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Atlas Air Worldwide Reviews

Updated January 6, 2018
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Pros
  • Get to see the world (Exotic destinations and luxury charters) (in 3 reviews)

  • very good company you get to meet PEOLPE around the world as you travel (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • away from home for a long period of time (in 5 reviews)

  • Atlas uses an employment agency to manage the flight attendants to avoid union organizing (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Check Airman, Captain"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Office Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is possible to make over $300k/year as a pilot. The company is very loyal and very supportive to individual pilots. The flight operations management center is excellent and the flight training center is outstanding.

    Cons

    The company is terrible at negotiating, in good faith, with employee groups. It has paid fines for the "tricks" it pulls. The last pilot contract terminated in January 2006... negotiations started in 2004. By July 31, 2017 there is still no new contract.

    Advice to Management

    You CAN still make serious money for your shareholders if you accept the concessions the union has already made. Harmony has significant value to smooth flight operations.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Awful management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Ops
    Current Employee - Flight Ops
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Paychecks, though small, do not bounce.

    Cons

    The top 5 in management is only concerned with treating the company as an ATM. They paid themselves $66million in bonuses this year meanwhile all divisions are understaffed and underpaid, from pilots to travel coordinators. Our IT department is poorly budgeted leaving us with a website that is so slow to load it is virtually useless. It's pretty pathetic that a company with a market cap of $1.6Billion and can't even compete with the year 2000 technologically speaking. At the rate we are paying our execs, I wouldn't expect Atlas to not be run into the ground fairly soon. Stay away unless you don't value yourself as a person.

    Advice to Management

    Leave.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Travel Coordinator"

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

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best is providing customers outstanding customer Service and assisting with their needs

    Cons

    Working understaff and underpay
    Not a good place to work

    Advice to Management

    Very poor management


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Blatantly disregard for employees amd safety"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - International Flight Attendant
    Former Employee - International Flight Attendant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only upside to this job is getting to travel the entire world and meet amazing fellow employees.

    Cons

    Traveling the world with this company is only worth it if you're willing to constantly jeopardize your safety and health. Your employers will let you fall into unsafe working conditions again and again, overwork you, let you be scheduled illegally, and be inflexible with personal days off. The pay is not nearly as high as it should be for having to be gone 3 weeks out of the month (or more). And lastly, you don't even get flight benefits as a flight attendant. So if you book a flight with United or American to visit family, it's fully with your own money. And if Atlas decides they are so busy that they must use you on your own off days (which happens), you must pay for the re-scheduling of your personal flights.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe you should allow the flight attendant union that is forming have a chance to speak for those you will not listen to. You allow flight attendants and pilots to be treated inhumanely and it is obvious to your guests/customers. Some of these issues could be fixed so easily with better business decisions from the top management.


  5. "Flight Attendant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    You get to see the World!

    Cons

    Unstable right now due to Union negotiations.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IT Department - Fail"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - IT in Purchase, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Christmas paryt and raffles

    Cons

    No growth, horrible managerial decisions, no communication between staff/managers, horrible financial decisions, no budget money for evolving company etc..

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your promises, stop low-balling pay, make better financial/staffing decisions. Develop an ITIL standard and processes for an efficient and functional IT department.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Flight Attendant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Occasional free time in places around the world. Can make good money if willing to dedicate all of your time.

    Cons

    Rampant favoritism, no travel benefits, bottom line>employees well-being

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Borderline Fraudulent to their workforce"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Travel (for yourself)
    -3 year bonus pay, make sure to quit afterward

    Cons

    -Well below avg. pay
    -Nearly illegal workloads but they'll fire you before you become a problem
    -No danger pay from terrorist riddled countries they do their military contracts for
    -Upper management are incredibly incompetent and have no empathy/sympathy for their overworked workforce
    -Business model is heavily dependent on the US war, major % of staff will be let go afterwards

    Advice to Management

    Put yourselves in the shoes of your employee's. They're quitting because your lack of interest in their well being is making your policies negatively affect their lives. But it's obvious you don't really care because you're undercutting your workforce's well being to keep up with your contracts.


  9. "Run far away from this company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Air Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Go to places you never been.

    Cons

    No flight benefits. Majority of the people that work there are racist. Majority of the HR department has never been a flight attendant so they don't really know how this works. Scheduling doesn't know how to schedule. You hardly work. The pay is horrible. The insurance company they have an agreement with is super expensive and it's because HR has zero idea on how to negotiate. If one person in HR doesn't like you, they come up with dumb reasons just to bother you. No one at this company can be trusted!

    Advice to Management

    Learn to talk to people. Just because you been at a company for a while doesn't mean you're right. Learn to take advice from those experiences come from other airlines. Revamp the training and get rid of those who constantly complain. Because they also complain to the clients. Some questions are are asked for clarification and not with a hidden agenda.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Captain 747"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


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