American Airlines

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American Airlines Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
705 Reviews
3.2
705 Reviews
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62 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great flight benefits as American has a lot of destinations around the world (in 145 reviews)

  • Flight benefits are great if you don't mind the whole standby aspect (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • the policies with attendance, senior management doesn't know answers to certain questions you ask (in 21 reviews)

  • With all the people laid off with flight benefits, not sure you'll really get to use them (in 20 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was bitter sweet.

    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at American Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A top notch airline, flies all over the world, proud to be an employee of an industry leader.

    Cons

    Lower and middle management could be petty and foolish. You just have to deal with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to see the big picture. Do not get hung up on small, insignificant matters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company anywhere but Miami!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operation in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Operation in Miami, FL

    I worked at American Airlines

    Pros

    Is a great company to work for great benefits good people

    Cons

    Lot of corruption in upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house !!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My experience has been outstanding American Airlines for me has been so understanding too my needs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - American Airlines Flight Attendant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - American Airlines Flight Attendant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at American Airlines

    Pros

    American Airlines was the first employer who abided by the equal opportunity employership

    Cons

    The only challenge I wish management would be more employee involved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a little more compassion with employee's more than keeping up with the joneses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at American Airlines full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - culture is changing from old command-and-conquer style to more collaborative and all-inclusive approach
    - great work-life balance. Nobody is watching your hours as long as the job gets done

    Cons

    - the company is going cheap on employee benefits although making record profits
    - travel benefits are nearly impossible to use due to high load factors
    - compensation is below market. Management justifies it with Travel Benefits being worth $15,000, but realistically there are some people that use those benefits and some how don't

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - profit sharing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ramp agrnt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent in Miami, FL

    I have been working at American Airlines

    Pros

    22.43 hrly
    benefits
    travel no charge more than 180 countries
    after being more than. 5 years with the company

    Cons

    Really easy to get fire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more and respect hourly employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    My years of service were filled with Joy!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Planner in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Production Planner in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at American Airlines full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great people to work with and for!

    Cons

    Ft. worth traffic can be very brutial in the afternoon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the great job you've been doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a great experience to travel and see the world.

    Former Employee - Flight Attendant
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant

    I worked at American Airlines

    Pros

    Great travel benefits, company training and 401k

    Cons

    Travel constantly, no real "pats on the back" for doing a good job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to employees and show you are truly interested in their concerns.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Work culture was great, many events and company clubs.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advantage Customer Service in DFW, TX
    Former Employee - Advantage Customer Service in DFW, TX

    I worked at American Airlines full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The only pro I could think of was non-revenue travel benefits.

    Cons

    If you were hired in the AAdvantage department, it is near impossible to get out of the department, This lead to supervisors not promoting growth to the employees but rather trying to chain them down to no advancement. The AAdvantage department worked with American Airlines loyalty program which none of the databases from reservations, Citi, or AAdvantage were synced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more time given inbetween phone calls in an inbound call center, so employees do not get "burned out."

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Stodgy company with stagnant prospects for growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at American Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flight privileges (even though flights are increasingly likely go out full of revenue passengers); Looks good on your resume; Managers do not put in long hours, comparatively speaking.

    Cons

    Whatever is the most cutting-edge company in the U.S., AA is at the opposite end of the spectrum; Pay for most middle management positions is below market; The only source of company growth is M&A, meaning opportunities for advancement will be few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify out of commercial air travel into other, more profitable lines of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Company in transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in DFW, TX

    I have been working at American Airlines full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Fun place to work
    -Laid back environment
    -Casual dress
    -Flight benefits

    Cons

    -Pay is below market
    -Advancement opportunities are limited
    -Culture is in transition due to US Airways merger
    -

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leveraging employees as a valuable resource to the company. Set reasonable expectations and be transparent. Allow employees to share in the company's success with profit sharing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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