ACCOUNT MANAGER (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – February 18, 2019
To begin, I'm not a fan of inside sales. I took this job due to being a recent college graduate and needing an income ASAP. Just overall a depressing job for me. Felt like I was wasting away and the hours were terrible and too much micromanaging. Not a good work culture. Couldn't last 6 months.
Physician Assistant (Former Employee) – Peabody, MA – March 4, 2019
Barton is locum tenens and provides jobs all over the country. It is a nice change to go to several different places a year to work. Barton's representatives are friendly, professional and relentless in their pursuit for work for you. Since this is a temporary agency located in Peabody, MA, I cannot talk about the culture. A typical day is seeing patients in different areas of medicine.
Account Development Manager (Former Employee) – Keene, NH – February 28, 2019
I worked at this company for 9 miserable, miserable months. I felt like I was walking on eggshells whenever I walked in here. The management is awful. Positive reinforcement doesn't happen here. If you are not producing, you are replaceable. Even if you do well, you're still replaceable. They hire like crazy to make up for the crazy turnover. I've seen 10 people in just my role alone leave in the past 9 months, and keep in mind, there's only about 15 account development managers.
You are micromanaged, and are expected to hammer the phones, cold calling for 9 hours a day. They have big signs that say WORK HARDER all over the office, because employee satisfaction doesn't exist here.
I had a terrible experience with being the brunt of a few co-workers racist jokes, and management did nothing about it. That was the last straw. Most people who work here are in their 20s. Very immature office environment.
My mental health was seriously suffering here. I've never been so happy to leave.
I'm a Physician Assistant with many years experience. I was contacted by Barton regarding a Family Practice about an hour's drive from my home. We negotiated the pay, it was $5.00/hr less than my most recent job, but still a decent salary. The practice I worked with was good, well organized, friendly , the support staff was good with one exception. The EMR was not well taught. I got a 15 minute review and no further support from the EMR person, but my CMA helped me negotiate the confusion. I would say that the poor training in their EMR was the biggest problem with the practice I was with. It was a busy practice and I was slower than usual dealing with the EMR. I was always the last Provider to leave, because I finished all my charts every day before I left. I had no trouble getting my checks because I followed the protocol. It was a short term job and I was thankful for the chance to be back in Family Medicine regaining my skills. I had done over 3 years in Psychiatry before this job and left to return to return to a physical medicine practice.
Good job in Family Medicine. Salary was good. Good support from Barton.
Practice had poor EMR training. Two hour commute daily.
Associate Physician Recruiter (Former Employee) – Peabody, MA – February 1, 2019
Each morning started at 7am with an hour long meeting for training purposes and continued with cold calling through out the rest of the day. My manager was fantastic and the people I worked with were wonderful but it was not the right job for me. I did not feel like I was making a difference and the compensation was extremely low for the amount of hours/extra work outside of the office that we were required to do.
Long hours, low compensation, no work/life balance
A day at work at Barton requires constant follow up with internal employees in order to get any tasks completed. Recruiting strictly with cold calling and current database of medical professionals, and dealing with assignment management situations that require a lot of tedious conversations, explaining the same issues to multiple people to get anything fixed. Typically have one meeting per day for the usual morning meetings that rehearse basic recruiting skills, from managers, of any tenure ranging from 6 months to 1.5 years. The office turnover is so apparent that it brings down office moral. There is no upper management communication with employees, and the culture perceives that kind of communication strictly for some team managers and the office manager needing help with big issues/problems with clients.
Ability to make high incentives within your first year, and teaches you the bare bones of recruiting and staffing.
Long hours, office favoritism and politics, high turnover
Family Nurse Practitioner (Current Employee) – Maryland – December 12, 2018
Barton is an interesting company. Has a Locum you should never expect anything. Make sure that you have everything in writing. Never expect for the management to support you. Remember that a Locum company is just there to get you a job. After they get the job, you are on your own. Make sure that you know the Labor Laws of the state you are working in and be prepared to fight for them. Locum work is basically being a "hired" slave for any company. The most enjoyable part of being a Locum is getting to know different people from different parts of the country/world. The hardest part of the job is defending work as a Locum. Locum employment can be a choice, this needs not to be defended.
At least you have a job.
Having to defend the choice or need to work as a Locum.
Physician Recruiter (Current Employee) – Tempe, AZ – December 7, 2018
I have learned so much on how to properly speak to clientele over the phone and how to pitch new things to people. Typical day at Barton Associates start off with morning conferences and daily plans. Everyone has their own goals to achieve everyday. If no other demo conferences or meetings are scheduled for that day, then it's calling into Human Resources at hospitals. You balance between collecting data from hospitals to recruiting physicians for Locum Tenen positions across the country. Building your database with portfolios of various doctors, you hunt down and tailor jobs that fit their specialties. You maintain a constant business relationship with these people because you work together. If you love a good challenge, this a great recruiting position. Management is with you every step of the way to help advise what you should approach and what you shouldn't. The culture in the office is very easy going, everyone is there to help each other. Hardest thing I have learned being employed here is, if it were easy, everyone would do it. Most enjoyable part is the endless amount of coffee throughout the day.
Great benefits and Management
Training is way to fast, could use a better system.
NP (Former Employee) – Virginia – December 7, 2018
I'm a new NP. The recruiters they try and sell you a nice picture of the job seeing home clients for insurance company, if you are a new NP do not sign up for Barton you will regret it. They'll have you driving in dangerous weather to see insurance members that don't even want to be seen, because they already go to their primary doctor. DO NOT RISK YOUR LIFE AND CAREER FOR THIS COMPANY.
Great management, support, compensation, but their moral compass can be a little off.
RECRUITER (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – November 7, 2018
The management was amazing and the office manager was the best manager I have ever had. I didn't like how they encourage some shady practices however meaning - acting like a patient, but not saying you're a patient in order to attain providers from facilities that use locum tenens often; it didn't sit well with me.
Recruiter (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – October 25, 2018
Barton is very much a young environment and management is pretty relaxed until they aren’t. Production plans can get sprung on you pretty quick with very minimal time to reach them resulting in getting fired or being strongly encouraged to quit. The turn over rate is rough and makes the day to day grind hard to stay motivated when you’re worried you might be next to be fired. And the hours are ridiculously long, 50 hours a week are spent in that office.
NP (Former Employee) – New York State – October 25, 2018
This organization behaves more like an organized crime ring than an agency. LIES to employers, LIES to clinicians, LIES to its own recruiting staff! NO..JUST SAY NO! Not, "No thanks, not interested"...just..."NO!".
Ex Cons, or certainly soon to be, given recruiters and other staff behavior.
I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad experience. We don't typically have issues with our providers being paid so I'd like to investigate this We have a standard process for time card approvals and payment processing. If someone is not paid the proper amount or on time, it is typically because a time sheet was not signed or charts were not completed by the provider. If you reach out to me directly and share your information I'll investigate the issue and make sure all appropriate managers are aware.
Alexander Ashcraft Manager, Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org