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Pacific Pulmonary Services Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Forward thinking corporate and management team, cares about great patient care and employee engagement (in 7 reviews)

  • There are/were some really great people in the field and at the Corporate Office (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • I spoke with upper management on many occasions about concerns of potential layoffs at my facility (in 7 reviews)

  • micro manage and ver high turnover (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Great things are afoot"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Forward thinking corporate and management team, cares about great patient care and employee engagement. Lots of room to grow as there are many opportunities as things change and evolve. A great place to jump in with both feet and put your footprints on something that will make a difference!

    Cons

    A few new processes and systems that are being developed or fine tuned can make for a lot of changes at once - calls for resiliency and a great attitude! Nothing bad about that unless you don't embrace change.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the momentum!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Growing company with solid values serves basic healthcare needs. A job I can feel good about!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Novato, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coming from the mortgage industry, it is great working for a company in healthcare that provides basic services (respiratory care) that allow patients to remain healthy and at home. Rather than apologizing for my work, I can be proud of what the company does. Plus, PPS was purchased by a Japanese conglomerate who is funding our expansion...it is exciting to work in an environment of high growth, investment in training and technology, an aggressive recruiting policy for top-notch hires...pretty incredible given the 2009 economy. Because we are growing so fast the work pace can be intense and also is stimulating. Lots of chances to pitch in on projects of interest and to make a contribution...lots of opportunities for growth. The people here are great...fun, intelligent and innovative.

    Cons

    Some growing pains...keeping pace with the growth rate (lots of acquisitions plus organic growth) is a challenge and change is a constant. Not a good job for the 9 to fiver who thrives on routine. Another drawback is our dependence on Medicare reimbursement (a majority of respiratory care patients are elderly) and how cuts and policy changes can impact the bottom line from one year to the next.

    Advice to Management

    The rapid expansion of the company has let to an expansion of the management team with lots of new, potentially great, hires. I hope that they are given a free rein to make changes necessitated by our growth. I guess I'd advise the leaders to provide the space and resources for the expanded team of managers to grow with the company. Also communication within the company is essential, and should be a priority.

  3. "PPS is a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Executives listen to feedback from the employees and act upon them as they can make a difference.

    Cons

    Lack of procedure in place but I see that as a good thing to make the job as yours

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees, it really does make a difference.


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Novato, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great to work with. My boss is fabulous. We have a great team; open communication is encouraged.

    Cons

    As with any company in today's market I think technology could improve.

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Always evolving"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensing Coordinator in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Licensing Coordinator in Novato, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company continues to grow and thrive, even in this tough regulatory market.
    Frequent communication from Senior Leadership Team helps to align efforts across the company
    The corporate office appreciates and incorporates feedback from employees at every level of the company

    Cons

    Reduced reimbursement from Medicare has led to many locations being overworked/understaffed (i.e. the "do more with less mindset")

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent and transparent with communication - it is the only way we can function in this tough regulatory market.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company if you're in it for the long haul"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rewards those who follow the rules
    One of the "Big 3" in home oxygen
    Accredited by ACHC
    High quality training
    National presence

    Cons

    Poor/inconsistent communication from Corporate to others
    Inconsistent organization of field management (org structure changes almost annually)

    Advice to Management

    Take time to breathe and continue being compliant. When the dust settles, you will be on top.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "District Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Senior Management, decent pay, paid holidays, bonuses, Good benefits, friendly co-workers. Training was always there to answer questions if you had one.

    Cons

    Need a better training program, understanding Medicare is a process that needs to be longer than a webex session. Revenue and R3 are not always on the same page with what is acceptable and what is not.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the employee recognition that was started recently throughout the company. It means a lot to employees when it comes from people higher than their direct manager. A weekly newsletter to everyone explaining how centers or team members are being successful would work. Some people have best practices that should be shared to all.

  8. "Lacks management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Medical device, oxygen and nebulizers

    Cons

    Lacks growth opportunities and mgt


  9. "magament manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great ceo great culture great times

    Cons

    bad times bad business model bad benefits


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Turning the Corner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Pulmonary Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Desire to Transform the organization taking center stage

    Cons

    Tough industry and business model

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward with the progressive ideas and continue to bring in top class management while cultivating those already with the firm


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