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Former Employee - Customer Service Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Philadelphia, PA

Pros

love of airlines, flight benefits

Cons

long hours, not alot of work / life balance until you have some seniority

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    In a word: Toxic

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    Former Employee - Lead Analyst II  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Lead Analyst II in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    Good salary (despite the comment by the hiring manager that they were a "low cost airline". Which begs the question - "who is the high cost airline???"
    Good perks - free air travel is pretty awesome, even if it is cumbersome, and difficult to use.

    Cons

    Middle management is toxic. I've spoken to recruiter after recruiter who have had bad experiences and bad stories about this company. Toxic, negative. It's management by fear and intimidation. I wouldn't necessarily describe it as a sweatshop - a sweatshop can actually be a fun place to work as long as it's a productive, positive environment - US Airways is a toxic sewer of negativity, and cynicism that's just depressing and evil.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've got some awful middle-management in that place. You might actually consider getting feedback from the low-level employees about how they really feel about their management. The Data Engineering group, specifically, is horrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    11 years furloughed in the 22 since being hired

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    Current Employee - Airplane Pilot Or Copilot  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Airplane Pilot Or Copilot in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Potential to some day see advancement, if retirements begin again and seniority integration mess is fairly handled, especially in light of the American merger attempt.

    Cons

    The past 22 years since being hired have been good for only about six months, in the late fall of 2000 and early spring of 2001. Worst paid and worst work rules in the industry since 2002. Management and chief pilots extremely disrespected among the pilot workforce, and the pilots feel that management and chief pilots disrespect the pilots as well. Much acrimony between old US Airways and old America West pilots after the 2005 merger. Potential for 1989 hires to be placed after 2005 hires in seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equal (or at least similar) pay and work rules for equal work, both among company employees, and between company employees and employees of other companies in the industry, would have helped your bottom line greatly in the past several years. Your East pilot group used to want to help the company. Instead, most pilots are now motivated to hurt the company's bottom line in every way they can because they feel they've been repeatedly wronged by management (as well as by others such as Mr. Nicolau). I've seen companies where most employees are apathetic towards the company's bottom line; I've never before seen a company where the employees want to hurt the company as much as they can. You could have been so much more profitable if you would have made some effort to treat the employees more fairly; instead, you have created a work force that I fear will never again make any extra effort to help the company. That is so sad, and reflects poorly upon your leadership skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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