From Any Maxim Office — 05/13/2010
I know it has all been said here before, but I felt compelled to offer one more warning to any unsuspecting job hunter that may get mixed up in Maxim. Stay far, far, far away. No amount of money is worth the complete nonsense you have to deal with to be a Maxim Healthcare Recruiter. You will be on call 12-18 days per month, weekends, holidays, on your vacation, you name it, you're still responsible for on call. While you're opening Christmas presents with your family, the on-call phone rings and it's some HHA or RN/LVN calling off of their shift in 45 minutes. You then have to call every person on your roster, qualified or not, and beg them to go out there. It's Christmas, no one is even answering their phone, and you just spent 3 hours of your "holiday" trying to do the impossible. You may be thinking, well once a year isn't that bad. Now insert every holiday, weekend, and weekday. It's always the same. You can expect to get 25-50 calls a weekend when you're on call. While interviewing for the position, they may tell you different, DO NOT believe them. The AM's, RAM's and other Maxim employees are just drinking the Kool Aid.
You will be promised from the first interview that you will be promoted within the first 18-24 months. What they don't tell you is that your office needs to reach certain financial goals, you must successfully and completely train your replacement, and you must be willing to move 1000 miles away with 2 days notice. It's all a bunch of lies spun by Maxim to suck you in.
You will be working 55 hours a week in the office, minimum. You will not be allowed to leave your desk for any reason including lunch or even to take a quick break. If you have a dr's appointment, need to renew your license, do anything in "normal" business hours, you need to take a full or half vacation day.
It's hard to understand just how horrible it is unless you actually work there. Taking advice from a random anonymous review website may be hard. When you interview with the AM at any given office, ask the following questions -
What is the "good old boys club?"
Is the entire company under Federal investigation?
Were AM's really selling narcotics between offices?
Are ex top ranking Maxim employees facing jail time for Medicare fraud?
Is Maxim really not allowed back to hotels in Mexico, Florida, and Las Vegas?
Is there a class action lawsuit against Maxim for classifying recruiters as exempt when they really aren't?
How many recruiters have you promoted?
How many recruiters have you had in the past 3 years? Why did they leave?
Most AM's will be stumbling over the answers to these questions because corporate hasn't given them the "proper responses" to them.
Please heed my advice, save your sanity. Maxim is the worst job you could ever take. It doesn't matter if you're North, South, East or West, all Maxim offices are the same, completely unethical.