Talon Air - If you don't value your personal life, this is the company for you. | Glassdoor
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"If you don't value your personal life, this is the company for you."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmingdale, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmingdale, NY
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

New airplanes, new offices, money spent on keeping things top class.

Cons

You are expected to be in the office 10 - 12 hours a day, and when not in the office, be available 24/7 to answer phone calls and emails. If no response within 2 or minutes on email, CEO/Owner chimes in.

Advice to Management

Stop micro managing every little task - let people do the job they are paid to perform. People need personal time - you do not give them that opportunity as they are expected to be working 24/7/365.

Other Employee Reviews for Talon Air

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Talon will never be more than it is today."

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

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

    Pros

    Company runs a beautiful facility with fairly new aircraft. But beyond the glits and glamor its core is rotten.

    Cons

    The company hires many great individuals but fails to invest promote and recognize employee achievements. It offers very little room for advancement and will usually seek those from outside as part of a cost savings structure. You will end you career most likely at the same pay and in the same position you started with. Opinions of those with years of experience are not heard and the company is destiny for failure long term if unchanged. Once a new hire become competent well trained they usually become frustrated and leave for other opportunities, causing a rest and back to sqare one cycle. Thus never growing to it full potential. Employment should only be sought as a last resort because you will not grow or better yourself at this company. Staffing ratios are below par and you will find yourself doing the work load of two individuals

    Advice to Management

    The employees of you company are part of a three sided triangle all three need to be equal for success. Customers, Employees and Investors. To care about one more over the other will cause a catalyst that can not be undone. Pay you employees what the are worth and respect them as much as you do a customer or investor.


  2. "Good company to be a part of"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Captain in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Corporate Captain in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Talon Air full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I guess most people who post here have left disgruntled with a few points to make and the ones who are happy working here don't really write anything. This is a pretty good place to work with a lot of resources available to the crew which most companies expect to be done by the pilots. Fact of the matter is, the aviation industry is teaming with jobs and there is a lot of movement within the work force thus creating a shortage of qualified pilots leading to busy schedules for the ones who stay behind.

    Everyone at Talon that I have delt with is professional, courteous and give back the same respect that I bestow upon them. You get your eight hard days off a month (your weekends) which they are very good in letting you have and will generously compensate you if you are needed on those days. The health benefits are better than most. The facilities are top notch and the back office department will cater to you as much as they possibly can. Dispatch will never force you to do anything outside what you deem is safe and legal.

    I find that the negative reviews on this sight are slightly unjust and highlight issues that albeit can be valid, are not isolated to this company alone, and in fact are mirrored by many other pilots in similar 135 outfits.

    Cons

    The schedule can be vexing at times when extra legs are tacked on the day as the sales department is selling flights. Certain crew get flustered by this but seem to forget that the end result of any company is to make a profit. I have never been pushed outside my comfort of duty and rest with this company and feel confident that if I call in fatigued, the company will assit.

    During busy days the departments intercommunications breaks down and leads to inefficient usage of resources. As the pilot on the ground you can see the solution clearly but sometimes can forget that there is a bigger picture to the schedule and frustration ensues when the result is not achieved. I would suggest a better form of problem solving between the crew and someone in the company with definitive operational control

    Advice to Management

    Focus on training the new hires, especially in Dispatch and Back Office so that they feel like they can make better judgment calls instead of tying up the valuable time of a senior department head for a minor issue i.e permission to order lunches for a crew with a 12 hour duty day. That shouldn't be something that takes 5 hours or three phone calls to resolve.

    keep up the good work.


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