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"Job with many hats and little pay."

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Current Employee - Mechanic
Current Employee - Mechanic
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Decent benefits, large company that is constantly expanding, close to industry standard pay.

Cons

Corporate is in Denver so most promotions would need to relocate. Management is a good ole boy bunch. CEO states an average 3% pay raise for all employees, then management gives 2%, no reason to shine since the poor employee will get the same raise. For CBS base’s you may get 4 days off a month and it will be last minute so you can’t plan. Hand book states certain benefits but management finds ways of not giving them out. The company is run differently in each region. Same CEO greed as every other major company, CEO makes $600,000 in stock options and we can’t even get a cost of living raise.

Advice to Management

Fight for your employees and get them decent raises and time off from being on call.

Other Employee Reviews for Air Methods

  1. "Good place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst Consultant
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment. Very flexible about working from home. IT management very approachable. Interesting business. Organized - got a laptop with all passwords and access on the first day! Employees can ride in a helicopter on a flight for life.

    Cons

    More consultants than staff. Some critical people were not included in the project planning and should have been; as a consultant I could not recognize the omission even though I asked several times.

    Advice to Management

    I keep reading in the paper that another helicopter crashed and that everyone on the flight was killed. Is there anything that can be done to avoid this? Should the rules for permitting flights be more stringent?


  2. "Pilots perspective"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pilot
    Current Employee - Pilot
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay for the ems industry, good well maintained equipment, broke stuff gets fixed can’t say that for the rest of the 135 world

    Cons

    New management structure is a nightmare. No one knows who’s responsible for what, pilots directly reporting to non pilots often. Management tries to stay in service no matter how over safer more thought out consistent policy. Constant policy changes with no review or input of any kind from line personnel. Any issue or need has to be spread across three managers to get anywhere. Pilots union takes 1% and is worthless, third year now and no annual raise.

    Advice to Management

    A salesman or a clinical background manager does not need to be a pilots direct report. They do not understand the regulations and concerns a pilot deals with to keep their license. It’s the only aviation job I’ve ever seen that didn’t have a pilot over line pilots, managers try to break operational control and that isn’t right fix that. Whatever company was used to consult that came up with this new structure was a huge error.

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