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Good pay, bad management

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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

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    Free flight are nice, the day to day is taxing.

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    Current Employee - Ramp Agent in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at American Airlines part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flight Benefits are enjoyable if you can find a flight.

    Cons

    Uneducated management, unprofessional coworkers, I could go on and on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more realistic expectations. Dont point the finger to make yourself look good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    They will get their pound of flesh no matter what.

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    Current Employee - First Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - First Officer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You now get a type rating in which ever aircraft you are assigned.

    Cons

    There are too many to list, but mainly low pay and terrible quality of life. I wonder if lower guys will see an end to reserve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over, and stop ruining lives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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