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G ood place to work

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Tulsa, OK
Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Tulsa, OK

I worked at American Airlines part-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

if you work hard you get rewarded good benefits.

Cons

just like any other job know you learn as you go.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let employess do the job and reward the hard workers? at least let them know how you feel when they do work hard.

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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good pay, bad management

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Fleet Service Clerk in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Fleet Service Clerk in Miami, FL

    I worked at American Airlines part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As a Fleet Service Clerk, pay begins at a little over $10 part time (pretty good). You get about a dollar increase each year till you top out (don't recall what the top out is, varies for PT/FT). Seniority is very important - your shift, vacation, and other things go off of it. You have the ability to CS Off or CS Work, which means you can pick up other people's hours or give up your own. In essence, you can create your own unpaid vacations, or work as much as you want to (even as a part timer.) The job itself is really not complicated. Health benefits are quite good considering what most companies offer nowadays. Flight benefits are great to have - but standby travel can be difficult so beware during high seasons. This is a unionized position. There are many internal positions you can apply for, and one has the ability to transfer to other cities if they have openings. In the right environment (and station) the job can be satisfying when you are working with good people and the work gets done the right way.

    Cons

    -Work can be heavy and frustrating at times
    -You may be given a mandatory overtime extension due to weather or other delays.
    -Threat of layoff is always present
    -Depending on what city you work, some co workers can be VERY difficult to work with, and the higher their seniority, the lazier some can be.
    -If you are low on seniority, expect bad days off for several years. Don't expect mornings for a long, long time.
    -Seniority is a BIG deal
    -Big divide between Union and management
    -Though they have gotten better, many members of management are very ignorant and are on constant power trips.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more managers who have actually worked ramp, and are open to new ideas and innovations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Flight benefits aren't what they used to be

    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

    I have been working at American Airlines

    Pros

    Free travel in coach after 5 years, no overtime expected, get to work around airplanes

    Cons

    It's hard to travel standby with a family due to lack of empty seats on planes. The salary for engineers will always be less than the industry average. Lots of paperwork. As an engineer you hit the career ceiling pretty fast unless you go into one of the limited number of supervisory roles.

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