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Flight Network Reviews

Updated February 15, 2015
Updated February 15, 2015
11 Reviews
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    A Canadian success story - positioned for more growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Poor Senior Leadership

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

    I have been working at Flight Network full-time

    Pros

    some fantastic people with some really good ideas

    Cons

    bad culture
    executives de-motivate employees
    limited training and advancement
    getting worse week by week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture change and motivation is driven from the top down. It cannot be mandated or forced. Invest in your staff, show them some trust and eventually, this is returned. Earn their trust. Earn their loyalty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people terrible management

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

    I worked at Flight Network

    Pros

    Good people, some that really care. Nice environment and lot of empathy. Business is growing, and company is profitable. Since its hard for them to retain anyone you will be well compensated if you stay.

    Cons

    Terrible CEO who does not understand people. Company attempting to shift culture but its a blind leading blind problem. Lack of accountability for executive managers.. Too much favoritism. Great place if you want to be scared of everything and everyone. Also great if you want to practice being thrown under the bus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro managing the people, separate the CEO from the day to day operation and let the people do the job they were hired to do.

    Its not OK to have 25 open reqs that means you are systematically understaffing and over working your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company does not have skilled management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    -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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very poor work environment. Bad company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    I don't regret leaving this Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Good work environment and pleasant working environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ahmedabad (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ahmedabad (India)

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

    Pros

    Very good location in city. They are using good technology and you will get good knowledge out of it.

    Cons

    Sometimes you'll find management not as proper as you expect. You'll be assigned too much responsibilities to take care.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away from Flight Network, very high turn around of employees, outsourcing and understaffing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    You get to meet a lot of new people. Very multicultural. Some managers realize there are serious problems and are willing to take action to try to lessen the stress/bad working environment on the employees. They have increased contests/games to somehow boost the low morale among the workforce. Kitchen and toilet facilities went from very bad to a usable condition. Cleaners are now employed.

    Cons

    Very high turn around of employees, chronic understaffing and poor morale best illustrates the reality of this company. Currently there is a mass exodus of Canadian (Oakville) employees who either run away or are replaced by employees in India. Very poor management/leadership expects you to work over time without any pay. Failure to do so, will result in a warning notice and/or you will be compared to employees in India who obviously are not managed by the same employment standards/norms. Extreme pressure placed on the employees by chronic understaffing and bullying management tactics. Unless you consent to giving up your health, work-life balance, lunch breaks and the fact that the management has the ability to quickly send your position abroad (India), you will regret working here. You have been warned. Stay away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that good leadership is the key to how your company will prosper and how your clients will benefit from their experience. Hire enough staff, invest in their proper training and individuals with leadership skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience and development path for ambitious high-performers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Great place to learn, have direct impact on product direction, and work first hand with some amazing talent from all over the world. The company has been growing continually for almost a decade and has made Profit lists for a number of consecutive years. Also a great place to hone one's entrepreneurial predispositions and see a small business change into a global corporation.

    Cons

    Definitely requires an ability to work independently, think fast, stay longer hours and wear a number of different hats. Can be sometimes stressful for people not used to truly multi-tasking environments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People, Demotivating Leadership

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

    I have been working at Flight Network

    Pros

    People are very nice
    Business is very profitable
    Work hours are likely to maintain work/life balance

    Cons

    CEO is un-empthatic and de-motivational
    Work hours are very rigid - no flex hours
    Parking situation is terrible resulting in long walk (borderline dangerous in winter)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More management and structure throughout the company. CEO needs to be more supportive and empathetic to increase engagement. Current leadership style and policies will stifle performance and productivity driving high performers away resulting in a below average performance staff. More leadership support and mentorship would be a great asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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