Atlas Air Worldwide
3.2 of 5 18 reviews
www.atlasair.com Purchase, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Atlas Air Worldwide Reviews

Updated Mar 1, 2014
Atlas Air Worldwide – “Aviano Italy”

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3.2 18 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

Atlas Air Worldwide President, CEO, and Director Bill Flynn

Bill Flynn

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59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Captain (Former Employee)
Miami, FL

I worked at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood salary and compensation packages. Very solid company.

ConsAs a crew member, you stay away from home, at least half of the month. Away from your family a lot.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease listen to your employees more.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Rewarding to very dissapointing

Manager, Flight Dispatch (Former Employee)
Purchase, NY

I worked at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

ProsHaving come to Atlas Air as as new assistant in 1998, I had grown into a top level management position throughout a 12 year span.

ConsDespite years of "consistently exceeds" performance reviews - you will have no protection once the company has decided your salary is too much and thus you need to go. Sad but very true at this company. Upper Management is funny; though you feel you have reached a milestone in life, you have to watch out for the evil doers looking to stab you in the back...and there is plenty of that at this very top heavy management company.

Advice to Senior ManagementThis is a company full of manipulators and distrust. Top management has no aviation experience, but the experience level with wall street is incredible as they (Top Management) makes their fortunes in the insider trading arena. Your employees do not trust your management of the company, yet at the same time your employees are aware you simply do not care about their opinions regardless. They just deal with it because there is no place left to go.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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FLIGHT LOADMASTER (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

Prosvery good company you get to meet PEOLPE around the world as you travel

ConsAs a flight load master you on A 24 HOUR CALL IF THEY NEED YOU

Advice to Senior ManagementLOAD MASTER SOME TIME NEEDS REST ON A 24 HOURS SHIFT

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide

ProsGreat professional team, friendly environment.

ConsLong business hours, no compensation for extra hours

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not your Ordinary Workplace

Pilot B747 (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Up to 2 weeks off a month
- Global route structure
- Competitive Pay
- Buisness class travel during international deadheads
- 4 to 5 Star accommodation during layovers
- Rumoured to have future growth
- Flexable Crew Scheduling/Travel department

Cons- Aircraft Maintenance is contracted and not the best
- Long patterns (up to 17 days)
- Airline is dependant on contracts
- New B747-8 aircraft are part of a fleet renewal and NOT expansion program
- Catering is below standard (depending on station)

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer various rotations to meet individual needs, eg. 7 ON / 7 OFF, to accomadate crew members with young children. Being gone 17 days in a row can be hard on family life.
Equalization of Out-Base, the same crew members are out-basing every month. Spread the wealth!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Bit of a grind but good equipment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time for more than a year

ProsNice equipment. Varied schedule. Decent catering...except at Shanghai,

Cons17 day pattern. Not very efficient use of times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A fun company with a great pilot group.

Pilot (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time for more than a year

ProsChallenging flying, with a lot of variety in destinations and mission-types. Nice aircraft. Top-notch leadership with a great business plan. Pilot Union and Management are superior to competing airlines. Gateway travel means that you can live where you want, and the company provides travel to begin your trip-whether it starts in your base airport or elsewhere.

ConsLonger trip lengths (up to 17 days) can be a challenge for those who are not used to long-haul international flying. On the up-side, days off are in large blocks that allow weeks of free-time at home.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Small company feel but big company goals!

Flight Attendant (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWonderful opportunities to grow with the company. Great leadership. Big goals. Real people work here.

ConsGrowing faster than staffing allows. Has some growing pains.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to care about the little guys as we are the ones who make you look good!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Run of the mill job

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Purchase, NY

I worked at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time for more than a year

Pros-The upper level management is stable in capable - most have either been with the company or with in the industry for a long time. As a result the company is pretty well run from a financial standpoint.
-Office is decent, if isolated

Cons-Culture is a bit weird, this doesn't feel like a company in NY, has more of a middle american vibe. Possibly due to the connection with the military among some of the senior staff.
-salary/other compensation not great
-Lack of transferable knowledge for other jobs - how many other airlines are you really going to work at in your career? Unless you never want to leave it doesn't make sense to invest a lot of time here.
Shockingly little vacation time/holidays - If you're not going to pay people you could at least give them a little more time off! There were days that even morgan stanley (the other company in the building) was closed and we were open.
-Not a lot of room for growth as upper management is pretty entrenched
-Generally boring work environment, colleagues aren't very social.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf nothing else people meed more time off/work flexibility -i.e. the ability to work from home occasionally. The work load isn't that high that this isn't possible and it won't cost the company anything.

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

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Very confusing

Flight Attendant (Current Employee)
North Houston, TX

I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide as a contractor for more than a year

ProsIf you can cut through the red tape and find the right people, they will do their best to help you

ConsDonot believe in giving raises

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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