American Medical Response Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. rancho ops

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EMT Basic in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - EMT Basic in San Bernardino, CA

    I have been working at American Medical Response full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great way to get experience in the ems field

    Cons

    Low wages,
    Difficult employee and management relationships


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great Opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Medical Response full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Moral gets low, but it's understandable considering what these folks deal with on a daily basis. Overall this is a hard working bunch, and if you are tough enough to surrvive the daily grind, there is a ton of opportunity to learn and grow professionally.

    Cons

    Moral gets low, but it's understanable considering what these folks deal with on a daily basis.
    Union dues.

    Advice to Management

    Employing medical professionals should require providing better medical benefits.


  3. Crews rock, suits suck!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retired in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Retired in Arlington, TX

    I worked at American Medical Response full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Big city 911 contracts, nationwide locations, neverending job security, field crew camaraderie that only military/fire/pd/ems can understand, infinite opportunity to make differences in lives, an immense sense of accomplishment at the end of every shift, adrenaline galore

    Cons

    For profit company, management greed, pay sucks, for profit company, do not ever get hurt by anyone else's hands because the company will try to fire you asap (illegal), company uses evil tactics and companies to handle injuries that get you the worst care possible and delay what you really need, which makes you worse.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting your certs go, get on a truck once a month to keep up, & pay your employees in wages, benefits, & time. When an employee gets hurt, be on their side first.


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  5. Terrible upper management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Paramedic in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Field Paramedic in Boulder, CO

    I worked at American Medical Response full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job stability, until the contract runs out because upper level management screws it up. You get to be a paramedic because it's the only game in town unless you want to be a firefighter who dabbles in medicine.

    Cons

    Demeaning pay. We're talking $12 per hour for an experienced paramedic with 10 Years of 911 and critical care. Management thinks you're just a number. Education benefits are non-existent. Critical thinking is a sin in this organization.

    Advice to Management

    Start considering the patients, providers, families and communities when making business decisions. Stop hiring lawyers and start hiring clinicians who have broadened their knowledge to become business professionals.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Depends which AMR you are at

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Medical Response part-time

    Pros

    Great pay for what we do. Some great coworkers.

    Cons

    Shady management. Poor/old equipment. Have had management do some awful things to myself and other workers but unfortunately it's our only job For right now. Some of the management treats women like dogs - making sexual comments and some employees feel uncomfortable. Like said, shady.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees like humans. You are only as strong as your weakest link - if you keep pushing everyone to the point of no return, your little empire will collapse below your feet.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Paramedic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterbury, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterbury, CT

    I worked at American Medical Response

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package, excellent overtime potential, decent equipment, dedicated partners are some of the reasons that I liked working for AMR.

    Cons

    The bidding process was different within our own division thereby resulting in location moves for home bases that can change your commute by over 50 minutes one way. Non paramedic level management involved in ALS decision making can sometimes be a hinderence.


  8. A good place to start if you just moved to the Antelope Valley.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, CA

    I worked at American Medical Response part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are good co-workers that make the day go faster and the work is not that hard depending on the position you are in when they hire you.

    Cons

    Management is not very responsive to your needs in the workplace, and they do not always treat you with respect which is a big negative. They care more about themselves than others depending on your position in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Take more responsibility in getting to know what you workers need in the workplace no matter what position they have in the company, and be courteous when speaking to them so they will do a better job for you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    EMT

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Medical Response full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Has a large customer base

    Cons

    Never off work on time/under paid compared to other companies


  10. Helpful (1)

    low pay no job advancment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EMT/Dispatcher
    Current Employee - EMT/Dispatcher

    I have been working at American Medical Response full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    decent hours lots of overtime fun working events and ems alot of experience to be gaines

    Cons

    low pay no morale seems like there is no care for the employees


  11. It

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EMT
    Current Employee - EMT

    I have been working at American Medical Response

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of overtime available. Special event opportunities. The longer term employees are usually pretty fun to work with. Part time Per diem can self schedule up to 30 hours a week. Great environment to start out in the EMS world. Get to experience transfers, hospital discharges, 911 emergencies, standby's and long distance trips. The current road/operations management is actually pretty good right now. They got rid of the REALLY bad ones.

    Cons

    It's like a hiring mad house. There are always new employees and many incompetent employees. Always work in a way to cover your behind because someone will always be trying to get you fired. They eat their own and leave them out to dry. There's always a new road/operations supervisor or team leader ever 2 months if not more often.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change. Every day is like a bag of skittles, you never know what kind you'll get. Thanks for the entertainment and support.



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