Air Methods

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If you want to be just a "warm body"

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Field Maintenance Mechanic
Current Employee - Field Maintenance Mechanic

I have been working at Air Methods

Pros

Noble job with the opportunity help the team save lives. The local crews seem to appreciate having a skilled mechanic available to discuss their needs. Pay is slightly above average for compared to other small aviation jobs I've had. Benefits are good.

Cons

Must be available 24/7. No thanks or appreciation from middle management. Even though the company continues to grow in the current economy, raises are minimal. Mechanics are treated like the bottom of the food chain but continue to hold the majority of the responsabilities. AMC is always looking for "someone" to place the blame when things go wrong. Rarely do they look into the causes and corrections of the problems. Very little communication at the field level. Middle management rarely keeps in touch or communicates with the mechanics. Watch out for the "ready, fire, aim" approach to handling problems.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention to what the results of the previous employee survey revealed. Realize that those out in direct contact with the customer have a good understanding of the customers needs. Please take into consideration the needs of those who work for you.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Job with many hats and little pay.

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

    I have been working at Air Methods

    Pros

    Decent benefits, large company that is constantly expanding, close to industry standard pay.

    Cons

    Corporate is in Denver so most promotions would need to relocate. Management is a good ole boy bunch. CEO states an average 3% pay raise for all employees, then management gives 2%, no reason to shine since the poor employee will get the same raise. For CBS base’s you may get 4 days off a month and it will be last minute so you can’t plan. Hand book states certain benefits but management finds ways of not giving them out. The company is run differently in each region. Same CEO greed as every other major company, CEO makes $600,000 in stock options and we can’t even get a cost of living raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for your employees and get them decent raises and time off from being on call.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst Consultant

    I have been working at Air Methods

    Pros

    Good environment. Very flexible about working from home. IT management very approachable. Interesting business. Organized - got a laptop with all passwords and access on the first day! Employees can ride in a helicopter on a flight for life.

    Cons

    More consultants than staff. Some critical people were not included in the project planning and should have been; as a consultant I could not recognize the omission even though I asked several times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I keep reading in the paper that another helicopter crashed and that everyone on the flight was killed. Is there anything that can be done to avoid this? Should the rules for permitting flights be more stringent?

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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