Voyageur Transportation Services Employee Reviews in Canada

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Worst company to ever work for
Patient Transfer Attendant (Former Employee) –  Owen Sound, ONAugust 7, 2016
This company is a horrible company to work for. HR is completely useless. Pay is pathetic, $12 an hour is definitely not worth the what you put up with from supervisors, the hours you work and the way you're treated picking up and dropping off patients. I heard and experienced supervisor degrading people, yelling and swearing at employees in front off other staff and gossiping about workers to other workers. If you injure yourself they treat you like absolute garbage with no concern about how you are.
For anyone thinking about working for this company, think twice, it'll be a huge mistake. You'll be treated horribly. Not worth it.
Pros
Absolutely NONE
Cons
Everything. Treatment, pay, hours and lack off recognition for any good you've done.
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Is it possible to give zero stars?
Patient Transfer Attendant (Former Employee) –  Owen Sound, ONAugust 5, 2016
This place is horrible, honestly, don't even bother. $12/hr to transport sick people...are you kidding me? All you'll be doing is making the family that owns the company richer and richer...seriously think about what you're about to apply for. If your a paramedic student and someone tells you Voyageur is good "stretcher experience" that's a joke..The only thing you'll gain here is a lifestyle well below the poverty line. Read all the other reviews...its not like its a conspiracy, its just a horrible, horrible, greedy company. Honestly guys...nothing positive here and management is a joke BIG TIME.
Have a good day everyone

DL
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Everything else
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Stepping stone for Paramedic Students.
Patient Transfer Attendant (Former Employee) –  London, ONJune 13, 2016
This company is a joke. You will make $12 an hour to transport patients in and out of hospitals. There are companies who pay more for people to deliver packages. Management is completely backwards. High turnover rate due to low wages and mistreatment of staff. I once overheard a manager swearing and belittling a supervisor while HR and other staff members were present. Oh yeah, another thing... HR is not there to help you. Have a problem? They're on vacation. Pay is messed up? Wait 6 weeks for it to be fixed. This job is only ideal for paramedic students during summer or between their schedules. Don't expect to be treated nicely or any praise for using your medical skills. While on the job I saved a handful of patients lives, and had patients die while transporting. Not once did I have any praise or have anyone speak to me about next steps. All while making $12 an hour.
Pros
Make friends
Cons
Noted below
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lies all lies
Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  London, ONJune 5, 2016
get you in on the prentice that the work will be full time then lie and say they have someone else in mind
you have long work hours terrible management
Pros
nothing
Cons
everything you could think about, long hours, no benefits, terrible wage
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Worst place to work !
Medical Attendant Voyageur Transportation (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ONApril 29, 2016
Only on call shifts but when highered was supposed to be full time/ part time. They have the government grants for each person that's highered and then not giving them any hours besides on call. They won't give you your emergency response trainning card after completing the course. Legally you need to have that card in your wallet but they try and make u pay 150 to get the card when they didn't even pay for the course it was substidize by unemployment! You have to beg for hours, beg for you to be paid for hours that you have worked. You don't get on call shift pay or night shift premium pay , they say you get a higher pay for those shifts. You put out a lot of money on uniforms , trainning, police clearence, to do tests and alot more things needed. Then you get no hours after being there 4 months I had 5 real shifts. Management is very unorganized and just tell you what you want to here but does not care to change the way they mistreat there employees. They use people and treat them like a piece a trash, lie to you from the start. I've never been so unhappy at a job, felt so used. Had to beg to get hours or get paid for hours you did work. The employees that have been there make it like a soap like days of our lives. Like grade school drama and they hang u out to dry. They won't help you. Will let you sink when needing any kind of help, throw you on something you weren't trained to do cause they don't feel like doing it. This place should be closed down.
Pros
The type or work is great, just to bad it's with this terrible company
Cons
Neglect, lies, users, unorganized, rude
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Very disorganized very high turnover
Emergency Medical Responder (Current Employee) –  Windsor, ONMarch 27, 2016
If your only looking for EFR certificate(that you wait 3 months for or pay $100 for after its been grant paid for) ok but if your looking for employment forget it. This company uses people to obtain grant funding and could care less if you actually need employment to provide for your family. It's very high school clicky and will feed you whatever excuses imaginable. No other place you can be employed for 3 months but never actual clock in 1 hour, something is wrong there. Lots of money you put in obtaining CPR certificate, police clearance, Immunization etc...but you WILL NOT get any money out of company no matter how willing you are to work for your income. This company has a HUGE turnover and I see why. Which is sad because I'm sure lots of good people are lost that way. PAID TRAINING - NO!!..GOOD LUCK try to get your money out of this company THEY DON'T PAY.
Pros
Na
Cons
Dont pay, lots of money put in none out. HUGE TURNOVER
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Not a reliable income
Patient Transfer Attendant (Former Employee) –  LondonFebruary 28, 2016
The Good: Great amount of time spent on training, and they really prepare you for the job. Overall, really rewarding job and it allows you to get some good hands on experience working with people. The staff are very knowledgeable as most of them are graduated paramedic students, or have been but through a first responders course. The front line people are a great group of people.

The Bad: Hours get promised, but it is impossible to earn a decent living. You are expected to be on call for shifts without any guarantee of hours. Shifts can be between 0-12 hours. Very hard on your back and body as you are lifting people on a stretcher, and possibly with a partner who cannot lift well. You will get sent home whenever possible to save on labour costs. It is very unorganized due to high turnover rate and very poor management. Employees are not really valued in this division.
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Turnover city
CALL CENTER CHECKER (Former Employee) –  London, ONDecember 4, 2015
I worked at Checker Limo for 5 years The pay was very poor The employees are treated with little support The management does not follow through on customer complaints I received many call backs from customers that had a real complaint that was not addressed by management .They need a road chief to look after drivers that are poor in customer service
Pros
NONE
Cons
NOT APPREAICATED AND LOW WAGES VERY LITTLE MANAGEMENT SUPPORT!!!
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Not enough money
Driver (Current Employee) –  London, ONNovember 29, 2015
poor wages and lack of communication..workers know management could care less whether or not they hold a position with the company...high turnover rate. A lot of responsibilities for minimum wage.
Pros
its good for retirees
Cons
poor wages, poor hours, poor communication
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good place to work
Driver (Current Employee) –  London, ONFebruary 11, 2014
transport special needs children from home to school and return
how to cope with many situations
good mamagement team
dealing with adverse weather
the childern
Pros
fun job
Cons
the wages
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1.4
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