Pros

There was a decent variety of work, as well as some occasional travel (usually voluntary). People are generally very nice, but can be a little "clicky" in an office of ~400. Business casual environment with a pretty laid back atmosphere.

Cons

Evil company that couldn't care less about its people (although they fake it well). Lay-offs each of the nearly 10 years I worked there. Not once did they rehire people laid off in the fall back in the spring when they would hire replacements. These usually take place in September. I made the mistake of thinking I survived to live another year, only to get axed two days before Christmas (a few hours before we closed for the holiday, actually). They fired the VP of my department, then used his office to ****can another two dozen of us. I had no clue until I walked in to fix a problem for the VP who was already gone. They often let go of some of the best people (who were often paid for their talent), then those upstairs would get a health bonus.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Grab a clue and realize who is really making the company successful. So then some loyalty and quit being so greedy. I won't point fingers to specific people but they know who they are. Quit passing off cheap gifts as a "than you" and start rewarding people with a bonus check or a decent raise. No one wants a candy bar or a restricted movie ticket.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    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
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    Lowest Pay in the Industry

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    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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