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FirstMed Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2019

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  1. "Great for experiance"

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    Current Employee - EMT-B in Sun Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FirstMed full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They run medical aids which is always fun. You will get great experience with the diversity of calls. The coworkers are very friendly and supporting

    Cons

    Typical EMS life- lot of calls + lots of overtime

    Advice to Management

    do more events for the EMT's

    FirstMed2017-08-05
  2. "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk in Lawrence, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at FirstMed full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working hours. Office manager was ok

    Cons

    Horrible training. Was degraded on a daily basis from trainee. No breaks

    Advice to Management

    Observe how employees are trained and hear the degrading comments

    FirstMed2019-06-03
  3. "Don't Work Here"

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    Current Employee - EMT 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at FirstMed full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are always shifts to fill (high turnover).

    Cons

    Zero communication, empty promises, work you into the ground.

    FirstMed2017-03-22
  4. "Helpless/Hopeless"

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    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Wilmington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at FirstMed full-time

    Pros

    Set hours, decent pay with no degree

    Cons

    Bad health insurance, lack of resources needed to complete job.

    Advice to Management

    Stop yelling

    FirstMed2015-08-20
  5. "Run, far from this company!"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at FirstMed

    Pros

    Great for bonding between coworkers. Good for getting basic experience with patient interaction and use of equipment. Provided uniform shirts.

    Cons

    Long, unscheduled hours, hard to plan for anything outside of work. Minimum pay for work done. Equipment and vehicles needed repairs but we're often times neglected. When items were "fixed", they were done haphazardly by an uncertified "mechanic".

    Advice to Management

    Follow the laws set forth by OEMS and stop trying to bill insurance/patients for a half done job. The employees in charge of scheduling, training and maintenance should contact each branch office for updates, not just whenever they feel like it's time to check on what is needed.

    FirstMed2015-08-28
  6. "Job security"

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    Current Employee - Paramedic in Conway, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at FirstMed full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pays well. Flexible hours. Local management is fantastic. They really have your back to the best of their abilities

    Cons

    Loved it when it was a family a business. Since it was taken over by a large co-op, business is has declined and other companies have begun expanding and new companies are also moving in. Moral has also declined

    Advice to Management

    Kill the costumers with kindness. Get new more reliable trucks and equipment.

    FirstMed2013-10-04
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