MedCoast Ambulance Reviews

Updated Nov 22, 2020

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2.8
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5 Ratings
  1. "Great job"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EMT-B in Santa Fe Springs, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedCoast Ambulance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is family owned.

    Cons

    The company is also family owned.

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  2. "Sketchy. Just sketchy."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MedCoast Ambulance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Got hired here because it’s close to where I live. My drive to work was about 15-minutes. That, my friends, is the only positive thing that I can think of regarding that company.

    Cons

    I’ll start with dispatch. When you show up for a patient pick up, the staff at the facility will complain that you’re an hour late, or an hour early. It’s like for every non-dialysis transport you get, you’re either really really early, or really really late. It got to the point to where I’d just say - “I don’t know ma’am. I drove right here when I got the call.” If you’re into running mostly dialysis patient transports, where the patient is in a coma and on a vent (so there’s an RT with you), then this is the place for you. That’s going to be the majority of what you’ll be doing. Don’t count on getting your sign-on bonus (if they’re still offering that) unless you scream and yell and threaten them. When you get your paycheck, go to your bank ASAP and cash it. Don’t deposit it at the ATM. Cash it. Get the cash from the bank teller. Once you have the cash in your hand, THEN deposit the cash. Trust me on this.

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  3. "Alright as a first EMT job"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - EMT-B in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedCoast Ambulance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for students in school

    Cons

    staying late due to being held in ER

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  4. "Ok"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - EMT-B in Santa Fe Springs, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MedCoast Ambulance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Scheduling was flexible with supervisor.

    Cons

    Paychecks were often late and poor communication between management and employees.

  5. "Good place to start"

    3.0
    Current Employee - EMT-Basic 

    I have been working at MedCoast Ambulance full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and shifts. IFT and some CCT transfers.

    Cons

    No 911 experience at this company

  6. "Medcoast was an amazing place to work and gain experience as a new EMT out of school."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Emergency Medical Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedCoast Ambulance full-time

    Pros

    -Call volume was busy -Ventilator transports (CCT Transports) -Great Supervisors -Good contracts with Hospitals and Facility’s -24 hour shifts available -Scheduling was very flexible

    Cons

    -Dispatch isn’t the best. -Have to be 21 in order to drive the ambulance

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  7. "EMT Position"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Emergency Medical Technician in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at MedCoast Ambulance full-time

    Pros

    Good first job for field experience

    Cons

    No room for growth

  8. "Excellent company to work for"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - EMT in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedCoast Ambulance part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large company with good opportunity for personal growth. Folks here are fast-moving and the management. Co-workers I've been with are professional and caring.

    Cons

    Not that I noticed that would really irritate me. The only complaint that naturally comes with this job is the possibility of working holidays and weekends, but it was kind of expected.

  9. "Medcoast is a great foot in the door for experience as an EMT."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - EMT-B in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MedCoast Ambulance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The wide range of calls from dialysis, vent pts, plastic surgery, ER call, psych, jail transfers and hospital discharges.

    Cons

    Rigs are breaking down, hard to get a hold of HR, have to force to give sign on bonus and months late, bouncing checks, owners seem to blame everything on EMTs.

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  10. "Bad company"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MedCoast Ambulance part-time

    Pros

    Overtime hours, patient contact experience

    Cons

    Bouncing checks, no raises, minimum wage, new hires get more pay over senority

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