Piedmont Airlines

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Piedmont Airlines Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
50 Reviews
2.5
50 Reviews
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  1.  

    Ok employer

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

    I worked at Piedmont Airlines

    Pros

    Great Benefits and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Provide more pay to much work for 10

  2.  

    The Daycare for Adults

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

    I have been working at Piedmont Airlines part-time

    Pros

    Flight benefits come in handy. The ability to travel the world for a fraction of the cost is amazing.

    Cons

    Senior management opportunities are based on race, sexual orientation and alliances, and this is why they have no clue about the day-to-day operation. We are always short staffed and their way of dealing with the problem is to impose non-conducive shift lines in effort to punish agents for performance. The head of ramp for this company failed ramp classroom training 3 times in a row.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit?....

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Modern Slavery

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Piedmont Airlines full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, reasonable insurance, and your front-line co-workers (people tend to bond when they are stuck in really bad environments for long periods of time).

    Cons

    Very low pay for the productivity that is expected.
    Front-line employees in the mainline business have a lower ratio of bags to be handled per person, yet are paid 2 to 3 dollars more an hour than this company offers.
    The flight benefits should be a pro but are not because they are just the bait for gullible new-hires. The flights tend to fill-up at the last minute, plus you are working for so little pay that you cannot afford to take time off even if you could find an empty seat on a plane.
    The "work place training program" is a joke. It's computer games with simple answers to cheesy questions that make a person feel like they're playing the Oregon Trail, again. Literally, it is modeled after something a pre-schooler enjoys.
    The management team recently decided to dub themselves "the leadership team" when in fact it is just a bunch of kids following a script that was emailed to them.
    All decisions that affect a front-line employee are made in a vacuum by "leaders" who have never been outside and are delivered via email in all caps and bold letters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just try to give a damn.
    The old way of doing business ended after the civil war, when the slaves were freed. Your employees (just like all adult human beings) want to have responsibilities in life; but, you just keep giving them mindless tasks to keep them busy. Appreciate the personal touch a human being can bring into a business and pay them what they're worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    No were to go

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Piedmont Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flight benefits. Swaps are unlimited.

    Cons

    Low pay scale. Very difficult to get a full raise. Management is constantly looking over your shoulder. Only descent job is running bags. If you work the ramp they treat you like a wild dog. Always getting swaps suspended cause I don't have a computer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower swap percentages. Higher pay. More time to rest between pushes. Bring back the orange vests.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    If you like working for 18 year old managers go for it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Piedmont Airlines full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Standby Flight Benefits which is becoming less and less a benefit because the flights are almost all full, and health insurance that is fair. They no longer drug test you when your hired(doesn't affect me but others sure like it).

    Cons

    WAGES, Hours, Working conditions, not letting you leave at the end of your shift due to operational need. Managers with no Airline experience straight out of High School trying to make you be in 2 or 3 places at once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop wasting money on everything except the employees who keep the Airline functioning. The training department is in desperate need of an overhaul. Start drug testing employees again so that I know I'm working with safe coherent co-workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Regional Airline

    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Piedmont Airlines full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A great leadership team and some of the most amazing mentors will help you to shape your career with this airline.

    Cons

    Most airport positions require working shifts, holidays and weekends until you gain seniority. You are able to swap shifts with your co-workers once your probationary period is over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to mentor and develop employees, providing a career path and not 'just a job'.

  8.  

    Mediocre company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ramp Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Ramp Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Piedmont Airlines full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing flight benefits, flying anywhere in the country is free. Flying anywhere out of the country is very inexpensive. You can assign one person to be your registered guest which gives them a huge discount as well.

    Cons

    The worst part about this job, for middle-line management, is that most of the front-line workers are lazy and disrespectful.
    Usually working under-staffed, so the environment is very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Management sets goals that are unrealistic but necessary to ensure that the lazy front-line workers meet goals so Piedmont can remain a competitor for contracts. I was middle management, and the worst part about this job are the front-line workers. The majority are lazy and disrespectful, and frankly, an embarrassment in front of customers. They lack regard for decency and professionalism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very fun and exciting company .

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Piedmont Airlines part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to fly free on US Airways and American.

    Cons

    Not alot of hours average 12-20 a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need at least $10.00 an hour.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Best of the worse when it comes to regional.

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

    I worked at Piedmont Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fine people - crew scheduling excluded.

    Cons

    Crew scheduling. AM/PM/AM/PM rotations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fly the line for a month.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Work hard, do your job correctly and learn to network and you will do well.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ramp Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Ramp Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Piedmont Airlines full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Travel Benefits, Potential for Advancement

    Cons

    Networking is needed to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower positions should be shown more appreciation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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