Ryan International Airlines

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Ryan International Airlines Reviews

Updated May 7, 2014
Updated May 7, 2014
16 Reviews
3.3
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Was a great company at on time.

    Current Employee - Director of Contracts  in  Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Director of Contracts in Rockford, IL

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. We had a number of very qualified people.

    Cons

    Money was diverted from the company to other interests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Most gratifying position Ive ever had.

    Former Employee - International Flight Atendant  in  Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - International Flight Atendant in Rockford, IL

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

    Pros

    Customer Service second to none, it was a priveledge to fly our troops.

    Cons

    21 hour duty days, verylon hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company filed chapter 11 and closed unfortunatley.

    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    I loved working at RIA.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryan International Airlines

    Pros

    We were like a big family.

    Cons

    Ownership was terribly short sighted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employee base.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Out of Business

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    Former Employee - Dispatcher  in  Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Ryan International Airlines full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Was a great place to work!

    Cons

    The company no longer exists

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great group of professionals, terrible to see the company go under.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced, dynamic working environment where everyone was constantly learning and adapting to new challenges.

    Cons

    A lack of effective communication throughout the different levels of the company; not just about the overall direction of the company but also the day-to-day operational details. Lack of communication and high stress environment would occasionally lead to shouting matches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Process mapping and a better framework for communication to keep everyone on the same page as much as possible would help not only with morale but being able to adapt to change more quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company to see the world if you are single

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant  in  Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Ryan International Airlines full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -International Flights Right Away to contries you never thought you would visit
    -Lots of Military Charter flights so passengers were a lot more friendlier and easy to handle
    -Most co-workers were nice and friendly and ready for an adventure to explore whatever country you were in
    -Lots of flgihts to pickup on days off

    Cons

    -Poor Management of the company
    -Inflight supervisor was terrible, unprofessional and unreliable
    -Crew Scheduling was understaffed so they were a mess and many times had no idea where in the world you were or would forget to schedule our transportation and lodging
    -Loooooooooong Work hours
    -You get worked to the bone
    -Low starting base pay
    -Lots of time away from home
    -Super unorganzied airline

    The communication within the company was terrible and I have no idea how those planes were still working because the company tried saving money on parts and repairs but yet spent a ton of money on food that was wasted. Many times we were short on basic things on the flights and we had to improvise. You were basically a slave in this company and if you didnt like it, they could care less if you left.

    Unfortunately due to bad management and poor decision making the airline went bankrupt and rumors are that it may restart again under a different name but the airline accumulated so much debt with airports all over the world and a bad reputation that reviving an airlines with such a negetive history would not be the best idea.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better organization and communication and invest in better systems for crew management and have a little more compassion for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryan International Airlines

    Pros

    Smaller company so there was little red tape.

    Cons

    I didn't particularly care for Wichita KS.

  9.  

    Stared off well, didn't end that way.

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    Former Employee - Operations  in  Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Operations in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Ryan International Airlines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Haired me with little experience, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Not overly communicative with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    I have never worked with more dedicated people before!

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant  in  Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Ryan International Airlines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The employees were a dedicated bunch. They truly cared about the safety and welfare of the passengers and each other.The experience was more than words can explain.

    Cons

    Too bad the management and owners did not take care of the employees . Take the money and run :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. They are the forefront and backbone of the company.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging to your abilities.

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Manager  in  Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Ryan International Airlines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    nice environment, good people to work with, team spirit for getting the job done

    Cons

    beauractic culture with maintenance operations senior management constantly undermining middle management, little team building or investement in line employement development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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