Atlas Air Worldwide

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Atlas Air Worldwide Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
24 Reviews
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24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Bit of a grind but good equipment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    17 day pattern. Not very efficient use of times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not your Ordinary Workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pilot B747  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Pilot B747 in 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 ManagementAdvice

    Offer 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!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A fun company with a great pilot group.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pilot  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Pilot in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Challenging 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.

    Cons

    Longer 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Small company feel but big company goals!

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Growing faster than staffing allows. Has some growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Run of the mill job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 ManagementAdvice

    If 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very confusing

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant  in  North Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in North Houston, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Donot believe in giving raises

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Working for Atlas

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    -Get to see the world (Exotic destinations and luxury charters)
    -Starting pay for FA's (Base: Houston, TX) is above industry average
    -Training is professional and fun
    -Great coworkers

    Cons

    -Travel benefits are ZED Fairs on one airline (2 weeks prior notice required)
    -Must relocate to Houston
    -Junior FA's will fly reserve for a few months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on flight benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flight attendant management horrible

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    There are some great off-the-beaten-path destinations, many great co-workers. You can get up to a week or two off per month, depending upon the schedule you are awarded. Very long international flights. One contract is with an oil consortium and that one aircraft is the only nice one in the fleet.
    Due to the extremely high turnover of flight attendants, if you hang in there, you can accrue seniority quickly.

    Cons

    Atlas uses an employment agency to manage the flight attendants to avoid union organizing. The company is a joke. The HR manager is incompetent and clearly has favorites and those on her "hit list". She has no flight attendant background and doesn't know the first thing about managing.
    Brutal schedules. Flight attendants are often scheduled up to the FAA maximum scheduled 18 to 20 hours on duty. Most flights start late at night. Some of the planes have crew rest areas and some do not.
    The hotels are hit and miss. Some are quite nice, while a few are actually in dangerous areas and bedbug infested.
    Many flight attendants are clearly not qualified for the job and the long hours on duty only magnify the situation. There is a lot of drama among the crew, especially on long flights, and actual fights have occurred. Many pursers are totally incompetent.
    You are not allowed to see the bid awards, so you don't know whether or not your schedule was awarded in seniority order.
    The interiors of the military charter aircraft are shoddily maintained, many audio devices broken, overhead bins not repaired, reading lights broken, and so forth. Many galley components don't work. The company just wants to turn the aircraft around.
    Excellence is not rewarded. If an employee isn't in the inner circle, they may as well resign themselves to just going to work and getting a paycheck.
    No opportunity for advancement, since you really work for the employment agency that Atlas hires.
    No jumpseat agreements with other carriers. After working there six months, you get the equivalent of a buddy pass on Delta. Health insurance is available after 90 days and does not cover pre existing conditions.
    This could possibly be the worst charter carrier to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Atlas needs to manage its own employees. There are worse things than a flight attendant union. One of them is the possibility of losing charter contracts because of a shoddy operation.
    Atlas management needs to step up and "walk their talk" regarding their company.
    Does Bill Flynn or the other senior management exist? We never saw them once during a month of training in the Miami headquarters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Slave to the man

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and facilities with on-site gym, full-service cafeteria, health center and starbucks station. Good benefits package and competitive compensation package.

    Cons

    Long hours with no flexibility. Company does not foster personal growth or education and it's a sink or swim mentality. People climb up the corporate ladder off the backs of others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster appreciation among your employees a little will go a long way!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Atlas overall is a good company to have on your resume. Established with lots of job security.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Purchase, NY

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide

    Pros

    - Lots of convenience (Cafeteria / Transportation / On site Gym)
    - Pays is competitive for an Entry Level role
    - Upper management is very accessible and easy to work with.
    - Overall the people are very easy to work with at all levels
    - Hours: 8:45 - 4:45

    Cons

    - Has an old fashion cubical environment.
    - VERY little interaction with members of your same group let alone your department
    - Not a team oriented environment
    - Hard to get to know people for the following reasons (Cubicals / large building / very cliquey)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best advice to senior management or HR would be to livin up the work space. This could be done using team/company events (other than a x-mas party), having an open floor plan or simply or simply marketing team and/or company goals around the office so people at least feel and know they are part of a team.

    No opinion of CEO

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