ASTAR Air Cargo

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3.1 8 reviews

43% Approve of the CEO

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John H. Dasburg

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29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company but too one demetional.

    Boss (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsExcellent company to work for, good pay, great benefits.

    ConsLack of career opportunties to move up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep employees better informed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lead Mechanic (Current Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsGood advancement potential. I thought it was good working environment. Non union shop was a plus in my opinion so the seniority issues that most face in this industry are not such a major obstacle.

    Consuncertain future with this company and the salary was not what others a paid in the industry. And if you want to work on newer aircraft, look elsewhere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company and people.

    Multimedia Designer (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsGreat benefits and professional atmosphere.

    ConsCurrently in the process of shutting down.

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Astar Air Cargo may not be around for another year.

    Second Officer (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsGood pay and benefits. It was a place to have a career. not anymore.

    ConsDHL is Astar Air Cargo's primary customer and is going with other air cargo companies to move their product.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is too bad you did not try to get other cargo business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Astar -- the sad bones of an airline that has failed to plan for a future

    Pilot - First Officer (Former Employee) Wilmington, OH

    ProsBeing a Pilot for a overnight express airline is very clean and clear cut when compared to flying for a passenger carrier. You are flying the same equipment with different loads behind the cockpit door. Pay was good and schedule was good also.

    ConsWorking nights can take its toll on you health if you do not take good care of yourself. Upper management made no effort to modernize the fleet to remain competitive. This has caused the work to go to other competitors and the airline been downsized to just a fraction of is original size.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou can not expect a company to remain competitive or thrive if all you want is to skim off profits and not reinvest in a the future with a plan.

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    What could have been

    Second Officer (Current Employee) Wilmington, OH

    ProsPay better than most airlines.

    ConsWe're going out of business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOwn up to mistakes from 5-10 years ago, and decide to move on and grow smartly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    MXC (Former Employee)

    ProsWorking environment and the people.

    ConsDid not see the big picture

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Management excels in sending great people on to other jobs.

    Airline Pilot (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent people in lower management and at the line maintenance and flying positions. Once a proud organization, a leader in the overnight transport business. Now a shell of its former self in the US.

    ConsSenior management has been unable to correctly plan for the future issues the company faces in the industry. As a result competitors have taken away business and now the company has been reduced to the point of insignificance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlan for the future by investing some of the money they make from guaranteed contracts in newer and more efficient equipment. View your people as assets and communicate with them about the future and include them in mapping out a plan.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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