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  1. This was a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The best part was my Co workers

    Cons

    The worst part would e the Rotating holidays and that wasn't bad.


  2. A great first job.

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    Current Employee - Medic in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Medic in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic learning opportunity with a steep power curve.

    Cons

    The work is never done.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone the same from doctors to cleaners.


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    Busy 911 system with plenty of learning opportunity, just don't get lost in the crowd.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paramedic in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Paramedic in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Busy system, plenty of opportunity to gain experience in all types and priorities of calls - Broad patient demographic gives you many different experiences and types of interaction - Top notch equipment and very professional logistics and maintenance crews - Plenty of opportunity for overtime - New Medical Director is progressive and open-minded, he is systematically changing and broadening protocols to give medics more freedom and responsibility - Internal research of evidence based medicine drives protocols and is used by systems nationally as a resource/model - Opportunity to work either 911 or non-emergency transport and on a medic-medic, medic-basic, or basic-basic truck. - Hiring and relocation bonuses for paramedics that are not seen in many EMS systems. - Multiple specialized teams that employees can get involved with for further serving and advancement opportunities and skill specialization.

    Cons

    - Large number of employees with many overlapping shifts makes it difficult to cultivate relationships with coworkers or have any sense of teamwork - Though taking performance and study results seriously is good, the constant push to continually improve, even when out-performing most of the country, adds stress without any real recognition of current successes - All evaluation is based on statistics and numbers (i.e. patient satisfaction, cardiac arrest data, performance times, test scores). The people involved tend to get lost in the numbers, making employees feel unvalued. - A great deal of emphasis on the corporate business model, utilizing linear qualifiers, such as performance statistics and test scores, to rank and marginalize employees. There is a constant pressure to perform at the risk of maintaining your position. Expendability is not at all masked. - The company does not truly stand behind it's employees or care for their well-being. Their worker's compensation program is highly questionable, works against the employee and their health, and does not protect the employee or their position. Once again, you are very expendable. - Most (not all, there are a few very notable exceptions) of the operations management team is out of touch and on a power trip. Experiences with supervisors on scene have shown that being a "company man" holds more water than being among the best and brightest of providers. Most are older-middle-aged, live for vacation and/or retirement, and are not overly interested in their small team of employees. As a group, there are not nearly enough "lead-by-example" types. - Specialty teams are limited to employees who have served at least 2 years as Crew Chief (average of 3.5 yrs employment at paramedic level), regardless of prior experience. This severely short-changes the organization in taking full advantage of new employees with broad backgrounds (years in EMS, military, fire/rescue etc). It also limits veteran providers, who just happen to be new to the agency, from fully using their skills and experience.


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  5. after 16 years, still the best place to work in the area

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    Current Employee - Paramedic Crew Chief in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Paramedic Crew Chief in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    best equipment, new vehicles, good pay

    Cons

    busy system, but that isn't always bad.

    Advice to Management

    I feel Joe Penner actually cares and takes the time to get to know us and our families



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