US Airways

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Great Company Great Benefits

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Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ

I worked at US Airways full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Free flights when seats are available (free as many times a year, no limits) just pay taxes to fly international. Easy to trade shifts to get time off to go on vacations or day trips. Company matches 50% to your 401k. Company helps when you have medical issues, they really work with you to give you the time off. Overall Great company.

Cons

Start at a lower pay but put your time in and it will pay off. You HAVE to have patience for this job. You deal with the public being stressed out, so those people are mad and frustrated and will take it out on you. Fast paced and its hard to get your breaks in. You have to have high seniority to get holidays off.

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none really

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    FP&A in Tempe most micromanaged finance department ever

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst II, Financial Planning & Analysis in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst II, Financial Planning & Analysis in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at US Airways full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great travel benefits
    Looks good on a resume

    The travel benefits are incredible and can easily add the equivalent of 15-20K to your salary. Non-revving is pretty easy, though sometimes you really have to watch flights to make sure that you can get a seat. The higher level finance jobs at CHQ look good on a resume and with consolidation likely in the next few years, it could result in higher salaries.

    Cons

    Constant micromanagement
    Excel monkeys with little thought involved in your roles
    Management that doesn't care about your future or what you have to offer
    office politics
    zero training - there is no official training and little unofficial training

    I worked in FP&A which is generally considered the highest-level finance group in the company. It frequently attracts MBA level talent. However, the management in this group is some of the worst that I have ever experienced for the reasons I've listed below:

    (1) Not honoring creative thinking and problem solving - During my time at US Airways, I was told things like "don't take initiative", and "it's not your job to think, that's my job (the manager's)". Within my group, analysts were often berated for not putting something in the appropriate font (Book Antigua) or for not having something completed literally ten minutes after someone requested it.

    (2) Not explaining or sharing company data - We were often told to do things without anyone explaining why we were doing that. We had to figure it out on our own. Everything is siloed and throughout the company, people hoard information in order to protect themselves.

    (3) Public criticism - in staff meetings, the analyst with the worst reports would often be called out in front of the group.

    (4) Micromanagement - everything had to be in a certain format and certain way. Managers often reviewed emails before you sent them and most of the time, analysts were discouraged from emailing anyone outside of the other finance groups; rather we had to go through the finance groups to get information from the divisions.

    (5) Low morale - morale of analyst ranges from "accepting the job for what it is as not perfect" to "hating it and wanting out". I don't believe anyone that you talk to in FP&A would say that it is a great place to work.

    Most people only stay in the group for 12-18 months. After that, they usually can't take it anymore. This was easily the worst culture of any place I've worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower the people under you to make decisions
    Treat people with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Aircraft Line Maintenance

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Line Mechanic in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Aircraft Line Mechanic in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at US Airways full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Referring to the "CONS", the years of Pittsburgh fat, waste and arrogance is long gone! If you can tolerate the mediocre wages and benefits, the present environment remains calm. But, with a merger and contract negotiations in-the-works and like so many other periods during my 30 years, the balance of this period of calm can and has been toppled in a single day.

    Cons

    Like MOST other airlines and the industry itself, the list of cons is LONG and particularly the post-Piedmont/US Air merger in August of 1989. Although Piedmont was a pseudo-decent place to work, it still fostered to mirror the tolerance of BOTH airlines to harbor an uncomfortable number of fellow co-workers...who get away with anything their personal agenda requires.

    TODAYS US Airways is a better place and this is solely due to the fact that the years of Pittsburgh fat and arrogance is long gone. Unfortunately, so is the money to pay their mechanics a respectable wage. Even today and on the onset of yet ANOTHER round of merger-mania with American Airlines AND a long expired collective bargaining agreement between the company and the not-so-illustrious I.A.W. & A.W.,the future will indeed resemble the past at the present. (Think MINDLESS and NEEDLESS work stoppages by the I.A.M & A.W. in October of 1993) A STRIKE..."just because!"

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    Approves of CEO
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