Care Ambulance Service

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Care Ambulance Service Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
13 Reviews
3.2
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Care Ambulance Service

    Pros

    Units in good shape , Training offered to employees , Get experience and leave, benefits are great

    Cons

    PAY! No call bonus after running all day , No growth ,Start off as a floater for 2/4 months , Sucks not having a set Schedule, so many employees you become a number.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Not what it used to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Care Ambulance Service

    Pros

    Good health ins benefits, 6% 401k match (takes 3 years to vest). Good reputation, they have 911 contracts all over LA County and OC.

    Cons

    Reduced hours, no OT, bad hourly rate, bitter staff, disorganized managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Started great, quickly declines.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dispatcher  in  Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Care Ambulance Service full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good scheduling through supervisors. Benefits are fairly priced with 401k.

    Cons

    Compensation are far below par compared to other companies. Work load is too high as well as knowledge needed of the business and insurance. Leadership team does not care about you as an employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care a bit more about your employees. Maybe put yourselves in our shoes for a day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent company that serves as a good stepping stone to a future healthcare career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EMT  in  Orange, CA
    Current Employee - EMT in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Care Ambulance Service full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fire 911 Experience, Patient care experience, Room for growth to supervisory roles

    Cons

    Politics, Poor upper management, Limited set schedules,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company, but...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EMT  in  Orange, CA
    Current Employee - EMT in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Care Ambulance Service full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good company, they attempt to help you succeed

    Cons

    They over work you, under pay you and don't value your back with all the patient lifting you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay, add more units to the busy areas, don't have us post so much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the better companies to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Emergency Medical Technician
    Current Employee - Emergency Medical Technician

    I have been working at Care Ambulance Service full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overall this is a great company to work for. They understand that this is a stepping stone and not a career job. Most of the people here are easy to work with and get along with. There are a few burnouts and negative minded people, but that's with every company. They are up to date with technology (EPCR takes a little getting use to). Lots of newer rigs, but occasionally you'll be stuck in the older ones (Private Side). Many opportunities to work private side, fire, CCT, and special events that include, Hockey (Duck Games), motocross, H.S. Games, marathons, etc.

    Cons

    Scheduling can sometimes be difficult, especially when its comes to asking time off for Fire/PD test, since everyone else is trying to get it off to test or around the holidays unless you can swap shifts with someone who's willing to pick it up and use your PTO. Pay could always be a little better especially with the continuous growth of the company. Most of Operation Managers are very laid back, but a few have power trip issues, if you do what your suppose to do and fly under the radar you won't ever have to worry about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Operations need to be more approachable, quit trying to intimidate EMT's, because you too were once in the field. It may work on the 18 yr olds, but it doesn't solve anything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    it was ok as a basic transfer service

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Emergency Medical Technician  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Emergency Medical Technician in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Care Ambulance Service full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    it was about the employees

    Cons

    it was not 911 and always transfers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Emergency Medical Technician  in  Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Emergency Medical Technician in Orange, CA

    I worked at Care Ambulance Service full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They provide uniforms, boot allowance, great competitive pay compared to other ambulance providers, provide ongoing training, cpr classes, and good employees.

    Cons

    Sometime management can be full of themselves and talk down to you, but that's if you do something really stupid.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former OC and LA EMT

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EMT  in  Paramount, CA
    Former Employee - EMT in Paramount, CA

    I worked at Care Ambulance Service full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Care is one of the biggest companies that offers 911 experience in the OC/LA area which is hard to come by. They are well organized compared to other companies out there, they have newer rigs and equipment and try to stay on top of the newest and greatest thing. They are one of the few companies that still offer 24 hr shifts which is a huge plus with a school schedule.

    Cons

    Where to begin....the LA stations are terrible. Bad locations in crappy neighborhoods and not kept up at all. Bugs, old beds, nasty recliners that are questionable to sit on let alone sleep on. Posting is a must at all hours of the night whenever you are not on a call which means no sleep and means cranky EMTs.
    Favoritism is at an all time high, if you are a cute girl Nd get a DUI you can get a pay raise and work in dispatch, but if you are a guy start sending in your applications because you will get fired. The driving policies are left up to the "discretion" of the driving manager. Don't come to a full and complete stop while running code expect to be off drivers status for 6 months, hit a car while driving when they are short drivers, 3 weeks without a drivers status is good enough.
    Morale among the old timers is non existent, the new guys still don't realize what really goes on once you strip off the glitz and glam of running 911.
    Management can be cool, but most of them are on such a power that they forget where they came from and what it's like to be an EMT. EMTs are constantly talked down to by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your EMTs like they are a dime a dozen, without them you would have no company.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor LA station conditions and managment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EMT  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - EMT in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Care Ambulance Service full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Its one of the few companies that offer 911 experience In Los Angeles. This is *extremly* valuable for many who are entering the EMS field.
    - Growing and stable company.
    - Newer ambulance fleet.
    - Involved in many special events.
    - EMTs are some of the best in the industry.

    Cons

    - Los Angeles division stations are neglected. While OC stations get flat screen TVs and better beds. LA Stations have not seen any improvement in living conditions. Mold, insect infestation, old beds and dirty recliners.
    - Extremly low and unfair pay. Studys show EMT's in other cities and counties are paid much higher and worked much less. Care generates higher revenue but EMT's never get compensated.
    - Supervisors lack basic interpersonal skills.
    - Poor morale among veteran EMTs do to company practices.
    - Managment is known to play favoritism among EMTs.
    - HIGHLY discourages "union-talk".
    - EMT's are treated as if they are the "bottom rung" in the company. EMT's are often talk down to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunatly, this is the only 1 of 2 companies that offers the experience needed for aspiring fire fighters. The EMTs work hard and make an honest effort but are made to feel as if they are easily dispensable. Managment needs better training in approaching their employees. Life as an EMT is difficult, being treated poorly only adds to EMT burn out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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