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American Flyers Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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  1. "Instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pompano Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pompano Beach, FL

    Pros

    Company handles scheduling and takes care of your students. You earn a lot of flight time and pay is pretty good. Airline partnerships are great, it's how I got my job.

    Cons

    You get paid to fly, there are no cons.


  2. "Good Work to HAVE HAD"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Flyers full-time

    Pros

    The company has always had a knack for hiring kids with no experience but a lot of drive, then giving them a lot of responsibility. It's a great place to gain quality experience that someone wouldn't be allowed to get nearly as quickly at other companies. The company's name-brand recognition is also useful on a resume.

    Cons

    The pros are accompanied by a crushing workload, low pay, disrespectful management, and a low-morale workplace. Plan at the beginning to get out as soon as possible and keep your eye on the prize.

    Advice to Management

    It's painful to think about all the chances they've squandered to move from good to great. They're their own worst enemies.


  3. "Flight instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional training, good team. Nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    Low flight time, min pay


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  5. "Aircraft Maintenance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aircraft Maintenance in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Aircraft Maintenance in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Flyers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you like working your tail off this is the place for you

    Cons

    7 day work week, no time off, no benefits, management is only looking to collect money from students

    Advice to Management

    Focus on training the student not milking them


  6. "AF is a great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Flight Instructor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Flight Instructor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    management is heading in the right direction. Great people, fun atmosphere, and the old CEO is gone. Best flight training platform in the world.

    Cons

    I love working for Flyers, there are no cons!

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward and continue to listen to your employees. Keep up the great work.


  7. "Good starting point for future airline pilots"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CFII in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - CFII in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at American Flyers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, 141 school consistency

    Cons

    Low pay, older airplanes, no multi-engine opportunities


  8. "Outstanding Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Flyers full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, excellent support very flexible, and competitive compensation. Upper management really cares about their employees and takes time to engage with everyone.

    Cons

    The company issues paper checks, no direct deposit.


  9. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Flyers full-time

    Pros

    Works well with scheduling time off.

    Cons

    The insurance provided is very lackluster.


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    "American Flyers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Flyers full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly, family work environment.

    Cons

    Upper management can be challenging.


  11. "Assistant Chief Flight Instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. All of the upper management try very hard to provide the best leadership they can. It's the oldest flight school in operation today and they're proud of it and should be. They're in the process of upgrading their fleet to glass. Pay is very good if you will work hard, not complain, be available, play nice, and be fun to work with. I truly loved my time at this company.

    Cons

    The schedule gets messed up sometimes, which is frustrating. Communication could be better. They're a little stuck in there ways, but that's changing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of your people. The market is changing quickly. You have a good thing there, keep reminding people of that.


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