American Airlines

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Current Employee - Station Agent in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Station Agent in Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at American Airlines part-time (less than a year)

Pros

Great people to work with. Flight benefits start from Day One. Benefits offered to part-time. Full-time opportunities available. Can pick up extra hours easily.

Cons

Part-time shifts can be extended without notice, including same day extension. Training is not in-depth.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old school company has not kept up with the mainstream

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

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

    Pros

    Travel Benefits if you can use them
    Depending on your manager flexibility to work from home when needed
    Good number of holidays

    Cons

    Can't use any earned vacation or sick days until the following year.
    Very Political
    Gets in their own way to making necessary changes
    Poor employee training
    Too much weight given to "Subject Matter Experts" rather than skilled IT professionals
    Company has no idea what collaboration is or how to encourage it
    Buildings are out dated and depressing to work in
    Contractors are not treated well, but usually have the better skill set and understanding of how to make things happen
    System Architecture is way to complicated
    Too many dependencies on 3rd party systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of those that are stuck in the old ways and replace them with new skilled itelligent collaborative thinkers.
    Get rid of the that's how we have always done it mentality
    Train employees on the skills they need to do their jobs
    Keep high performing project teams together
    Tone down the politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Hostile Labor Relations - Declining employee benefits

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    The only reason I can think of working for this Company is for reasons of work schedule flexibility.

    Cons

    Sharply declining pay in "real" terms - most employees have experienced an 17% pay cut during Bankruptcy reorganization on top of a 30% pay cut back in 2003.
    Employees have seen "real" pay decline by almost 50% over the last decade.
    Pension plans have been "frozen" and no longer exist for future employees.
    Monthly Medical Insurance premiums have recently quadrupled.
    Travel benefits (the reason most people go to work for the airlines) are virtually worthless these days because you travel standby and nearly all flights these days are routinely oversold.
    Hostile Labor Relations
    Very poor overall employee morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management is beyond advice in my opinion. New Management is desperately needed.
    There needs to be a major overall of corporate culture at American if they are to survive long-term.
    Management contempt for employees is palpable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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