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I have been working at Superior Ambulance full-time (More than 3 years)
I have worked for superior for a few years now. I started here as a basic, now a medic. The pay is the best pro. For those saying it's awful, good luck finding a pay like this elsewhere in the central to northern Illinois area. Especially for a private. I work in lake county, have worked in Schaumburg and it's a very comfortable position. People who slander the company may be speaking from heartache due to a negative experience. The world is full of shotty companies. The world is full of evil people. For the amount of downtime we have there is no reason to feel like our pay is far from accurate. There's free time to study, do homework, or work on other things. the schedule is ok. Napping on the job isn't frowned upon during downtime. (Who doesn't love that) the calls up here range from easy to terrible. But that's what we're here for. We get into this field knowing its busy, difficult, emotional, and easy to be burnt out. Pretty sure that warning is blurted out in basic class. Superior is very forthcoming with enhancing your career. They have starting helping pay for college tuitions. Which is great. They don't condone you for using them as a stepping stone to a fire department or nursing. They are usually friendly wherever you go. It's difficult to find partners you work great with. But once you do the job is a piece of cake. If you plan on being a lifer here you won't enjoy the pay. It's not ideal long term.
Management. Our station has gone through more than six managers since I started a few years ago. Half that time there was no manager at all. Our current manager is lazy, childish, and leaves the station an absolute mess. He shows up at noon if he even shows up to the station at all. A few of us employees at the station take a lot of time out of our shift to clean up after everyone and never get recognized for it. Stock room is a mess and it's hard to find things you need. Oxygen never gets delivered before the old ones are empty. Monitors need calibrating and it's never been done. The current manager seems to be careless and does things last minute. Not reliable at all. You have to wait months for equipment. If you want anything you need to call regional. My old manager at Schaumburg was great though. I feel superior had passed up other people who would have been great managers and very efficient for this station. It's a train wreck. Dispatch could lighten up a bit.
Advice to Management
Change it. I wish regional managers would do more evaluations on management to make sure they are there to stay and they are efficient. It's not easy to run a company when someone doesn't want to actually do it.
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Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Superior Ambulance.
After completion of the EMT-B certification course, I started looking for jobs with the companies that provided ride along times to the students. There were several companies that were associated with the program to research and contact. I initially found a job listing online after searching through various internet search engines and websites of the companies. I applied to several of the listings online and received a phone call for an interviews. This company was one of the first to respond. After researching the company, I accepted the invitation to schedule an interview in person at the headquarters. The interview consisted of taking a competency test and meeting with someone from HR for a short interview.
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