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  • Good place to work, but still feels like Evergreen sometimes.

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    Former Employee - Pilot
    Former Employee - Pilot

    I worked at Erickson full-time (More than a year)

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    Pros

    They support their contracts much better than Evergreen ever did. They also allowed base management the leeway to run the operation as they saw fit.

    Cons

    The 401K match is not even worth it. It is quite a joke how low the amount is. Health benefits were actually worse than Evergreen's too.


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    Senior Director - Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
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    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Erickson (Portland, OR) in March 2015.

    Interview

    This was an interesting experience. My interview was at the corporate headquarters in Portland and I met most VPs and the CEO.

    Their headquarters is kind of strange. They have several suites in an office building on the willamette river. Nice view, but the office is sharing the building with accounting firms, law offices, etc and the whole place is very sleepy. Does not feel like a global public helicopter company.

    These folks are clearly stressed. They had just changed CEOs (I think it was his second day) and their market cap has significantly declined. They made 2 big moves over the last year, taking on a lot of debt to buy Evergreen helicopter and having a big stock slide shortly after going public, and the combination of these issues has these guys under significant financial stress.

    I was going to have to move here to take this job, and pretty soon after getting there I realized this is not a situation I want to bring my family into. It showed and they decided to not make an offer, telling the recruiter I did not seem interested in the position, which ended up being true.

    Overall everyone I met was nice. in not sure about the CEO. He seems pushy but lacking in original ideas. Everyone else was rad though. But this is a tough deal, at least at the leadership level. There is currently an opportunity to buy the highly devalued stock and that could be a good move, but it will be a rough initial 18 months.

    Also they changed the job title on me the day of the interview. Pretty bush league... But I think they are just running around crazy and trying to do what they need to do. They need help big time. They smart people who will believe the vision and hunker down for the turnaround. It's an interesting challenge but I wasn't up for doing that again.

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Website www.ericksonaircrane.com
Headquarters Portland, OR
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Public (EAC)
Industry Travel & Tourism
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

No light-weight, Erickson Air-Crane operates and manufactures S-64 Aircrane helicopters, able to lift up to 25,000 pounds! Its fleet of 15-plus S-64s provides aerial services for such jobs as firefighting, and utility, logging, construction and relief work. Some S-64s are equipped with incident response kits: hose nozzle and holding tank for firefighting, rescue basket, and aero-medical pod. The company also offers maintenance, repair and overhaul services. Customers are fire and forestry agencies, construction companies, utilities, and governments. Founded in 1971 by Jack... More

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