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Air Methods Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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Air Methods CEO and Director Aaron D. Todd
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  • The upper management does not listen to pilots (in 9 reviews)

  • Poor management no experience in healthcare field (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Employee in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Methods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company with very cool mission and products. Saves lives every day and provides helicopter tours in really cool places. A lot of career opportunities if you're willing to work hard.

    Cons

    Company has grown quickly and hasn't been able to keep up with the fast growth. They just announced new private equity ownership- this should be good for the company. Allow them to catch up a bit. Recent restructuring in some businesses should bring better career advancement and engagement if it works.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on employees and their growth and development.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Air Methods"

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    Current Employee - Buyer II in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Buyer II in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Air Methods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, good location, interesting business

    Cons

    Difficult to advance within the company, upper management out of touch with office personnel

    Advice to Management

    Dont' forget about the office/corporate personnel


  3. "Provide pilot services for EMS flying"

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    Current Employee - Ems Pilot in East Saint Louis, IL
    Current Employee - Ems Pilot in East Saint Louis, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Air Methods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work schedule allows a high quality of life with your family. Flying patients instead of celebrities gives you a better feeling of job satisfaction

    Cons

    Little chance for advancement as they have a limited mission and small variety of equipment types. Pilot salarys lack behind current competitive positions

    Advice to Management

    Increase salarys to aid in employee retention


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Dispatcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Air Methods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Dispatching helicopters is really cool. Benefits are good. Pay is only good when there is overtime available.

    Cons

    The training is horrible. They just hand you over to whoever is available and hope for the best.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A good company to grownwith"

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    Current Employee - Flight Nurse
    Current Employee - Flight Nurse
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Methods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good abilities to learn and grow. Safety is valued and practiced. In the flight EMS arena this is important. I have never felt pressured to take a flight.

    Cons

    Some problems with structure. Air Methods grew really quickly and struggles to keep up.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "PBS-Billing Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Air Methods full-time

    Pros

    Significant opportunities for advancement, particularly at lower to middle management levels. Training process for new employees has significantly improved. Competitive pay and better than average benefit package.

    Cons

    Leadership transparency could be improved.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A Good Company Overall"

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    Current Employee - Pilot
    Current Employee - Pilot
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Air Methods full-time

    Pros

    Job security, safety is paramount, great equipment for the most part, rewarding

    Cons

    base closures without notice, high-risk work

    Advice to Management

    Need more standardization with the equipment/aircraft


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Save lives but at the cost of you own."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Air Methods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Let's face it, anything aviation is neat, anything medical is pretty neat. Bring em together, and it's pretty awesome. Most of the hospital and EMS staff you come in contact with are amazing, the crews and the pilots are awesome people and the local business development people are always available to help. The company embraces SOME incredibly cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Orders come all the way from the top, and most of the time, largely don't make very much sense when it comes to day to day operations at bases, sorta like someone is looking at the big picture, but doesn't see the small details that need addressed.

    Many employees are... well, lets just say this: It's much easier to run a motivated and hard worker into the ground than it is to motivate someone lazy. A significant amount of folks "forget" how to do certain things when doing something is inconvenient to them. As a result, there's a high turnover of "good people."

    While a bunch of micromanagy sort of policies that are supposed to be all encompassing come down the chain, if you ask for specification there's a distinct silence from anyone above "middle" managment within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on individuals than the big picture and you'll retain a lot of the better employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "They don't care about you"

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    Former Employee - Flight Paramedic in Key West, FL
    Former Employee - Flight Paramedic in Key West, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Air Methods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Only work two days a week, so you can work part time somewhere else if you get approval to do it and, or you can travel a lot

    Cons

    Everything else. They will shut down bases with no notice and give you a couple weeks to transfer or you're SOL. They don't care about people, just money.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in human capital. Follow through. Don't come to a base that obviously needs to be fixed and say what you need to say and never follow through. Also, listen and don't wait till the last minute to start changes because it's too little too late by then.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "In a state of flux"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bernardino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Methods full-time

    Pros

    The employees are great to work with! Some really good people work here in San Bernardino

    Cons

    In a state of extreme change after rapid growth and corporate executive turnover. In San Bernardino everyone is expected to perform way outside and above their job title or job description and not to be compensated for it. Lots of overtime hours all the time. In the process of implementing Lean Six Sigma and everyone knows how LSS feels about people. They are just numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at the tasks people are REALLY performing instead of their job title and make some changes, in titles and salaries, that more accurately reflect what the employees are doing for the company.



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