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Great Lakes Aviation Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. "CSR - OutStation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheyenne, WY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheyenne, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Great Lakes Aviation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flight benefits (now I have UA benefits which are 100% better). Early morning and late evening schedules, was able to work around college classes.

    Cons

    Training is just click-through powerpoints, planes are LATE or canceled all the time, angry customers, mismanaged Out Stations, paper filing system (obsolete and ineffective). No career growth. Being responsible for the safety of human lives without the proper training to really help in any crisis situation.

    Advice to Management

    Pay PT employees better wage, offer better support to Out Stations


  2. "A Business with zero morals, ran by incompetent people."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Great Lakes Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Flight Benefits but nothing else.

    Cons

    Absolutely Everything, poor management, poor employees, never know when they will finally go under.


  3. "There are better airlines"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great front line, fabulous crews, solid way to learn the industry from the bottom up

    Cons

    Terrible management, few destinations, company has been financially unstable for years

    Advice to Management

    Quit threatening your flight crews with bloodletting and telling everyone they're replaceable, your employees are not the problem


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  5. "customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodstock, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodstock, GA

    I worked at Great Lakes Aviation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great employees, met a lot of amazing people. great start in the airline industry

    Cons

    pay could be better and comparable to industry standards

    Advice to Management

    please show more appreciation for your employees and afford them more livable wages.


  6. "Good Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Lakes Aviation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have worked here for over 15 years. And worked for another airline for 4 years prior to that. I've always been treated fair here. The wage is comparable to other airlines. I would most definitely recommend them.

    Cons

    As with any airline the irregularities can be grueling at times.

    Advice to Management

    Would be to communicate more. Some of the stations never see upper management and I feel it is important to let you employees know you care.


  7. "Great Lakes Airlines"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Great Lakes Aviation full-time

    Pros

    Good experience to be gained, there is a diversity of work to be done and if you challenge yourself you can learn and grow quickly. Good for inexperienced pilots and mechanics.

    Cons

    Old equipment, unprofessional management, low wage with a low ceiling that takes a long time to reach. There is very rapid turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages for new employees to stem the flood of turnover. Act professionally.


  8. "Little pay but good opertunity"

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    Current Employee - Station Manager in Thief River Falls, MN
    Current Employee - Station Manager in Thief River Falls, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Great Lakes Aviation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get into, can lead to better airline jobs, has benefits on other airlines.

    Cons

    Low pay, poor communication in company.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out your own way.


  9. "Great Pilots!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middle Island, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middle Island, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Great Lakes Aviation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will fly with some of the best pilots around both by skill, attitude, and persona

    Cons

    Poor equipment and little room for improvement
    Very low pay. Cant live.


  10. "Airline"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheyenne, WY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheyenne, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Great Lakes Aviation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It has the feeling of a family

    Cons

    As long as management likes you things are good if their opinion changes you are out


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Do not work here"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you have the man power, or enough people at your station then you can fly for free stand-by

    Cons

    Do not work here!!! Poor management!



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