I have been working at Advantage RN full-time (Less than a year)
My recruiter, Sherri, is incredible. She checks on me every week and has looked out for any problems with my assignment or relocation. Others I have dealt with in the company are also excellent and I feel strongly supported, unlike some other companies I, uh, won't name. This is my first assignment with them, so I hope that the quality continues, and that I will be able to get assignments where and when I need them. Though that may seem out of a company's control, due to availability, I have seen that some companies don't search as thoroughly as others, as I have been told of assignments by one company when another has said there aren't in that area. Sherri got me where I needed to be at the time I needed it, and got me a very good contract that protects me well.
Other than the usual cons of travel nursing, the only negative I can think of is that the health care benefits are not great, though when I compared them to what I can buy privately they are no worse. That said, my past hospital jobs didn't have great health plans either. People I know always assume that those of us in the healthcare industry get better benefits because we are "connected." Alas, not so.
Advice to Management
Get a better group health plan.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Advantage RN (Seattle, WA) in January 2015.
Standard interview - speak to recruiter about your experience and what you are looking for and they put you in touch with the unit manager of that position. The contract is brief - 2 pages - and does not have much information on it but the company does not pay much attention to that anyway. They each have their own policies and procedures for travelers that the recruiters know nothing about. The manager said one thing but did another once the contract was signed.