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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. "Reservations Agent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free flight benefits and a flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Very busy call center based work

  3. "First Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Working Holidays and weekends were not fun


  4. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AirTran Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Great employees, flexible schedules, get to see many places

    Cons

    no longer in business, long days, no paid holidays


  5. "Good company, too bad they're gone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AirTran Holdings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, loved the free flights, within my department we had a lot of autonomy in executing our work.

    Cons

    Thin profit margins (typical of all airlines) made it hard to get the budget needed to accomplish some goals

    Advice to Management

    Next time, don't sell out to a competitor


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

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    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.


  7. "Southwest took over during my internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flight benefits, really flexible, a lot of autonomy

    Cons

    Everyone kept to themselves, not very collegial

  8. "Wonderful place to work!"

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    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


  9. "This airline was acquired by Southwest and is now completely folded into Southwest. 12/2014 was the last AirTran flight"

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    Former Employee - Station Trainer/Supervisor
    Former Employee - Station Trainer/Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many key people within AirTran were kept on and their ideas fed into Southwest which will undoubtedly create a better airline.

    Cons

    Many good people were lost to other companies during the merger. Some smaller cities closed.


  10. "Executive Assistant to the VP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It was a great place to work and watch the company grow,

    Cons

    The position I had ended when the airline was sold.

    Advice to Management

    I wish you had not sold the airline


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