travel LPN (Current Employee), Ill, Ind, HA, MT – July 21, 2015
Pros: always sent to safe places and always feels safe
Cons: sometimes I get home sick
My company is very good at sending you in to different areas and always backing you up. The places I go are clean and fun to work at. I have met a lot of new friends from Hawaii to Montana. There is a fare amount of red tape but no more than usual. They always have safe places to live and if there is a problem they are always on top of it.
LPN (Former Employee), Massachusetts – January 29, 2015
I contacted this company for possible LPN travel positions. First, I almost fell off my chair when I heard the base rate, it was rediculously low. Second, the housing stipend didnt even cover the cost – more... of housing. When I did the math, I would be making $450 a week before taxes....to work 40 hours a week. Thankfully I did my research on the area this contract was in and knew the appropriate questions to ask before comitting to this assignment...because according to the recruiter I would be making over $1000 a week. – less
Certified Nurses Assistant (Current Employee), Lafayette, IN – January 21, 2015
The hardest part of the job is being short staffed right now. I like my co-workers. I have been with them for 2 years now. A typical day at work can be stressful when you don't have enough staff on a floor to help you. I have taken care of some resident's where they are needy and keep calling on their call lights. A lot of running around helping resident's.
CNA (Former Employee), Lafayette IN – December 22, 2014
Pros: always get a lunch break, friendly staff
Cons: death, hours aren't guarantee'd
a typical day being a CNA for an agency at a very large nursing home includes waiting to be assigned to a floor, once you are assigned a floor you get report from the aides working the shift before. You – more... answer call lights that might be going off. Since I worked 6p-6a dinner was already served and mostly eaten so what is left is to give certain residents for that specific day a shower or bath and lay everyone down for bed, every 2 hours go into rooms and check on the residents. During the 12 hr shift you pass ice water, fresh linen and pick up the trash and dirty linen from the rooms. Before you leave for the day you have assigned residents to get up and get ready for breakfast, you give report to the on coming aides and check in with your charge nurse to make sure you are clear to leave. The hardest part of the job is trying to please people who are hard to please and dealing with death if it happens on your shift. Usually at the VA you work with one other aide and 2 nurses, They are your best friends for the night. 12 hours is hard to get through if you have no one to converse with. The most enjoyable part about working for an agency at the VA is being able to take care of people and getting to know them on a personal level, they become part of your family. – less
❸ Supervisor- Natalie Bickett (Former Employee), West Lafayette, IN – November 12, 2014
Cons: no paid vacation days
Overall great experience! I appreciated the chance to work with veterans of all branches of the military. My co-workers and I got along great. The most enjoyable part of the job would be the time i got to spend listening to all of the residents stories. Many of the stories were very heart felt.
Nurse (Former Employee), Lafayette, IN – November 8, 2014
Pros: selecting your days you can work
Cons: too many to describe
They want you at their beck and call at all times, but the one time you can't be, they treat you like you are worthless. They literally throw you to the wolves with no training. My first day I was the – more... ONLY nurse of 40+ patients who were very chronically ill and with sever dementia. I was mortified. Not only for myself but mostly the patients, because I myself could not care for them as I wanted and they needed. I thought maybe it was just a bad day, but I continued to be placed when every other nurse had called off. They send all your help home too when the "number of patients are down." No matter if the patients are the most difficult patients you can imagine. You are literally running from the second you hit the floor for 14 hours. No lunch or break. It is terrible. The money is not worth it one bit! Do not work for them!! – less
Registered Nurse Case Manager (Former Employee), Evansville, IN – February 10, 2014
MSS was a very friendly and outgoing contract service for traveling nurses and those of us nurse not wanting to relocate. I was able to start a job almost immediately and MSS kept in close contact with me throughout the life of the contract.
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee), Lafayette, IN – May 20, 2013
Cons: disrespect, no insurance, last minute cancelations, etc. etc. etc.
I worked with this company and yeah the pay is good but the management is really unethical. They talk down to you and expect you to drop everything for them even if they cancel your shift all the time. The facility where you're sent to work is the worst place. I've been a CNA seven years and they're by far the worst.
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CNA (Former Employee), Fort Wayne, IN – February 2, 2013
Pros: made a little bit of money, found a great full time job &
Cons: not paid on time or as agreed upon, no insurance, last minute cancellations, not paid for late cancellations.
con't Pros... they honestly will support you & help with tuition to be a RN.
Con't Cons ...Scheduling errors, some housing was horrible/Nasty & they do not provide a 24/7 support team. They may contact – more... you, but are not helpful, takes forever for them to get back at you & even then they really don't care about you. They only care about the facility's or you if they need a favor. They do not hire many responsible CNA's, so if you are good they wait to give you a assignment when another CNA doesn't show up. They advertise woman owned, but cater to men, especially the ones in the office. Like others have said there are so many other agencys that will be honest, up front & helpful to you.
You also must have someone help you read there requirements & anything you ask for to be put in writing. Watch everything not just the fine print or vague promises. If they wont put it in writing for you or clarify what you ask for ..................RUN..............RUN FAST! Other comments all over the net have one thing in common, They will lie to you or have you lie for them, that's the truth. – less
travel nurse (Current Employee), United States – December 23, 2012
Cons: will not fully disclose wage and benefits until all of your travel arrangements are made
Do not work for this company!! There are so many great travel agencies out there, if you care for a company that has your best interest in mind. MSS only thinks of ways to make more money for themselves at your expense. They do not honor their agreements and pay very poor based on the overall cost of living in the area. They are very dishonest and will lie to without any care of your well being.
I agree with this review, It is honest. the few good reviews must have been lucky or didnt need security or help. One of the reviews was 100% written by a office person. She was asked to write it. She did care.
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Very fast pace every day! I loved it, until the owner had to close due to health reasons.
National Sales Manager (Former Employee), Rockledge, Florida – November 9, 2012
Cons: none to speak of
Every day was differant and I loved that! I would typically check daily numbers from my reps, discuss plans weekly, and target key accounts. I learned that hard work does pay off and is noticed. I started – more... as the Marketing and Business Development Director and was promoted to National Sales Manager. The owner has been a family friend since we were five years old, but when I walked through those doors it was business! My sales team and office staff were wonderful. They were all valuable assets to a great company. The hardest part of the job was letting everyone know that we were closing our doors due to the owners health, and he had no interest in keeping the company around any longer. It was a long ride and he had enough. The most enjoyable part of my job was simple! I was able to touch so many lifes with our patients, clients, and job seekers. – less
I enjoyed going to different nursing homes,but didn't have stable work
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee), Evansville, IN – August 7, 2012
Pros: the pay, its a temp agency so could work if i could, meeting new people, going to different nursing homes
Cons: would cancel early in the morning, the management at medical staffing wasn't very understanding
They would call me to work and some days I would get to and other days they would cancel. I would go into a nursing home find out what unit I was working in and who with. I would get my assignment sheet – more... and began the day. I loved the employees at the nursing homes I worked at. The hardest part was not really knowing the residents and what they can do and can't do. Meeting new residents and getting to help them. – less