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Amazing Co-workers / horrible company
Lifecom Dispatcher (Former Employee), Modesto, CANovember 21, 2013
Typical Day at Work: answering 911 calls, along with non-emergency calls. Keeping reporting parties calm while giving life saving medical instructions. Setting up non-emergency medical transfers for medical facilities

What I learned: customer experience, dealing with stressful situations.

Management: worst of any company I've worked at. Love to point – more... fingers at employees, never take responsibility for their actions and constantly micromanage

Co-workers: best part about AMR, great group of people to work with

Hardest part: dealing with other peoples' emergency situations

Most Enjoyable/Rewarding parts: helping people through very stressful situations. Saving lives. – less
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Fun working environment, with very professional and pleasant staff
Externship (Former Employee), Modesto, CANovember 20, 2013
The people I worked with were very helpful during my externship experience.
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High stress job. Able to be out all day in the community, with down time.
Emergency Medical Technician (Former Employee), Irwindale, CANovember 17, 2013
Pros: free lunches at many hospitals, lots of overtime if you wanted it.
Cons: long hours, being in high stress situations
Twelve hour shifts, driving the ambulance and giving basic medical care to sick and injured patients. Transporting them to hospitals and nursing home facilities. I learned how the 911 system works and how to work calmly in high stress situations. The hardest part of the job was lifting and carrying heavy patients down flights of stairs and tight spaces, – more... also working the graveyard shift having to stay up all night. The most enjoyable was the bond you had with fellow EMT's and the sense of being able to help people at a time in there life that was at it's worst. Also being thanked by family members for taking good care of there loved ones. – less
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Interesting calls and great co workers
EMT-Paramedic (Current Employee), palm springsNovember 13, 2013
Pros: job security
Cons: long, very hot days in the desert in the summer
AMR has been an excellent company to work for but I have been on an ambulance for many years and I would love to work in a hospital setting. The hardest parts of the job involve carrying very heavy people downstairs, dealing with extreme heat, and at times being very bored just waiting for calls.
I would prefer to have a lot of tasks and to be constantly – more... on the move accomplishing things. A job in an ER, doing 12 leads, vitals, possibly IV's and drawing blood (also a phlebotomist), would really suit me. I really enjoy the 12 hour shifts because it allows for a few days a week off to do other things. – less
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AMR
Emergency Medical Technician (Current Employee), Redlands, CANovember 5, 2013
My favorite part of this job is being outdoors and not being watched every second of your work day by management. When we receive our call, we do our duty and take care of the patient(s), and when we are not running a call, we are able to relax.
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Fun while it lasted
Information Technology Manager (Former Employee), Torrance, CANovember 5, 2013
Pros: great projects and team work
Cons: compensation could have been better
Great time working at this company. Management was supportive and allowed you to make your own decisions. Always busy with projects and never had anyone complain. The only bad part was it all came to an end.
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Good Company
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee), Gulfport, MSOctober 29, 2013
Great job, but too much drama and gossip. The people were nice, to your face.

As far as the job, good pay for just typing in data. Room for growth and promotions.
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Critical care nursing in independant setting
RN (Former Employee), Tukwila, WAOctober 25, 2013
Pros: 2 days/ week
Cons: short down time
Working with an excellent EMT as a team. Providing stable transports from one facility to another. Understanding and utilizing resources when needed. Able to able critical thinking to unsure patient stability. Able to adapt care for variety of clinical setting: car- accidents; transporting from home; hospital inpt/outpt; nursing homes, etc.
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Productive company
Imaging Processor (Former Employee), Modesto, CAOctober 24, 2013
Pros: hour lunch and two fifteen minute breaks
Cons: medical billing office very fast paste
Very fast paste. All work no play. I learned how key info, scan documents, fax machine and all computer software. Hard is part of the job was getting 200 patient care sheets interred before my shift was over. Best part was the friendly environment.
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Good to gain experience, but get out soon
Emergency Medical Technician (Current Employee), Independence, MOOctober 19, 2013
Pros: the job itself was great, most coworkers were awesome
Cons: bad management, bad equipment, poor advancement opportunites
The job itself was really awesome, and it's one of the few places that will hire with little to no experience. But there is no opportunity for career advancement and the turnover rate is ridiculous. Management's sole purpose is to save the company money at any expense: Outdated equipment, ambulances that are falling apart, no raises for the employees, – more... very little overtime. If you don't suck up to the bosses, it's only a matter of time before they find some silly reason to fire you. – less
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CSR/Transport dispatch
CSR/TRANSPORTATION DISPATCH (Former Employee), Houston, TXOctober 18, 2013
I was responsible for scheduling medical transport for patients to get to and from the doctor appointments. I scheduled ambulatory, ambulance and wheelchair transportation
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Wonderful Staff and Management
Emergency Medical Technician (Former Employee), Yakima, WAOctober 15, 2013
Cons: long hours
It was enjoyable position where I worked with many wonderful people. Regretfully the shifts were a little much for me to balance with a family 48 hour shifts were challenging, when we got orders to relocated I elected to leave EMS as a whole.
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Egh, how can I not be offensive
Paramedic (Former Employee), CAOctober 11, 2013
Pros: the schedule offers a lot of off time and vacation
Cons: it is a stepping stone, do not stay too long or they get rid of you.
Depending on who your partner is you can have a really good day or a really bad one. most shifts are 24 hours long, which is a traditional style of EMS; but there are more than enough EMT's and Paramedics where they could run 8 hour shifts for no problem. Every operation is different and upper management is completely disconnected from middle management – more... and middle management has unrealistic ideas of what actually happens in the field.

I learned a lot here, continuing education is a requirement and they do offer only what is required of them.

Some operations have a good crew that really jells together and you can build life long friendships. Other operations are not so friendly. The most enjoyable part is the patient care, sometimes you do actually get to change a patients life. 90% of EMS is BS though. – less
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Productive
Emergency Medical Technician (Former Employee), Houston, TXOctober 11, 2013
I work a 9hr shift on average we do about 2-4 calls a shift. I work full-time out at one of the free standing ER's.
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EMT on an ambulance
EMT (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAOctober 10, 2013
Pros: good co-workers and a good company
Cons: no room for advancement and low compensation
A typical day at this job was as an EMT on an ambulance working a twelve hour shift. This job also utilized my medical training however had little room for advancement.
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EMS SERVICE
Emergency Medical Technician (Current Employee), Hartford, CTOctober 5, 2013
I WILL REFER AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE TO ANY ONE, HOW WANT REALLY WORK AND GETTING EXPERIENCE IN EMS FIELD, WE COVER 4 TOWNS, HARTFORD, WEST HARTFORD, BLOOMFIELD, NEWINGTON. WITH VARIABLE CAL VOLUME EVERYDAY BY MEANING YOU WILL BE FRONTED TO ALL KIND OF SITUATION FROM THE MINOR EMERGENCY TO THE PRIORY 1 LIKE, MVA, CARDIAC ARREST,SHOUTING.....
ALL THIS – more... SITUATION MAKES ME A VERITABLE STRONG AND EXPERIMENTED EMT, THE HARD PART OF THIS JOB IS ONE THING WENT THE OPPOSITE WAY BY MEANING WHEN YOU LOST YOUR PT, THE ENJOYABLE ONE IS THE OPPOSITE OF THE PREVIOUS ONE, THE MANAGEMENT IS LIKE EVERY WHERE AS THERE IS A GREAT ET LESS GOOD MOMENTS, THE PARTNERS ARE VERY PROFESSIONAL, AND FRIENDLY. – less
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Great Career, very rewarding
EMT/Dispatcher (Former Employee), Livermore, CAOctober 2, 2013
Pros: very fulfilling
Cons: very stressful
It was a great 24 years and it allowed me to give to the community.
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Best job I could hope for as an EMT in the SF Bay Area.
Advanced EMT, pre-hospital 911 (Current Employee), Burlingame, CASeptember 30, 2013
Pros: i get to run 911 calls and get paid for it! great co workers and management.
Cons: busy days mean no breaks, or meals, it can be stressful, no stations in the southern most posts..
This is an awesome county to work for. The management is great, they are very approachable and I feel like they will back me up when I need it. My co workers are very helpful and the balance of calls within the county are perfect. I feel very fortunate to be employed here.
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Exciting, Fun, Critial and Hard
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (Former Employee), Sacramento, CASeptember 26, 2013
Pros: i received many letter of recommendations from patients for my superb customer service skills.
Cons: sometimes you might loose a patient due to a traumatic situation.
I enjoyed saving lives and learning medical emergencies/traumatic injury situation.
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Fast growing facility
Transportation Coordinator -NET (Current Employee), St. Louis, MOSeptember 19, 2013
Pros: off for all holidays, etc.
Cons: very short breaks, etc
This job is overall a great job to have however it can be very stressful at times and the typical day at work is never the same every day but if it was the routine would go as follows:

Clock in log on to all systems needed.
Start working trip planned for the day of
Then work all trips scheduled after the day of and complete the entire trip and set – more... them up with a transportation ride to the member Dr. appointment.
After all trips have been completed then you would go to the next day.
I have learned a lot mostly from my co workers. Working with different people you have to communicate and I have learned to communicate with every one affectively.
The hardest part of the job is dealing with last minute trips that are set up for the same day because it is hard finding transportation for same day appointments or urgent trips. The most enjoyable part of the job is satisfying my customers. – less

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