American Medical Response Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. It

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EMT
    Current Employee - EMT
    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.


  2. New to the company and It seem like there is high turn over. I'm using it as a stepping stone to medic school.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EMT in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - EMT in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable field training officers. Double time for overtime. Can pick up over time easily.

    Cons

    Pay is low, even though it's the highest pay in the country starting out for an ambulance company.

    Advice to Management

    Really none. They run a tight ship, proud to work here. Just wish the pay was higher. But it's my choice that I'm working here, so I can't complain.


  3. Poor work life balance. Any warm body with a license gets hired.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paramedic in Las Cruces, NM
    Former Employee - Paramedic in Las Cruces, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Medical Response full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tons of field experience. Always running calls. Busy 911 system. Good for new medics to gain experience and get their feet wet with 911 calls

    Cons

    Treated like trash by patients who abuse medicaid system and view ambulance as a taxi. 911 trucks also do IFT's which means you're frequently running a call from marking in service until going home. Supervisors are inconsistent. Management doesnt listen to employee complaints or problems. Several employees maintain their job after repeated poor performance just because there is no one to replace them.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit better so you can keep and retain good employees, don't be afraid to fire the bad ones. Listen to your employees. Don't turn everything they said around or assume that they're just complaining


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  5. Good experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Paramedic in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Field Paramedic in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Medical Response full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This is a great place to gain experience and start your career in the medical field.

    Cons

    Low pay, Poor benefits. This is a "FOR-PROFIT" private company and you are treated that way.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better. Happy employees make happy customers/citizens.


  6. amr medic

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paramedic
    Current Employee - Paramedic
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at American Medical Response full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    decent pay, steady hours, great coworkers

    Cons

    high call volume, system abusers


  7. Helpful (1)

    Worse job I ever had!!!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coder in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Coder in Modesto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pro I can come up with is that I met a lot of nice people that worked there.

    Cons

    The management was clueless, the supervisors were insensitive and mean. I had never been treated so bad in my life. I would compare this job with working in a sweat shop. I felt like I was working in a third world country. It's so ironic because in December I was laid off and replaced by workers in India and the Philippines. Good luck with that!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and maybe you'll get some in return.


  8. Low pay no increase better companies out there. They have been sold numerous times management is horrible. Stay away

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    Former Employee - EMT-Basic in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - EMT-Basic in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Co workers everyone works together you get benefits which is rare now a days

    Cons

    Poor starting pay if you have 20 years experience your still going to start at $12 an hour

    Advice to Management

    Start paying better. They recognize military medics but give them poor salaries. HR was a nightmare and very rude


  9. Helpful (3)

    Hard job, but it's rewarding in it's own way

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    Former Employee - 911 Dispatcher in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - 911 Dispatcher in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay Once you've been there awhile, the people you work with become like family. Training is very thorough for those who haven't ever dispatched before Great crews Fun job, if you're good at it

    Cons

    Tough shifts (most are 12 hours) Management is iffy Lots of mean girls that take a long time to warm up to you - high school You get written up for everything Union doesn't do squat to protect the employees You start off part time, scrambling for shifts


  10. Part of Envision Healthcare

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Medical Response full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Caregivers are a dedicated group and really committed.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement.


  11. Medical coder

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Coder
    Former Employee - Medical Coder
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great Company to work for. I made a mistake by leaving to further my coding career which did not work out.

    Cons

    Just sold PBS to another company which is outsourced.



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