Copa Airlines
3.8 of 5 9 reviews
www.copaair.com Panama City, Panama 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 15, 2014

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Pedro Heilbron

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It was a great learning experience

    IT Support Specialist, Server Administrator (Former Employee)

    ProsAt the time I worked there as an IT tech, we did everything in house and I acquired a great deal of knowledge and experience and because it is a

    ConsThe salary could improve, the traveling benefits are good but you never had the time to use them. The carrier opportunities are not that good, they usually brought people from other companies rather to develop their own employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the biggest companies in Panama

    Flight Attendant (Former Employee)
    Panamá (Panama)

    ProsThe best thing as Flight Attendant is traveling to all America's continent, that means: north, central, south America and also the Caribbean. You get to know many places and you also have benefits on cheap tickets to go anywhere in the world on your time off. You get to know many fun people and you get to have many friends, it's fun cause the latinos are very open and caring people.
    The company gives you money for the food when you fly out of Panama, so that's what FA use to add a little bit more to their income.
    It's a fun and interesting job if you don't like being seated at a desk all day long.

    ConsThe tickets work on availability, sometimes you can't get on the flight. The starting salary is very low, underpaid on the market. Right now is one the lowest salary in Panama.
    FA have to share bedroom at hotels by sex, 2 women or 2 men. So you'll have to sleep with a complete stranger every night.
    They don't really care about the FA and that's why they have a very high rotation of staff. They are very pushy and all they care is how to save and make more money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFlight Attendants are the face of the company so you could invest a little bit more on them too.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    First Officer (Current Employee)
    Panamá (Panama)

    ProsYou meet a lot of nice people from many different backgrounds. Copa pays on time. Transportation is provided to Flight Crews to the airport. New Aircraft. Friendly cabin crews. Close to the beach when you have time off and aren't too tired.

    ConsPoor communications and feedback from company management. Horrible schedules. Only 7 days per month off for crews. Pay deductions are extremely difficult to figure out. Traffic is horrible in the city (to and from work).

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement never takes the time to listen to feedback. What gets said to your face and what actually happens are two different things. There is strong talk about "core" values to the employees, but the leadership doesn't practice any of it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you're in Panama, good place to grow

    IT Intern (Former Employee)
    Panamá (Panama)

    ProsOne of the bigger companies in Panama, good place to grow. Salaries are fair and the people are great.

    ConsDepending on your department you may end up somewhere where people are too relaxed about their jobs and maybe not taking it 100% seriously

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

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    Good culture, great opportunities, it is possible

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Panamá (Panama)

    ProsWork life balance, good benefits

    ConsSalary below market for several positions

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep corporate bullying away

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

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    Great place to learn

    (Current Employee)
    Panamá (Panama)

    ProsGenerous profit sharing (6-9 weeks of pay, depending on financial results), monthly compensation might not be great but the year end profit sharing is something to highlight.
    As any airline, Copa has a challenging dynamic environment, with a fast paced tempo.
    Travel benefits to your immediate family members. Besides travel benefits within the airline, Copa has made agreements with airlines around to world, so you can get almost anywhere using those benefits.
    Training opportunities, most positions have some sort of training provided by the airline.
    HQ offices are located in modern building.

    ConsGrowth opportunities not always available to everyone. Most of the times growth position are not open for competition but are rather distributed among the same circle.
    Monthly compensation is not great, Panama cost of living has increased significantly in recent years, but salaries have not kept with this pace.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCareer path objectives not available to everyone. Copa is not doing enough to retain valuable human resource.

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

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Panama City (Panama)

    Pros-Good work environment and and great people

    Cons-Pay was a little low

    Advice to Senior Management-Keep doing what you are doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Only need to improve salaries, but dramatically

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Panama City (Panama)

    ProsLearning opportunities
    World class senior leadership
    Commitment to excellence

    ConsSalaries are very low
    Politics at middle management levels keep productivity low
    Strong preference for foreign schools degrees

    Advice to Senior ManagementPanamanian schooled employees can be very good too
    Increase salaries or profit sharing to retain top performers
    Get more involved in middle management performance details to avoid politics at this level

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    Flight Attendant (Current Employee)
    Panama City (Panama)

    ProsGood reasons? just that you travel within the americas without paying for it, but regarding the rest, nothing is good.

    Consthe salary. It is really ridiculous that this company, which is one of the most profitable airlines worldwide, pays you 450.00 a month to start working as a flight attendant, being 416.00 the minimum salary in panama, not to mention the other job positions... really embarrasing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more generous with your employee!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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