Pacific Pulmonary Services

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Pacific Pulmonary Services Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
71 Reviews
2.2
71 Reviews
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Jane Thomas
9 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent salary; many good people in field locations (in 5 reviews)

  • The corporate office appreciates and incorporates feedback from employees at every level of the company (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Horrible management, no work life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Unless you are a robot who really doesn't believe in customer service (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Patient Care Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They do provide a wok life balance atmosphere.

    Cons

    Company is going through financial difficulties.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Place needs culture change from senior management - review only applies non-hourly workers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you want a job where you sit and make a decent salary without achieving much, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency, from time to time you really wonder where people go. For example, I have not seen our CFO for a really long time only to find out that she's been let go much later. IT is complete mess, leadership there is virtually non-existent in terms of both development and help desk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get a solid vision plan and not a go there because you feel like it plan and turn the opposite direction half way there because you suddenly decided that wasn't a good strategy out of your guts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a place to work in the High Desert

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    Current Employee - Patient Care Coordinator  in  Victorville, CA
    Current Employee - Patient Care Coordinator in Victorville, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They pay well for the high desert and they have wonderful employees. Location was local for me to commute to.

    Cons

    No opportunity here. They lost the Medicare bid so there is no sales opportunity with this company in this area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the loss of Medicare this job became beyond difficult. There was always the problem of PPS not taking enough insurances.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a great place to work, before all the good Leadership Team jumped ship.

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    Former Employee - Medical Billing Auditor  in  Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Billing Auditor in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Move up quickly as long as management likes you.

    Cons

    Your ideas and concerns aren't taken seriously. They will ask you to do things that are unethical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, try to understand where they're coming from.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician

    I have been working at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    What pros? There are no pros to working here.

    Cons

    Horrible management, no work life balance. Management allowed to run amuck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Going out of business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Pulmonary Services

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Bad industry and need to expand services and products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell to a big company or add new products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Four Words: myopic, draconian, provincial and impoverished

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Novato, CA

    I worked at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice location for Corporate HQ in Novato. Nice office space in HQ.

    Cons

    The four words I would use to describe Pacific Pulmonary’s culture are: myopic, draconian, provincial and impoverished. I estimate line and mid-management staff are paid 20-25% below the general labor market. Teams are stretched so thin that salaried people work 10-12 hours a day and rarely take vacations. Director level and above staff, however, appear to work eight hours a day. There is tremendous hypocrisy between what management requires of staff and how they themselves perform. IT infrastructure is outdated and help desk support is non-existent. There is no orientation program, no on boarding program and no one has any bandwidth to even take on those functions and roles informally. Everything is trial and error and hunt and peck learning. Management takes a command and control style approach to managing because they have nothing positive to offer staff to incentivize and motivate them, so they resort to more negative approaches to keep people at their desks and working. Friends and acquaintances that applied to and interviewed for positions there are not communicated with appropriately in the process. As one friend of mine said who interviewed there, “I was not impressed.” Also worth mentioning, there’s a revolving door (not a surprise), low morale (understatement) and the fact that people don’t really talk to each other at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get into 21st Century management practices. Open your eyes, ears, minds and hearts. If the business can't be saved then close it down with some compassion. If it is to be saved it is because you stopped treating your staff like assembly line workers in the 19th century and started treating them like the creative talented contributors so many of them are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Has been company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Pulmonary Services

    Pros

    Honestly not much...working with and helping people in need is enjoyable if you like that type of work.

    Cons

    Hard industry now with regulations and slash in reimbursement rates, terrible leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and get some innovative, progressive leadership or this company is sunk. Might actually be too late. Sorry, honest truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    PPS was a good place to work but has many industry challenges

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    Former Employee - Patient Care Coordinator  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Patient Care Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people, the benefits, and you get to help people. If you do your job, you are okay and may even be recognized. It was always a very fair company to me. They seem to get alot of bad reviews but there were alot of layoffs in the past 2 years so that may be a contributing factor.

    Cons

    Commission became harder to make with all the new Medicare laws. It is definately not the best place in the world to work, but you could do alot worse. It's not that I do not recommend the company, I don't recommend the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the field and if you say things are going to happen or change, make them happen faster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Positive

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    Current Employee - Finance Coordinator  in  Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Coordinator in Novato, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great area to work in, Novato CA. The weather is great weather

    Cons

    Company culture is constantly adapting, makes it a fast past environment that requires a faster learning curve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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