Colgan Air Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
15 Reviews
3.2
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Flight attendant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgan Air

    Pros

    Free flight benefits, nice people

    Cons

    Long extensive work hours, expect to be extended

  2.  

    It was great while it lasted

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Colgan Air full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    travel, flight benefits and a great collection of coworkers.

    Cons

    low pay (but better than most regional's), long hours, and a terrible union.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Inflight Director Marc Cheroff was awesome but Pinnacle now Endeavor Airlines are just the worst.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It's quite an interesting company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgan Air

    Pros

    The people and the culture there is what made it tolerable.

    Cons

    Terrible pay and terrible upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great Family owned Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Controller in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Controller in Manassas, VA

    I worked at Colgan Air full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    When the Company was run by the Colgans it was a great place to work and be a part of

    Cons

    When the Company was bought by another airline they brought on some people who were not there for the success of the Company but, for themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make everyone feel like they belong to something special and they will make it special for you as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    New, Challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Colgan Air full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Adventure, meet new people, Travel

    Cons

    Time away from home, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY MORE especially with delays!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Colgan Air is a regional airline.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Captain in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Captain in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Colgan Air full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Colgan Air is a standard regional airline that allows young pilot to gain experience. They offer benefits in terms of a 401k, medical, dental, and vision. Company was bought by Pinnacle holdings who also bought Mesaba airlines. We currently only fly for Delta airlines.

    Cons

    Airline has filed for bankruptcy and is currently down grading captains and closing bases. They will also be some pay cuts and the return of aircraft.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Colgan Air-Crew Scheduler in Memphis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Scheduler in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Crew Scheduler in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Colgan Air full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flying privledges were good. Some training was useful.

    Cons

    The pay absolutely sucks for the work. Sometimes, we didnt know what we were working from 1 week to the next. I may work 1 week on days and another week on nights. No one wants to really help you because they are too busy trying to make you look bad so they can move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay and have consistent hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    great co-workers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgan Air

    Pros

    wonderful co- workers, make it what you want it

    Cons

    Salary, schedule, management, out of busniess

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people - fun place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Captain
    Former Employee - Captain

    I worked at Colgan Air full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great crews with whom to fly. Good, safe work environment that offered real career advancement opportunities. Laid back and reasonable middle management.

    Cons

    Poor work rules and low pay. Back schedules including working tough hours over nights, weekends and most holidays. Seldom treated like an individual on issues where flexibility is needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take huge pay raises and then declare bankruptcy. Keep your employees happy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Coming from a different profession, this has been a great way to break into the industry.

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

    I have been working at Colgan Air

    Pros

    You get experience with customer service, with the operations side of an airline, and you get experience on the ramp. Also, the flight benefits are nice.

    Cons

    It's not a mainline company. Sometimes doing everything can be too much. It can be highly stressful and physically demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a great job to get your foot in the door in the airline industry. You will get to see all aspects of how a station works and figure out what you like/don't like.

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