Great Place to Gain Experience/Horrible Place to Retire
Paramedic (Former Employee) – United States – February 5, 2018
This is a great company to gain experience in your chosen field of EMS. If you plan on staying a few years and get a TON of experience as an EMT/Paramedic or dispatcher, it is unreal how much opportunity is there. But, you must have a plan. If you find yourself there after 10 or 20 years and you have no escape plan, you are in serious trouble. The reason being is that between the low pay and outrageously high benefits, you will literally never be able to retire. Oh sure, you'll end up retiring someday, but there won't be much money in the bank. Most EMT's and Medics live paycheck to paycheck. That is a well known fact. Do yourself a favor and realize that every EMT and Medic has a shelf life at AMR. Have a solid plan. Otherwise, you will find yourself in a bad situation. The work culture is decent and the managers are okay as well. One last thing. The company is pinching those almighty pennies tighter than they ever have (to any extreme). I'm afraid the current business model has become unsustainable. Ask anyone who works behind the scenes.
Study during your downtime.
Unsustainable business model. Especially with changing healthcare.