Shifts change a lot from 8 hours, to 10 hours, now it's 12 hours with a few 8 hours. the 12 hour shifts are stacked the way law enforcement do it. You will still get held over doing a 14 hour day from time to time. So the work/life balance is skewed.
There are no benefits
This ambulance company has a rotating door for employees. Most are not happy with working here but "a paycheck is a paycheck". I would not recommend this place for a medic unless you are in desperate need. EMT? sure, you need to start somewhere.
The upper management is competent. They have the facade of being open and kind, in the end they fumble up pay checks, pay rates, shifts, equipment maintenance. The upper managment use to operate bowers till they ran that company in the ground. Bowers fired them for a reason. The supervisors seem fine.
Job culture? If you are an EMT or Paramedic who has been around for 4 years or more you probably know someone at each company. This is kinda cool but also really sad. sure you get to know a lot of people, some cool some aqua-man-fans. But the fact these companies suck donkey genitlia and cannot hold on to employees is sad. Also LA is one of the worst county to work in.
you get paid, seem to follow wage order 9 labor laws
horrible shifts, no flexibility in shifts, upper management