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Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services Reviews

Updated Aug 23, 2018

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  1. "I Reccomend Explorer - 1"

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    Current Employee - EMT in Compton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services

    Pros

    Great pay with a good work environment. Station is nice with full kitchen and sleeping quarters. Internet access to study with cable T.V. new ambulances with all the equipment. I remember at one of my last companies I had to leave the ambulance running or it wont start not here. What more can I say it is good.

    Cons

    I really do not have any cons. I wish there was a station closer to my house.

    Advice to Management

    Open more stations.

    Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services2016-04-08
  2. "EMT-B Full Time"

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    Former Employee - EMT-Basic in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Highest pay for EMT-B in LA, family environment, cool coworkers, boxing events, charity events for underserved communities during holidays

    Cons

    Work a lot of hours, on call frequently for calls, urban patients

    Advice to Management

    more locations

    Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services2018-08-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Exploer one X"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services

    Pros

    None very bad owner conduct.

    Cons

    I worked here when he first opened this place as an ex fire chief, which he still wants to be called. He did me very bad and told me to change my hair color to black, when I showed up light brown. Many many more bad experiences, and every thing written by everyone else is very true.

    Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services2018-08-23
  4. "EmT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services part-time

    Pros

    helping others daily. Great Patients

    Cons

    hours and shifts you receive

    Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services2017-05-12
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Explorer 1 Ambulance Company, Not worth it.."

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    Former Employee - EMT in Compton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services part-time

    Pros

    Easy to get hired, no skills needs, no exam will be graded, no experience needed probably no background check, if you have a felony your probably safe.

    Cons

    Unfortunately this man and his girlfriend will waste the time of many people, and I do feel like I owe it to other EMTs to warn them about this company if they are new or experienced EMT's looking for experience and pay. I don't say any of this to insult the Owner or his girlfriend/receptionist but overall I think my experience was poor to say the least. Odds are if you live in Compton you probably have bigger problems,...

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    Advice to Management

    Let people know rate of pay prior to hire, especially if they speak repeatedly ask, have experience or speak another language, also don't ask EMT's to recommend your company beforeg

    Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services2016-05-31
  6. "THE WORST COMPANY OUT THERE"

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    Former Employee - EMT 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    NO PROS AT ALL FOR THIS "COMPANY"

    Cons

    DO NOT BELIEVE ANY OF THE POSITIVE REVIEWS. They are all written by the owner himself. Him and his sham of a company are being sued by former employees and patients. This is the absolute worst company I've ever worked for. Even the worst EMS companies are better than this one. He cheats employees out of there pay, threatens them and even has you running illegal calls while billing Medicare.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your former employees the money you cheated them out of.

    Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services2016-05-26
  7. "Awsome Place to Work & Received Alot of Experience"

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    Former Employee - EMT in Compton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services

    Pros

    Get a lot of 911 experience and mentorship. Had an opportunity to help in the community, I learned a lot from the owner who Is a retired firefighter paramedic. He tells you up front what to expect and what he expect of you and I feel it only made me better as a EMT and a future firefighter. The environment is different and in my opinion if you are not lazy and want to learn you will gain a lot and that is no offense to...

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    Cons

    None. I Love the Program and Learned a lot as an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work guiding careers and helping in the community. I am thankful for the opportunity to work at Explorer - 1 which is truly a training and mentoring program that kept my skill right

    Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services2016-03-31
  8. Helpful (2)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE! THIS COMPANY IS AN ABSOLUTE DISGRACE TO EMS"

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    Current Employee - EMT in Compton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services full-time

    Pros

    Co-Workers are cool. THERE ARE NO PROS FOR THIS COMPANY

    Cons

    EVERYTHING!!!! 1) Checks are always short... ALL the overtime that the owner claims available is true, but you don't get paid for 3/4 of your overtime. 2) Owner will down talk you, He has even threatened pass employees and once got into a physical altercation. (might have happened multiple times) 3)( you will be held over time against your will, then like i stated before, you wont get paid for your overtime. this company...

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    Advice to Management

    stop lying, stop picking up patients 3 hours late. stop stealing from your employees, stop it all! just stop. and change the name and location of your company, no one wants to work for explorer-1, it already has a reputation you cant bounce back from. your emt's are a laughing stock for other emts that know about explorer-1

    Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services2015-07-28
  9. "Dispatcher/Emt"

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    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Compton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great back up Fire calls for the city of Compton, these make great experiences that make you want to do more and learn more. IFT calls are basic just like any other company. Lots of OT available and you work with great NEW equipment.

    Cons

    Overtime is a lot on the Emt's but well worth it for the experience. If you are trying to be a medic a dispatcher or anything of the sort this would be a good place to start...

    Advice to Management

    Yes invest in a time clock so employees don't feel they are getting cheated on pay. Yes you trust your employees with there own times but its the since of safety and security.

    Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services2015-04-17
  10. Helpful (3)

    "By fare to worst company I ever worked for in by life. 100% because of the owner's personality and how thinks a company"

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    Former Employee - EMT/Dispatcher/Trainer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services

    Pros

    911calls, His wife is really nice and communicable,

    Cons

    If you work here know the California labor laws cuz he does not follow most of them. There is No training EMTs teach each other. Owner is the manager, the HR, the payroll person, the supervisor. He is very spiteful, and manipulative. Refuses to invest in a time clock. He doesn't want u to leave without Being cleared to go, however he will not tell u to leave but then tell u that u been off te clock. Constantly makes...

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    Advice to Management

    Be receptive TAKE OWNER OUT OF THE PICTURE.... ALLOW YOUR WIFE TO BE HR, SHE IS LIKABLE AND appears neutral. Set a chain of commanded; supervisors, managers, HR, VP, then president/Owner. No one goes to you for their solutions. Train everyone before they set out on their job. GET A REAL TIME CLOCK AND A PRE MADE EMPLOYEE SCHEDULE. (List for partners, rig #) Someone should already be their with access to equipment...

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    Explorer -1 Ambulance & Medical Services2015-02-18
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