Piedmont Airlines

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Updated February 18, 2015
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Steve Farrow
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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)

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  1. Like a mom and pop company, even though it's corporate, everyone really cares.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salisbury, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salisbury, MD

    I have been working at Piedmont Airlines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is caring and willing to work with you in a variety of situations. You get the feeling that your co-workers genuinely care about your well-being. Flight benefits are awesome! Wages are good for the area I live in. Many opportunities for lateral movement.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of drama between co-workers. Management is stretched thin, so if there's a dispute it doesn't really get resolved. There have been accusations of favoritism within the company. It's hard to get a wage increase. There is some sexual harassment issues.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people below you, practice conflict resolution.

  2. It's Cool…better if you have another job

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    • 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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flight benefits and the people and environment are great. Everybody tends to have your back. Excellent teamwork

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for growth, promotion/advancement; there are lateral moves but pay is about the same

  3. Slave pay is not worth the hard work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Piedmont Airlines part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule, free flight benefits, fun co-workers for the most part

    Cons

    Have to arrive everyday you are scheduled AT LEAST 30 minutes before you clock in to catch the employee bus and get driven to the terminal.

    Schedules are on a bid system, which means, you try to pick the certain days OR the hours you want to work...and since everything is based on seniority, you basically hope for the best as to getting a shift that works for you.

    Now you can swap schedules, for instance, I got a schedule of days that did not work re for me...so I found a co-worker to swap with....she was scheduled 8:15-2:45pm and I had 2:30pm -8:15pm.....we figured out we could work doubles 2 consecutive days and be off the rest of the week making the same if we had come in each day. I worked Fri and Sat only and she Sun and Mon only.

    Downside to bid system is it occurs every 3months...so you work whatever you are given for 3 months, the bid again....with the strong possibility your schedule will change again...which sucks because you have to rearrange your off-work schedules to accommodate...which is hard if you have young children.

    Last but not least....PAY SUCKS!!!! This job is really for those who want to fly free, but have other income...plus you have to have money for your destinations!!! Can get good deals on hotels, rental cars, but still have to eat and shop!

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  5. low pay treat employees better noty just criticize

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 a year)

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

    Pros

    flying benefits if u can get on

    Cons

    low pay no support management doesn't reward just criticizes

    Advice to Management

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

  6. Overall Good job with some drawbacks

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    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  7. great company

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    • 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  8. 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 Management

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

  9. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The ability to swap shifts and travel almost totally free.

    Cons

    many of your managers are reactive rather than preventative.

    Advice to Management

    invest in your employees instead of always punishing.

  10. 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 Management

    Raise the pay

  11. "Great starting place"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent

    I have been working at Piedmont Airlines part-time (Less than a 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.

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