E-zec Medical

E-zec Medical provide ambulance transport for patients.

e-zec.co.uk

Based on responses from 33 employees at E-zec Medical.

Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do people think E-zec Medical head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    97% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 33 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful to work at E-zec Medical?

    People feel stressed here

    How we know this

    77% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 31 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Not good for parents

    Is working at E-zec Medical good if you have caring responsibilities?

    People say this is a bad place to work if you care for a child or other relative

    How we know this

    81% of people who care for a child or other relative report this isn’t a good place to work

    Based on information from 16 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Do E-zec Medical pay market rates?

    People are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    80% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 15 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • No career progression

    Are people given support to progress at E-zec Medical?

    People aren’t given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 90% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 31 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • People don’t get sick pay

    Do E-zec Medical pay sick pay?

    No. People don’t get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    90% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 29 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Uninformed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how E-zec Medical is doing?

    People don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    84% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 32 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Not great
  • Not easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at E-zec Medical?

    Most people find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    52% of people report it’s hard to book holidays

    Based on information from 31 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Not easy to change shifts

    How easy is it for E-zec Medical workers to change shifts?

    Most people find it hard to change shifts

    How we know this

    63% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to

    Based on information from 19 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Not easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at E-zec Medical?

    Most people find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    57% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 30 job reviews

  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do E-zec Medical workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    60% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 30 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Not enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at E-zec Medical?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    52% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 33 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • People are not paid enough to live on

    Do E-zec Medical pay enough to live on?

    Most people are not paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    69% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 29 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living. It is currently £9.90 per hour, and £11.05 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do people at E-zec Medical get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    55% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 31 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • People don’t recommend their team

    Do people at E-zec Medical recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    67% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 33 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Managers aren’t respectful

    Do people at E-zec Medical feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    71% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 28 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Good
  • People enjoy their job

    Do people at E-zec Medical enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job

    How we know this

    72% of people report they enjoy their job

    Based on information from 18 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do E-zec Medical managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    69% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 32 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Breaks are paid

    Do workers at E-zec Medical get paid breaks?

    Usually. Most people get paid breaks

    How we know this

    63% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 32 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at E-zec Medical?

    Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 17% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less
    • 4% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice
    • 17% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice
    • 61% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do workers at E-zec Medical do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    71% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 31 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Excellent
  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do workers at E-zec Medical worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    93% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 29 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

How E-zec Medical ranks

E-zec Medical ranks joint 82nd to work for out of healthcare providers.

  1. 82= Vocare
    4.7
  2. 82= E-zec Medical
    4.7
  3. 82= Cambridge University Hospitals
    4.7

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 23 May, 2022.

Pay ranges at E-zec Medical

  1. £8.73–9.95 per hour

E-zec Medical job reviews

  • Best thing

    My crew mates at the base i am at

    Worst thing

    vehicles, patient planning
    having to apologise on a daily bases to services users because they are either late getting to their appointments, or worse very late getting home

    4.9

    E-zec Medical Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    The patients, being able to help people and be out and about all day.

    Worst thing

    Management indifference and poor communication, as well as low quality vehicles and maintenance.

    3.4

    E-zec Medical Employee, March 2021

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

17% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less
4% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice
17% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice
61% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more

Based on 23 E-zec Medical employees

What contracts are people on?

Full time 90% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 29 E-zec Medical employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 88% of people report they get paid by the hour

Based on 33 E-zec Medical employees

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