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"Old school company has not kept up with the mainstream"

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Current Employee - Business Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at American Airlines full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Travel Benefits if you can use them
Depending on your manager flexibility to work from home when needed
Good number of holidays

Cons

Can't use any earned vacation or sick days until the following year.
Very Political
Gets in their own way to making necessary changes
Poor employee training
Too much weight given to "Subject Matter Experts" rather than skilled IT professionals
Company has no idea what collaboration is or how to encourage it
Buildings are out dated and depressing to work in
Contractors are not treated well, but usually have the better skill set and understanding of how to make things happen
System Architecture is way to complicated
Too many dependencies on 3rd party systems

Advice to Management

Get rid of those that are stuck in the old ways and replace them with new skilled itelligent collaborative thinkers.
Get rid of the that's how we have always done it mentality
Train employees on the skills they need to do their jobs
Keep high performing project teams together
Tone down the politics

Other Employee Reviews for American Airlines

  1. "Busy"

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    Current Employee - Station Agent in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Station Agent in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at American Airlines part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Flight benefits start from Day One. Benefits offered to part-time. Full-time opportunities available. Can pick up extra hours easily.

    Cons

    Part-time shifts can be extended without notice, including same day extension. Training is not in-depth.


  2. "It's great if you are a full-time airline employee. . .not as a contractor."

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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Airlines as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment.
    Good place to learn the airline industry.
    There are good people to work with despite the bad apples.

    Cons

    If you are a contractor, don't expect equal treatment as the full-time employees do.
    A lot of CYA.
    Contractors are the first to be used as scapegoats for full-time employee incompetency.

    Advice to Management

    Learn that your greatest resource are the ones who have the most passion for their jobs and the success of the airline in mind. I saw too many good people let go for the wrong reasons. Promote from within, in particular the contractors, they are your greatest resource for new ideas. Encourage retirement for those employees that believe that doing the same things may have worked for the past 30 years ago does not translate in today's world.

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