Martin Fletcher & Associates
2.6 of 5 10 reviews
www.martinfletcher.com Irving, TX 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Jun 2, 2014

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John Buffa

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30% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    2001 - 2013 with Martin Fletcher

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Irving, TX

    ProsDuring 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsLike 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 Senior ManagementPlease continue to communicate with employees at all levels about changes in the future.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Irving, TX

    ProsYou 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Recruiter (Current Employee)
    Irving, TX

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

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Opportunity

    Physician Recruiter (Current Employee)
    Irving, TX

    ProsTeam 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

    ConsLong Hours
    Need better training
    Difficult economy

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication with all employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Make sure you're a good fit.

    Marketer (Former Employee)
    Irving, TX

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

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementDon't get so focused on the sale that you drown yourself.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't Waste Your Time

    Recruiting (Current Employee)
    Irving, TX

    ProsJeans everyday and flip flops/shorts during the summer.

    ConsNo 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Physician Recruiter (Current Employee)
    Irving, TX

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

    ConsLofty 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 Senior ManagementOffer 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...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stay clear of this place

    Healthcare Marketer (Former Employee)
    Irving, TX

    ProsYou get to wear jeans.

    ConsYou 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 Senior ManagementI dont care enough to give them any feedback.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent Place to cut your teeth...but....

    Nurse Recruiter (Former Employee)

    ProsPotential to make good money for entry level employees.
    I worked with some great people.
    Decent Benefits and bonus structure.

    ConsLong work hours 8am-7pm.
    Primarily a call center, 100-200 dials a day.
    Employees are expendable, most don't make past a few months.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward producers with promotions. Groom your employees instead of firing and rehiring new ones. Be realistic with goal setting and patient with talented individuals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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