Martin Fletcher & Associates

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Martin Fletcher & Associates Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
11 Reviews
2.6
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    2001 - 2013 with Martin Fletcher

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I worked at Martin Fletcher & Associates full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    During my tenure with Martin Fletcher, I found the partners to be very concerned with its employee’s well-being, knowledge, and life style. Those who worked for MFA was hard workers who was willing to put in long hours to get the job done. As a result, compensation was very commendable.

    Cons

    The atmosphere at MFA was causal, fun, and competitive. The company found many ways to relieve stress while motivating employees to perform at their highest level. Employees received trips, bonuses or time off for exceeding their goals. Employees was treated like family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is now operating under new management. I am not aware of its culture, training, management style, or compensation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Worst company ever to work for. Very little ethics.

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

    I have been working at Martin Fletcher & Associates

    Pros

    You do get to travel

    Cons

    The schedule, making 100 phone calls a day. Unethical. Salary is very low and turnover is very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve ethics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Rewarding

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

    I have been working at Martin Fletcher & Associates full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment, excellent training, and a tremendous opportunity for the individuals that embrace hard work. The industry is challenging which makes success much sweeter. The income potential is why you work in healthcare staffing! A young competive friendly atmosphere is here.

    Cons

    Like all staffing companies the industry was hit hard over the past few years. The goals are lofty but achievable. The industry is tough and very challenging. Most people are not cut out for this career but those that succeed make great money and enjoy exciting careers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to communicate with employees at all levels about changes in the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's an ok stepping stone company, but there are a lot better ones out there.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I worked at Martin Fletcher & Associates full-time

    Pros

    You can wear whatever you want to work....thats about it.

    Cons

    -Low base pay
    -Low commission rate
    -Asked to do some unethical things with billing
    -False Promises
    -You can tell the company (especially Perm recruiting) is on the down slope
    -Long hours
    -Not enough accounts to make any real money
    -Make you do 500 cold calls a week when cold calling is clearly dead
    -There is no upward mobility in the company, once you get to team lead, you are stuck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop asking employees to perform unethical acts, shorten the hours, cold calling is dead, find other ways to source candidates. Use the actual marketing money for marketing purposes. Raise the base pay, raise the commission.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Recruiter

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Martin Fletcher & Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, fun people to work with, opportunity to travel

    Cons

    low base pay, benefits aren't the best, constant revolving door for employees, long work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make yourself viewable to your employees, don't forget what got the company to the top, listen to your employees, work on pay/commission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physician Recruiter in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Physician Recruiter in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Martin Fletcher & Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team Environment
    Free Breakfast on Fridays
    Early Out Friday (when on goal)
    Great Opportunity/Promote from within
    High Income potential
    Gym Discount
    Shorts/Flip Flops during the summer

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Need better training
    Difficult economy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with all employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Make sure you're a good fit.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketer in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Marketer in Irving, TX

    I worked at Martin Fletcher & Associates full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good bonus potential. Ability to travel and opportunity to meet a lot of different people in healthcare.

    Cons

    Very challenging environment. Must be ready for extremely competitive cold call sales. If your sales don't meet expectations you become expendable, and yes certain managers encourage you to lie to make the sale, but that's sales for you. Very long hours. If that's your environment, then more power to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get so focused on the sale that you drown yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Don't Waste Your Time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiting in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiting in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Martin Fletcher & Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Jeans everyday and flip flops/shorts during the summer.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement, no support from leadership, benefits are terrible and outrageously expensive, I have not met one person in this company that enjoys working here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Can be a fun place, but ruined due to lofty promises at hiring not being met after starting...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physician Recruiter in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Physician Recruiter in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Martin Fletcher & Associates

    Pros

    Can have a fun atmosphere
    Young adult friendly - mostly early career employees, opportunity for co-worker friendships
    Gym discount
    Free Friday breakfast

    Cons

    Lofty promises of room to promote in company... in reality there aren't many places for you to go...
    Long hours - not unusual to be there 7am-7pm, not required but strongly suggested to succeed
    Again not required, but strongly suggested to work through lunch if you want to succeed
    Low base, high commission structure - works in theory, but besides the two agents with the longest tenure, most everyone else stuggles to make money.
    Lack of management support "aka" fire happy - 1 bad month = fear of loosing job, they seem to consistantly fire those struggling rather than supporting/educating when needed as a first solution (when a company hires mostly people with little/no experience, a ramp-up period is to be expected... not uncommon for people to be fired after 3-6 months here)
    No apparent 401K program... if there is one it was never brought to my attention.
    Management is young and doesn't seem to give company practices long enough to make a true effect, before moving on to the next solution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more support to your employees... people are miserable
    Don't use firing as your first response to a struggling employee... a ramp up period of a year minimum is a true test of a person's potential... constantly firing and then re-hiring others with no experience is not going to change the problem, it's just creating a constant cycle that makes your current employees (and potential) not want to work there, and creates a bad image for your company when businesses are constantly talking to a new person (words straight from a MF client's mouth)
    Do things to improve your company brand, because outside the MF office, not many good things are currently being said by the businesses that you market to/work with...

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Stay clear of this place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Healthcare Marketer in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Healthcare Marketer in Irving, TX

    I worked at Martin Fletcher & Associates

    Pros

    You get to wear jeans.

    Cons

    You have to make 120+ calls a day MINIMUM to hospitals. These hospitals already have hundreds of other sales reps calling on them everyday fromall over the country trying to get in and sell them all sorts of medical device junk and drugs, not to mention "recruiting services". If you fall short on your calls, say below 100 a day, they will fire you with no warning.
    This place is just a telemarketing call center that lets you travel to close deals. Also, if you get this horrible job, you WILL get the worst territory left. Because the people who have been there the longest have east coast and west coast territories.
    This company's time has come and gone. Hospitals do not use services like this anymore, they do it internally or they cannot afford to spend $31k a search for a doc. By the way, if you do sell a "search" to a hosptal, the commission is just $200. Also anyone with a phone line and a hospital list can do this type of work, so this is nothing special at all. This company also has a lot of competition in the area and also all around the country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I dont care enough to give them any feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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