Copa Airlines

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Copa Airlines Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
14 Reviews
3.8
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Passanger services lead

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    Former Employee - Pax Services Lead in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Pax Services Lead in Miami, FL

    I worked at Copa Airlines full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This corp always is improving performance in all areas, personal, customers and goes to road to be leadership in the industry.

    Cons

    they do not have a European market, they have in their ranks an employee like me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen and running up and down and injustices committed with those below. do not give explanations of why decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist, Server Administrator
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist, Server Administrator

    I worked at Copa Airlines full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    At 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

    Cons

    The 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Slowly maturing to have big company structure.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Copa Airlines full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Unlimited flight discounts
    Significant responsibilities to learn and develop

    Cons

    Low-cost operation approach (limited resources)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Excelent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Panamá (Panama)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Panamá (Panama)

    I worked at Copa Airlines full-time

    Pros

    High possibilities to grow

    Cons

    High rotation, poor corporate training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits should improve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Goog Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ticket Agent in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Current Employee - Ticket Agent in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)

    I have been working at Copa Airlines part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Transportation
    Extra hours paid
    Working with an airline gives you great benefits, like cheap tickets and different schedules.

    Cons

    Regular work environment
    Working Under pressure
    Sometimes schedules were not negotiable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you love working in a Customer Service position, you will love working with an airline.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Meh

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Revenue Analyst in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Former Employee - Revenue Analyst in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)

    I worked at Copa Airlines full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience
    Nice discount on flying tickets
    Nice working enviroment (bogota)
    . . . . . . . .

    Cons

    Poor salaries
    As a panamanian company, they hate everyone and blame everyone outside the country.
    Closed minded to new ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the biggest companies in Panama

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Panamá (Panama)
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Panamá (Panama)

    I worked at Copa Airlines full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Flight Attendants are the face of the company so you could invest a little bit more on them too.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Copa Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First Officer in Panamá (Panama)
    Current Employee - First Officer in Panamá (Panama)

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

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    If you're in Panama, good place to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Panamá (Panama)
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Panamá (Panama)

    I worked at Copa Airlines as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good culture, great opportunities, it is possible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Panamá (Panama)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Panamá (Panama)

    I have been working at Copa Airlines full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    Salary below market for several positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep corporate bullying away

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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