I've worked for them. From March of '96 until May of '98. To their credit, They gave me my 1st job when I retired from the USAF and introduced me to the world of Correctional Nursing. However, employment with them is "At will", which means they can fire you for ANY reason - they don't even have to have a reason! I have seen nurses fired for unfortunate outcomes - even though it wasn't neccessarily that specific nurses fault. In Yolo, Placer, and El Dorado Counties they were always short staffed, so they looked to the other nurses to cover with overtime. But, if there was any way to keep from paying you overtime they would. There was an occasion when I worked 6 days in a row, but wasn't paid overtime because of when the work week started & ended. From what I've seen, they tend to pay nurses at the lowest rate they can get by with, but will pay doctors extravegant amounts of money - as much as $220K a year. But we know who's in the trenches doing the work. When I was looking to be promoted to Assistant Program Manager I was told that I was too valuable in the position I was in and not given the opportunity for advancement. I now work for the California Department of Corrections (CDC) at a state prison. I have union representation and am a civil service employee with rights protected by law. If you're in California and thinking about Correctional Nursing, check out CDC. I worked some overtime last year, but not what I would consider excessive or a burdon and I earned $76,000.
So, that's my opinion and a bit of personal experience. If CFMG was that great, I'd still be working for them. Also, do a search on MSN or Google and see what you come up with. If I had it to do over again, I would have hired on with CDC when I got out of the USAF. I hope this helps