Bowers Ambulance
1.7 of 5 6 reviews
Long Beach, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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    Learned a lot, about patients, healthcare system, and management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWorked on the Pacific OC side. Great employees, great nurses, RT. Equipment is better updated (Not CARE or AMR status, but better than 95% of all other EMT companies out in Socal)

    ConsManagement plays favorites, poor pay, deadend job, high turnover

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvance pay, don't play games

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    Run away!

    EMT-B (Current Employee)
    Long Beach, CA

    ProsPay check will not bounce!

    ConsHorrible pay.
    Disregard for employees.
    Bad/old equipment.
    No down time.
    Horrible management.
    Pay! you will most likely make a living at or below the poverty level. If your lucky a $100 over.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThose that are working in the field should be the ones running the company because you obviously have no idea what you are doing or have any due regard for your employees.
    No wonder you cant keep employees!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Complete Disregard for EMT's

    EMT (Former Employee)
    North Hollywood, CA

    ProsChecks Don't Bounce
    Ok health insurance
    Pretty hard to get fired, mainly because they don't want to pay un-employment.

    ConsPay is a joke
    rarely get breaks
    constantly get held over
    Dispatchers have no respect for EMT's safety and well being
    Management has no regard for employee safety either
    Shift times are poor
    Rigs are disgusting
    company just lacks integrity

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry honesty and integrity for a change it goes a long way.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Its not worth it

    EMT (Current Employee)
    Long Beach, CA

    ProsCompany is very stabale and unlike other comopanies in this industry its got a chance to stay above water.

    ConsHorrible managment. Horrible and stupid dispatchers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead a book and lower your ego.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    go somewhere else

    Cct-Rn (Current Employee)
    Long Beach, CA

    Prosstability of the company....your paycheck won't bounce!

    Consincompetent management...total lack of concern for the field staff

    Advice to Senior Managementstraighten up! please realize that your employees are valuable

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stay away.

    EMT (Current Employee)

    Pros1)Your check wont bounce.
    2)Ownd by Rural Metro (national company)
    3)No dialysis calls
    4)Rapid cct calls/ami and rare fire calls
    5)free uniforms
    6)Plenty of over time.
    7)Great field staff.
    8)online scheduling.

    Cons1)Dont plan on ever posting, constantly on the move.
    2)No breaks, hardly ever get to have a lunch break.
    3)Never plan on getting off on time.
    4)Dirty rigs, never get to have a rig wash.
    5)Poor dispatching.
    6)Bad pay for the amount of work.
    7)Status updates requested while your still with/waiting for a patient.
    8)Missing hours from your pay check.
    9)Paid time off vanishes over night.
    10)A few bad supervisors 2 good ones.
    11)Cleard from a call automatically and slappd with another one before your even done with a call.
    12)Lengthy paper work.
    13)Dont ever think your on your last call you could go well into 2 hours past your off time running another call.
    14)Extremly hard to get ahold of higher ups to resolve problems.
    15)Field staff are treated poorly.
    16)High turn over rate, not enough employees vs. call volume.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with dignity and respect. Understand were doing all the work. Nobody exactly understands what you do all day. Raise the wages. Gibe ud our lunch breaks and 10 minute breaks. You make us feel more like slaves than that of employeees. Better equipment needed. Better dispatching needed. Better field supervision with out the arrogance. More 911, a little higher wage as well as affordable benefits and respect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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