Management is awful. If you are sick or need a personal day off do not expect to receive it. I have requested and been denied many sick days and personal days.. I have worked with a stomach flu and literally had to run to the bathroom in between cases because the company is understaffed. They do not care about your personal well being. Only about cases being completed and Fortec getting paid. Expect to be sent out of town or out of state with little to no notice. You will literally have no life between Monday thru Friday so make no personal plans. Also expect to be on call for weekends. You can work up to 14 hours a day with no compensation for lunch. Taking a lunch is also a problem and you usually have to eat while driving to and from facilities.
Working by your self.
No breaks, no lunch, long days, schedule changes with no notice. denied pto and sick day requests.
Set up and operate various laser machines in operating rooms assisting doctors at hospitals in the tristate area, as well as North Carolina. Picked up and returned laser equipment to the Baltimore office.
Have Long hours from 10-18 hours days, from preforming procedures and driving. Hours can be good, just no time to schedule anything during the week, and no pay for being on-call for the weekend, You do learn a lot during procedures and making patients feel better once they leave the Operating Room,
laser technician (Current Employee) – Chicago – January 17, 2016
I felt manipulated, played with:
50% below national avg. pay, no on call pay, 40-60 hours paid only 1/2 rate not 1 1/2 as lead to believe, told to sleep in Van, No meal allowance even though was out of town 24+ hours, 100% accuracy is only considered mediocre performance to management,
Pro: get to work with lasers!, never the same thing, a lot of hours away from home
they are not concerned about your financial well being, or family life
Scheduling could be difficult not knowing until the evening prior to the following work day what your schedule would be for the next day. I would travel to hospitals within Ohio and the surrounding states to set up surgical lasers in the operating rooms and assist the surgeons during the procedures. Most often the cases were given to a single Laser Tec and it was rare that cases would cross and you would see any of your other co-workers. The most difficult part of the job was not knowing if or when you would be working the following day until after 5pm that day.
Field laser technician (Former Employee) – Cleveland Oh – January 29, 2014
Pay is low for what is required and any overtime worked is half time pay not time and one half.After working a long day you may have to drive up to 8 hours to be ready for the early morning case the next day.The management don't respect your private life.
Healthcare Laser Specialist - FT (Former Employee) – Fort Myers, FL – December 11, 2012
Every work day was different. One day you could work two hours and the next sixteen. My co-workers were great. They were always there for me if I needed help and vice versa. The hardest part of the job was not having a set number of hours and driving across the state on a daily basis. After a while it takes a toll on the body.