Piedmont Airlines

  www.piedmont-airlines.com
  www.piedmont-airlines.com

Piedmont Airlines Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
58 Reviews
2.7
58 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Steve Farrow
33 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Amazing flight benefits, flying anywhere in the country is free (in 17 reviews)

  • Travel benefits, healthcare, dental, vacation and sick time were pretty good (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Very low pay for the amount of work to do (in 6 reviews)

  • They are always short staffed so they keep people past their clock-out time (in 6 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Overall Good job with some drawbacks

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

    I have been working at Piedmont Airlines part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flight benefits are about the best in the business, the work is genuinely fun, good coworkers for the most part, good healthcare benefits, represent the world's largest airline

    Cons

    Less pay than US Airways mainline employees, can be hard to get a seat on a flight, seniority system (which affects everything from your schedule to promotion opportunities to who has to do more work on a flight) is annoying if you're not at the top, no vacation for two years if you're part time, incompetent coworkers are nearly impossible to fire, the job is made more difficult than necessary by management, you are expected to learn five different jobs if you work in a small station, and of course the customers hate you because you're the one that cancelled their flight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employees that are doing more than just getting by with promotions rather than giving them to people who do nothing and get promoted simply because they've been there longer. Make the pay closer to the amount that you give mainline employees, and simplify the way the stations are run by not making it a more difficult place to work than you need to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    low pay treat employees better noty just criticize

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

    I have been working at Piedmont Airlines part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    flying benefits if u can get on

    Cons

    low pay no support management doesn't reward just criticizes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more bworkers on a plane stop criticizing if staff work hard!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Ramp in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Ramp in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    employees and customers have positive feed back

    Cons

    no cons because you as an individual make it great no matter what because you know that you have a commitment to your customers and team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great commitment to your team as great leaders!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Free flight benefits.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Piedmont Airlines

    Pros

    Free flight benefits. Love working with people.

    Cons

    Delays and cancellations. Some people are rude and mean and treat you like scum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to talk to your employees. Realize what a challenge some people can be when critizing how a situation was handled.

  6.  

    Work here for the flight benefits, not the pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Gate Agent in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Gate Agent in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Piedmont Airlines part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The ability to swap shifts and travel almost totally free.

    Cons

    many of your managers are reactive rather than preventative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in your employees instead of always punishing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Busy work environment , Great benifits

    • 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

    Pros

    Flying Benifits . Airline Experience

    Cons

    Under staffed . Very low pay for the amount of work to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the pay

  8.  

    "Great starting place"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent

    I have been working at Piedmont Airlines part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The trainers were very helpful and encouraging. Able to get great experience as a Ramp agent. Able to transfer to other departments within 6 months. Great flight benefits.

    Cons

    Pay could be better for the job.

  9.  

    This job can be a good job if local management is ok to work with.

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

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

    Pros

    Travel benefits, healthcare, dental, vacation and sick time were pretty good.

    Cons

    Upper management needs to keep and eye on local supervisors and managers. They allow people with DUI's to drive you around running aircraft while de-iceing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking your local management is always so honest and upright. Many are lazy, lie, cheat and yes steal from the company and do it right under your nose. Local management magnify small and petty issues of agents to hide and mask their own fireable offenses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ok employer

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

  11.  

    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 (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

Work at Piedmont Airlines? Share Your Experiences

Piedmont Airlines

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.