What company do you use? - page 3

I just wanted to make a thread dedicated to the companies. Which one do you use? How long have you used them? What do you like about them?... Read More

  1. by   rdaven
    From some of their posts it looks like their pay is on the better side. I know that they are part of the evil empire though.
  2. by   rdaven
    i know the next question is who is the evil empire. it is a group of travel agencies that are all owned by one conglomerate. here is part of there annual report filed with the sec:
    we use a multi-brand recruiting strategy to enhance our ability to successfully attract healthcare professionals in the united states and internationally. our separate recruitment brands are american mobile healthcare, medical express, nursechoice in demand, nursesrx, preferred healthcare staffing, thera tech staffing, medtravelers, mti staffing, rn demand, o’grady-peyton international, merritt, hawkins & associates, and staff care, inc.
    of course you do not know that you are working for one in the same company because they will not tell you this up front!
  3. by   crickett85
    Quote from rdaven
    i know the next question is who is the evil empire. it is a group of travel agencies that are all owned by one conglomerate. here is part of there annual report filed with the sec:
    we use a multi-brand recruiting strategy to enhance our ability to successfully attract healthcare professionals in the united states and internationally. our separate recruitment brands are american mobile healthcare, medical express, nursechoice in demand, nursesrx, preferred healthcare staffing, thera tech staffing, medtravelers, mti staffing, rn demand, o’grady-peyton international, merritt, hawkins & associates, and staff care, inc.
    of course you do not know that you are working for one in the same company because they will not tell you this up front!
    whoa, i'm glad you told me. several of the above companies are on my "no" list for poor housing/pay/benefits/bad reviews from other nurses. odd, some of them were bidding against each other and i was very straightforward as to who had the best offer.
    i'll take the above under consideration. thank you again...
  4. by   pearldora
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    [font=book antiqua]hi,

    does anyone have any information on advantge rn ? i would appreicate any input...also, pearldora may i ask where in cali....


    charity, i'm in northern california. it's wonderful here...
  5. by   cvryder
    I went with World Health for my first assignment and they were wonderful to me. I'm having a little trouble finding another assignment through them but that may be because I'm a bit picky about where I want to go and what I want to do. I didn't have to pay for anything including phone and cable on my assignment, and when I had to move in the middle of it they were really good. I'm finding out they paid really well too.
    Last edit by sirI on Apr 3, '07 : Reason: removed recruiter name
  6. by   HannahRN24
    I have been trying to find the travel company "World Health" on the web...do they have a website? Thanks.
  7. by   pearldora
    I would be very careful going w/ world health right now. Do a google search and do some homework. They are currently underinvestigating for tax fraud and have several class action lawsuits pending against them. They also filed for bankruptcy near the end of 2005. This is all out there on search engines. just look up their name and lawsuit, or their name and tax evasion....
    Just trying to help!!!
  8. by   HannahRN24
    Thanks Pearldora!! I had no idea....that was really helpful...I am with RNNetwork right now and they are so good to me but I was just wanting to check out all my options. I think I will just play it safe and stick with them b/c they are so dependable! Thanks again for the warning!
  9. by   NurseEllie
    Any news on TVL (http://www.tvlhealthcare.com/index.html)? A traveler I work with said they were great, but looking for more input. Thanks!
  10. by   TRAVELLINGKIWI
    i have travelled with both ogp and amn and never again, i have tried to warn others about them as well. low pay, poor housing and support.
    i have also travelled with ppr travel, ( my recruiter was stacey)bridge staffing( my recruiter was pam heinman) both companies very good to work with, the pay was great but not exceptional, both provided good back up and support and have a good range of assignments.
    i am currently travelling with world health.

    www.whstaff.com
    Last edit by nightingale on Jan 27, '06 : Reason: recruiter deleted
  11. by   Ruby Vee
    hubby and i traveled with ppr travel. we got a great apartment, and they arranged for our pet deposit to be paid in advance and paid back out of our first check. but once we arrived at our assignment, we found that of all the travelers there (many!) we were making the least money. some of the other travelers had two years of experience, compared to our 27 and 22 years! that may have been our fault for not negotiating better, but it did leave a bad taste in my mouth!
  12. by   pearldora
    to put my money where my mouth is, here's a couple of links regarding world health alternatives.

    http://pittsburgh.bizjournals.com/search/?t=&op=query&s=&q=world+health+alternatives&am=&am =365_days&r=20

    http://www.corporateinformation.com/snapshot.asp?cusip=98147t104

    industry insiders say that they'd be surprised if this company is in business much longer. these are just a few of the links i was able to find. if they file for bankruptcy, it will be their second time...

    i'd hate for any travelling nurses to all of the sudden not get a paycheck!!!
  13. by   Kaimi
    Thanks for all the good input, everyone. Anyone know about Stat Nurses International? Also Nursefinders?

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