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AirTran Holdings Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Free flight benefits and a flexible work schedule (in 12 reviews)

  • Good benefits, loved the free flights, within my department we had a lot of autonomy in executing our work (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • The position I had ended when the airline was sold (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Crew Scheduler in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Crew Scheduler in Orlando, FL

    I worked at AirTran Holdings full-time

    Pros

    The people were awesome. Everyone embodied the team work ethic

    Cons

    got bought out and had to move.


  2. "Standard corporate nonsense, but overall not terrible"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Relations Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Relations Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at AirTran Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free travel (stand-by)! This is by far the best perk. I traveled more in the few years I worked here than in the entire rest of my life. Stand-by is tricky sometimes, so you have to be flexible, but still an awesome benefit! Also, getting to help people and solve problems was awesome. I would typically take people from yelling and screaming to happily thanking me for fixing their problem.

    Cons

    It's an airline. I runs (basically) 24/365. And if there's a storm anywhere, prepare to work overtime (sometimes mandatory).

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so corporate. In my opinion, "chain of command", (most) policies, rules, etc. only serve to complicate things. Have a more transparent and open environment.


  3. "Wonderful place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AirTran Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone worked together like family; fun place to be, lots of friends; & flying for free was also a lot of fun!

    Cons

    Airlines budgets are tight, especially low-cost carriers; making the business case for monetary resources could be difficult


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  5. "i have enjoyed working with so many different people. Always a new learning experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AirTran Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun and great working enviroment

    Cons

    Commuting to work can be a bit tricky during high travel season.


  6. "I loved with with Airtran"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AirTran Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved my co workers. I loved my experiences. We were making huge strides in our contract. Even on bad days I loved my job. Sorry to see company go away

    Cons

    The reserve system was built on continuous growth which came to a stop once sold. It was tough on the people who were having to sit reserve for the past few years.


  7. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AirTran Holdings full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cares about it's employees. Many benefits including free standby flights. Flights on other airlines greatly discounted.

    Cons

    Challenging schedule. Unless you're a long time employee you will never have a weekend or holiday off.

    Advice to Management

    Please take employee complaints seriously. Low morale hurts workplace.


  8. "The only perk was free travel"

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    Former Employee - Ramp/Customer Agent in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Ramp/Customer Agent in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AirTran Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free air travel for you and your family.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't really great and on-the-job pressure was more than normal.

    Advice to Management

    Give decent pay and better health benefits to entry level to decrease personnel turnover.


  9. "OK work place"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AirTran Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good employees good attitude great teem work

    Cons

    no personal growth no good benefits

    Advice to Management

    be more pro active


  10. "Easiest Job EVER!!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ramp Agent - Airtran Airways in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Ramp Agent - Airtran Airways in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AirTran Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    only worked 3 or 4 hours out of your scheduled 8
    Very fun coworkers, felt like high school
    flight benefits

    Cons

    worked outside regardless of how terrible the weather was
    micro-managed by supervisors... some where on a power trip
    pay was not enough. It was terrible.
    manual labor is tough on the body

    Advice to Management

    Give the supervisors more training on how to talk to employees


  11. "WORK SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AirTran Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Travel. Great passengers. Nice coworkers. Free flights for your family. HOWEVER, NOT WORTH THE TORTURE OF WORKING FOR THEM.

    Cons

    You have ZERO CONTROL OVER YOUR SCHEDULE. Company treats you like just a body. They don't care about your health or well-being.

     I once worked with a woman who's stitches popped over her eye and the company REFUSED TO SEND HER HOME. THEY THREATENED TO WRITE HER UP. She had to serve customers looking like she was beaten up in an alley.

    I also got written up for having to be hospitalized while on a layover. It was the equivalent to 3 sick calls.

    Also, management plays favorites. Basically, if you drink, smoke, or sleep with anyone in management, you get whatever trip, whatever schedule you want.

    They suck you in with how fun and exciting the lifestyle is, but they neglect to tell you that you will be treated like dirt.

    WORK AT ANOTHER AIRLINE!!!

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.


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