CEP America Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
10 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
3.6
10 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Wesley A. Curry
5 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Great ER company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at CEP America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are very, very good. Good compensation. PAs are treated as "almost" equals to the doctors.

    Cons

    ER in general is stressful, this is no different.

    Advice to Management

    May consider having employees work days OR nights, not both.

  2. Good position for pre-health

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Scribe in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Scribe in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at CEP America part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Close exposure to emergency room setting
    Working with various physicians, PA, or NPs.

    Cons

    Offered Per Diem positions only. May be able to advance to part-time with years of experience

  3. A decent company

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

    I have been working at CEP America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They value greatly midlevel providers. Mostly excellent benefits including an awesome retirement plan. Flexible work schedule and the ability to work at more than one site if so desired. Self starters and really motivated/innovative employees can go far with this company. Team driven. Mostly wonderful people to work with. Most of the supervising physicians and medical directors will take great pains to help you to improve upon yourself.

    Cons

    The midlevels are underpaid. If one is a midlevel, can never be a partner like the MDs or DOs, only employees. The focus is on productivity. If a site is "slipping" regarding this, then upper management steps in and the work environment suffers. It is impossible to please patients 100% of the time, but if the provider,, whether he/she be a midlevel or physician, has a consistent "poor patient satisfaction review,", there will be consequences, sometimes severe. If a site consistently is not profitable, they will withdraw from that site. Ultimately, it's all about money, as in many other companies rather than making the world a better place. Management will often be quite secretive about current situations or issues and will consistently keep you in the dark. CEP will go to great lengths to keep a contract despite the humans that keep that contract with a hospital functioning.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the employees in the loop regarding any situations that are of consequence. Increase the pay to keep up with the cost of living and you'll keep experienced midlevels. Allow midlevels to be active partners instead of "just employees" at some level and you might actually see awesome things begin to happen within the company. PAs/NPs for the most part want to make a difference beside earning a paycheck. Allow them the opportunities to do so.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Extremely Political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hospitalist in Belleville, IL
    Current Employee - Hospitalist in Belleville, IL

    I have been working at CEP America part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    A job opportunity for the Desperate!

    Cons

    When I joined as a Part time HOSPITALIST, was told there will be a Cap but am forced to see close to 30 patients some times. I got no training of EMR when I started. There is no structure, meetings are useless, no one hears you as its a small group and management's attitude is "My way or High way"

  6. Physician Assistant Review

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

    I have been working at CEP America full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company.. lots of great benefits and opportunity for leadership advancement if interested.
    Provides good CME for providers.

    Cons

    Very site specific pending on where you are practicing at. in regards to compensation, hours/ scheduling, etc.

  7. Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CEP America

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

    Pros

    Amazing providers to work with. Great way to learn new medical terminology

    Cons

    Sometimes it got repetitive, the day to day could vary and you can only see one patient per hour.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. Great! very positive. Good perception of PA role, how to develop them, and how to integrate them into the team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Physician Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Physician Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CEP America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    same comments as above. they establish a positive view of PAs as well as provided pathways to challenge their development

    Cons

    I really do not have any crucial con's. I would suggest increasing the production compensation more since there can be a wide variance among very experienced/skilled and lesser so PAs

    Advice to Management

    expand

  9. Great Company to work for if you want a career in medicine

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

    I have been working at CEP America part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience for pursuing a career in medicine. Does not get any better than ER scribe training. The doctors are great and are very knowledgable

    Cons

    The only thing that could change would be better pay for the scribe position. Working 8 hours for $10/hour can be painful, but the experience gained and resume builder greatly outweighs the pay.

  10. One of the best PA jobs in CA, but not without serious local issues.

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

    I worked at CEP America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with some great docs who are dedicated to their patients and to the practice of medicine. They love teaching, and don't mind being interrupted by the PA for patient-specific consultations. Excellent pay and benefits. Excellent CME opportunities.

    Cons

    Many of the physicians stress "patients-per-hour" over quality of care. They instruct the PA to do only the minimum level of care required, regardless of patient comfort or satisfaction. They admonish a PA that asks too many questions. While the docs follow a progressive work schedule based upon "physician wellness", the schedule for PAs is brutal, alternating nights/days in the same 5-day period, with the PAs working the most unpleasant shifts, mostly weekends. You may end up with 6 - 8 different supervising physicians in one shift, each with their own quirks and biases and attitudes. Very difficult to navigate through these strong personalities.

    Benefit package and CME reimbursement are handled by Corporate in Oakland. Everything else is handled by the local Medical Director including hiring/firing, pay, scheduling, and job-performance evaluation. The excellent CME reimbursement is worthless if the local MD won't give you time off to attend it. The key is to have a good rapport with the local Medical Director. This is not always possible, and if you are terminated or receive a bad performance evaluation at one CEP site will not be hired at another CEP site.

    Advice to Management

    The best job for PAs in CA could be even better if scheduling were more humane, and Oakland made performance expectations more uniform across all the sites.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Thankless

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PA-C in Brawley, CA
    Former Employee - PA-C in Brawley, CA

    I worked at CEP America full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good entry level position but not support. Best CME compensation compared to the other ER contractors.

    Cons

    Some of the worst attending Physicians I've ever worked with. Constant pressure to turn patients over even if clinically questionable. Constant pressure to see more patients. God help you if you are a MLP

    Advice to Management

    Support your MLP's with a piece of the pie instead of lip service.

Work at CEP America? Share Your Experiences

CEP America

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.