LIFEGUARD AMBULANCE SERVICE Employee Reviews in United States

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Great place to work!
paramedic (Current Employee) –  chattanooga TNJuly 1, 2015
initially there were some problems that needed to be fixed but once the immature employees with lack of work ethic were weeded out this place has improved tremendously! Very busy service that may not be what everyone prefers, but you are warned about this when you walk in the door. The staff is like family and the only way you aren't secure in your job is if you have no knowledge of medicine or lack even the most remote level of work ethic. Things could be better but are steadily improving! Out of all 4 Ems services I've worked at, this is by far the best!
Pros
Weak links are removed, great management
Cons
very busy
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Startup company
Paramedic (Former Employee) –  Addison, TXAugust 30, 2015
This was a startup company that recently came back to the DFW are after being bought out by another company. Advancement was promised but not followed through.
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Low employee retention
Aemt (Current Employee) –  TennesseeApril 8, 2015
Expect to bend over backwards for management, but don't expect them to budge for you. The manager treats the employees like they are "dime-a-dozen." In fact, he has been overheard saying this. Retaliation goes unchecked by the supervisors and the employees experience the brunt of it.

Work rarely ends on time and you are expected to stay late without question. Shifts often last up to an hour after the original end time and can even extend beyond an hour. Finding time to eat lunch can be a challenge on most days as the dispatchers expect you to run from one call to another because they are running behind/late for calls.

Working for Lifeguard will quickly encourage you to find other employment.
Pros
Overtime
Cons
No breaks, retaliation, mismanaged
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Terrible management and junior high drama at every turn.
AEMT (Former Employee) –  Chattanooga, TNOctober 21, 2014
The management of this company is absent at best and generally make a mess of things when they do bother to show up. I worked at the Chattanooga location for more than 8 years and received very little in terms of pay raises, or advancement. The management structure is constantly shifting with whoever is kissing the bosses butt the hardest usually occupying the mid level management spot that month. The operations supervisor of the Chattanooga location is very vindictive and petty and will find A way to persecute people who are outside of her personal click while allowing her pets to get away with murder. She has a nice little network of spies within the company that report back to her anytime a coworker voices disagreement with her way of doing things. These persons are rewarded with extra overtime while other persons are having their hours cut. They currently have two mid level managers that have less than two years experience in EMS. The condition of their trucks and equipment resembles something you would see operating in a third world country. After working there the better part of a decade and seeing the whole operation steadily decline, I was finally fired in retaliation for reporting an unsafe vehicle to the state after the boss repeatedly put it back on the road. The consensus from ems professionals in the area is that this operation will not be in buisness past november.

DO NOT GO TO WORK FOR THESE PEOPLE.
Pros
above average hourly pay
Cons
poor management, outdated and unsafe equipment, little to no job security.
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Typical Work Day
AR/Billing Specialist (Current Employee) –  Birmingham, ALMay 19, 2015
We come in get focused and work hard! There is always work to do so there is no time for playing. We have fun, but at the appropriate times.
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Very poor management
Billing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALMay 8, 2014
Worked for this company temp for a couple of weeks. Offered a per position and was expected to know every thing in 2 weeks. Then was fired because I was in the hospital with blood clots in my lungs. The manager has very poor listening skills. He is very unfair to new comers. There were 4 ppl fired and 1 to quit in a 3 weeks time. Reasons were unknown or very unfair. Also you are not allowed to ask the same questions more than once.
Pros
overtime
Cons
everything from management to air conditioning
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Quick pace and easy setting
Billing Specialist- Data Integrity Speicalist (Current Employee) –  Homewood, ALJuly 15, 2015
The job is simple verify insurance and obtain authorizations. The deadlines can be tight sometimes but not unattainable. you must be able to focus for long time frames and have an eye for detail.
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Management improvement
EMT B ( former employee) (Former Employee) –  BirminghamOctober 30, 2013
Management sucks big time! Money is great but the treatment you get from the management is awful. They have failed at managing. You don't have a voice at this company and they fire you almost for any reason. Need better managing skills! Asap.
Pros
great pay and benefits
Cons
over worked and not appreciated by the management
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Management positions very poor
Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  SoutheastFebruary 12, 2014
It was the most valuable learning experience of my working life but the work/life balance and stress levels were unmanageable.
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not happy
Tennessee (Former Employee) –  tennesseeMay 5, 2013
management lacks the duties of a manager. not a good work environment. very unorganized type of work place. unfriendly coworkers that expect respect but does not give it to you. hardest part is working with rude people that are very disrespectful. most enjoyable is nothing.
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A strong upcomming EMS service
Paramedic (Former Employee) –  Chattanooga, TNMarch 25, 2013
The equipment is old and needs to be updated. The working hours are long and management does not seem to care.
Pros
stable work
Cons
the working conditions
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Great Employer
Paramedic (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALOctober 1, 2014
A great environment in which to grow and become more familiar with all the aspect of EMS.
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A learning process when dealing with multiple claims
Billing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALAugust 27, 2013
I have learned to read and complete spreadsheets. Handling customers when having complaints. I have also learned more about HIPAA Complaince laws, and to make sure that we follow guidlines to claim we process to multiple insurance companies.
Pros
lunches
Cons
short breaks, healthcare, and less time with family.
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Over all a good place to work
CCT Supervisor, EMT-Intermediate, EVOC Driver (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALOctober 24, 2012
The company has a excellent ownership with a husband a wife team. They do their best to take care of their employes. This a progressive EMS provdier
Pros
great pay
Cons
health care benfits provider leaves a lot to be desired
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Emergency Medical Tech-Intermediate (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNAugust 26, 2013
Private ambulance service in Nashville tn that runs major contracts in Tennessee
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