AirTran Holdings

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AirTran Holdings Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
67 Reviews
3.2
67 Reviews
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AirTran Holdings Chairman, President & CEO Gary Kelly
Gary Kelly
11 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flight benefits and shift trades (in 10 reviews)

  • Working part-time, free travel, no overtime demands, great money, nice people to work with (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance, say goodbye to having free nights and weekends (in 3 reviews)

  • The center is open 24/7 year round, very structured (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Too much to keep your job

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA

    I have been working at AirTran Holdings

    Pros

    Great pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Too many rules to keep job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better

  2.  

    Not many opportunities for advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at AirTran Holdings

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, good medical and dental benefits.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement, management doesn't care about employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't screw over "the little people".

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice place for students

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in College Park, GA
    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in College Park, GA

    I have been working at AirTran Holdings

    Pros

    -Flight benefits
    -Will work with your schedule
    -Easy to move upward

    Cons

    -Favoritism is prevalent
    -Underpaid in comparison with other similar positions at other companies
    -Rules change without proper acknowledgement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less favoritism, if someone is qualified for the job, it should be based on that opposed to who is your friend.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    AirTran Holdings

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at AirTran Holdings

    Pros

    Free travel for employees on company flights

    Cons

    Not organized at all, things are done in a fly by the seat of your pants manner

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I have started from the ground up in m six years there I received two promotions.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at AirTran Holdings

    Pros

    Plenty of room for advancement.
    The benefits of working for an airline helps when you want to have a cheap vacation. It helps with air and hotel costs.

    Cons

    The salary is mediocre.
    When you are due your review they kind of procrastinate when it comes to completing them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my department the communication is excellent, but from what I hear in other the department the management do not communicate with the employees at all. People skills needs to be re-evaluated when they hire some of these managers.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great Company to Work For!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AirTran Holdings

    Pros

    Great people and good benefits, fun place to work!

    Cons

    Airlines are open 24/7 so this could require a variety of shifts to be worked.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at AirTran Holdings

    Pros

    Salary, Reputation and Southwest purchase. The company is stable and will provide enough money to live comfortably in the area.

    Cons

    Milwaukee is a very small base and the majority of the flights are red eye flights instead of day trips.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you give a pat on the back when someone does a good job. It means a lot to the employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Airline to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aicrafft Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Aicrafft Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AirTran Holdings

    Pros

    This a place with great opportunities to learn. Lot of exposure, multitasking, and chances of promotions.

    Cons

    Having to deal with people who can't read or write, or others who don't follow good advice when given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The pay could be better. Illiterate and unskilled mechanics make a better living than the people they turn to when they need help or guidance.

    Recommends
  10.  

    not very employee friendly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AirTran Holdings

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth is available...this company allows you to move up if you really work hard and rub shoulders with the right people.

    Cons

    employees are not valued at all. the work rules are completely unreasonable and employees are not often recognized for going above and beyond. middle management is so unhappy and they often treat employees like garbage as a result. the pay is not as high as it should be considering the workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put employees FIRST and we will build you a great company!

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great co-workers, poor upper management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pilot in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Pilot in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AirTran Holdings

    Pros

    We are merging with Southwest, which is still #2 on this list, that's the big reason these days. Other than that, it's definitely the people I work with here. Southwest is going to get a lot of good, friendly, talented and hard working people from this deal who are ready to take them to the next level.

    Cons

    Draconian management that lets us know every day that we contribute no more to the success of this airline than any one else. That we are replaceable and there are thousands of others that would take your job given the chance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the difference between management and leadership. Be honest. You need to earn back the trust of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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