- Air Evac Ems, Inc.15.Jun 2018
Lack of onboarding and poor training. Septic culture that celebrates mediocrity.
Support from management
There is none. Plain and simple.
It is clear that across the company everyone is out for themselves. Never have I worked in a place where everyone has stated that the people at their base have poor attitudes, do not care to pull their weight or just flat do not get along. There is no accountability or expectation of professionalism or common courtesy for other employees.
Freedom to work independently
Tow the company line, don’t think for yourself. It doesn’t matter that medicine and other aspects of training, crew resource management, patient care, technology, paperwork (administration), aviation, and equipment have evolved from 30 years ago.......just do what your told- they know best.
Lack of follow-up and follow through. Items that are communicated down the chain are not items that are important to ensuring company mission, vision and values are strengthened. There is a serious disconnect between what works in reality and what executive management thinks should work.
All genders are represented in each job function.
Attitude towards older colleagues
There is respect for people that are liked or at least tolerated no matter the age.
There is none. Don’t know what else to say. There is no training, no expectations to improve yourself and no pathways to promotion. Working for a flight service does look good on a resume to other employers, so that’s a plus.
Overall compensation for your work
Pay scales are very far off industry standards through out the company. There are initiatives for the pilots to try and raise their pay, but this is seemingly too little too late and the medical crew members are left lagging behind all other employees. Seems, being able to fly in a helicopter is compensation enough. Just remember the cow......
Office / Work Environment
Lack of basic efficiency. Usually only one computer for med crew members to work on reports which can lead to a significant back log in busy shifts. This also does not allow for a back up if a computer stops working (which happens all the time). The equipment that is issued or purchased for the bases is the bottom of the line and repairing or replacing something involves multiple phone calls and mailing something back to either Texas or Missouri and then waiting for a return item.....just to pray it works....at least better than the last one. Items that are broken at the base that should be maintained at the base by the program manager or the base mechanic never are repaired and there is no accountability for these repairs, or lack there of. If you see your program manager or mechanic more than 4 hours a month it means they are talking to the fire department that has come to out the flames that finally erupted from the base or helicopter due to being passed their sell by date and lack of proper upkeep. Tourniquets and bandaids my friend.
Yea.......no. There is no loyalty and be sure that they are not there to help you succeed, but rather see if you will join the festering ranks along with them. If not, you’re left on the outside.
There are a lot of days off, and plenty of days on shift that there are no flights- however the pay scale is so below national average and tilted to one side (away from medical crew members) that off days are spent just trying to earn a living. These jobs do not make us rich, but they should pay a good wage so that employees can be focused on the high demands of the job, remain enthusiastic and therefore reduce the significant amount of turn over the company has.
It has been made clear that this company is known to have less than stellar standards, however, the individual crew members can make a very good impression and serve their communities well if they are personally motivated. The services that are calling the company understand that those individuals are handicapped on their job by their uppers.
It is constantly stated you can’t get fired from this company. This is attributable to the fact that they can’t retain employees as it is and it causes too much work to enforce accountability standards. That being said- No man ever drowned in a placid lake if he sat very still in his boat.
The basic platform that is used through the company is a tried and true helicopter that is very well built, safe and reliable......however, a 40 year old cow will keel over suddenly and without warning even after the vet gave it a good check up. .....Just saying.
This job is a challenge no matter where it’s performed or for what company. The sad part is that there is no challenge from the company to improve, do better or succeed.
Inclusive / Diverse
It’s not inclusive or diverse. There is one mentality and NEO is meant to brain wash you.
Suggestions for improvement
- The company CEO needs to be replaced with a competent manager and all else will start to fall in place. Poor company performance falls on a poor manager. Always.
What I like about the company
This all being said, they do have a vested interest in caring for the rural community of this country and have strived to make that a reality.
What I dislike about the company
Too much to list.
- CompanyAir Evac Ems, Inc.
- CityO Fallon
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee