Air Wisconsin Airlines Reviews

Updated May 5, 2015
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Jim Rankin
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Pros
  • Flight benefits and hourly staff that worked for me were good people (in 6 reviews)

  • Great co workers I was able to use this job as a stepping stone to get on with a major airline (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The flight benefits were not what they are cracked up to be (in 6 reviews)

  • Low pay scale with too many jobs to learn- such as Ramp, Gate, and Ticket counter for just 9 hour (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Very good if want lifestyle as FA not good if you want decent salary

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Air Wisconsin Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Flight Attendant lifestyle, you don't stay behind the desk all day. You get to travel.

    Cons

    Salary you won't get decent salary working at a regional, it is good if you want start your career as FA but can't get accepted to mainline.


  2. parts

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    Former Employee - Parts in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Parts in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Air Wisconsin Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great learning experience, love aviation!

    Cons

    no advancement, union is useless, you can be stuck with a bad employee

    Advice to Management

    The handbook can be used to terminate a great employee, but a bad one can stay below the radar forever-do not be so rigid! No real news about the future.


  3. Flight attendant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Air Wisconsin Airlines full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great starter job, selection process was quick and easy. The job is fairly easy once you get the hang of it. Most of the pilots are friendly and willing to help out a new employee

    Cons

    Work hours are rediculous and the take home pay is poverty level. After they take out money for Union dues, uniforms, etc take home pay is less than $1500/month

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people better so they don't jump ship so quickly. Pay for at least half of the uniforms and luggage for new hires.


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  5. Good place to get into aviation and airline operations

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    Current Employee - Crew Scheduler in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Crew Scheduler in Appleton, WI

    I have been working at Air Wisconsin Airlines

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Managers know how to explain and prepare candidates for their jobs. Good corporate structure.

    Cons

    No clearly laid out plan for the future of the company, and who or if well be operating for.

    Advice to Management

    Dont keep everything so closed off to employees. It generates uncertainty on our future and prompts us to pursue other options. Leading to the large turnover.


  6. Customer Service

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Washington, DC

    I worked at Air Wisconsin Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Has it's issues but what company doesn't. But over all great company to work for. They let you work as little or as much as you would like.

    Cons

    Make sure you know your union contract cause they like to try to get one over on the employees.


  7. Passenger Service Agent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Air Wisconsin Airlines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good Coworkers, lots of people that have been working there for 30+ years.

    Cons

    - Poor Pay
    - Poor flight benefits
    - Not enough people to do work
    - No breaks
    - Bad on your body

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. Treat your employees like human beings.


  8. I enjoyed my time there

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Air Wisconsin Airlines full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for the company. A nice place to work and very nice people and the coworkers are like my family. always helping each other.

    Cons

    Not willing to take many risks. It felt a lot like many times we heard the same things over and over again.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees informed. Talk to them, don't yell at them. Be better and you will be better.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Best Regional Airline Pay, but...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Air Wisconsin Airlines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    One of the highest paying Regional airlines ( starting and future). Very good medical benefits. Best work rules (cancellation pay, deadhead 100%, 2 for 1 rig, for line holders) of any regional airline. Good 401K program. Good training program. Great people.

    Cons

    Unknown future passed December 2015 with USair/American. Only fly for USAir/American. NO growth forecasted.
    3-4 yr upgrade. Reserve is the pits (but generally short term) .

    Advice to Management

    Employees need to know there is a future here, not just trust "us".


  10. Air Wisconsin Airlines

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Air Wisconsin Airlines full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Travel to places you would normally not select or pay to go to .

    Cons

    As a less tenured flight attendant you are never home during holidays or birthdays.

    Advice to Management

    Management was as fair as could be given the job duties.


  11. No Future Run for the EXIT

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    Former Employee - PSA
    Former Employee - PSA

    I worked at Air Wisconsin Airlines (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This company was a great company when it was just Air Wisconsin. Preston stayed connected to his employees, Bill Andres and Don Martin were implants by United to take down two of best Airlines of their time.

    Cons

    This company is going no where without the purchase of new aircraft. Rankin would not buy any and it is the future of the majors to have at least a 2 cabin aircraft. I would only use them as a stepping stone to get to a bigger company. I see this company going out of business in 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your current employees and tell them the truth about your future.



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