I like the exposure to the medical world but the management could be better
Emergency Medical Technician (Current Employee) – El Sobrante, CA – December 23, 2018
I have enjoyed working with most of the partners I have had so far and the experience I've obtained working as an EMT, but the thing that makes this job frustrating is dispatch and the management. Falcon looks bad as a company to many of our patients because dispatch often gives us, the EMTs, the page for the call late, making us late to pick up a patient, and making us have to apologize for something that is out of our control. I don't know if this has to do with dispatch getting a pay bonus for giving us EMTs 5 calls for the duration of our shift or what, but even that itself gives dispatch the incentive to run us like dogs for the whole day without breaks, but doesn't give us the incentive to work harder since we're not getting any bonus. I understand the negatives that come with being an EMT in general, but Falcon takes some of those negatives to a new level. If Falcon wasn't so frugal and genuinely cared about their employees, maybe there wouldn't be a higher job turnover rate compared to other ambulance companies.
Flexible work schedule