SLP (Current Employee) – Seattle area – May 26, 2018
Advanced tapped into my willingness to relocate after grad school, helping me be more selective in my first SLP job. My recruiter is awesome, with the right amount of support, available and not in my face all the time. The pay is slightly higher than if I weren't contract with them, but their benefits were the right mix for me.
Recruiter (Former Employee) – Port Orange, FL – May 18, 2018
I've been recruiting for 15+ years when I worked here. I was excited that AMPS is family run. But, I was let go without warning. I learned in my 6 months there that terminating recruiters is a daily/weekly/regular occurrence. Its a pitiful company, could care less about its employees, just the bottom dollar to feed the family. Had I known this companies trend I would not have wasted my time.
Occasionally let you go home early on Fridays, if you're chosen
Physical Therapist (Former Employee) – Texas – April 20, 2018
I worked as a travel Occupational Therapist with this company. I had been doing travel therapy for approximately 2 and a half years prior to signing on with them. They were awful in so many ways. Super lack of organization. Even my co-workers at the assignment told me to find a new company to work under because of the difficulties I had with Advance. Don't even give them your phone number unless you want to be bombarded with their recruiters calling. Even when you ask or tell them not to contact you they continue.....for years. Yes, literally years. They DO have an official DO NOT CALL list. However, you must speak to the recruiter's supervisor and use some strong words for that to happen.
Words of advice for people thinking about getting involved in travel therapy.
These companies need us much more than we need them or they wouldn't pay so many people to sit at a desk and aggravate therapists all day. Do not ever let them make you forget how much you and your skill sets are worth!
Travel is a lot of smoke and mirrors. Look at the details and think about it. They will try to pressure you to get you to agree to their deal verbally. Don't. Ask lots of questions. Carefully look at the pros and cons before they even draw up your contract.
Don't let them con you with the whole state licensure thing. They will pay for it (and other fees) and "help" you get the necessary papers in order. Applying for state licensure is easy. If a person needs assistance the therapy board of that state is generally very helpful. The travel company is just a paid middle man who complicatesmore... everything.less
I was sent to a nice city for work.
Terribly disorganized. Questionable ethics. Disrespectful of their employees.
Fake and low pay, built to use you and let you go.
Recruiter (Former Employee) – Broomfield, CO – April 14, 2018
Just a fast revolving door, they make a lot of excuses but its poor management, sales doesn't mean no one makes it past 90 days or wants to stay. If you don't try to fit the mold, they will give you boot and pass your travelers up to the people they do like.
Free coffee, but its kinda gross the machine is nasty
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST TRAVELLER (Former Employee) – Hixson and South Pittsburg, TN – March 21, 2018
My first contract was cut short by half when the OT who was waiting to find out if they passed the reg exam, and who had been hired before I was placed there, started work. I was left w/o work for 2 wks; then was placed at a faclity with a 55 minute commute, which I had to take in order to work/pay bills. The reimbursement is never as lucrative as travel companies make it out to be.
found a perm job on my last placement
duplication of paperwork to get started and delays were frustrating.
Great Recruiters focused on your wants and needs. This allows you to create your ideal work-life balance. I love to travel and have been given the opportunity to do this while working and between contracts.
Occupational Therapist (Former Employee) – Port Orange, FL – February 5, 2018
My recruiter worked closely with me to find my ideal contracts and locations around the country. The company has amazing communication, and I was able to have all of my needs met in a reasonable amount of time.
Career Consultant (Former Employee) – Broomfield, CO – January 23, 2018
I didn't mind working at Advanced, I did like it. However, it was difficult to meet the companies quota specifically because much of the job depended on variables that weren't necessarily in your control.
Thank you for the feedback. We realize this is a tough sales gig and that the metrics are aggressive but we have confidence that every new Career Consultant has the ability to reach goal!
Job Work/Life Balance
Awesome office with great co-workers
Nurse Recruiter (Former Employee) – Port Orange, FL 32128 – January 22, 2018
This is a great place to work as a recruiter. The job can be demanding as with any recruiting company, but the hard work pays dividends. Work-life balance is great and management was very understanding if emergencies arose. I highly recommend working here as you will enjoy great co-workers and management alike.
Travel agency therefore I had multiple job locations
Travel speech language pathologist (Former Employee) – Troy, OH – January 9, 2018
My recruiter was friendly and helpful. She seemed to truly care about my happiness at the job. The pay varied depending upon the location. I worked in both California and in Ohio for this company and was pleased both times.
Therapy Recruiter; Advanced Medical (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – December 13, 2017
I've never felt more supported by mgmt than when I was performing well, a few weeks of no movement due to the slow market in the 4th quarter of the year and I was invisible. I felt as though it wa hard to advance regardless of the work I put in.
Therapy Recruiter (Former Employee) – Recruiter – November 14, 2017
Advanced is a fantastic place to work with amazing people. Like any job relating to sales, however, the requirements can be difficult in order to stay. Anyone who can juggle existing clients as well as finding new ones will love this company.
Amazing office, fun work retreats, competitive commission
Difficult to get started and maintain required numbers
COTA/L (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – November 13, 2017
Travel pays well, the SNF's will work you to death so earn it. Expect to walk in the first day with a full pt load and no orientation to find your way around. It's like a first swim lesson were the instructor throws you in the deep end. But it pays well..
Excellent travel company with involved and proactive recruiters
Occupational Therapist (Former Employee) – Mount Vernon, IL – October 15, 2017
I have worked for several travel companies and Advanced has been my favorite that i have stayed with the longest. A good recruiter makes a travel experience. Advanced has the best recruiters. A recruiter is your life line in a travel assignment and everyone I worked with at Advanced with above and beyond to make my experience great! From getting to know the staff at Advanced they all seem to love their job and work enviornment which makes working for them pleasant
Recruiter (Former Employee) – Port Orange, FL – September 19, 2017
These people will fire you without reason, ridicule you for fun if you are having a hard time, and make every day an uncomfortable experience if you have less than 6 months experience there. The management is terrible and extremely under-qualified. The people who run this business are out to protect themselves by firing good, hard working individuals as soon as they catch wind of what is actually going on behind closed doors.
Train facility staff (Current Employee) – Daytona Beach, FL – September 18, 2017
Easy going place with good recruiters. This is a great way for a young therapist to gain great experience. Also if you are willing to actually travel around the country, you can see some really cool things and meet some great people.