Pacific Pulmonary Services Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
69 Reviews

2.2
69 Reviews
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Jane Thomas
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A mixed experience...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Care Coordinator
    Current Employee - Patient Care Coordinator

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

    Pros

    - Great learning experience if you don't know the industry
    - Individually most of the employees are good people and mean well
    - Employment is usually a good thing

    Cons

    - Hard Company to believe in
    - Sad case of right hand not speaking to the left hand
    - The wrong people are trained on the right things
    - Zero EMPOWERMENT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time in the field.
    Go through a day as a patient or referral source
    Regionalize your service
    Lose dead weight

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    PPS

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

    I have been working at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time

    Pros

    Good place to learn many.

    Cons

    Same reason due to workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Frustrating and disappointing losing ground everyday

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

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

    Pros

    Large company with promise but are reactive instead of proactive

    Cons

    Communication issues - management cannot get out of their own way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people with healthcare experience

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

    Overworked and underpaid

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

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

    Pros

    Day work mon-friday with holidays and weekends of, gas card and ez pass for tolls and fuel, company vehicle, work with people I like.

    Cons

    Everything else. Overworked, Underpaid, Short Staffed, Large Territory, High Return Rate, Poor Planning, High Overturn Rate, Not enough setups to returns, Unattainable expectations, not enough equipment to fill certain orders at some times, company will not provide employees with the tools needed to perform at an acceptable speed, no 401k match, high cost of benifits, no reimbursment for CEUs or paid days off to keep up with current classes in the respiratory field

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A Solid Company Striving to Be Better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Care Coordinator  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Patient Care Coordinator in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    I was pleasantly surprised when joining PPS. There are a lot of negative reviews floating out there and I find my experience a bit different.

    Sure the company has it's flaws, as all do. More importantly it seems that now is a major transition time for Pacific Pulmonary. They seem to be pushing in all the right areas to be a truly high quality DME.

    This may be my excessive optimism, but I am happy I chose PPS.

    Cons

    Still many PCC's in the field doing things the 'old' way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PPS stick to the route you have laid out for yourself.

    Weed out any bad apples and cultivate a compassionate patient first culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    PPS is a great company to grow if you are a self starter with exceptional management capabilities

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

    I have been working at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work times, Opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Work for extended hours, less compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on increasing the sales, cut the cost, increase the debt collections,

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One Speeding Ticket And You Cant Be A Driver

    Former Employee - Delivery Driver  in  Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Rockford, IL

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

    Pros

    Never worked for them. I applied and was turned down despite excellent qualifications. If youve had a citation within 3 yrs... dont waste your time.

    Cons

    Strict hiring requirement of a perfect driving record is necessary. Too bad. Everybody is guilty of speeding. Many tickets are a sign of an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new insurance company

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's very demanding but if you like working with the public it could be a great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician  in  Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Technician in Longmont, CO

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

    Pros

    Good customers you're left by yourself without someone looking over your shoulder and its ok pay

    Cons

    You have to be on call 24/7 every other week and it does take away from your family time! And sleep

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do as you're told and try not to rock the boat. My manager is GREAT however!!

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Always evolving

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensing Coordinator  in  Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Licensing Coordinator in Novato, CA

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

    Pros

    The company continues to grow and thrive, even in this tough regulatory market.
    Frequent communication from Senior Leadership Team helps to align efforts across the company
    The corporate office appreciates and incorporates feedback from employees at every level of the company

    Cons

    Reduced reimbursement from Medicare has led to many locations being overworked/understaffed (i.e. the "do more with less mindset")

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent and transparent with communication - it is the only way we can function in this tough regulatory market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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