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Era Helicopters, Llc Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. "3 years and all is well"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Era Helicopters, Llc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Same as any other place there are good and bad days.


  2. "Helicopter pilot/ Check Airman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Helicopter Pilot, Check Airman in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Helicopter Pilot, Check Airman in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Era Helicopters, Llc full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They provide excellent opportunity for advancement, whether it is in different aircraft or a management role. there is a fair bit of diversity, although the primary focus is on oil and gas there is opportunity for tourism, fire fighting, utility work and international work. They offer a good benefits package with different health options and 401k matching.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of management turnover, and sometimes a lack of clarity as to our company vision. One of the challenges with a company this size is there can be a disconnect between management and folks in the field, therefore allowing too much room for rumors to develop due to the lack of communication, and face to face visits.


  3. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Era Helicopters, Llc full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Era pays well. Employees are treated pretty good and the benefits are great

    Cons

    Some managers will not take advice from underlings. I loved working at Era but some departments need better leadership


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  5. "Great Success"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Helicopter Pilot in Lake Charles, LA
    Current Employee - Helicopter Pilot in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great people, great pay and benefits

    Cons

    not anything to add at all

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Upper Managment Disconnect"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Houma, LA
    Current Employee - Operations in Houma, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits comparable with industry, Some shining stars

    Cons

    Era management is its own worst enemy. With every bit of growth the old regime curses the progress resulting in under par performance. Constant change with personnel. Not a work environment that grows and respects workers.

    Advice to Management

    Just because you have been managing the same way for 20 years doesn't mean its right. Spend more time in the field talking to people that really run the day to day operations


  7. "Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aviation Maintenance Technician in Houma, LA
    Current Employee - Aviation Maintenance Technician in Houma, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Era Helicopters, Llc full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company will spot potential and move you up if you work hard and show you are willing to take on more of a job load. They work with you for your schedule and the place has a realy family friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Base Management and HQ management don't always get on the same page, but things have been better recently.


  8. "Pilot"

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    Former Employee - IFR Captain in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - IFR Captain in Lake Charles, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Era Helicopters, Llc full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    At certain times advancement can be very fast. Quite a bit of freedom about how you do your job as long as it gets done. They have lots of new aircraft and airframes.

    Cons

    Blame the employee culture. Management fine with high turnover and often vindictive. As with all gulf jobs the time away from home is the biggest downside.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that you are only as good as your employees and if you treat them poorly and show them that you don't care about them you will get poor results.


  9. "Used to be fun"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Amt
    Current Employee - Amt
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Era Helicopters, Llc full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, 14/14 schedule, nice coworkers, cool helmets, very safe. Newer aircraft, clean hangar in Houma, pilots are pretty cool too. (I didn't mean all of them)

    Cons

    Micromanagement is out of control. It's pretty much a puppet show, one guy dictates to the leads and supervisors and the leads and supervisors really have no say and can't make a decision on their own. Too many rules that handcuff the mechanics. Supervisors and managers scared of the DOM. The DOM. High turnover rate, over 5 years at era is a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and actually interview people for supervisor and lead positions, it's obvious the chosen ones aren't working. Treat the good employees like the employee they are, don't lump them in with the not so good ones. Quit accepting being mediocre from certain employees too. You're only making the good ones mad.


  10. "Company has changed"

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    Former Employee - Field Mechanical in Houma, LA
    Former Employee - Field Mechanical in Houma, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Era Helicopters, Llc full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great / 14 /14 hitch schedule

    Cons

    Customer based . Upper and middle management is a good ol boy club. Cliche'

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the subordinate. Treat with respect . And don't let the managers be a part of rumor city


  11. "Helicopter GOM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Era Helicopters, Llc full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome people

    Cons

    every week something is changing and nobody knows how to use the system



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