Pros: just disappointments, going home was the best pro i could think of, oh wait if you speak spanish you might be on the supervisor good side, because you cant understand her horrible english accent while be trained by her.
Cons: you will work so hard, you will be unappreciated, and no one will care. you will be spoken to as if you are an idiot, you will be expected to the job done with very little training, no one will help you unless you beg, try never to get sick you will get terminated, finally all new personnel gets paid the same dollar amount regardless of experience or degree, your supervisor is threaten by your degree if its higher than hers.
1- Your training is a joke at Avmed, if you are a temp I feel bad for you, if you get hired full time, may the higher powers be with you. Your training will be you sitting across the supervisor's desk who will inform you not to take notes. Her English accent is so thick you are afraid to ask her to slow down or 'Im sorry I do not understand you'. She – more... speaks very fast and she is very difficult to understand, yet will say to you after the '3 - 5 day' drive thru training, I call it.
The day you say you dont remember that part of the training, you will hear " I remembered telling you that (when I was training you). Im sorry I didnt get that the first time around it wasnt in english. As much as I wanted to say that, I took the hit and the felt the feeling of incompetence when reproached in that manner. As the supervisor is always right, right? This training was you either get it for the next 3 months or we get rid of you. Im glad I had some real training? or a real class? What a joke. I got it better than most, and they still got rid of me, so what does that tell you about Avmed.
Very high turnover rate with temps, as I noticed they treated them badly. They also received a drive "thru training" and it was worse than ours, and was still expected to do a job well done. They were talked down to by the supervisor and the medical Director, who literally ignored the temps, and treated them like dirt, the trainer never worked as a real nurse in a hospital and her spanish accent was as thick as mud.You might as well say you are part Latin, or you chances to stay on will continue to be very slim.
2-Your name is temp or the 'that new person' with no photo to your badge, ask for a photo and get a promise and an excuse the camera is broken. You will work well pass your hours and your days will turn into nights because you will still be there trying to finish all the work that nobody wanted and those assignments will be the worse. They tell you will get to go to the hospital at times, you will never get there if you dont work your fingers into the keyboard first. You will not get paid for more than 8 hours, so, the sooner you get done with the work the better. You will be accountable for time spent after cut off time.
3- 3 mths will go by and you will still be there hanging on working like an animal on the abusive job wondering if you passed probation, or better yet if you're a temp, you will never be offered a full time position. You will think you put in the time, the extra hours without pay and think you have landed the job. Then again they can say “well we abused you for 3 mths and everyone went on vacation, therefore without warning we don’t need you anymore, can’t afford you full time”. Please dont contact us, this is a right to work state, GOOD LUCK.
4- Will they tell you that, well not in your face, they will be deactivating all your access as the day go along, you will be experiencing TECHNOLOGICAL issues towards the end of the day, not understanding why and when you log out, that will be your last day. As they were monitoring your computer all day to see when to shut you down.
5- The last nurse there lasted 8 mths without a full time job offer and they threw her to the curb. Another nurse, was on the cusp of her 10 – 12 weeks and they also threw her to the curb, they have no intentions of bringing anyone in full time, unless you really know how to brown nose very nicely, because it will just cost them more money, versus getting a fresh body.
6- They will convince to stay as along as possible and tell you to stay calm while telling you what you want to hear. You know the line, 'you doing a good job, hang in there, what a joke. If you like your nursing license, preserve it and never work there. The stress level for you will be very high and it will send you into a whirlwind of questions, once that starts, its over for you. This is where your replacement begins, they know the s/s of 'what kind of place is this?'
7- If you have questions on how to complete your job, your manager is never around “always in the other office”, she is always in Miami, you might as well pack it up because no one will have time to help you do your job and their job. Remember you are new and you do not count yet. If you ask anyone what’s going on here?, you can call it a day.
8- The hardest part of the job is “ knowing you work so hard and they will kick you to the curb too, when you least expect it" “ The most enjoyable part was getting a chance to run to the car, without turning back, and that’s one hour later after the time you are supposed to go home. No one cares if you stay or work late, and it will be frowned upon.
9- Take a job from Avmed in Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale and you will be burnt to the ground, you might even go home upset and weepy. Your family will suffer, you will be stressed out and you will go home and kick the dog, cat, bird, etc, you may even get sick and you wont be able to go to the Doctor, because no one will believe you are sick. I got THROWN to the curbside like an animal with minge and I was doing a great job, yet I was looking haggard and it showed, so my clock was ticking with them obviously. You will never know they will be kicking you to the curb, everyone is soooooooooo nice.
10- I have always told them this is too much work for such little training, too much is expected for a new person. They said the more experience you have the more work you will get. I was out of a job at the blink of eye because I had a voice., sink or swim. Home or homeless, you decide. They do not care.
The next day, after I picked myself up from the floor, and wondered how fellow nurses can be so cruel and heartless especially from an insurance company in Sunrise, Fl.
Now I understand why the medicare generation does not want this Insurance Healthplan. If they can get scammed, so can the new employees. Now you know what to do fellow nurses, You decide if you want to work at Avmed. – less