Flight Network Reviews

Updated May 5, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Poor management. Zero culture. Poor technolgy.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flight Network full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Close to the highway so you can get out and go home as fast as you can.

    Cons

    Management is all talk. The tech infrastructure is poor. No projects move forward because the system keeps breaking down. If there are no bookings coming in, you are on the hook to explain why. More often than not, it was the technology that fails. you spend the whole day trying to find the answer and can't do your real job. You can't move your goal forward because you spend your time rationalizing why the system failed. They practice poor customer service with bait and switch pricing. This leads to so many customer complaints. Check the review sites for evidence. Nobody communicates to each other. You can hear a pin drop.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Poor work environment, lots of stress with very little reward

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakville, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Flight Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    One of the leading online travel companies in the country Very nice staff that come from different backgrounds and cultures

    Cons

    Their "state of the art system" is always affected by system glitches that greatly affect workload and cause major issues to passenger reservations Management staff will bully people under them and love to instil fear in not making mistakes rather than giving proper training CEO is greedy, snobby and makes you feel that he is your slave The management does not have any leadership qualities at all and put their staff into overload with little reward

    Advice to Management

    Do a major system overhaul rather than patching up issues when they arise CEO and management staff should learn how to be leaders and put trust into their employees rather than micromanaging Provide better rewards to employees who are doing a great job


  3. Helpful (1)

    A fantastic company to work with!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Mid Level Management in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Mid Level Management in Oakville, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Flight Network full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment State of the art technology Opportunity for growth Very caring and supportive executive team My job is not boring. I'm not doing the same thing day in day out. There are plenty of fun activities happening through out the year. I've been working at Flight Network for several years. I started at an entry level position and quickly moved up to a mid Senior level position as the company grew. I had the opportunity of working directly with our CEO for a couple of years. He's truly a visionary. It was a privilege to work under his direction. I acquired a wealth of knowledge about this business from him . My direct Executive never fails to recognize my hard work and always creates a fun environment. While going through some personal health issues last year, there was overwhelming support from the executive team. This made my recovery very fast and stress free.

    Cons

    Any entrepreneurial company that grows this fast, will have some growing pains along the way. It's no different for Flight Network. Short term pain for long term gain!!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on growing and venturing into new markets!!! In this fast paced environment, there's always a challenge waiting. Those that are not accustomed to working in a challenging fast paced environment will have difficulty fitting in. On the other hand, those that work hard with dedication will see plenty of opportunity to grow and thrive.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Stifling senior leadership, totally untrustworthy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakville, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Flight Network full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's claimed you get travel perks and they are adding more social events but these are awkward because senior management is awkward and stuffy. The staff is nice and you can meet interesting people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

    Cons

    Management likes to bully and they will judge you on hours worked only. The culture of playing the blame game is everywhere in this company and youll find yourself scrambling to avoid being blamed for lots of stuff even if its not your fault or issue. There is no team building going on here no matter how much management wants to try and say there is. Everyone walks around feeling insecure about their job as so many people leave with no explanation from management. And management will lie to your face repeatedly.

    Advice to Management

    Try to build trust and try to build a team otherwise you won't accomplish your goals.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Work hard, no play, get lectured on culture change, and watch it all go no where

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Director in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technology Director in Oakville, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Flight Network

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Profitable, successful Canadian company. Company built its success the old fashioned way. Exploit its people, customers and suppliers.

    Cons

    lack of any corporate culture, corporate values, ridiculous focus on work hours, expectations are unrealistic, HR is no support to the staff, departments look to slam one another instead of collaborate and work together. CEO is demotivating. Any positive change is killed off as it is not ROI positive. Company is getting staff to put positive reviews on various sites including this about itself, so be aware of Trolls

    Advice to Management

    Sell the business or hire a professional exec team to run the place. Learn to trust and retain your staff


  7. Helpful (4)

    I learnt a lot, had a lot of stress and am so happy I left

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technology in Oakville, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Flight Network full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Financially the company is strong. Profitable business and in the e-commerce space You will be promoted quickly if you lie, cheat, and throw your colleagues under the boss. Especially if you point out others weakness and flaws to the CEO. He loves snitches and rewards them handsomely. Pretty quickly you are the subject matter expertise, cause everyone around you has left or moved on. You can do many things as there is chronic under staffing, so there is never a lack of work on your desk and orders on why it is not done?

    Cons

    Corporate culture is zero. The executive team is inexperienced and never been at this senior level before. The CEO is a bully and lacks any ability to lead or motivate people. He can barely motivate and make his own team work together yet alone the rest of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Change the guys in charge. Be aware of trolls especially on this site as they are trying to change the perception to attract top talent. Management learn to retain talent not just the tricks to attract them.


  8. A Canadian success story - positioned for more growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technology in Oakville, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Flight Network full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -technology company in the travel space. base pay is good. if you are looking to be in a small company that is growing then it is a good place. New executives are making culture shift.

    Cons

    in the middle of changing the culture so there are bound to be hiccups location is not great for attracting tech talent

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving forward and the culture will follow. include us in the culture shift.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Company does not have skilled management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakville, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Flight Network full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -You get at least two monitors to work on -you can get some discounts on travel

    Cons

    -management measures productivity in hours - nothing else. This is an old office environment where you get the feeling there is always an eye on when you get in and when you leave. All this despite that fact that the CEO is largely absent -expect to be asked to do much more than you were hired to do with no additional pay or even as much as a pat on the back -expect to not have any say in how you will actually carry out your own work -you will be asked to manage and lead but will be cut down and questioned in a condescending way any time you do -They try to tell everyone that it is a great opportunity with a changing culture. But in reality the culture is getting worse if anything. They cant keep people in the building

    Advice to Management

    -Stop micromanaging and learn how to lead -Understand how people are motivated -A culture can only be built by example. You can't act one way and expect your team to act another way -Treat employees like family if you want them to actually care about what you do


  10. Helpful (7)

    I don't regret leaving this Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakville, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Flight Network full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - Cheaper flights deals since you are a insider - good people - Reasonable benefits

    Cons

    - Management is not good with it employees - amount of time you work is important not the quality of your work - no remote work - Get ready to be thrown under the bus anytime

    Advice to Management

    Take a good care of all the employees , not just your favorite ones.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Very poor work environment. Bad company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakville, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Flight Network (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Travel Discounts if you are going to travel.

    Cons

    -Poor managers result in a bad work environment. Yelling at and bullying employees is the norm here in some departments. Excessive understaffing is considered normal here. Very poor work and life balance. Employees are always leaving this company. Outsourcing to India is very high. You will be working with employees who can barely speak English and have no knowledge of basic geography. This is another reason why this company is increasingly failing its clients.

    Advice to Management

    None.



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