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Updated January 13, 2018
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Robert D Cataldo
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  1. "Director of Revenue Cycle"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cataldo Ambulance Service, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Extremely successful steady growing company. Owners are genius and very involved

    Cons

    location of office and space

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are do


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work here"

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

    I worked at Cataldo Ambulance Service, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Marginally better than being homeless

    Cons

    Every aspect of working there. Raises don't really happen, they will always penalize you for something or another in order to avoid giving raises. Insurance is expensive ($65 per week/$250 month)

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Private EMS but it's the best around"

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    Current Employee - EMT-B in Somerville, MA
    Current Employee - EMT-B in Somerville, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cataldo Ambulance Service, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -higher paying (still sucks)
    -largest 911 provider
    -Cool details
    -bls 911
    -great people to work with

    Cons

    -Scheduling plays favorites
    -management sucks
    -dispatch plays favorites
    -not the most flexible
    -benefits are awful
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    Advice to Management

    Listen too your employees...better train new employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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

    I worked at Cataldo Ambulance Service, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Co workers. You can be a 911 Bls and think your crap don't stink

    Cons

    Doesn't stand behind employees they have thrown many of people under the bus to save themselves. Severe favoritism especially in dispatch. And alot of head hunting

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads out of your butts


  5. "Paramedic"

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    Former Employee - Field Paramedic in Lynn, MA
    Former Employee - Field Paramedic in Lynn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cataldo Ambulance Service, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rapidly advancing EMS agency with a strong focus on high quality patient care.
    New equipment and technologies are frequently deployed.
    Close relationships with coworkers.

    Cons

    questionable hiring practices, low salary, questionable benefits, some head hunting and favoritism at play

    Advice to Management

    Continue the advancement in medical practice but consider focusing less on income and more on outcomes.


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    "Great prople terrible benefits"

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    Current Employee - Paramedic in Somerville, MA
    Current Employee - Paramedic in Somerville, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cataldo Ambulance Service, Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best Paramedics and EMTs providing exceptional care in spite of below industry standard benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Terrible pay scale, high health insurance premiums, tiny 401k match, morale at all time low.

    Advice to Management

    Make a real effort to improve morale with a real yearly raise program. Make efforts to show employees are the most important thing to the company and family not reducing payroll.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Changes are coming"

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

    Pros

    Company is investing time in their employees while under strict fiscsal constraint

    Cons

    Pay is low for the call volume expected

    Advice to Management

    Do not forget the little people

  8. Helpful (1)

    "You can rest when you're dead"

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    Current Employee - EMT in Somerville, MA
    Current Employee - EMT in Somerville, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cataldo Ambulance Service, Inc. part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Infinite shifts (you can work like a dog if you want), some decent 911, alternatively (you can join Boston division and do no work for $)

    Cons

    Bases are rather far and in weird locations, $0.25 increase/year, faceless employer, difficult small parking lots, dispatch is usually overbooked with calls

    Advice to Management

    if it is true that new hires will be making $14, everyone else better go up $0.75 or people will riot


  9. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - EMT-Basic in Peabody, MA
    Former Employee - EMT-Basic in Peabody, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cataldo Ambulance Service, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to get your foot in the door. Lots of 911 contracts including dedicated BLS 911 shifts.

    Cons

    Low pay. Some ALS members think they're better than everyone else.


  10. "Like nearly every private ambulance company..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Cataldo Ambulance Service, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hires without prior EMS experience, pays marginally more than a few other area companies

    Cons

    Communication between company divisions is poor and they could benefit by training their new recruits more


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