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ASTAR Air Cargo Reviews

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  1. "Great company but too one demetional."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Boss in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Boss in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASTAR Air Cargo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for, good pay, great benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of career opportunties to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees better informed.


  2. "Lead Mechanic"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Mechanic in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Lead Mechanic in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASTAR Air Cargo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good advancement potential. I thought it was good working environment. Non union shop was a plus in my opinion so the seniority issues that most face in this industry are not such a major obstacle.

    Cons

    uncertain future with this company and the salary was not what others a paid in the industry. And if you want to work on newer aircraft, look elsewhere.

  3. "Great company and people."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Multimedia Designer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Multimedia Designer in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASTAR Air Cargo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Currently in the process of shutting down.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  4. "Astar Air Cargo may not be around for another year."

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    Former Employee - Second Officer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Second Officer in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. It was a place to have a career. not anymore.

    Cons

    DHL is Astar Air Cargo's primary customer and is going with other air cargo companies to move their product.

    Advice to Management

    It is too bad you did not try to get other cargo business.


  5. "Astar -- the sad bones of an airline that has failed to plan for a future"

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    Former Employee - Pilot - First Officer in Wilmington, OH
    Former Employee - Pilot - First Officer in Wilmington, OH
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Being a Pilot for a overnight express airline is very clean and clear cut when compared to flying for a passenger carrier. You are flying the same equipment with different loads behind the cockpit door. Pay was good and schedule was good also.

    Cons

    Working nights can take its toll on you health if you do not take good care of yourself. Upper management made no effort to modernize the fleet to remain competitive. This has caused the work to go to other competitors and the airline been downsized to just a fraction of is original size.

    Advice to Management

    You can not expect a company to remain competitive or thrive if all you want is to skim off profits and not reinvest in a the future with a plan.


  6. "What could have been"

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    Current Employee - Second Officer in Wilmington, OH
    Current Employee - Second Officer in Wilmington, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay better than most airlines.

    Cons

    We're going out of business.

    Advice to Management

    Own up to mistakes from 5-10 years ago, and decide to move on and grow smartly.


  7. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - MXC
    Former Employee - MXC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ASTAR Air Cargo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working environment and the people.

    Cons

    Did not see the big picture

    Advice to Management

    Wake up.

  8. "Management excels in sending great people on to other jobs."

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    Former Employee - Airline Pilot
    Former Employee - Airline Pilot
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent people in lower management and at the line maintenance and flying positions. Once a proud organization, a leader in the overnight transport business. Now a shell of its former self in the US.

    Cons

    Senior management has been unable to correctly plan for the future issues the company faces in the industry. As a result competitors have taken away business and now the company has been reduced to the point of insignificance.

    Advice to Management

    Plan for the future by investing some of the money they make from guaranteed contracts in newer and more efficient equipment. View your people as assets and communicate with them about the future and include them in mapping out a plan.