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Great way to gain experience. Pay not so great

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Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

I have been working at American Airlines

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Challenging work, ability to move around to different jobs, smart colleagues, strong leadership

Cons

tough industry for consistent profits. MBA culture leaves few opportunities for non-MBA.

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  1. This company has gone from being a leader to pulling back and shrinking to becoming a follower.

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    Current Employee - Aviation Maintenance Technician in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Aviation Maintenance Technician in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at American Airlines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flight benefits. That seems to be one of the only real benefits they have to offer employees in this current airline culture. There is also shift work if that works to your advantage.

    Cons

    Down sizing and large cuts in workers. They are also trying to get rid of all pensions. The medical benefits are more expensive than in the past .

    Advice to Management

    Be carful when you no longer invest in your employees you loose your competitive advantage. The maintenance program will never be the same if heavy maintenance is lost to contractors.

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    Was different.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in DFW, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in DFW, TX

    I worked at American Airlines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The airline gave you flexibility in your work schedule. You could have others work for you if you needed off.

    Cons

    Alot of the employees always had a chip on their shoulder. This goes way back even 40 years ago.
    They hired too many people and didn't not manage personell well. Alot of them only actually worked about 4 hours or less on the job. The dress codes were never enforced much so they looked unprofessional. The unions protected alot of lazy people so the concientious worker had to do more.

    Advice to Management

    I guess after 9/11 management hasn't figured out how to run an airline. A good run company does not have 9 losing years of profit just by bad luck. The top echlon have to take the blame for not runniing it like a real business, so not everyone gets hurt. Bankruptcy didn't have to happen? It was because of the poorly run management who never enforeced rules at a once great company.

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