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Planet Healthcare Reviews

Updated 4 Nov 2019

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3.8
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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Planet Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great office atmosphere. I actually look forward to coming to work.

    Cons

    None. I have no complaints.

    Planet Healthcare2018-04-18
  2. "Too Many False Promises and No Company Success"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Planet Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Water cooler. The Planet Group of companies consists of a few other divisions. You work alongside recruiters/sales reps in other division and lot of them are cool people. A lot of the nursing/contractors you interact with are also cool and very personable. Easy to get hired and maintain the job there. (Currently while the doors are still open)

    Cons

    There’s a lot. All the problems stem from deception. Just look at the reviews. It’s no coincidence there are 8 5-star reviews from 3/26/18-4/18/18. All done from the instruction of the Planet Group Leadership team. When talking to one of few employees of Planet Healthcare they will try to sell you on career growth, opportunities within the company, and earning potential. All of those are limited because... there isn’t anyone there who understands the healthcare staffing business or invests in developing that business. This is not an exaggeration either. There are reasons the Healthcare Division started in 2015 and has decreased in size net profit since then. I believe there might be 5-7 employees left at this point. No one sells or brings in new business. For example, at one point the recruiting team compiled a list of hundreds of leads for hiring managers gather from references of potential travel nurse candidates. Seemingly easy contacts and warm calls. The Sales Rep/Manager called 0. So yes, there is someone in this role, but this person might have opened 2-3 small contracts in his 3+ years there. A lifelong friendship with one of the Planet Group executives keeps this sales rep employed. The rest of the of the business comes from an MSP (contract opened by a previous sales rep) which hundreds of other agencies also have access to the same hospitals and jobs at the same time. So, with minimal to no effort being put forth to find other avenues of business there are only so many jobs you can work on or find for the nurses you seek to employ. Also, the territory for these roles is very restrictive. It is mostly limited to just certain hospitals in Ohio. This makes it increasingly difficult to retain good nurses or pitch them on opportunities with Planet Healthcare because those opportunities are limited. For the nurses, Planet Healthcare really has no distinct competitive advantages over other nurse/staffing companies that set it apart. For you as the recruiter it limits how much you can make because you are limited on what you can offer. One thing the company really tries to do is sell you on moving into a leadership role. Or giving you more responsibility. But it doesn’t take long to realize these are fake promises. With the lack of company success there aren’t options to move into. If you try to develop business, they get mad on you for “stepping on someone else’s toes”. However, that person won’t do it. If you use the MSP and place nurses at local Ohio hospitals your credit will be diminished. In other words, you are stuck and there isn’t anywhere else to go or nothing more to be gained from this dead-end job/company.

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    Advice to Management

    This may be too little too late. All of staffing is a grind. The reason people enjoy it is the opportunity to succeed and make money. When you put people in leadership and sales roles based off your relationship with them and not their industry knowledge or work ethic you put your company in a difficult position. If you were to give incentives to work hard and reward those that do you might see some success.... You might start to open contracts because your sales rep will be able to hold an intelligent conversation with the hospitals whose business you are hoping to gain.

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    Planet Healthcare2019-11-04
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Very "Meh" Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Westlake, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Planet Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As a Recruiter you will be expected to do pretty much every job function: Sourcing, Screening, Submitting, Placing, and maintaining the relationship beyond first placement, even some interaction with the clients when Sales/Account Management fails to get you the feedback you and your candidate need. This will inevitably lead to you knowing how to do a lot of things and build a diverse skill set for your next job.... Occasionally you'll work with a cool candidate that makes the job not so bad. Other coworkers in other Planet sectors are cool/fun to work alongside. Good water cooler, ice cold. That's about it though.

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    Cons

    Poor leadership/management from the top down. Typical Staffing heads; when somethings not working make more calls, you're doing something wrong, etc. When things are working and you're seeing success, it's why aren't you seeing more success. Nothing is ever good enough despite you busting your hump. When you have a "bad" month, every reason you provide them as to why it was the way it was is seen as an excuse, and... they could really careless what your feedback is. Sales/Account Managers make more money in commissions despite doing much less work. It's all MSP/VMS job orders that you work on, so the positions will be there regardless of who is holding the Sales/AM positions, and they're not generating any new business or "selling" candidates to clients - so this doesn't make any sense. Sometimes they don't even hold up what little responsibilities they do have and you'll have to troubleshoot whatever the issue is through the candidate and their manager or by reaching out to the client yourself. Takes a good 2 years of hard work to actually build up a pipeline to where you're going to see success and a sustainable living wage in today's climate. Little to no training when you start, so get prepared to figure out a lot of things out on your own. The Sales/AM teams aren't as well versed in healthcare knowledge and you will have to explain things to them sometimes, which again makes no sense because they're making more and should know what the positions actually are and what your candidate does. You will feel overworked and will have to field calls/texts for candidates after hours if you want to see success, just leads to inevitable burnout. False promises. Numerous times incentive programs were ran where bonuses/rewards weren't paid out. There's always been a plan to go national, but no real concrete plan or correct steps taken to get there. Like I said previously, the sales team isn't selling and getting into new hospitals, which makes it hard to grow to a national scale. No new recruiters are hired for new target areas, just poor overall planning and implementation. I could keep going but feel this is enough to paint a solid picture of what it's like to work at Planet Healthcare. In a nutshell: Toxic, look elsewhere and don't waste your time.

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    Advice to Management

    Incentivize or increase the commissions for Recruiters to at least what Sales/AM's make, it will make them feel more valued and make the climate more fair since they're doing most of the work anyways. Get leaders in place who actually understand healthcare industry and possess knowledge. Get out of the classic staffing mindset, healthcare industry is different than others and more calls isn't the answer, because... nurses hate being called and if you want to ensure that you never work with someone, it's by calling them during the day when they're sleeping because they work nights, it shouldn't be a hard concept to understand. Text, text, text.

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    Planet Healthcare2019-08-03
  4. "Negative Work place"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Planet Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Drinking alcohol in the office. PlanetDay they take everyone out and pay for food and alcohol.

    Cons

    Consistent Micromanaging. Always negative. Exceeded my goals every quarter and was scolded for not making enough phone calls. They monitor your email and social media. Positive Reviews were posted multiple times by the same internal Employee.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like adults. Give positive feedback and credit when it due. Toxic leadership and constant negativity is why you are losing all your employees.

    Planet Healthcare2019-05-01
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Up and Coming Healthcare Staffing With Local Feel and National Reach!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Planet Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive team with a drive to win. Every day feels like we accomplished something and yet there is never enough time in the day to do everything that you set out to do. Work here is never boring!

    Cons

    Highly competitive market. The Healthcare industry has shorter contract assignment durations, so turnover of contractors is high, unless you can extend them at a facility or find them another option nearby.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing the company internally and finding opportunities with longer contract durations!

    Planet Healthcare2018-04-03
  6. "Growing Company - Great Opportunities!"

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    Current Employee - National Recruiter in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Planet Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    TONS of room to grow and move up in the company, this isn't your "typical" agency where recruiters are thrown in to either drown or swim. Planet Healthcare really cares about the recruiters they hire. They train/support their staff to really have a successful, long career here. It's a competitive but fun work environment - stuff gets done but it has a family feel which is nice to come to five days a week. I love the... thought that I have the opportunity to help grow a business from the early stages - it's exciting and sure to be rewarding!

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    Cons

    Still a small company, so there have been a fair share of growing pains. A lot of competition out there with companies that have been doing this longer/have bigger names

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting from within and continue the entrepreneurial spirit!

    Planet Healthcare2018-04-05
  7. "Love my Recruiter!"

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    Current Freelancer - Travel RN in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Planet Healthcare for less than a year

    Pros

    My recruiter works very hard to ensure I am working in the area I desire. I am able to contact her quickly and she is very efficient to respond.

    Cons

    limitations based upon vendor availability .

    Planet Healthcare2018-04-06
  8. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Planet Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    - Strong leadership - Commission Structure - Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    With any growing company, we continue to make improvements both internally and externally.

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to internal and external employees.

    Planet Healthcare2018-04-04
  9. "Growing Leader in the Healthcare Staffing Industry!"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Planet Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Strong opportunity for growth - Exceptional leadership team who are always open to new ideas - You get out what you put in - control your own success both professionally and financially - Fun, and competitive working environment

    Cons

    - With rapid growth, some processes were not built to sustain that. This has caused some headaches, but are always improving, and it comes with any growing company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep pushing an entrepreneurial mindset. With healthcare staffing being an ever-changing industry, it is vital to growth. Overall, keep up the great work!

    Planet Healthcare2018-04-02
  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Planet Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great compensation and commission schedule. Leadership is open to new and creative ideas for both business development and internal processes. Entrepreneurial spirited company.

    Cons

    Newer company in the market place means steep competition in some larger metros.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to maintain the entrepreneur spirit and listen to internal and external employees when something isn't working.

    Planet Healthcare2018-04-03
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