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www.pncl.com
Minneapolis, MN
5001 to 10000 employees
Endeavor Air
2002
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Transportation & Logistics
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
In an up-and-down industry, Pinnacle Airlines Corp. hopes to maintain peak performance. The holding company's main subsidiary, regional carrier Pinnacle Airlines (Pinnacle), flies to about 115 cities in more than 35 US states and in Canada. Pinnacle and sister ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Detroit, MI
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    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pinnacle Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    travel was awesome! once you can hold a line you can get more than enough time to travel! loved meeting new people! Insurance, dental, and 401 k was pretty good too.

    Cons

    Not enough Money. Management and company treated you like a number and not a person. Delayed flights and sometimes up to 16 hour work days was the worst part of the job.

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Pinnacle Airlines Interviews

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    Pilot - First Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Pinnacle Airlines (Minneapolis, MN) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Very professional. It was a one day process starting out with a company outline. Testing completed the morning session. Interviewing in the afternoon -that's if you pass the tests!

    Three tests:
    1.Cognitive - I personally didn't get anything out of luminosity but others may. Just READ and FOLLOW the instructions. Each section has a practice session before it to make sure you understand. Be good at doing several little activities at the same time (Just like you do on an instrument approach down to minimums)

    2.Personality - Just put down what you feel.

    3.Job knowledge - This is what you can prepare for. I had 12 days and that did not seem sufficient but I am the type that wants to answer every question correctly. You will only hear pass or fail results. Know aerodynamics, performance, turbine engines, and the rules of thumb. Know the AIM as well. Basically don't go memorize specific answers like you would the ATP written but have fundamental understanding and know how to apply it. Most the answers for me came from my college studies and but that was me.

    4.Interview - 3 panel interview. My group was very relaxed and non-confrontational. Standard "what if" questions. Tended to drive to what they perceive your weak areas and how you would overcome if hired.

    Overall; be serious, get plenty of rest the night before, and show your passion for aviation.

    Even though it is a challenging process, it is well worth it. It is what you put into it.

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