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Do not go there!!!
Transfer Specialist (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLMarch 19, 2019
This was one of the worst employment opportunities I ever had.
Management was overly preferential, looked down on employees and treated us like children (even yelling sometimes). They did not care one bit about employee well being or overall morale. DO NOT Apply they will act as if you are coming into one of the best companies ever yet you will feel unwelcomed, unappreciated and stressed in a matter of days. Best get a job somewhere else. TAKE MY WORD FOR IT.
Pros
Good Steppingstone Job
Cons
Everything else
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The worst ever!
Assistance Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FLJanuary 25, 2019
Company pays below the minimum for a position with as much responsibilities as the Assistance Coordinator position entails. Work environment is the most toxic considering the pettiness of co-workers and management. The worst employees get rewarded and the best employees always leave in one way or another. Work/life balance is virtually non-existent. Employees are treated like they are expendable no matter the effort they put into their work. Employees are told of night differential payment and never receive the nightly pay rate. The employee turnaround is so high that some trainees end up resigning on the first day of training. Guidelines are never shown in writing, and being terminated is the only way to find out about the guidelines.
Pros
Clocking out for the day
Cons
Everything else
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Deceitful to out of state new hires
Paramedic (Current Employee) –  Aurora, CODecember 24, 2018
First off, you do not learn that Fire is always scene-command until you've already started and moved. And due to the other problems, fire is slow to warm up to you and trust you, if ever; but I don't blame them, Falck has some bad medics.
Second Management is money focused and not patient care. Fire is primary scene-command so they expect you to roll over and please them. Put your certs and license on the line even if you do not agree with the treatment. Performance reviews are based on demographics and signatures. How billable are your patients? Patient care and treatments are not considered. The pay rate is based on how long your shift is. If you work a 24H shift, the less safe and relatively more dangerous and unhealthy shift, you are paid less not more, than the 12H shift.
Management is also a fan of the micromanagement methodology. Deciding when you are ready to clear a hospital, deciding if a scene is safe or not without knowing anything about it. You will hear "It's policy at least once a shift, working nights. RIP to the day crews.
automatic write-ups for calling out on holidays, the recognized holidays do not align with the holidays in which you are written up. NONcompetitive wages, no employee retention incentives.
EMTs are expendable to them and they make it clear.
Safety is not a concern. If you die or get injured, they will replace you; they will be fine, so do not worry about them.
Pros
You get a regular partner, this could go either way, but MOST of the employees are nice, even if they are bad
Cons
They exist. TLDR: money>patients, Fire is in charge, micromanagement
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EMT-Basic (Former Employee) –  Aurora, COOctober 17, 2018
If you aren't aware AFR has medical control on all emergent calls. I was not aware of this but it wasn't as horrible as everyone claimed it to be. The company management and employees talk very poorly of the Aurora firefighters. Many of the firefighters are new paramedics and learning like anyone else in the field.

The workplace culture is not really enjoyable for new people. Many of the employees who have worked there for a long time treat newer employees not the best. At "social" events all employees did was talk trash about new employees, various other employees mistakes, patients, and how stupid the Aurora firefighters were.

The only part of the job I truly enjoyed was working with the patients. It is a great position to get hands on experience with a variety of different people from various cultures and backgrounds. Helping others is the most rewarding job ever.
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No fire cars
Emergency Medical Technician (Current Employee) –  Fife, WAOctober 4, 2018
Falck NW with HQ being out of Mount Lake Terrace and Fife do not offer 911 ALS cars. there is only two ALS/911 positions which are basically the same care just a day and night shift. they do not run fire calls. Management will say other wise but that is false. They have no plans on bidding for tacoma or seattle fire contracts. if you want to do only inter facilities this is the place for you. want to run with fire go AMR or tri-med. if your a medic DO NOT COME HERE! it is a waist of time.
Pros
build minimal experience
Cons
all inter facility transfers
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Hard work, low pay, good benefits, its 911 ambulance
Passionate Emergency Medical Technician (Former Employee) –  Aurora, COOctober 3, 2018
Its Private EMS in a busy 911 system. Take what you hear with a grain of salt, Fire has medical control, if your are new this is the best place for you to start out, but you might want to consider looking fro something new even if you get the job. As the GM has made it clear, they dont intend for you to stay with the company for long, they want you to move on.
Pros
911 ambulance, busy, lots of Pt hand on
Cons
hard work, lots of work, low pay
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Safe environment to allow the employees to be successful
Emergency Medical Technician (Current Employee) –  San Carlos, CASeptember 19, 2018
Workplace culture was very positive. Employees always encouraged each other to grow. Policies and procedures made it easy for employees to be successful.
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EMT-B (Current Employee) –  Salem, ORSeptember 11, 2018
I have been very proud to work for falck ambulance.

I wouldn't trade the experience for a single thing.

It is much more unified than other business I have worked with
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Great overall team, fast paced environment, pay not equivalent to work effort
Dispatcher and Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Norristown, PAAugust 6, 2018
Overall, Falck was a great FIRST job after moving clear across the country from WA to PA. The employees were friendly, the managers were (surprisingly) helpful and the work itself was fast-paced and engaging. The downside? Expect very, very long hours - multiple holdovers - high stress levels (although this kind of comes with the territory) - and fairly low pay for a high amount of work effort.
Pros
Co-Workers, Managers, Exciting, Fast-Paced
Cons
Low Pay, Long Hours
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Meets the need
Paramedic (Current Employee) –  Aurora, COAugust 5, 2018
Falck meets the need for the area they fill. They work well with interested parties and provide a stable environment. Falck provides acceptable pay and benefits.
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Emergency Medical Technician (Former Employee) –  Petaluma, CAJuly 19, 2018
I loved working here but I didn't want to work on an ambulance anymore. I was always driving all over California. In one day you could go from Petaluma to lake county or even farther. I loved working with the patients though.
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Emt basic position
EMT (Current Employee) –  Mountlake Terrace, WAJuly 17, 2018
Been with the employer for a decent amount of time now and overall it’s an ok place to work. The pay is not good and you have to resort to lots of overtime to make a living. Very little communication with management and an unfortunate feeling that you are not valued as an employee.
Pros
Not a very hard job and gets your foot in the door the this line of work.
Cons
Management and pay
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Great place to work
HSE REP, SHELL Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) (Former Employee) –  Houma, LAJuly 13, 2018
Good group of people to work with and had a family like atmosphere. The sometimes appearance of special treatment of related employees was frustrating for the rest of a very professional staff.
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Competent and pleasure to work with the company
Ambulance Dispatcher and Ambulance Driver (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJuly 4, 2018
I was employed at Falck, Inc and enjoyed working there. The Company was competent and effective in the heathcare industry. The Temple hospital used the Company. Due to the company's re-locationI I had to seek other employment.
Pros
Great benefits, discounts with cell phone companies
Cons
more paid vacations
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Unbalanced
Assistance Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Lake Mary, FLJune 25, 2018
Case load does not match compensation. Direction of company is unsure. Team at it's bare bones. Low moral in the office. Team members are petty and so is the management. Compared to other companies benefits offered are underwhelming. "Free" insurance has high deductible and coinsurance, not an actual benefit to under paid employees.
Pros
clocking out for the day
Cons
everything else
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Dangerous place to work
Critical Care RN--Ambulance (Former Employee) –  Tacoma, WAJune 12, 2018
Hires staff with no qualifications, generally put patients in danger by hiring staff that lack basic skills needed for patient care. Management stupidity, incompetence and failure to provide safe and workable equipment to complete your job safely
Pros
24 hour shifts
Cons
Management will throw you under the bus rather than help you
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I enjoyed Falck
Emergency Medical Technician Basic (Current Employee) –  Fife, WAJune 11, 2018
I enjoy working for Falck. It is location that you need to be capable of self positivity and don't rely on others or management to supply that for you. They are like a family to me when i got ill the managment donated there own PTO due to I was out of work suddenly for over a month. I love this company for family atmosphere.
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Productive helpful learning environment with chance to get good experience
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (Former Employee) –  Aurora, COMay 23, 2018
A typical day at work consisted of clocking in, talking to dispatch, readying up equipment, checking on ambulance, and waiting to get dispatched to call for patient transport. Typical shifts included 4-5 calls. I learned many skills from this job including how to conduct patient interview in emergency setting, working alongside fire fighters, starting IVs in a moving ambulance, working under pressure, logging calls, and providing accurate patient handoff reports. The management was good, not great. Shift coordinators were typically scrambling to get organized and human resources was seldom helpful in problem solving. Workplace culture was very strong consisting of decent co-workers all with a desire to learn and better their ability to provide patient care. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping patients on their worst day and knowing that the work we did made a difference.
Pros
Good experience
Cons
Poor management
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Great Company
General Manager (Current Employee) –  Petaluma, CAApril 29, 2018
Great leadership team and overall culture. Great benefits and challenging team. everyday is different and challenging. Able to support many others within the company.
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Wild cards
Paramedic (Former Employee) –  Salem, ORApril 27, 2018
It's a sink-or-swim environment with Falck Ambulance. With a good majority of first time medics it can be scary, but thankfully Salem Fire is an all paramedic department.
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