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Air Evac Lifeteam Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2019

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Found 90 reviews

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84%
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98%
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Seth Myers
53 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay for the area, you learn new things, co-workers become like family(in 4 reviews)

  • "Great company and very focused on safety of crews and the patients(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Bases are strategically placed in rural areas to provided faster access to customer and patients(in 6 reviews)

  • "Lower than average pay for an experienced helicopter pilot(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Job!"

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    Current Employee - Flight Paramedic in Springfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Evac Lifeteam full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work Life Balance. Travel expenses paid. Mileage, hourly travel, food, etc. They truly care about safety.

    Cons

    Starting pay not based off of experience. Starting pay could be higher.

    Air Evac Lifeteam2019-07-10
  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Field Paramedic in Charleston, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Air Evac Lifeteam full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company with good benefits

    Cons

    late flight equals late shifts as with any EMS job

    Air Evac Lifeteam2019-07-30
  3. "It was ok"

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    Former Employee - Dispatcher in O'Fallon, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Air Evac Lifeteam full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay was really great.

    Cons

    The long hours were quite draining.

    Air Evac Lifeteam2019-07-18
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Dispatcher in O'Fallon, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Evac Lifeteam full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice schedule state of the art environment

    Cons

    none come to mind

    Air Evac Lifeteam2019-06-20
  5. "Line pilot"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Air Evac Lifeteam full-time

    Pros

    Okay pay with excellent overtime potential

    Cons

    I had to work with some real tool bags

    Advice to Management

    None

    Air Evac Lifeteam2019-06-13
  6. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Flight Paramedic 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Air Evac Lifeteam full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent benefit package. Lot's of bases making it easy to get OT. Generous mileage reimbursement policy.

    Cons

    Lowest pay in the industry. Equipment is average. Airframes are generally pretty old but have been upgraded up front. Guidelines are below average; most of the ground services we responded were more progressive.

    Advice to Management

    Increase medical crew pay, as you do for the pilots. Bring the medical guidelines up to current HEMS standards.

    Air Evac Lifeteam2019-05-22
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for because they are safety orientated."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Pilot 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Evac Lifeteam full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    environment, safety, locations, benefits, management

    Cons

    just catching up on industry standard pay

    Air Evac Lifeteam2019-04-30
  8. Helpful (2)

    "It's OK"

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    Current Employee - Helicopter Pilot in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Evac Lifeteam full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    job security, flight safety, very easy

    Cons

    little flying, management does not respect your employment, management unmotivated. The nail that sticks out (good or bad), get's hammered here.

    Advice to Management

    Do not obstruct employee complaints to HR. Listen to employees. Go out and see who your subordinates are and what they are like once in a while. Stop shooting your golden goose all the time.

    Air Evac Lifeteam2019-03-22
  9. "Safety focused/ Backs employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Evac Lifeteam full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Extremely safety oriented. From day one no secrets are kept, and lessons learned are implemented from front to back of polices and procedures. Often years ahead of company standards. All aircraft are full glass auto pilot, SAS, and crash resistant fuel systems.

    Cons

    Travel to and from work often required from longer distances than some prefer. Bases are strategically placed in rural areas to provided faster access to customer and patients.

    Air Evac Lifeteam2019-03-08
  10. "Use it for what it is. Don't expect anything more."

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    Current Employee - Flight Nurse in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Air Evac Lifeteam full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a decent way to get flight experience, and then move on to a better flight program. Safety is valued with by company, which is good. Many opportunities for overtime. Benefits/401K are decent and get better with time, if you're willing to stay here that long.

    Cons

    Pay is well below market average. If you want to make more money with this company, the only option is working more hours. Culture is one that focuses on micromanagement and budget above all else. Medical protocols are "cookbook" in nature. Company will hire people who are not a good fit just to fill a seat; not everyone with 3+ years of experience is cut out for this. Equipment is outdated and tired. Night flying with...

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    Advice to Management

    It's time to step up and steer this company into the future, instead of focusing on the past. You're losing flights to competitors, because you're handing out free T-shirts and keychains instead of providing great care/equipment/protocols/etc. Having worked for other flight programs, I can say AEL is the least impressive. If you want to be the best, you have to hire and retain the best people, and you have to invest...

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    Air Evac Lifeteam2019-03-02
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