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Medic-1 Ambulance Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2019

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Gordon Shipp
9 Ratings
  1. "Professional staff, Well Run, Organized, Good People."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medic-1 Ambulance

    Pros

    Free dry cleaning, flexible schedule, nice amenities at stations, open and professional environment, management is open to suggestions.

    Cons

    Pay could be better. Would be nice to have a 911 contract in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Work towards continuous improvement. Best ambulance company I have worked for. Proud to be a Medic-1 employee.

    Medic-1 Ambulance2013-11-26
  2. "Ehhhh"

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    Former Employee - EMT 

    I worked at Medic-1 Ambulance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good experience good overtime and Dispatchhh

    Cons

    Sexist Creepy managers hit on females male EMTs are creepy too

    Medic-1 Ambulance2019-04-21
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Steer Clear of this place!"

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    Current Employee - EMT in Van Nuys, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Medic-1 Ambulance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to meet good EMTs and Medics.

    Cons

    As an entry level EMT you make below minimum wage at $12.50. No PTO or Sick time for over a year are offered. If they offer you a bonus, you won’t get it and they’ll lie to you about just about anything. Poorly ran. If you’re on a 24 don’t expect any breaks, lunches, or sleep. You will run calls over an hour away that is less than 10 minutes from your sister stations. You sit in the rig all day and never see station....

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    Advice to Management

    It’s not hard to make employees happy, listen, and make the changes to help your company successful.

    Medic-1 Ambulance2018-09-28
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Worse company I have worked for!!!!! Stay away from this place!!!"

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    Current Employee - EMT in Irwindale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Medic-1 Ambulance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They pay 24 out of 24. OT after 8 hrs on day or night cars. Thats about it.

    Cons

    I heard so many good things about this place back when Mr. Shipp was in control but now that Abuserve or Melissa has taken over, this place is an arm pit of a company. Rigs are breaking down, they run their crews into the ground without breaks, dispatch gets bonuses for running crews. Managment is a joke. Every aspect of this company seems like its being ran by kids or dying souls.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your field staff, they are your backbone. Grow a pair

    Medic-1 Ambulance2018-05-08
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Empty shell if it’s former self"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA

    I worked at Medic-1 Ambulance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    When I started in 2008, it was an amazing place to work. Sure, the pay wasn’t all that great, but the working environment was pretty close to stellar. Mr. Shipp ran the company, so image and customer service were paramount. He took great pride in his company and it showed. Then he got really sick, and his wife took complete control of the company. Her lack of vision, knowledge and leadership, combined with...

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    Cons

    The entire company. It’s really sad how things went down. Wishing Mr. Shipp the best.

    Advice to Management

    Medic-1 is gone. Now it’s just blue and white ambulances, but it’s not Medic-1 anymore.

    Medic-1 Ambulance2018-03-04
  6. Helpful (1)

    "ift company"

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    Former Employee - EMT-B in Baldwin Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medic-1 Ambulance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great co workers/ supervisors were awesome

    Cons

    terrible management, some rigs were broken

    Medic-1 Ambulance2018-01-05
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Once a good place to work, now a pit of misery."

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    Current Employee - Emergency Medical Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Medic-1 Ambulance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None. There are no pros to working here. They offer 10s (8+2ot), 12s (8+4ot), and 24s (24+0ot) as well as BLS+Medic shifts.

    Cons

    RSI Medic-1 used to be a great company to work at. Morale was high, shifts weren't overwhelmingly busy, and management stood up for and helped their employees. Then they went downhill and were bought out by the world's most toxic company: AmbuServe. Since then, this company is absolutely miserable. Field crews are ran into the ground each day often without breaks. Management is absolutely spineless. Dispatch is vindictive...

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    Advice to Management

    Follow up with your promises. Your field crews are not expendable. Grow a spine and perhaps a pair.

    Medic-1 Ambulance2017-11-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Owners are crazy"

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

    I worked at Medic-1 Ambulance full-time

    Pros

    none. I can't not give them any pros.

    Cons

    Virginia and Gordon have turned this place into a toilet. She is unorganized and hot tempered when she doesn't get her way. She is a toddler in an old gals body. Tantrums and scream fits. She thinks it perfectly acceptable. Gordon is unreliable and mostly non- existent even when he is there, old codger can't and wont stand up to the wife. They have destroyed employees, they have put there names on everything as if...

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    Medic-1 Ambulance2017-08-14
  9. Helpful (3)

    "beware of this company."

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    Former Employee - Biller/Collector in Irwindale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medic-1 Ambulance

    Pros

    This place doesn't deserve any stars at all. There is no pros working here at all. This place is a joke . Run awhile you can if you are reading this!

    Cons

    Hostile work environment! Private family owed company and they think that they can treat you how they want and get away with it. So called management is a joke, they don't know anything about billing and this goes for the owner. She is just money hungry and can care less about her employees. Harassment takes place in this environment where its ok for employees to treat you one way and talk to you how they want. If you...

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    Medic-1 Ambulance2016-06-03
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Former EMT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Medic-1 Ambulance

    Pros

    Close knit feel to this small company. Open door policy is great. Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Starting pay is low and pay increases are minimal, but great stepping stone to next career.

    Medic-1 Ambulance2015-11-24
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