Pros: experience, reputable, aggressive marketing
Cons: company is now on skeleton crew, secondary to sister company in unrelated industry
Many years ago, this company operated under the name of "Travel Nurse Solutions" and, by legend, was a very thriving staffing firm for travel nurses. Recruiters were supposedly top-notch and consultant benefits were very lucrative.
Unfortunately, the company experienced a period of stagnant growth, during which the recruiter force became very weak and less aggressive. Marketing campaigns were virtually non-existent, and the company abandoned the practice of being personally involved with its consultants, leaving most of them feeling as though they were forgotten. With all of that, the company also failed to stay abreast on the offerings of its competitors and ultimately lost complete sight of its focus on retention (both clients and consultants).
I hired on several months after the then-new CEO, so all of the above is merely hear-say (although, the company's past dominance in the market was very obvious due to the internal corporate artifacts still lingering about). This new CEO was very impressive, full of enthusiasm and rigor and great ideas, and took every opportunity to motivate the staff. He didn't focus only on the production staff, but the entire company as a whole. He introduced reform and also led the way to rebranding the company to what became "Jackson Nurse Professionals". He also brought back aggressive marketing by hiring on an experienced professional specializing in marketing and PR, and began systematically weeding out the stagnant links in the production chain and replacing them with fresh employees eager to prove themselves and move up.
I was hired as part – more... of the reform process. The CEO recognized the fact that the company's web presence was in virtual shambles and in need of a complete overhaul, and funds were being leaked due to outdated internal accounting and CRM software.
Unfortunately, the new CEO was brought in just a bit too late; and as a result; it was decided that JNP would be merged with its sister company (Jackson Therapy Partners) and relocated to Orlando, FL. This corporate decision resulted in the elimination of approximately 90% of the company's employees, myself included. – less