they run you to death in the field and only care about turning over calls, not their hard-working employees
EMT (Former Employee), Pompano Beach, FL – October 11, 2014
Pros: absolutely none
Cons: false accusations, forced to grossly exceed lifting standards, $9/hr
As a field EMT or Paramedic, you are disposable at this company. The only thing they care about is turning over calls as quickly as possible. Field workers are not allowed a lunch, in fact youre not allowed to even stop for food, pay is only $9/hr. They insist that you exceed the lifting capacity standards with only 2 crew members, they say BLS trucks – more... dont need a Pulse oximeter, "those are only for ALS trucks, if your patient turns blue then bag em". They violate the Federal Dept of Labor laws about what HR says to anyone calling to inquire if you worked there, beware anyone looking to ever get another job ever, someone is going to have to sue them to force them to follow the law and NOT talk trash about you and literally drag your hard-earned licenses/degrees/student loans/reputation through the mud. It is literally illegal what they will say about you. They will actually falsely accuse you of wrongdoing and write you up, so if you ever work with a bad employee who lies that you did something wrong or someone who just screws up, whomever they like better will walk away scott free and the other person will end up with a completely false writeup in your file. If you care about the patients and your patient care, you will NOT do well at this company. I took my concerns to the President of the company and he sloughed it off on someone who is just as crooked as the frontline Mgrs, they dont care about the employees and dont care how good of an EMT/Paramedic you are, if that bad employee falsely accuses you, or a good employee just screws up, YOU will get the short straw. – less
Business Development Associate (Former Employee), New York, NY – March 26, 2014
Pros: good benefits, good hrs.
Cons: unorganized, unhappy employees, no room for promotion.
American Medical Response allowed me to challenge myself and to find creative ways to sell. I enjoyed going out into the field and meeting clients face to face building a relationship with them. However, It was a very competitive and corrupt business. We were an honest company who followed compliance therefore lacking business forcing the Brooklyn base – more... to close. This I would say was the hardest part of my job. If I didn't produce enough business, I'd have to answer to my boss. There was a lot of pressure on everyone, causing stress. I really liked some of my co workers and are still in contact with a few of them. They also offered great benefits to their employees. It's a shame the Brooklyn based was closed due to poor business. – less
emtb (Former Employee), Austin, TX – February 26, 2014
Cons: no comment
Tragic and always in transition. Within the 3 1/2 years I worked for AMR I went through 4 supervisors. And one of which wasn't even EMT certified. The operations I worked for was clearly looked at as "red headed step-child" and viewed from the rest of the company as 'a joke'.
Billing Coordinator (Former Employee), Wailuku, Hawaii – February 24, 2014
Pros: good pay and good hours
Cons: no raise or bonus for ten years +
I worked as a billing coordinator at this company for twenty years. The last 15 years was a struggle. Management was poor and unprofessional. Favoritism was a HUGE problem. I feel that I was a victim of workplace bullying which is not against the law. Although I had excellent yearly evaluations, I couldn't do anything right. I had claws on my back and – more... eyes on me every second of the day. I was called in for every little thing you can imagine. The director was no help either all my concerns were never addressed and the manager was always found in favor. The year I made twenty years, they said I did something wrong and even though my co-workers were involved too, I was the only one they let go. (go figure) When I contacted H/R some of the information provided that lead to their decision to let me go was based on false and inaccurate information. I couldn't fight it because the corporation hires as "at will" so they can get rid of you anytime they felt like it. Why I stayed so long? you might ask. Because I had to do what I had to do to support my family of four young children. I would never consider working there again, even if they offered me a million dollars. – less
productive and fun saving lives and bringing people that need help to the hospital for evaluation
emergency medical technician (Current Employee), New Haven, CT – February 19, 2014
transporting patients to and from the hospital patient and personal contact management does not care of the employees the most enjoyable part of the job is performing patient care to those that are sick and need help.
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Torrance, CA – February 15, 2014
My typical day as an administrative/executive assistant responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to answering phones, typing and taking notes, meeting minutes, memo taking and letter typing are making coffee, greeting clients, keeping outlook calendars up to date, ordering lunches, breakfast, making travel arrangements as well as knowledge of – more... office computer programs and equipment. An administrative assistant may even be responsible for financial records, office funds, billing clients and maintaining accounts. – less
Paramedic (Former Employee), CA – February 7, 2014
Pros: patient care
Cons: little sleep during the night, 2-3 hour drive from my home address
A typical day at work consisted of checking out my ambulance and equipment needed to perform my duties as a paramedic. I usually worked on a 24 hour ambulance so I had a station that I posted at continuously throughout the shift. I worked mostly out of Antioch and was dispatched to a wide variety of calls consisting of both minor and major incidents. – more... I worked with one other paramedic and we would rotate calls throughout the shift. My co workers were very supportive and we worked very well together as a team and providing the best pt care I/we could provide to the public. The hardest part of the job was the physical demand and lifting patients off the floor, out of bed, down stairs, and in the ambulance was something I encountered daily. The most enjoyable part of my job was taking care of patients. – less
Emergency Medical Technician (Former Employee), Natick, MA – February 4, 2014
Pros: wonderful co-worker community, great learning opportunity.
Cons: poor compensation, lengthy hours.
American Medical Response offered me an entry into the medical field. It was here that I learned my love for people and my desire to help those in need. The emergency medical service community is remarkably close and supportive of each other. Typical work days would range between 12 and 24 hours in length consisting of both emergency response and patient – more... transfer level of care. This company allowed me the opportunity to build confidence interacting with people during their time of need and working to maintain a calm and organized approach when a situation became chaotic. The management team often worked alongside many of the employees and as a result there was often a direct and open line to supervisors. Compensation for this position was prohibitively low requiring overtime hours to be worked to maintain cost of living expenses. This combined with lengthy shifts made up the most difficult part of the job. – less
This was my first job in EMS so I can say this was my place of learning.
EMT-P/Field Supervisor/FTO (Current Employee), Monroe, LA – January 24, 2014
Pros: competitive hourly wages, health benefits package
Cons: yearly salary, some local management.
A typical day in the suburban EMS world was at times exciting and then at time monontanous to say the least. We come to work and sit on a street corner in the ambulance waiting for that call. The life at AMR is different than anywhere else I have worked. It is a large corporation and I found that you aren't treated like the company values you as a part – more... of their corporation but you are just another number. The management team in my location gets mixed reviews. Some are good and some bad. I really like the people that I work with on a daily basis. They all for the most part are just hard working people. The hardest part of the job is the stress mental and physical of many years of EMS. What I enjoy the most is the interraction with patients and with other service providers that I get to work with. Another large part of my job at AMR was to teach classes. I have taught all disciplines of the American Heart Associaiton, BLS, ACLS, and PALS. I have also taught multiple first responder courses and EMT courses as well as teaching documentation and orientation classes to new employees. – less
Station Manger/Field EMT Supervisor (Former Employee), Scarborough, ME – January 20, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: not knowing if the company will be around much longer
Good company to work for but in the last year or so it seems new management has not given support or time to Maine & Southern New Hampshire market. This has caused personnel to have low moral and the loss of business.