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Air Wisconsin Airlines Reviews

Updated June 2, 2017
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  • Low pay but manageable, lower than other airlines (in 12 reviews)

  • low pay, no buddy passes with flight benefits (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "A&P"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - A&P in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - A&P in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Air Wisconsin Airlines (More than a year)

    Pros

    you could flip scedules like ot was a 4 days a week 10hr days and you could swap with some one and work 8days on and have 6 days off with out yousing any vacation days

    Cons

    lower end pay scale

    Air Wisconsin Airlines Response

    Apr 12, 2017 – Social Media Manager

    We’re glad you found it so easy to swap schedules to accommodate your life outside of work, and thank you for your feedback. Our Base Wage Rate and A&P License Premium combined actually generate the... More


  2. "10 Year Airplane Mechanic"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Wisconsin Airlines full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to Entire array of aircraft systems

    Cons

    Regional Airline, constantly changing, job security

    Advice to Management

    None. They Are in business to make money, they act accordingly

  3. "Work"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Air Wisconsin Airlines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly like a big familu

    Cons

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    Air Wisconsin Airlines Response

    Apr 3, 2017 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and for being a part of our big family!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Beware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilton Head Island, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilton Head Island, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Air Wisconsin Airlines (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flight Benefits
    Fun work
    Fun job

    Cons

    They are the redheaded step child of the industry. You get flight benefits with American Airlines, but your standby priority is very low which means your chances of actually getting a seat on a plane are low.
    Very poor and absent management.
    Company is losing contracts often. Wouldn't be surprised if they last another 2 years...

    Air Wisconsin Airlines Response

    Apr 3, 2017 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to give feedback. We’re happy that you enjoy coming into work and have fun. We’re excited to say that we do have a new long term contract with United Airlines, which... More


  5. "Flight Attendant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Air Wisconsin Airlines (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Treated like family, they value personality

    Cons

    Low pay but manageable, lower than other airlines


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A good company gone bad"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Air Wisconsin Airlines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Travel Benefits, Excellent Base management

    Cons

    Low Pay, Horrible Job security

    Advice to Management

    Decide whether your company going to continue flying or not. The company is short pilots because they are not telling employees what they plan to do in order to keep the airline running. they are in serious danger of shutting down. they claim that they are ok but all employees don't see a solution and they don't have one. no job security.

    Air Wisconsin Airlines Response

    Jan 12, 2017 – Social Media Manager

    We look forward to sharing our plans for the future soon. Our leaders are working hard to position Air Wisconsin for a long, healthy future.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Out of Touch Air Wisconsin"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Air Wisconsin Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    1. Airline experience
    2. Flexible time off with seniority
    3. Flight benefits (reduced and difficult to use with current flying partner)

    Cons

    1. No Future - Job security
    2. Lack of empathy by executive leadership
    3. Zero leadership
    4. Out of touch
    5. High turnover
    6. Low morale
    7. Low pay
    8. Aging and outdated aircraft
    9. Treated like a second class citizen from current flying partner
    10. Lack of innovation - Not up to date with technology

    Advice to Management

    1. Stop writting In Touch memos to the workforce because they are very out of touch with the current situation.

    2. When your workforce sends a letter to the CEO, we expect an answer. This is a perfect example of how out of touch you are with your employees.

    3. Executive leadership needs to take a course or two in how to treat their employees with dignity and respect.

    Air Wisconsin Airlines Response

    Apr 3, 2017 – Social Media Manager

    We’re sorry to hear that you feel this way. We’re excited to say that we do have a long term future with United Airlines. Negotiations took longer than expected and while leadership wanted to share... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "great company"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Family atmosphere really nice and awesome people to work with, Experience some really nice places with great crews.

    Cons

    There needs to be better communication from the top down with some situations

    Air Wisconsin Airlines Response

    Oct 20, 2016 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Company culture is very important to us, and we are so happy to hear that you feel like you are more than just an employee - you are a part of... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company fallen on hard times"

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    Current Employee - Pilot in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Pilot in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Wisconsin Airlines (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small close-knit company with good employees and relatively good work environment. Good pay and excellent benefits at all levels. Company makes money and is financially stable at this time.

    Cons

    Contract with American Airlines (it's sole source of income ) ends in spring of 2018. So far no sign that company will continue flying beyond that point. Flying is being reduced rapidly mostly due to staffing issues. Most competing airlines have better pay at this time. Pilot and Flight Attendant contract negotiations have stalled out and company morale us at an all time low.

    Advice to Management

    Any sign from management that there is a future at Air Wisconsin Airlines would be welcome. Management has done nothing to prevent or stop the high rate of employees leaving the company (30-40 per month) and nothing to attract or retain new staff, pilots, or flight attendants.

    Air Wisconsin Airlines Response

    Oct 28, 2016 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. As you know, this is a trying time for the airline industry as a whole. Leadership has been actively working to position us for a strong, healthy future. They don't want... More


  10. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Air Wisconsin is a great place to work, and every department feels like a family. People do workout challenges together and surprise each other for birthdays or big events. The departments come together to give back to the community or for the Trivia Contest. (You should see the sweet homemade trophy!) Air Wisconsin also matches donations to charities that employees care about, and do fun things to raise money. For example, maybe you buy 'jean day' tickets and the money goes to charity.

    Cons

    One great perk is that you can book as many leisure flights as you want every year once you've paid a really small fee, but you have to fly standby. It's not the end of the world by any means.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the right people.


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