Acadian Ambulance Service Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2020

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3.8
78%
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86%
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Acadian Ambulance Service Chairman and CEO Richard Zuschlag (no image)
Richard Zuschlag
78 Ratings
Pros
  • "If you start out with the company as an EMT or Paramedic and want to move up in leadership, there are plenty of opportunities(in 9 reviews)

  • "Company is employee-owned which most people actually enjoy because it means that they're putting Direct Value into their work(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "I would like to see a more comprehensive and open dispatch policy(in 16 reviews)

  • "Don't allow EMTs to work to their full patient care capacity(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EMT-Basic in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Acadian Ambulance Service full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Co-Workers, Benefits, ESOP, 401K, Work on an ambulance or dispatch

    Cons

    Stressful Job, Work Conditions (Outdoors)

  2. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EMT 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Acadian Ambulance Service full-time

    Pros

    Great company and great benefits

    Cons

    High stress, and very heavy lifting.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "mediocre business for new job experience"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EMT-B in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Acadian Ambulance Service part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    AASI is a well equipped company to work for

    Cons

    they are a private business and not a public service, they do not claim to be a public service, you will feel the negative effects of the business on a daily basis while dealing with the public, upper management does not have your back

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "One of the Best Private Services out there"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paramedic Field Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities. Management genuinely cares for employees. Lots of overtime available standbys and events to work.

    Cons

    Don't allow EMTs to work to their full patient care capacity.

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  5. "Great Company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with a family atmosphere who puts its employees first

    Cons

    No issues at all, tremendous company to work for.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Pay and Benefits"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paramedic in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits but you work double for them.

    Cons

    Overwork ALS staff like basic level providers which gets old.

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  7. "Feels like Family"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acadian Ambulance Service full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, ESOP program, Diverse company with many avenues of transferring to other divisions or areas to suit your career needs.

    Cons

    You are expected to work hard but I don't think that's a con.

  8. "Wonderful place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organized company that offers almost every benefit possible! Great family like atmosphere that continues to grow.

    Cons

    Can't really complain about anything.

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    Acadian Ambulance Service Response

    May 25, 2020VP, Human Resources

    Thanks for the positive words. We aren't perfect, but we will always work to get better. Glad to hear that the family-like atmosphere continues in Memphis!

  9. "Awesome Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paramedic in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay Great Benefits Great management

    Cons

    Long hours and hard work

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    Acadian Ambulance Service Response

    May 25, 2020VP, Human Resources

    Thanks for the positive feedback...and for all you do for your patients and community!

  10. COVID-19

    "Wouldn't Stay 19 Years If It Wasn't A Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee Support in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Acadian Ambulance Service full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Family atmosphere Caring supervisors Excellent training opportunities Employee Stock Ownership Program - there are long-time medics retiring with a million bucks in their retirement accounts! Excellent COVID-19 response - protected the employees and provided daily video updates The executive team makes decisions by reviewing what is best for our patients and what is best for our employees. I've seen it firsthand.

    Cons

    Acadian expects you to work hard, but what's wrong with that? We're here to do a job! We do get off late some times, but let's face it, that's the nature of the business.

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    Acadian Ambulance Service Response

    May 25, 2020VP, Human Resources

    Thanks for the kind words. And you're right - Acadian expects hard work, great customer service, and quality patient care - basically a servant attitude. The people of the communities we are privileged to serve deserve the best day in and day out. And thanks for understanding that we do get off late at times, but know that dispatch is working hard to get you back home safely and on time as much as possible.

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