Interim Physicians

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Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    If you work hard, you will be rewarded. Excellent career opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interim Physicians full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1-Pathway to make a lot of $$$. 2-People with lots of industry experience. 3-QA Department that blows the lid off of any other company I have worked for.

    Cons

    Growing pains. It says a lot about a company that this is its biggest 'problem'. Definitely a good problem to have.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Don't make the same mistake I did by accepting this job. Don't even submit your resume.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Interim Physicians full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation package is good.

    Some coworkers are nice.

    Cons

    I received no proper software or procedure training. I was immediately given outrageous quotas.

    It is a hostile work environment. There is extreme favoritism toward certain individuals, mostly white men. There are employees working together in relationships. There are account managers who pass along doctors to their recruiter girlfriends over other recruiters and give their girlfriend's doctors preferential treatment. This would not be tolerated at any other company!

    Also, the CEO is a stereotypical southern man, complete with all the stereotypical southern values. He makes it clear he prefers to be in the presence of conservative white makes. While it is rather amusing to observe his obvious discomfort in the presence of homosexuals, I would not want to be a homosexual or a minority working beneath him.

    There is no real opportunity for career growth.

    There is no job security.

    The employees turnover rate is extremely high.

    Upper management is clueless and are too unmotivated to do anything about the unhealthy work environment environment as they are paid far too well.

    I've given far too much of my time to this pathetic excuse of a company. I'm ready to jump ship.

    Advice to Management

    It's a sinking ship. A little bit of advice won't help.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Get out what you put out

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interim Physicians full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interim treats you like an adult and does not micro manage when you are doing your job. There are more than enough jobs to call on and the account managers who are doing well close deals. You are free to recruit what you want with the object to get placements. It's pretty simple and the people who do not succeed tend to do it to themselves.

    Cons

    Interim needs additional recruiters and account managers.

    Advice to Management

    Continue sourcing for more talent to capitalize on the high volume coming in.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    Avoid by all means necessary

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    Current Employee - Physician Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Physician Recruiter in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Interim Physicians full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The sales support staff is very friendly and a very hard working group as are some of the Recruiters & Account Managers. For the most part Mid-Level management listen's to concerns.

    Cons

    There is an awful amount of disrespect and unethical behavior that is tolerated and at times glorified by upper management. The disrespect from a few in the Sales department is absolutely Toxic. There is absolutely NO training provided to anyone, no matter what department. The QA department receives no respect from anyone in the company even though they are the ones truly getting the doctors to work. Anyone who is in upper management ends up quitting because the CEO doesn't like to implement any type of change to improve the company. The majority of the Sales support staff is grossly underpaid but are required to take on some of the Sales responsibility.The CEO allows marketing to spend $20k once every quarter to fly employees to the "corporate office" for "meetings", happy hour & Cardinals game but they still snub employees on bonuses that have been earned. There is ABSOLUTELY NO ROOM FOR GROWTH with this company.

    Advice to Management

    RESPECT your employees & value your sales support staff!!!!!!

  6. Helpful (6)

    Lost 30% of Account Managers in 1 month

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Interim Physicians full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some colleagues were quite enjoyable to work with; however, a lot of animosity exists within this company and is further encouraged as a management style. If you can achieve quota, the pay is generous; unfortunately, Account Manger quotas are laughably high and are only achieved by one person.

    Cons

    Management by fear and ego. Favoritism greatly exists for a select few. Experience and loyalty mean nothing; the CEO is always right, no matter what and there is no discussion. Middle management has absolutely no power to do anything of value and is clearly a "yes-man" position to the CEO. The CEO pulls all the strings, but makes others do his dirty work. Further, he'll change his mind often and randomly. The "rules of engagement", which is supposed to outline how all reps work together, is constantly changed and only occasionally distributed to all employees. Even worse, the Employee Handbook has not been distributed since 2012, but recent changes to it are enforced. There are a few solid recruiters, and the top account manager has taken personal production to an unprecedented level. However, the CEO interprets this to mean every account manager should do this, and has continually adjusted quotas to obscene levels (you would earn over $150k for the year if you achieve quota, referred to by the CEO as the "minimum acceptable performance). Quotas are now 200% what they were 2 years ago. 30% of the account managers were either pushed out or fired in December/January, some of which were consistently the top 5 highest producing AMs with near or above 6-figure incomes. This was explained by management as ultimately a good thing because they didn't produce enough new business...regardless of the fact they were all experienced 5-15 years (the CEO doesn't even have 15 years of industry experience) and whose production was consistent for years.

    A few tips/stories:
    - Don't expect any training or even help getting set up. We've had new employees not receive a login & password for their computer for hours on their first day. They literally sat there, staring at a blank screen, waiting. Training is non-existent, and you are expected to just jump in and figure it out for yourself.
    - Quotas were raised again from 2014 to 2015, but no rep was informed of this. If you miss quota, you are paid a lower commission rate.
    - This is a heartless work environment. No one in management cares if it's your birthday, if you got married, bought a house, recently had a family problem or death, etc. My birthday was never once acknowledged by anyone, even with balloons from my family on my desk.
    - The day a new hire starts, the CEO touts them as the greatest thing to happen to this industry. The day someone leaves, he trashes them as never being worth anything. It's happened with every person who has left over the past 5 years.
    - The CEO took us to lunch once to discuss declining numbers, and potential upcoming changes he's making. When concerns about these changes were expressed, he suddenly cut the conversation short and stormed off, saying he couldn't believe we wouldn't have complete trust in him. As he pulled out of the parking lot, he peeled out the tires of his Maserati. Classy.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO is a problem. Until he is gone, this company has no hope. I had a lot of faith in and loyalty, but his ego, shallow management tactics, and questionable business decisions destroyed any ambition I had to make him money. He seems to forget that he don't make any money for the company; his employees do. And treating them as he has will ultimately destroy this. Lastly, I question his business acumen and basic math skills when he says things like "I'd rather just have a few high performers". Commission is on a tiered system, man...come on. You pay top guys more for each dollar they bring in. Is it really a surprise you're at the fewest number of AMs, and your gross profit is down $160k while still "breaking revenue records" by 2.5% over last year? Plus the increased risk of losing a top producer....

  7. Helpful (6)

    Don't waste your time with this company - unethical and unprofessional.

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    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter

    I worked at Interim Physicians full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Certain co-workers made working at IP bearable. QA tries very hard considering they get overloaded. The old compensation plan was not bad (the one in place now for new hires - forget it).

    Cons

    Management comes and goes like a revolving door. They attempt to change a few obvious (and long standing) issues when they arrive, but they hit their head on the ceiling of the CEO. If he doesn't want something to change, it doesn't.

    The CEO chooses favorites and if you're not one of them, you are out of luck. You can fight with everyone else over what's left. People are let go for unknown reasons. People who are hitting quota but not bringing in enough "new" business are let go. All of their book of business is redistributed to newer account managers who make less commission.

    Account managers and recruiters date each other. The account manager then funnels their business directly to that recruiter. It's totally unethical and would never be allowed at a larger organization that has a real HR and rules that apply to everyone.

    If you take issues to management, it will be documented and then used against you. There has been a lot of turnover in management in the past couple of years. Most of them leave when they realize that they are a VP in name only.

    The biggest issue in this company is management and choosing favorites. Favorites can do anything they want, while everyone else has to adhere to arbitrary and ever changing rules. Unethical behavior is encouraged and widely practiced.

    The CEO hires felons, bringing them back into the fold after jail/prison time. Is this the quality of co-worker someone wants?

    Advice to Management

    This group of management wouldn't listen to advice. I hope they sell to a company who can do something with it.

  8. Helpful (6)

    Pretending to be innovative when in reality, they are no different that any other small time locums firm.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interim Physicians full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interim has a decent compensation plan if you are in sales. They credentialing staff tries to work hard. That is it. The CEO refuses to work with Vendor Management Systems which is what hospitals and management companies utilize for streamlining purposes. They do take a percentage and the CEO is greedy. If you are interested in this industry check out other firms. Notably StaffCare, MDA, CompHealth, Linde or anyone else. Interim offers no training or career path. These other firms do offer training. Your first day is the same as your last, no matter what role you come in as. Enjoy woking with felons if you do take the position.

    Cons

    Several - The CEO is a one. He is arrogant and hasn't sold anything in 20+ years. He can talk the talk, but cannot walk the walk anymore. The culture is dog eat dog and morale is low to non-existant. Upper management states they want to be innovative but relies and endless cold-calling while raking 30% margins peddling sub-par physicians. Don't trust the CFO.

    Advice to Management

    Advice is only for those seeking a position. Dont apply. The CEO will appear on the surface as a very charming, smart business person. He is the opposite. His retention rate is terrible because he treats employees with no regard. If you do very well, he will fire you redistribute your book of business to save money on commissions.

  9. Helpful (7)

    So Sad!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Physician Recruiter
    Former Employee - Physician Recruiter

    I worked at Interim Physicians full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I really liked working at Interim in the beginning and was very happy. But is the last year it has just gone down hill!

    Cons

    You have an office in Dallas that is given everything-promotions that are not earned, business that is not earned and employees that think they can do whatever they want. And if they don't get their way they go and tattle to the CEO. Also you have people who have personal relationships who are allowed to work together and mutually benefit financially from working together. In any other legitimate company these employees would NEVER be allowed to work together due to conflict of interest. It is not only unprofessional but how is anyone else supposed to feel like they have a fair chance working there. There were some really great people who were great assets that worked at Interim, but they have either been fired or have moved on to other opportunities. And those veteran employees that remain are under appreciated and under valued. Also it is no secret who the favorites are in the company-it is the elephant in the room that no one will talk about out of fear. Does not make it right though. It was not always this way, but sadly this company is not what it used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favoritism! It used to be that loyalty and hard work meant something. But at Interim it is not appreciated or valued. Get the priorities back to where they should be and you can get back on track. I am afraid until that happens things will continue to keep going down hill. It is the old saying "you reap what you sow." And what is going on is proof for this company.

  10. Helpful (8)

    An awful place to work full of unethical business practices

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interim Physicians full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some of my coworkers made some days bearable. I liked the job marginally more than being unemployed and homeless.

    Cons

    If I were to describe Interim Physicians in one word, that word would be unethical. They mistreat their employees on many different levels, they're cheap, and overall morale is low.

    There is a high turnover rate for employees. There are constantly new people being hired on, and there are more who aren't successful here than those who are. Not all of the employees who failed were tired, lazy, or had some major personality fault that contributed to their failure. In some cases, the company had low standards for who they would hire, even hiring multiple convicted felons.

    Poor management can ruin the job for even the most passionate and well paid employees. Employees were not valued and were treated as disposable by management, even the high-producing, successful ones. All employees were micromanaged to a point where it interfered with the ability to do their job. Nothing is more frustrating than being unable to make your own decisions about anything! Management was also very critical of employees and had poor communication skills.

    The company was cheap. Their tireless quest to cling onto every penny they could made getting anything done nearly impossible. The company was afraid to assume even minimal risk. The rules that were in place to mitigate this risk and the red tape you had to deal with while doing even the simplest tasks was obnoxious.

    If you want to work for a company with no job security, no potential for advancement, and clueless managers with no leadership skills then this is the job for you.

  11. Helpful (9)

    I thought I knew what I was walking into, but this place is a complete mess.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Upper Management
    Current Employee - Sales Upper Management

    I have been working at Interim Physicians full-time (less than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As someone in upper management Interim allows you to bring in people that you have formerly worked with, so you can build your own players. Coming into an already established company as upper management its nice to have the ability to get rid of the people that are really good or people you don't like and replace them with known sales rep's. You also have the ability to give all the fired rep's current business to the new rep's you bring in, so they will succeed.
    When you join the company the CEO and CFO will want you to speak with every rep about there worries/dislikes and report all this information back to them. I have never done this at past locations, but it tells the CEO, CFO and I if the rep's really dislike them personally or the way the company is ran. It was a good experience even though the CEO and CFO used this information to get rid of people or creating a file on them. If you have your own people then this makes it easier to get people out and your rep's in.
    As upper management you do get paid very nicely, but that comes with more than enough negativity.

    Cons

    When i started at Interim I knew the company was unorganized and there was a lot of turmoil going on, but I had no idea it was this bad. The CEO motivates by fear and I have witnessed this numerous times. The decisions the CEO and CFO make in regards to this company are ridiculous and I'm positive it will continue to go down hill. If you challenge the CEO as a manager then there are reprimands to your actions. The CEO doesn't want someone that will play devils advocate or give an honest opinion instead he wants a servant. I have learned to live with this role because I am still allowed to build the company with my own people. Interim allows rep's to complain and as upper management you are required to give them attention. Most of the rep's that complain are not meeting quota and want a reason to why they are failing. My top sales rep's are going to have alot more problems than a rep that cant even meet quota, but I have been told from the CEO that this means the top sales reps are an issue.
    This company isn't the same as working for a big company like I have in the past. At Interim you have to be able to do everything. That includes accounting, credentialing, collections, credit checks, and just about anything that is required to run a locums company. What I have realized is just because I was an asset to big companies doesnt mean I am an asset to this smaller company. I have a few rep's that i have personally hired here at Interim and I will do everything in my power to make sure they succeed. As upper management in this company you are allowed to do these things.

    Advice to Management

    Coming from upper management to CEO and CFO, keep doing what you are doing. We are getting rid of some very talented people to spread tbeir business out among others to pay less money in commissions. This is a very risky play because there are not alot of reps out there that can handle this amount of business. Remember that the easy part is booking the deal and the hardest part is saving the deal. I'm fine with what you are doing only because it allows me to bring my direct hires up in commissions quicker, but I will never allow them to get that high due to possibly being cut.

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