Pacific Pulmonary Services Reviews

Updated April 3, 2015
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Jane Thomas
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Pros
  • Decent salary; many good people in field locations (in 7 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. Sinking PPS

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    Current Employee - Revenue Representative
    Current Employee - Revenue Representative

    I have been working at Pacific Pulmonary Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Local Job Great helping people health care

    Cons

    low pay ok benefits for most all employees

  2. Churn and burn

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If you have good relationship with a scribers and get business you have a job. Sell enough service and you could be promoted.

    Cons

    Push for business. At all costs. Thousands of miles on personal car. Produce quickly or else. Little useful training and focus on tactics that felt it bordered on badgering physicians.

  3. Lacks management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Pulmonary Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Medical device, oxygen and nebulizers

    Cons

    Lacks growth opportunities and mgt

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Awful "Non-Culture", Upper "Non-Management "

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A few good people. None who are in a particular position of leadership.

    Cons

    Imagine a place where upper management sit in their offices or attends meetings all day, and blissfully aware underlings work their butts off for low wages and little to no recognition, fearful of impending lay-offs.

    Their turnover rate is ridiculous. They laid off hundreds, fired hundreds and gave a few in upper management generous retention bonuses.

    The "culture" doesn't exist. It's like someone took NBC's the office and put it in a blender with the film "Office Space" and a "Dilbert" comic strip at low speed for 30 seconds.

    Advice to Management

    Stay where you are. Having you all in one place, ensures that I will never have to work under you again. However , the ship is sinking and you all will make a mass exodus soon enough.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Do not work here!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the cubed employees are great to work with. A few of the middle management are great to work with. The Japanese are very respectful, very nice.

    Cons

    Office culture is the worst I have ever experienced. Upper management is terrible. They pay little to no attention to their staff, not even a "Good morning" as they sail past. Huge turnover as employees are not happy at this company. There is no reward for job well done. The management uses fear tactics to control the employees. Micro-managing is at it's worst. No trust in employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and you will find that they will be loyal. You hired them so have trust that they can do their jobs efficiently. Boost morale by pasting a genuine smile on your face and say "thank you" when you ask for something and it is received.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Patient Care Coordinator

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

    I have been working at Pacific Pulmonary Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are out and about most of the day. You can make your own schedule. You meet new peoples and get to socialize the majority of the day.

    Cons

    Highly stressful position. The company is rebuilding after major lay offs and is extremely unorganized. The people i worked with were very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees during major lay offs. They will appreciate the honesty and not feel shocked when they get laid off...

  8. Helpful (2)

    Too busy to do the right thing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The people really seem to want to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Can't get out of their own way. Proper expertise lacking in leadership and decision-making roles.
    Always "too busy" to do the right thing.

    Advice to Management

    Hire real integrity in leadership.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Poor Managers for Seattle who are based 300 miles away in Spokane, WA

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    Former Employee - Delivery Technician in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Delivery Technician in Tukwila, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are providing a wonderful service to PATIENTS who appreciate your efforts. Only one of the four technicians I worked with was supportive and made me feel like part of the team.

    Cons

    One tech took all the credit for the good the team did as his own work with the bosses. Since the bosses are not around and the suck-up-brown-noser bluffs the bosses.

    Advice to Management

    Consider ALL the staff is contributing to the success of the team. Don't offend 99% of your staff by praising 1% for the best results.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Struggling DME company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers in field locations that really care about patients. Decent worklife balance

    Cons

    Pay is below average, management cannot focus on issues and switches gears every other month and never takes responsibility for failures...it's always someone else's fault, company is not even close to being profitable, commissions are impossible to understand, completely disjointed communication structure that rewards the wrong people, etc.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management necessary as yhey are the problem. Advice to Teijin is to clean house at the top of the ladder and start over if you're serious about staying in business. The field is dying for direction from intelligent smart leaders, not these task masters you have in place.

  11. It was a great learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Patient Care Coordinator in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Patient Care Coordinator in Modesto, CA

    I worked at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very rewarding to be able to help patients and build the trust of referring physicians as well as develop great relationships with co-workers while building a strong team.

    Cons

    Constant micro managing from management as well as being pulled from the field to attend meeting after meeting and extreme pressures to work long hours as commissions were consistently being cut!

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people that need that extra help and allow the veteran employee to succeed.

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