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Merritt Hawkins Reviews

Updated February 27, 2018
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Pros
  • Great, extensive training program that prepares people to be successful in a sales-oriented position (in 7 reviews)

  • There is plenty room for career advancement (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, late nights, early days, weekends, travel all needed to actually be successful (in 8 reviews)

  • Extremely high turnover: low starting salary (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Over a decade of career growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merritt Hawkins full-time

    Pros

    MH has uncapped potential for hard workers who enjoy a challenging work environment. The industry is very stable and MH is the best in the business

    Cons

    You have to be self-motivated to be successful

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate and promote internally


  2. "Working there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice place to work and learn

    Cons

    there are no cons about this placw

  3. Helpful (2)

    "A great company has lost its way and values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Merritt Hawkins full-time

    Pros

    Great training program. Beautiful offices. Bright, dedicated employees who are fun to work with. Good people to work with

    Cons

    This company was the best company to work for in the industry. The reason was the value and trust placed in their employees. If you were successful they made sure you continued to thrive and earn a good living for your family. It felt like family.

    In the pursuit of revenue, the company has changed. It no longer listens to the people who work face to face with the clients and doctors. Decisions being made make no sense and put revenue first and culture and clients last. Changes made without input from those it will impact the most. Changes introduced without warning or time to adjust. This makes for a stressful environment, less efficiency, less production and less revenue for everyone. No outlet is given for concerns. If you express concerns you are labeled negative. Recently some of the most experienced recruiters and marketers are leaving. New hires are not taught the culture that made the company the best in the business. Recent compensation changes were made abruptly, without considering the impact on employees and their family. Many are looking at ten thousand or twenty thousand dollar cut in pay. It is like they want to get rid of anyone that has worked here more than 5 years. Sad

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, listen to them. Create a stable environment instead of one that changes daily. Understand that as fear grows, productivity drops.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Just Dont"

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    Current Employee - Research Consultant in Coppell, TX
    Current Employee - Research Consultant in Coppell, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merritt Hawkins full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you enjoy working yourself to death with little pay for a few years the income potential is there. but the grind NEVER stops.

    Cons

    Every single day you have to give it your all. Once you aren't producing as much as they want they will fire you.
    They do not value their employees and will let you go and replace you without a second thought. Most employees don't even understand what the job is when hired and I think this is done on purpose so employees will work their butts off the first few months and make money for the company (not much money for yourself, most of it goes to the company).

    Advice to Management

    Shame on you


  5. Helpful (1)

    "An amazing place to work!!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Operations in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative Operations in Roswell, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merritt Hawkins full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional, welcoming, room for growth, puts employees as a priority. I'm astounded by how well people are treated at this company. So refreshing!

    Cons

    There aren't any cons that I've experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  6. "Good company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merritt Hawkins full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and quality of life
    Company works to evolve with the industry

    Cons

    Significant competition in the industry


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Search Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Search Consultant in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Search Consultant in Roswell, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Merritt Hawkins full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great name in the industry and they have a great introductory training program that last 3 months+.

    Cons

    Culture: Boys Club. Accounts are decided by favoritism not by best fit. Leadership isn't supportive and the goals needed to get promoted can be a moving target controlled by regional leadership. Again, it's important to fit into the culture or you will not be successful. It's not based on your ability but your willingness to play the game with leadership.

    Long hours are expected. If you leave on time you've left early.

    Advice to Management

    Find new regional leadership with leadership/management experience. Leadership needs to stop using personal feelings to make decisions. Whether you like an employee personally shouldn't control their success with in the company. Create leadership training.

    Treat your employees well. Pay was just restructured causing many to earn less. Previously cell phones were paid for. That has been stopped as well.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Director Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merritt Hawkins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast track career path for those with little to none outside experience
    Lucrative commission bonuses and ability to hit six-figure income within two years

    Cons

    Antiquated management who are clueless on how to recruit in current times but are filled to the brim with generic sales anecdotes
    Little to no opportunity to advance beyond Senior Director
    Disconnected work environment
    Extremely high turnover: low starting salary=low caliber talent

    Advice to Management

    Up the starting salary, deliver on revamping our website, etc.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Search Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Search Consultant in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Search Consultant in Roswell, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merritt Hawkins full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company promotes exclusively from within so there's a defined path for promotion. Offers the opportunity to make an impact on our present healthcare system. Is not a typical inside sales job since it offers the ability to travel and meet candidates and clients face to face. Offers the ability to recruit and work with physicians of all specialties and sub-specialties, which helps to keep the role engaging. Employees receive a good benefits package through it's parent company AMN.

    Cons

    You spend a lot of time on the phone calling on and talking with physicians, which can be challenging for some but you're getting to talk with physicians and they all have different personalities and stories so I guess it's how you look at it.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and promote more communication between the territory sales reps and the physician recruiters.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merritt Hawkins full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will not find a better group of individuals than here. These are some of the most genuine and professional folks I've ever worked with and they care about their employees in both a business and personal sense. If you work hard and try your best, whether you are the greatest producer or not, they will work with you and fight to keep you on. This is a high metric production role; it is not for everyone and it can be draining, but the potential future financial payoffs, the quality of character in the leadership, and the integrity of Merritt Hawkins as a whole are all contributing factors to my rating of this great company.

    Cons

    As mentioned above, this is a high-metric role - much will be expected of you. But the leadership here understands that we all have bad days and bad weeks and no one is immune to personal and life circumstances that arise. If you are communicative with your managers and work hard, they will support you and stand with you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue implementing the changes you've been making to treat your employees well and respect us as individuals. I can assure you it is not going unnoticed.


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