Medic-1 Ambulance Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2020

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Medic-1 Ambulance CEO Gordon Shipp (no image)
Gordon Shipp
11 Ratings
  1. "Professional staff, Well Run, Organized, Good People."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    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.

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  2. "Horrible Supervisors, Amazing Hours and Other Management"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - EMT-B in Irwindale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours are great, yo can work 24 hour shifts, upper managment is great

    Cons

    Supervisors have no idea what they are doing, in my time there, 2 were good and one of those two still quit.


  3. "Management Needs to be more involved"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EMT-Basic 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    field workers and supervisors are amongst the friendliest and helpful in the industry. Pay is fair and up to industry standard. Schedules are flexible.

    Cons

    Management is lazy and Refuses to address critical issues, Their behavior is shady at best, equipment is outdated.

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  4. "Ehhhh"

    4.0
    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

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Steer Clear of this place!"

    1.0
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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. This place has completely ruined my EMT experience and I have watched over twenty EMTs and medics come and go from this place due to the inhumane treatment. You will literally be risking your life working here, please do yourself the favor of your life and look past this company and invest your time into a more respected company. This place is full of crooks that break the law and I’m seriously shocked it hasn’t been shut down yet or ran out of business.

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  6. Helpful (2)

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

    1.0
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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.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Empty shell if it’s former self"

    2.0
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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 surrounding herself with people who told her how wonderful she is (not to mention a billing dept that spiraled into worthlessness), caused the company to fail and be bought out by AmbuServe. Many of us bailed.

    Cons

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

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "ift company"

    1.0
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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

  9. Helpful (1)

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

    1.0
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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 and often doles out punishments for suspected offenses whether or not they actually occured. The owner of the company has made many promises that she has not kept and has even gone back on. This may sound ironic, but if you have any dignity or self respect, work for Ambulnz or one of their competitors. Also note, this company is not run by Mr. Gordon Shipp anymore. It is owned by Melissa Harris, owner of AmbuServe and Shoreline. From what I heard, Mr. Shipp was a fantastic CEO.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Owners are crazy"

    1.0
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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 they did the work to achieve it, when in reality they stole it from employees they disposed of. If you are not willing to turn a blind eye and cater to tantrums, run while you can. They only care about $$$$

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