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Msg ID: 2611832 Metro +1/-4     
1/9/2020 12:55:12 PM

Metro EMS. What are the good things and bad things about the place?

Msg ID: 2611835 Metro +0/-3     
Author:World traveler
1/9/2020 1:06:12 PM

Reply to: 2611832

if you like vacation days  , well your out of luck in that department ,  they don’t give very many. 

Msg ID: 2611836 Metro +5/-3     
Author:Try that again
1/9/2020 1:08:04 PM

Reply to: 2611832

Think about the words you used. "Metro" and "EMS." Very generic. Obviously not specific enough to identify the "place" you are looking for information on.

Msg ID: 2611838 Metro +0/-2     
1/9/2020 1:14:27 PM

Reply to: 2611836

thinking about applying for Metro flying EMS for them. Wondering how the pay is, raises, 401K, health ins ect. Just a bunch of generic info online.

Msg ID: 2611841 Metro +4/-0     
1/9/2020 1:26:01 PM

Reply to: 2611838

Starting pay is negotiable.  Raises happen every year. 401K has a good match. Health ins is paid 100% by the company with good coverage.

EMS is about location.  If the base is where you want to live, then go for it.  HR will have the specifics on benifits.  I personally wouldn't commute for a HAA job.

Msg ID: 2611951 Metro +2/-0     
1/10/2020 9:19:27 AM

Reply to: 2611836
Downvotes? Poster is right: you can't tell what the OP is talking about with 'Metro EMS and working at that place.' There are several companies called Metro EMS

Msg ID: 2611851 Metro +1/-0     
Author:Cheaping out on training pay
1/9/2020 2:05:44 PM

Reply to: 2611832

Make sure you understand out training is paid. They have expanded your time training, and just came out with a new policy so they can pay you as little as possible while you are doing it. 

Msg ID: 2611875 Metro +1/-3     
Author:quick learners
1/9/2020 4:19:46 PM

Reply to: 2611832

for taking over an AMC base they learned how to pencil wip CAMTS in a short period of time

Msg ID: 2611887 Metro +0/-5     
1/9/2020 6:12:38 PM

Reply to: 2611832

Dude... Search this forum. There is literally a question like yours about every single operator asked about once a week.

Msg ID: 2611926 Metro +13/-0     
Author:actual info??
1/10/2020 12:52:12 AM

Reply to: 2611887

Dudette, some people don't frequent this forum daily like others, give some slack.  Why does this post have thumbs down, and why with every post do pilots feel like they have to be facetious asses???

To answer the question, I work for Metro.  Pay could be better, frankly that's why there's been more turnover lately. If they want to keep pilots, they will need to offer a company wide pay raise.  Another reason for more turnover is it's new management in operations.    I believe the pilots feel they are now working for a company that won't think twice before firing one of them.  They now jump to the initial trigger of firing a pilot vs understanding and backing a pilot.  

When I worked for Metro 4 years ago it didn't have this feeling.  Things are slowly changing.  Not so much a small family company feeling.  The only time you will deal with or speak with the CP is if you are under a target for one reason or another, which is easier now that it was in the past.  Not much room for error or honest mistakes.  Not much empathy or help after a mistake.  I've seen too many pilots get fired for petty reasons.  

Aside from the overall atmosphere and feeling at Metro, the other aspects are good.  401k, and health insurance benefits are good.  Aircraft are top notch and well maintained, because in reality Metro is more of a mx company than anything else.  As a result, mechanics are often paid more than the pilots, even though they are required to work less than 2 hrs a day vs a pilot's 12 hrs a day.  Sadly if you join Metro now, you will be watching your back and worrying about the security of your job on a daily basis.  

Msg ID: 2612010 Metro +7/-0     
Author:Watch your back.
1/10/2020 2:03:03 PM

Reply to: 2611926
I agree on every point. Over the past 5 years, Metro has moved away from the things that made it a great company. It seems like every time you turn around, a new rule is being created that increases pilot responsibility, lowers pay or otherwise puts your job on the line for something trivial. The newest round of pay cuts implemented by our new handbook are going to cause some pilots to begin looking for other employment. The best thing that could happen now is for Metro pilots to unionize.

Msg ID: 2612020 Metro +6/-1     
Author:Garbage industry
1/10/2020 2:48:27 PM

Reply to: 2612010

It's not just Metro that is a bad place to work, it's the EMS, HAA, HEMS, helicopter industry as a whole.  Personally I think that Metro is the worst of the worst but they are in a close tie to AMC.  Watch your back could not be a more appropriate response.  Just remember, when you work for "these people" such as Metro, especially in Atlanta, and you go to Shreveport for recurrent etc., you will immediately be in a hostile environment.  Nothing you do will ever be good enough for either parties and they could give a rats aas about anything less than you becoming a mute robot.

My suggestion to anyone reading this is to LEAVE THE HELICOPTER INDUSTRY!!!  It's absolutely gargage!  Medical staff are borderline criminals, customers don't give a sh*t about you and idiots run the show.   


Msg ID: 2612114 Best Industry Advice +1/-0     
1/11/2020 8:36:03 AM

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Msg ID: 2612197 Best Industry Advice +1/-0     
Author:Garbage industry
1/11/2020 3:02:29 PM

Reply to: 2612114

You are 110% absolutely correct!

Msg ID: 2612101 Metro +4/-0     
1/11/2020 1:10:06 AM

Reply to: 2611926

OMG, that is awesome.  I know Metro USED to be a good company to work for aside from benefits and pay (I know, those are big factors) but amusing to me how they have gone downhill in the way of management over the last few years.  Not surprising AT ALL but amusing, as I knew that's how it would go when the current DO stepped into that role there (a few years ago).  I have advised people that have asked me, to avoid Metro JUST because of him, and yes, as someone else said, watch your back and he will fire you without blinking an eye or a care in the world.  It's too bad, the rest of the management pieces made it worth working there even with the low pay.

My advice, stay awa from Metro, JUST because of the management.  Go elsewhere, you'll be glad you did.

Msg ID: 2612184 Metro +1/-0     
1/11/2020 2:09:18 PM

Reply to: 2612101

What he said.

Msg ID: 2612241 Metro +0/-0     
Author:No Vaca
1/11/2020 7:20:11 PM

Reply to: 2612184

No vacation year one. From year two 5 day a year, which continues till year 10. Other benefits are ok. Pay is average. Dont accept first offer. Hold out for offer number three.

Msg ID: 2612942 Metro +0/-0     
Author:Here's your sign
1/16/2020 2:22:11 AM

Reply to: 2611832

Saw the DO a few years back at one of those dumb aas HAI expos in Charleston get drunk and make an aas of himself.  He was grabbing all over women and even plssed off the band by getting on stage and doing the same to the back up singers.  Real classy human right there.  Pretty much goes for the rest of the industry.  Have fun with that.