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Craig Smyth
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  • Alaska Airlines contract

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    Current Employee - Ramp Agent in SeaTac, WA
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent in SeaTac, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I have been working at Menzies Aviation full-time (More than 3 years)


    Highest starting pay at the airport (besides Horizon), guaranteed full-time, plenty of overtime available, health benefits (expensive but at least they have it), flight benefits (90% off on all Alaska flights), lots of shifts to choose from (AM/PM/grave & some part-time shifts), VERY easy to get promoted, super laid back & stress free atmosphere, don't have to do lavs or cabin cleaning, most coworkers are really nice and fun to work with.


    Where do I begin? No annual raises ever, very little sick leave/vacation time, unbelievably high turnover, inexperienced & underqualified supervisors, inadequate new hire training, poorly maintained equipment, messy coworkers, poor communication between departments, I could go on... Alaska Airlines expects more from us in terms of volume of flights & tedious policies than probably any other company at the airport, yet fails to reward us or make any effort to improve our substandard working conditions. Delta, Southwest, and United ramp agents make far more money for doing the exact same job, why does Alaska/Menzies think they can't hold onto their employees? This summer we were so understaffed they had to mando AM for double shifts almost every day for two months straight. We've operated with almost half the staffing we should have yet are doing a record 200 flights a day! Many of our zone sups and managers have too little experience, the turnover is so high they literally take anyone they can get. In the past year almost all of our upper management has left. Alaska expects Menzies to succeed but sets them up for failure.

    Advice to Management

    The only thing I have to say to management at this station is make yourselves visible! COMMUNICATE with your employees and with other departments. On a more important note, my question is, why do airline contractors even exist? The only reason they make a profit is because they take from their employees by being the middleman. They drive down wages & sacrifice experienced employees to make thin profit margins. Airline contractors should be illegal. Have every airline insource all of their employees and pay them the industry standard wages & benefits that existed decades ago. Then maybe people will consider staying more than a few months.

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    Ramp Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Menzies Aviation.


    Filled out an application online and was called literally 2 hours later. Some people they call in less than 30 minutes (RED FLAG)! The interview was very easy and went very smoothly. This company will literally hire anybody, as long as you take a drug test and background check. They have even recently hired a few people without driver's license, which is something they required before.

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Headquarters Feltham, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1995
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Airfreight that goes up must come down, and that's where cargo handler Menzies Aviation comes in. Menzies Aviation provides ground handling of airfreight for freight forwarders, international airlines, and transportation brokers. Its services include breaking down bulk shipments, warehousing, interline trucking, and courier and mail services. The company serves more than 500 aviation clients at about 115 terminals in 27 countries. Customers have included Qatar Airways, easyJet, and Air Canada. Menzies Aviation represents the cargo handling unit of UK-based newspaper ... More

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