If what you are looking for in a company is ingratitude, disrespect, forced long hours, dishonesty, cronyism, and little chance for advancement, please apply here. First, the company pays air medical crew members decently-except that you will work an average of 60 hours a week without overtime benefits. Additionally, and especially within the first four years of hire, you will be forced to use your PTO, which is a combination of sick and vacation for every hour beneath your mandatorily scheduled shifts, even though at ANY OTHER job, you would only be required to take up to 40 hours. PTO is very stingy. You will receive approximately 3 days of it up to 4 years of service. At 10 years of service, you get 10 days for a year! They promote based only on those who kiss up and ingratiate themselves into a tight clique. Therefore, most of those in administrative positions are poorly qualified. Not a single operations manager in AZ has a bachelor degree. They promoted a person with zero medical knowledge or business ops knowledge to director. The clinical manager is the only person in the entire program with an advanced degree, that poor person is otherwise surrounded by incompetence. If you agree to take the job, you will likely be treated with the least professionalism you have ever encountered; including and up to being bullied and threatened, but usually only receiving zero support and rudely stated emails threatening your job by both air medical base supervisors and your operations managers. They are supposedly focused on safety but that promotion is solely for show. They can’t keep or hire mechanics and you will be pressured to take flights that you may feel uncomfortable with for various reasons. I once received a request for a flight in weather in hostile terrain where the pilot was angry that operational control denied him taking the flight. In the dark. In weather.
I have been with PHI for more that ten years and it has been one of the best decisions of my life. The company has allowed me to grow and learn along the way. Opportunities to advance are all around if you are willing to relocate. Best safety culture I have ever seen represented at every level of the company. A very stable company in an industry that usually isn't.
PHI Air Medical is a great company to work for. The environment is good and management is also great to work for.