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Armor Correctional Health Services Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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  • Abusive middle management who have obtained their positions by achieving results through bullying staff into carrying out their ideas (in 4 reviews)

  • Poor orientation, disgruntled employees, poor organization, no employee meetings, only one physician, and high turnover (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Staff review"

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    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Armor Correctional Health Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible shifts, great boss to work. Good for a first time job.

    Cons

    challenging environment, noise level is high. Need a lot of patience and endurance skills.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to make employees happy and satisfied. More bonuses to help with staff retaining .


  2. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - IT Support in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - IT Support in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Armor Correctional Health Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best things about working at Armor are the holidays and days leading up to holidays, very slack day before holidays.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges of working at Armor would be structure, depending what department you get into. Also certain departments have a lot of turn over.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  3. "Nurses have fewer rights than inmates"

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    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Armor Correctional Health Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of hours, some benefits after a prolonged period of time

    Cons

    No overtime pay, back-breaking work for low pay, inmates are treated better than nurses, half of the shift is passing meds to inmates that sexually harass nurses.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees like customer service representatives or less


  4. "Not as Horrible as the Embittered Past Employees Say, But Not Great"

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    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Troy, VA
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Troy, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Armor Correctional Health Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It probably won't get worse, noted improvements in past year. The regional VP, whether you like her or not, has made FCCW her passion project, and cares about the outcome of maintaining the contract. The workplace culture isn't personally invasive; you will not be harangued into company picnics.

    The compensation is competitive; I make the most I have made per hour. I also like 12 hour shifts. The overtime is plentiful if you want it. Most of the people you work with are good people who will help you if you ask.

    Cons

    History of lawsuits, challenging company culture. There is still a fair amount of nurses eating their young, cliques, and unpleasantness, but that is everywhere. Female inmates can be whiny and needy, and occasionally menacing. (Most people want to serve their time and leave.) Management has had a great deal of instability and turnover. There are few concrete answers and systems; in many ways this feels like a start-up and has start-up challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to make hard choices. You're doing the best you can in an impossible situation. Make a tangible plan that is understandable for everyone. Distribute it. Clarify it as needed. Hold people accountable.


  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Regional Vice President in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Regional Vice President in Miami, FL

    Pros

    It's a small company which results in a more intimate environment. Employees are friendly
    No more comment to be made

    Cons

    Too much travel and don't get to spend time with family. Only on weekends and one is connected 24/7
    No more comments

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication


  6. "Administration is not supportive of it's Nurses."

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Powhatan, VA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Powhatan, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Armor Correctional Health Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours of employment and potential for advancement within the company. The work outline policy of my position was very clear.

    Cons

    Administration may attempt to pile more work on it's employees when the contractor is to perform the duties.

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees and keep them in a safe environment. Don't sacrifice the safety of staff to keep a contract. Have an open door policy with your staff members. The Department of Corrections NEEDS to adhere to their portion of the contract.


  7. "Bad"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Troy, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Troy, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Armor Correctional Health Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great job if they had enough staff, and don't have a big turnover

    Cons

    Everything is bad at this company

  8. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Armor Correctional Health Services full-time

    Pros

    Leeway and great Environment to work in.

    Cons

    Doesn't seem like there is potential growth


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Pompano Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Pompano Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Armor Correctional Health Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment.
    Employees are helpful and Officers are great to work with.
    Good medical/dental/vision/401k/PTO
    Pay is pretty competitive.

    Cons

    Some higher up HR staff don't listen to the advice of the facilities Nursing Directors and great staff can end up losing their job over something that they didn't do!
    The turnover rate of nurses is high as corrections is not for everyone.
    Five 8-hour shifts instead of three 12's.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so fast to get rid of great people for a tardy here or there. Family dynamics are changing and sometimes things happen that cause a person to run a little late- not a good enough reason to punish someone. Instead of a negative points system (for tardies, etc.) you should implement a positive points system where when an employee earns x-number of points over a certain time period for NO TARDIES or NO CALL OUTS- that person gets rewarded extra hours of PTO or a small raise??? The ones who are tardy may then strive to be on time for that raise or REWARD!!! Good Nursing jobs are not so hard to come by- Good Nurses are!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Administration"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Kissimmee, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Kissimmee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Armor Correctional Health Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Trying to find out

    Cons

    Not adm support,no shift dif,no weekend diff. 12 hrs shift but only 40 hrs paid

    Advice to Management

    Consider shift differential pay


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