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Do not come to pinnacle, poorly run

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Captain in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Captain in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Travel benefits thru Delta, that's it

Cons

Working for this company and taking a 30% pay cut last week

Advice to Management

Start managing

Other Employee Reviews for Pinnacle Airlines

  1. This Place Made Me Miss Colgan

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant/Aircraft Dispatcher
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant/Aircraft Dispatcher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pinnacle Airlines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My paycheck usually cleared on time; having a job in a negative environment was better than not having a job at all.

    Cons

    My biggest complaint stems around the extremely negative atmosphere at the airline. Anytime one walks into a crew room or the SOC the complaining is constant - it's heard everywhere. Unfortunately, most of the complaints are valid. Coworkers can commiserate, but ultimately can't seem to work together on the same team. Pilots complain about line maintenance, dispatchers complain about pilots, flight attendants complain about scheduling ... and EVERYONE complains about management - which is a valid complaint. When Pinnacle snatched up Colgan and Mesaba things got worse...I never thought I'd see the day that I missed Colgan, but from the minute I was transferred to the Pinnacle side of the operation I begged to go back to good old 9L.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together - don't turn your back on your pilots/flight attendants/dispatchers/maintenance workers who are the backbone of your company. You couldn't do it without them.


  2. Helpful (1)

    While the opportunity to be an airline pilot is incredible, Pinnacle treats its employees horribly.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - First Officer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - First Officer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinnacle Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flying airliners is fun, especially CRJ900s (which will be Pinnacle Airline's only fleet in about 1-2 years based on its new air service agreement with Delta). There is the opportunity to build hours of experience, to be able to move on to other airlines if they hire. Flight benefits are great for those that love to travel. I wish I could be more positive, I really would like to be, but there just isn't enough there to be positive.

    Cons

    Pinnacle Airlines is a very punitive company that treats its professional employees as if they were badly behaved primary students. There is also little movement. Becoming a Captain as a pilot is the best way to gain the experience to move on, but after half a decade, most pilots are still First Officers, and many are still on reserve. With the planned shrinking of the fleet, this will get worse.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers throughout the company with masters degrees in aviation operations management, listen to what they have to say, and manage the airline properly. Additionally, treat the professional employees within the airline as professionals that are vital to success and safety, not as small children.


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