Atlas Air Worldwide

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Atlas Air Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good start for a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Purchase, NY

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company is full of amazing people. We have a good time working together. It also depends on the group of the company youre in. HDQ is definitely a fun place if you let it be. Also, the industry is very interesting and Atlas is continuously making changes to position itself strongly within the industry.

    Cons

    Horrible compensation. Also, many of the employees are extremely overworked and spend hours on their laptops or emails at home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Atlas Air

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Captain
    Current Employee - Captain

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Atlas Air is a great place for a pilot to further their career in aviation and gather invaluable international experience. There are many very experienced pilots to learn from. The world-wide operations will take you to places you never dreamed of.

    Cons

    The union contract QOL is rather lacking, and the company exploits the contract faults to it's favor. These problems can be detrimental to the pilot's family health and happiness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide

    Pros

    When working for Atlas you already fly internationally straight out of the gates.

    Cons

    Disorganized. There are times after a long flight that are hotel and limo accommodations aren't made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always keep an open door policy and be open to suggestions.

    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    All previous reviews are correct

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Rochelle, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Rochelle, NY

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice building - but so what.

    Cons

    Upper management owns you. They act it. I've personally seen one even say it to another employee. The Boss said 'where you going to go? No one will hire you after this"
    The YES men get appreciated - the workers doing anything get overlooked or cursory 'pat on the back'.
    VERY long work hours. No such thing as "I'm on my days off" if you say that - they can you. They want what they want NOW no matter how trivial.
    Pay is decent - even high but does not make up for the fact you're working and living with a bunch of hardnosed new yorkers. Cost of living is high so $100k for many positions is not saying much.
    Retaliation is high if you complain. Their employee handbook is very intrusive but intentionally vague so they're never cornered. If you complain about anything you're on the list.
    If you complain about any boss about their abusive attitude - you're done.
    Companies are what they do, not what they say. Look at the bullies they promote. They love them!
    And they absolutely despise employees - any hint of Union and they go on a firing spree.

    I would recommend this job because they do pay well compared to others and is good to have on a resume.
    You will do more here than anywhere else. At other companies you may do less but be more relaxed. For new grads from school, come here get beat up then go on to American or United and relax for the rest of your carreer. Here you will be burnt out and they know it and dont care - they will just replace you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move out of NY to someplace cheaper and get better employees at lower pay and better attitude.
    You wil be more competitve with the other charter airlines.
    Getting out of your own offices means nothing - they're all scared of retaliation. Even when people quit (and many have been due to workload - IT for example) they are aware that if you complain on the way out 'that they will not get a good report or 'yes, would rehire' when asked by future employers'.
    But then again you're a company that promotes vicious people so we dont expect change.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Atlas Air

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide

    Pros

    Great professional team, friendly environment.

    Cons

    Long business hours, no compensation for extra hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Bit of a grind but good equipment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice equipment. Varied schedule. Decent catering...except at Shanghai,

    Cons

    17 day pattern. Not very efficient use of times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not your Ordinary Workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pilot B747 in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Pilot B747 in New York, NY

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Up to 2 weeks off a month
    - Global route structure
    - Competitive Pay
    - Buisness class travel during international deadheads
    - 4 to 5 Star accommodation during layovers
    - Rumoured to have future growth
    - Flexable Crew Scheduling/Travel department

    Cons

    - Aircraft Maintenance is contracted and not the best
    - Long patterns (up to 17 days)
    - Airline is dependant on contracts
    - New B747-8 aircraft are part of a fleet renewal and NOT expansion program
    - Catering is below standard (depending on station)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer various rotations to meet individual needs, eg. 7 ON / 7 OFF, to accomadate crew members with young children. Being gone 17 days in a row can be hard on family life.
    Equalization of Out-Base, the same crew members are out-basing every month. Spread the wealth!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A fun company with a great pilot group.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pilot in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Pilot in New York, NY

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging flying, with a lot of variety in destinations and mission-types. Nice aircraft. Top-notch leadership with a great business plan. Pilot Union and Management are superior to competing airlines. Gateway travel means that you can live where you want, and the company provides travel to begin your trip-whether it starts in your base airport or elsewhere.

    Cons

    Longer trip lengths (up to 17 days) can be a challenge for those who are not used to long-haul international flying. On the up-side, days off are in large blocks that allow weeks of free-time at home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Small company feel but big company goals!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful opportunities to grow with the company. Great leadership. Big goals. Real people work here.

    Cons

    Growing faster than staffing allows. Has some growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to care about the little guys as we are the ones who make you look good!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very confusing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in North Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in North Houston, TX

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you can cut through the red tape and find the right people, they will do their best to help you

    Cons

    Donot believe in giving raises

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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