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Former Contractor - Project Manager in DFW, TX
Former Contractor - Project Manager in DFW, TX

I worked at American Airlines as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

Pros

Great pay, they have a lot of company recognized holidays

Cons

I don't think AA is comfortable with contractors. They keep you at a distance, and they make an effort to let you know that you are not an employee. As a result, it's difficult to do your work that requires collaboration with others. Also, they are not a progressive company due to the older age of employees, averaging 20-30+ years of service. Most of the managers are former flight attendants who were promoted within, therefore they don't understand the flow of other progressive companies and of course the benefits of employing contractors who bring a higher level of expertise. AA is very political, they have too many levels of management which makes it difficult to get approvals for projects. Finally, HQ buildings are very dated. They do not have updated break rooms, coffee and filtered water is not provided by the company, you have to join coffee and water clubs or bring your own. Overall, I did not have a good experience and will not return.

Advice to Management

Remove some of the levels of management. Encourage creativity and embrace contractors who bring expertise to your organization.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at American Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    AA is a great company to work for if you are wanting to gain experience in various departments and build your business expertise. I worked in three different organizations and had three very different experiences in terms of management and peers. For the most part upper management is personable and it is a good atmosphere to work in. Teams are usually close knit and work feels like an extended family. The flight benefits are great.... if you love travel.

    Cons

    The pay is not up to industry level.... there are many jobs where you can make more with other companies..... word of advice.... make sure to negotiate what you can with first job in company, if not you are stuck in a pay bracket that could hinder what you make in future jobs in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your pay plan and how you value employees in this regard.... It is very difficult to see long term employees that know the company inside and out... and make huge contributions to its success making half of what newly hired college students that know nothing about it and will take years to get to that point of contribution.


  2. It's a good place to work too!

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    Current Employee - Principal Architect in DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Architect in DFW, TX

    I have been working at American Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    Compensation is slightly lower than market...


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