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Atlas Air Worldwide Reviews

Updated February 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Learned how very unimportant the Flight Attendants are to this company (in 3 reviews)

  • Traveling frequently to a multitude of international destinations around the world (in 7 reviews)

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

  • As a crew member, you stay away from home, at least half of the month (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to Work For"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers and decent growth opportunities

    Cons

    Hours can be strange depending on the department you work for.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not recommended. Look elsewhere."

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    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.


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  5. "Ground Ops Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Management, vacation time, and benefits

    Cons

    No overtime within the department, and the distance


  6. "International"

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    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.


  7. "Growing and Great Company"

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    • 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.


  8. Helpful (2)

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

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    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Jumping Off Point"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    They will hire with no previous flight experience, making it great for first-timers moving into the industry. International travel out of the gate, and locations can be very awesome!

    Cons

    There is zero stability. No REAL vacation or sick time. No protection against scheduling. Pay scale is awful, unless you are in management or training. Cannot live off of the amount of hours they offer.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for your employees. Do not let your customer steam roll the operation and ruin the livelihoods of your employees. Give proper sick time. Make policies and procedures and enforce them.


  10. "Good Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's growing very fast, a great company to work for

    Cons

    living in NY is expensive

    Advice to Management

    Excellent Management


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Awful work place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Analyst in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Analyst in Purchase, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you 'll learn a lot but on your own, multiple systems and the staff who are using it are unprofessional.

    Cons

    Management hiring unqualified people without giving them the proper training and a lot of misconducts.



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