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Acadian Ambulance Service Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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Richard Zuschlag
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Pros
  • It's an employee owned company so after 6 years if you stay that long when you leave they buy 100% of your stock at the current price (in 5 reviews)

  • They offer semi competitive pay in areas where they haven't purchased all of the competition (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • everything revolves around money rather than patient care (in 8 reviews)

  • Had to work very long hours and drive ambulances even if I felt I was not alert/awake enough to be able to drive and be 100 % alert on the roads (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "EMT-P"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EMT-P in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - EMT-P in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acadian Ambulance Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Advancement opportunities available for those willing to put in the work.
    - Company grows smart.
    - Invests back into its employees.
    - Higher than average compensation when comparing other private ambulance services.
    - Accessible upper management.
    - Top of the line equipment, training for employees.

    Cons

    - Turn over ( problem exists in every private service ).
    - Doesn't turn over ratty equipment acquired through acquisitions fast enough.
    - Needs to communicate better on growth strategies to mainline employees.

    Advice to Management

    - Stay engaged with all employees.
    - Continue to grow the company smart and invest in your employees and infrastructure.
    - Be seen, get out and visit when time allows.


  2. "Emt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Acadian Ambulance Service full-time

    Pros

    Good entry level into ems and healthcare

    Cons

    Lack of upwards growth, low pay (more of a private ems problem).

    Advice to Management

    .


  3. "Not always great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast paced.. There are times when work is slow, so you get to rest up before your next call. Never really a dull day at work.

    Cons

    There is a lot of micro-managing. At times it seems like they are gunning for you and trying to get you terminated.


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  5. "Good Career Stepping Stone!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits with very good fellow employees

    Cons

    Very political leadership and poorly managed. Good ole boys club with little room for advancement.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Awful!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Management is terrible! Only cares about the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified people with great attitudes rather than promote incompetent lifers, cut down on rampant nepotism, actually hire more women and minorities instead of placing token ones strategically to make it look like you are actually diverse. A single minority or female surrounded by white men doesn't actually equal diversity.


  7. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Paramedic in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Paramedic in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Acadian Ambulance Service full-time

    Pros

    Good people and very organized operation. the equipment is generally above average and you always have what you need.

    Cons

    The cons depend on the station you work at. Biggest com I can think of is that the company does ALOT of transfers, alongside the 911 coverage.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great to work here in the right department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Middle managers have a lot of room to make your life nice. With a good boss, this is a great place to work. The pay is competitive and the technology is constantly improving.

    Cons

    If you don't have a great boss, I can see it _really_ sucking to work here.

    Upper management is a "good ole boys" club. Bad business decisions are made to not offend the wrong VP.

    Benefits (besides salary) are pretty mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    Retire. Your antiquated and misinformed opinions on technology and your unwillingness to learn are holding the company back.


  9. "Good company and concept."

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    Former Employee - EMT-Basic
    Former Employee - EMT-Basic
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acadian Ambulance Service full-time

    Pros

    Great company and benefits. The company is employee owned so you can invest in company stocks after you have been with he company for a year. Company was great to work for simple because of the employees you get to work with. Had lots of fun and learned a lot.

    Cons

    Some Operation managers have poor attitudes and talk horrible about other employees with other employees. If you are new you will not have a set schedule more than likely or you will not work with a paramedic for a while.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Acadian"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Job security time off was great

    Cons

    Horrible pay for the job u did

    Advice to Management

    Na


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Patients are customers and employees are numbers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    hours, flexability, company size, stock

    Cons

    The patients are treated more like customers. There is more billing oaperwork than patient care

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are not numbers they are people treat them as such. Also be more selective on who is put is in a leadership role and let tyem lead



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