2.3 out of 5 stars.
Write a review
View all BC Ambulance Service reviews
Review this company

BC Ambulance Service

BC Ambulance Service Employee Review

Great pay, long hours

This is a job that can put you in danger physically, emotionally and mentally. Be prepared by establishing a good work/life balance, have activities with people outside of healthcare or emergency services, pack healthy meals (no scheduled breaks, some days you only have a few minutes between calls) and keep fit (you don't have to but being fit will help reduce physical injuries) and a good therapist on hand!This is a rewarding career but try not to let it break you.

Ratings by category

2.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
5.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
5.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
1.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
Was this review helpful?

Similar reviews

Same role

Worst place I have ever worked, you are no more than a number

This job stifles creativity and growth. You are forced to either commute or move out in the middle of nowhere. This is one of the most stressful jobs in the world yet I find myself more stressed about Whether or not I will get paid over what I see people going through. The company does not care about you as an employee. You get paid $2 per hour on most shifts and are only paid if you see a patient which is rare in the small community you are forced to start in. It takes YEARS to get to a point where you can actually survive off your income let alone prosper financially. You are a number to them, and everything is based on your seniority, some managers are great and my co workers are like family but I would not suggest working here if it was the last job on earth.


Co workers are like family


Pay sucks, long commute, all about seniority, takes YEARS to advance, union does not do anything, employer Could not care less about you, takes years to even get benefits....I could go on
Was this review helpful?
Same role

Would not recommend

Worked for 6.5 years as a part time PCP (Full time is a different story- I’m only speaking on my experience as a part timer) Start in rural areas so must have second job to pay your bills Wages - awful, not paid by the hour, paid “pager pay”= less than minimum wage Management inconsistent and unsupportive Generally negative workplace culture Work life balance as a part timer is non existent as wages are inconsistent you need to work as much as possible to ensure ends meet Not a lot of chance for front line employee feedback


Coworkers are the best part


Long hours, unpaid OT, work life balance, management, pay, workplace culture, system structure
Was this review helpful?

Broken system

The job is great but the employer is a challenge. Good wage after 5 years considering the lack of education. Management is a boys club that is slowly changing luckily
Was this review helpful?

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at BC Ambulance Service. Our community is ready to answer.Ask a Question

Overall rating

Based on 24 reviews

Ratings by category

2.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
1.7 out of 5 stars for Management
2.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

Compare BC Ambulance Service with

  • Companies
  • BC Ambulance Service
  • Employee reviews
  • Great pay, long hours