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Helping people
EMT-Paramedic (Former Employee), Lafayette, LAOctober 16, 2014
Loved this job. Unfortunately an injury caused me to leave.
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Fulfilling job with great people.
Emergency Medical Technician (Former Employee), Austin, TXOctober 16, 2014
Pros: free lunches, friendly co-workers
Cons: sedentary lifestyle, low pay, high stress
Work would usually start with checking all necessary truck supplies to transport medical patients by stretcher. Then we would begin taking calls to move patients by stretcher between a variety of healthcare facilities. During transport we would check vitals, take a medical history, do paperwork, and care for and comfort the patient. I learned a great – more... deal about dealing with people, medicine, and working long hours.

My co-workers were generally great. I met a lot of awesome people.
Management was generally there to help you with any problem you had.

The hardest part of my job was the long periods of driving we sometimes had to endure most often between Houston and Austin.

The most enjoyable part of the job was feeling like we made a positive difference in someones life, or their families lives. We got to run NICU calls sometimes that were very heartwarming. – less
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Paramedic (Former Employee), Lafayette, LAOctober 7, 2014
Pros: job security
Cons: pay
Good company, great benefits, low pay. Great learning experience.
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A good starter job for new EMT's and Medic's
Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance (Former Employee), Lewisville, TXOctober 6, 2014
Pros: routine patients, assist in emt's and medics honing in on their basic skills
Cons: management, lack of promotions, disregard for individual employee needs
Although initially Acadian Ambulance Service was the idea place to work, it made a drastic shift in management causing the moral to plummet. The entire management team is unfortunately poor at best. Employees needs are expressed and not addressed. The job itself was great. Patient care was fairly routine and the hours were pretty close to being the – more... shift you wanted. There were special exceptions made for certain employees and not others. There was no support or backing when crew members were disrespected by facility nurses. – less
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Excellent place to get the experience
EMT-Basic (Current Employee), San Antonio, TXMarch 12, 2014
Perfect place to get a mixture of transfers and 911 experience.
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I realized how short life is and how rewarding it is to help other people
Emergency Medical Technician (Former Employee), Lafayette, LADecember 12, 2013
Pros: working for the people; helping to save lives is very rewarding very passionate and rewarding
Cons: street side posting, dispatch, getting off extremely late, management
I loved and enjoyed all the Medics, police, fire and hospital staff I
came in contact with. However, SETX region is in much need of a revised Management and Dispatch Team. There is alot of favortism, and policies and procedures are not followed the same for everyone.
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Terrible place to work
EMT-Paramedic (Former Employee), Lafayette, LAJune 5, 2013
Cons: everything
The very definition of micro-management. No opportunities for advancement. Terrible pay.
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Good company but local management is "clicky"
Paramedic (Former Employee), Baton Rouge, LAMay 5, 2013
Good medics and friends, but you have to think about the job being done and if its for you.
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I enjoyed learning to become a great paramedic here!
Field Paramedic (Former Employee), Lafayette, LAApril 24, 2013
As a lesser experienced paramedic this service offered me the ability to learn and grow as a paramedic.
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A good way to start in the Emergency medical profession.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (Current Employee), Beaumont, TXMarch 4, 2013
Pros: making a difference at a critical time, event specific person.
Cons: long hours, low pay.strenuous work.
Driving ambulance to and from accidents. Dr appointments. Giving aid assitance, CPR. Great co-workers. Professional management.
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Leading the Industry
National Registered Emergency Medical Tech-Basic (Former Employee), Gretna, LADecember 29, 2012
Great company to work for, management is great, and coworkers are respectable.
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I miss working for Acadian
Paramedic (Former Employee), Pascagoula, MSMay 24, 2012
Pros: can't honestly say anything negative, about this company.
I really liked working for this company, great equipment, good work schedules, competitive pay, and the management was really good with an Acadian family, Acadian team mentality, although around my 4th year with the company new management personnel came in with more of an intimidation mentality which is why I left, but I heard they got rid of the bad – more... apples. – less