Emergency Medical Technician (Current Employee) – Redlands, CA – December 10, 2017
For the most part i enjoy working for AMR, I have been here for 5 years. Most people are nice and fun to work with. This company is the only company that holds a 911 contract with Riverside County, and it is a good place to gain experience for any further medical job in ones future. The hardest part of the job is getting no breaks and no lunch breaks, no down time either for the most part. We are not paid what we should be, our healthcare also is not what it should be considering we are running calls on very sick people, and if we get sick, our insurance doesnt cover much. Management is better at the Riverside division than the Redlands division where i used to work. I feel i can actually approach and talk to my supervisors, theyre friendly and seem to really care about their crews and their happiness the best they can. The best part of the job, is seeing things most dont see, and getting to figure out what to do with paitents. All agencies work as a team and its amazing what comes out of a bad situation when we all work together. Also, if you ever do get down time, you can study if youre in school, or even run your errands. You and your partner are free and on your own for 12 hours if you look at it that way. Ive gained much experience working here and i wouldnt trade it for anything in the world.
If you have time between calls, you can run your errands or study for school.
no lunch breaks, bad healthcare, not paid enough, not enough ambulances on the road for the call volume, we dont get any break usually in a 12 hour shift.
Emergency Medical Technician / Driver (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – September 17, 2017
I loved this job but hated the way it was ran. If you are anything but Latin then you won't fit in and are treated as the red headed step child. I worked for this company for 10 years and never felt like I fit in. The management don't care about the employees and pay raises are hard to come by.
Paramedic (Former Employee) – Independence, MO – September 16, 2017
This service is very busy. Be ready to hit the ground sprinting, and be ready to drag others with you. There are some really good people and some with bad attitudes that drag everyone else down. I don't feel like management has my back, but that's just me. Most of my 12 hour shifts turn into 13 or 14 hour shifts because of paperwork.
Emergency Medical Dispatcher/Call Taker (Current Employee) – New Haven, CT – September 12, 2017
If you are looking to work for a company and the name alone carries weight, American Medical Response is the place to be. The place offers one great experience, however, the workload can be stressful and the pay does not match the responsibilities.
Emergency Medical Technician (Current Employee) – Riverside, CA – September 10, 2017
Busy 911 ambulance company, we work in conjunction with other allied agencies to provide public services to those in need. Most difficult part of the job is that it never seems to slow down, and that we are always being pushed to move faster.
Emergency Medical Technician (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – September 5, 2017
Managers at the base in SF were great. AMR provides opportunities to advance if you want to stop at being a medic. Most people will end up staying at AMR for years so you can develop some great relationships
Paramedic (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – September 4, 2017
I really grew as a Paramedic during my time there. I made life long friendships. Each work day was not like going to work at all. There was some corporate stuff to put up with, all and all it was worth it.