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Atlas Air Worldwide Reviews

Updated June 17, 2017
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  • away from home for a long period of time (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. "Flight Attendant Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great Jumping Off Point"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  3. "Good Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Awful work place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor upward mobility in the company, poor work- life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goose Creek, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goose Creek, SC

    I worked at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good for the area

    Cons

    All employees are salaried so corporate abuses the fact in order to keep costs they stay understaffed and split the day into 2 12 hour shifts that rotate every 3 months and they have no part time employees to fill in of someone is out sick. If someone takes vacation they change people's scheduled days off to accommodate since there isn't anyone to fill in.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough people to work 3 shifts and have enough part timers to fill in if someone is sick


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great people but poor salaries"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorktown Heights, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorktown Heights, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salaries are one of the lowest for a company in Westchester. Even head hunters say that. The people there are wonderful.

    Cons

    Getting a raise is not heard of here. If you want one you need to find a new job. It's sad that they don't try to keep their staff. High turnover rate because of low salaries.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Great place to be a flight attendant if you're willing to put up with the office occasionally"

    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
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Traveling frequently to a multitude of international destinations around the world

    3 year bonus is great - if you work every possible chance you can before the 3 year anniversary

    Great coworkers - most are great but you do have few you have to watch out for who will find any excuse they can to report you to get ahead. The worse are the one that you don't know will report my pretending friendship.

    Long layovers - if you like traveling and exploring international destinations, this is a great job to do it at.

    Frequent flyer miles and hotel points

    Heath and Dental plans - the health plan is not the best, but it's great if you don't get sick often. Can get very expensive if you're regularly sick.

    Matching 401Ks - this company has a fantastic 401K plan

    Overall great place to work for the most part.

    Cons

    Office Management and the poisonous environment they create is the only real downside of this job. They aren't that bad until it personally effects one way or the other. Good people, terrible management skills.

    Favoritism - a small group of people get exclusive privileges that are not open to others, nicknamed the "golden children", the same small groups of people are regularly selected to maintain and hold additional side administrative jobs

    Creating a "snitch" society - flight attendants are encouraged to report and tattle on each other "anonymously" - the office knows, but won't tell you who reported you. In some cases it builds rapport with the office, and in others, it can lead to false accusations in he said/she said in efforts to sabatoge a colleague one may have issues with.

    Potentially unethical management practices - enlisting people to encourage others to do something wrong for the sole purpose of catching them in the act to be reported in. For example on layovers, using unknown people to encourage mass drinking and then then take pictures of the drunken behaviors and aftermath

    Very long duty days are not a bad thing, but it can be when the company insist on not providing adequate break areas for the crew in favor of profits. This is made even worse when layovers are shortened to their bare minimum requirements and flight attendants must work again without a break area for 19-24 hour duty days.

    Pay - The pay is ok, but the pay scale was not made for a long term career. Comparable pay rates at mainlines shows that we make less here than someone with less time and experience at a mainline. You have to work nearly everyday of the month to make a passable paycheck.

    If you can keep your nose clean and not fall under management's radar for trouble or percieved trouble, it is overly not a bad job. As long as you stay out the office, it's a great job.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favoritism, stop micromanaging, listen to your flight attendants instead of assuming you have all the answers.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Unlike any other"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pilot in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Pilot in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the most exciting and challenging flight operations there are. State of the art aircraft, adequate maintenance, worldwide destinations, generic to unique cargo loads, well managed, secure and profitable, biz class or better when traveling commercial, nice hotels.

    Cons

    Most work schedules +17 days and out in the system somewhere in the world. Multiple contracts competing for crewing - ALWAYS changing schedule. HQ and management located remote, rarely see honchos, not unusual to find oneself in a fix ( destination conditions, vender support, operational dropped-ball, canx or no reservations, et al) that you must resolve yourself. Heavy pressure to move the freight and meet contractual performance parameters. And more...

    Advice to Management

    Relocate HQ to a crew base. Allow all participants and entities to mingle and learn to resolve the many operational issues as a real team. Respect and reward the troops to a degree that reflects the far greater demands and flexibility expected of them than of the generic operators. Stop abusing the crews because of your juggling act of multiple contract commitments that routinely conflict.


  9. "No growth unless you know politics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good and depending on your role, the salary is above average. The campus is shared with another major financial firm but the grounds are well-maintained and very nice to walk around during nice weather.

    Cons

    There are managers in place that have been there for far too long. They have not grown because they are talented but because they were given responsibilities when other positions became vacant. So, what you have is departments that are made up of many areas without any synergies. Also, these same managers have no idea what their staff does and cannot provide proper leadership or mentoring.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. Anyone that has been there for more than 5 years needs to be looked at under a microscope and probably replaced.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Major Maintenance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Major Maintenance in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager, Major Maintenance in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, benefits and bonus

    Cons

    Long hours, 30+ days away from home. Then when home dispatched for travel on a moments notice to be on the next flight to....?
    Sometimes only home for 4-5 days within a month
    No work family life mix.

    Advice to Management

    Work on how you treat employees


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