Southern Air

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Southern Air Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
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  1.  

    Finding its feet

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

    I worked at Southern Air

    Pros

    Company is growing, and has ambitious goals.

    Cons

    Stingy for small beneficial expenditures, while extravagant for superficial statement. Not employee minded.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Scheduler in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Crew Scheduler in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Southern Air full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay but not worht the aggravation.

    Cons

    Terrible management and ideas from people who have no business in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Too much upper management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Operations in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Southern Air full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company had many diverse customers, they continued to grow. Attempted to meet the customer demands on last min schedule changes.

    Cons

    Too much upper management, and the upper management did not communicate their goals or plans to everyone else. Some managers would talk poorly about their own department and employees. Upper management would stay as disconnected to other staff as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good people

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

    I have been working at Southern Air full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    not pro-active always one step behind.

    Cons

    trying to save money by farming out a/c records a/c inspection next a/c parts. parts by hour
    is going to be very costly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is good smart people

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Big Ideas, Bad Execution

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

    I worked at Southern Air full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small company, opportunity to learn a lot and wear many hats. Some excellent staff who, in my opinion, were carrying the airline on their backs.

    Cons

    Treated future employees better than current employees-always a bad sign. Disconnect between senior management/headquarters/finance and line level leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Some good and some bad, neutral overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Southern Air as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good chance to travel around the globe and seek experience with the job

    Cons

    A bit of discrimination especially towards Asian continent employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Lack of respect Global Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Technical in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Southern Air full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Strong industry - Global Air Cargo service provider with 60+ years of experience - cargo services from Flag Carriers, Charter Brokers...and Government continuous to place Southern Air on the SKY

    Cons

    Experiences with Executive Leader at Southern Air and the Lack of respect shown for ALL PEOPLE inexcusable, extending bad behavior to minorities and women

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demand executives to practice and learn / read and honor Southern Air Company Mission and Vision respect for the/all Individuals enforce GLOBAL diversity understanding and respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Avoid this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Service in Lynchburg, VA

    I have been working at Southern Air full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work hours. Employee's are friendly.

    Cons

    The management in the offices are always gossiping about each other. In turn the person they are gossiping about get's fired. Yes, fired. No job security and if you are a female you will not be promoted. They have raise freezes for years. If you are hired, ask for a salary you can live on for 3+ years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empty out your entire office and start over. That's including your President and VP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Pilot job at Southern Air Inc.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pilot in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Pilot in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Southern Air full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Worldwide travel, flying some of the most desirable aircraft ever made for cargo transport. Great pilots, mechanics and ramp employees.

    Cons

    Management is too concerned about moving aircraft with very little regard for overall safety of crew. Management uses heavy handed tactics to intimidate crew and personnel to keep aircraft flying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Crews are always motivated to move aircraft. We understand the business model of our chosen careers. However this is not at the expense of our safety and the general publics safety. Listen to your crews and remove all barriers for safe and efficient operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Southern Air is a typical cargo ACMI airline with growth potential but a poor overall work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Crew in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Flight Crew in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Southern Air

    Pros

    Worldwide travel is a great benefit. A great crew force and union make working at Southern Air possible. A great training department is also a great asset.

    Cons

    Management looks down upon the crew force. The management uses intimidation and retaliates often with aircrew. Talk only with union reps about safety and FAA issues before notifying company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your mechanics and aircrew as they are the ones on the line flying and completing the mission daily.

    Recommends

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