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Atlas Air Worldwide Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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Atlas Air Worldwide President, CEO, and Director Bill Flynn
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Pros
  • Learned how very unimportant the Flight Attendants are to this company (in 3 reviews)

  • Great professional team, friendly environment (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • away from home for a long period of time (in 4 reviews)

  • long hours, lacks quality of life, technology (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Atlas Air, Inc."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Captain B747-400/800 in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Captain B747-400/800 in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Air Worldwide (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worldwide Travel, good co-workers, benefits are good

    Cons

    Long Trips and long days of flying

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more often!


  2. "Captain 747"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Captain 747 in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Captain 747 in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    stable, never furloughed, no bounced checks

    Cons

    contract is 20 years old, too many days away from home, pay is on the bottom of the scale, better opportunities elsewhere... does not compete with competitive contracts., best advice is to look for a more better Airline.

    Advice to Management

    treat employees better, share the wealth


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Pilot, Captain 767"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Airline Pilot in Jf Kennedy Ap, NY
    Current Employee - Airline Pilot in Jf Kennedy Ap, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I can't say too much good about the company, its nice to have gateway travel for the commute and they are so disorganized and disfunctional I manage to get a lot of time off.

    Cons

    They are so disorganized and disfunctional every day is maddening, you leave a wake of disdain and anger in your path on a trip as hotels are not booked, commercial deadhead flights are not booked or booked incorrectly, and ground transportation is a surprise if it actually does show up after a 20 hour duty day.

    Not to mention the embarrassing pay that is so far below industry standard it is off the charts by a factor of 50%+.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of declaring war in your enoloyees and suing them, engage them and allow them to take pride in seeing the company succeed.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Thinking of becoming an Atlas Air Flight Attendant? - Apply elsewhere."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worldwide travel to some unique destinations. Great passengers.

    Cons

    The Atlas/FSI management literally go out of their way and are willing to waste money to make employees unhappy. Currently in contract negotiations which will be infinite. You have to live within about an hour of IAH airport in Houston.

    Advice to Management

    You have a lot of good people working for you, loyal talented people; but they are leaving in droves because you go out of your way to be mean. Promotion is totally based on making friends in the office, not tenure or talent. FSI - You are the puppets of Atlas but could help more if you wanted to. Sad.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not recommended. Look elsewhere."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - First Officer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - First Officer in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worldwide travel. Good equipment. Great crews.

    Cons

    Management does not value it's labor groups. They will spend $100 to keep from having to pay you another nickel.

    Advice to Management

    We are all leaving.


  7. "International"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - International Flight Attendant in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - International Flight Attendant in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Travel the world.

    Cons

    Away from home too long.


  8. "Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New Rochelle, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New Rochelle, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The diverse work on aircraft and different departments. The pay is decent as a contactor. Not for the area though. Travel possible.

    Cons

    Heavy workload and not organized. They think theyre organized but not. Very abusive to their employees. Some department heads are tyrants. One director I was warned about turned out to be true - a tyrant and abusive. His employees are overburdened and beaten and not respected.
    No real maintenance department so engineers have to do their work to solve problems.
    Ridiculously understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Hire more of the right people. Mechanics not people watchers.


  9. "Growing and Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Internal Auditor in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Internal Auditor in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Business activity is increasing, which increases the opportunity to grow. Management works closely together to achieve goals.
    Management is expert at their field of work and willing to share the knowledge.
    Don’t be surprised if the executive management knows your name while you walk down the hall.

    Cons

    If you are a hard worker the Cons are too small to even be a factor.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Pilots, it's in your best interest to look elsewhere."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pilot in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Pilot in Purchase, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - For the most part, very nice equipment.

    - Varied flying and itineraries.

    - Excellent international traveling opportunities

    Cons

    - No pilot trip protections. Get sent home early? Your pay will reflect that. I've had two months this year when I lost >50% of my regular pay due to being unexpectedly sent home early.

    - Short-sighted management that seems to care about their own interests rather than the interests of the company as a whole - such as paying themselves outrageous bonuses over the Amazon contract before so much as a dime of ACMI revenue had been earned over the deal.

    - Major labor dispute with the pilots. Pilots are overworked and undercompensated relative to counterpart pilots at United, FedEx, and the other major carriers. Meanwhile, our executives are some of the highest paid in the industry.

    - Other airlines have gone well above and beyond to try to make their airline an appealing destination for pilots to work for; Atlas hasn't. This, meanwhile, industry conditions greatly favor pilots, not companies.

    - A management team that doesn't face its problems head-on. They'd rather bury their heads in the sand and hope their problems go away.

    - Awful communication from management.

    - Many commuter airlines have a better contract for pilots than Atlas' pilot contract.

    - Has done nothing to address the high pilot attrition rates.

    - is in denial about their high pilot attrition rates.

    - Has laid off entire teams of employees rather than offer them relocation in moving much of the operation from New York to Cincinnati.

    - Uses the excuse of being a small, mom-and-pop operation rather tackle its problems head-on.

    Advice to Management

    - This company has so much potential and could be so much more than what it is. But you've held it down low over the years rather than to let it fly high.

    - If you low-ball the next pilot contract then you won't be in business long. At least half of the pilots are awaiting the outcome of the contract before they submit their applications elsewhere. And if they do submit their apps elsewhere, they will be quickly hired by very appreciative employers.

    - You should be thoroughly embarrassed when so much as a single pilot leaves to go to another carrier. Yet pilots have left and will continue leaving in droves meanwhile you stand by with an "I don't really care" attitude about it.

    - You cannot solve your problems by hiring inexperienced pilots. The 767 and 747 are not entry-level airplanes. You will not be able to get by with hiring entry level talent.

    - Keep in mind that those thousands of pilot applicants you have on file also have their applications in at other carriers.

    - Commuters have already had to cancel airplane orders and routes due to pilot availability. The bottom-dwelling majors, such as Atlas, will be next. If you don't position yourself as a preeminent employer then you'll be in serious trouble once the pilot shortage truly hits.


  11. "Flight Attendant Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Destinations, Co-Workers, Status/Mileage Accrual,Decent Pay, Non Union

    Cons

    Flight Services International(FSI), the company contracted to provide flight attendants is ran by an opportunistic attorney who takes pleasure in fostering a "middle school" environment.
    It's a tale of who tattles the most.

    Advice to Management

    JF should not be so "close" to such an operation.


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