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Updated Mar 12, 2015

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Pinnacle Airlines President & CEO Ryan Gumm (no image)
Ryan Gumm
4 Ratings
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  • "AIRLINE INDUSTRY AT THAT POINT IN TIME WAS EFFECTED NEGATIVELY(in 16 reviews)

  • "Corporate left Memphis TN to relocate to MN(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Pinnacle.. for beginning mechanics. I decided pretty good after later experiances with other airlines, service center's."

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    Mechanic in South Bend, IN
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pinnacle Airlines

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, flight benefits, multiple learning opportunities...sheetmetal, avionics,mechanics. Place to learn. Casual atmosphere untill crunch time. Good co-workers.

    Cons

    Low to low-medium pay, bad hours and schedule. All 3rd shift and weekends. No social life.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure what to offer concerning South Bend. Word is that it is done there nov,... dec,...a shame.

    Pinnacle Airlines2010-09-13
  2. "It was a decent place to get a start in the industry."

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    Former Employee - Flight Systems Operations Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pinnacle Airlines full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flight benefits, lots of upward mobility, family atmosphere. Deep fried turkey made by CEO for operations people working thanksgiving.

    Cons

    Unstable, poor corporate planning, many layoffs.

    Pinnacle Airlines2015-03-12
  3. "Former Crew Scheduler"

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    I worked at Pinnacle Airlines

    Pros

    Most coworkers were great to work with. Facilities were very nice. Learned a lot about aviation.

    Cons

    Overworked and extremely underpaid for importance of job. High stress level. Flight benefits are many times worthless.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees! Improve communication level.

    Pinnacle Airlines2014-01-07
  4. "No organization at all with this company now that it has moved to Minneapolis."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinnacle Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flight Benefits are ok but could be better

    Cons

    No Organization in the Mx department. The records department is pitiful.

    Advice to Management

    Get new CEO and below

    Pinnacle Airlines2013-07-12
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Pinnacle Airlines, the downward spiral of what once was a decent company."

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinnacle Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It's an airline. You get flight benefits although they are less than you would expect.

    Cons

    Total mismanagement. No real concern for the employees. Morale is extremely low. I would never suggest this company to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Quit lying to employees. Involve employees in your decision making processes to get their perspectives and input on things that effect their jobs and lives.

    Pinnacle Airlines2013-03-12
  6. "Great at first, down hill fast."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinnacle Airlines

    Pros

    All the pros for the company are gone now. Bankrupcy destroyed company, took away all good benefits, including flight benefits. If your just statrting your airline career. it would be ok for a little while. But Move on fast.

    Cons

    The CEO replaced all managment with his buddies.His buddies dont have clue how to run a large airline, lucky for them it will soon be a small airline. The airline will not grow as it did due to being tied with only one airline.

    Advice to Management

    The New CEO will need to act quickly and replace buddies with people who know what there doing and can follow a procedure.

    Pinnacle Airlines2013-02-22
  7. Helpful (1)

    "While the opportunity to be an airline pilot is incredible, Pinnacle treats its employees horribly."

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    Current Employee - First Officer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinnacle Airlines full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flying airliners is fun, especially CRJ900s (which will be Pinnacle Airline's only fleet in about 1-2 years based on its new air service agreement with Delta). There is the opportunity to build hours of experience, to be able to move on to other airlines if they hire. Flight benefits are great for those that love to travel. I wish I could be more positive, I really would like to be, but there just isn't enough there to be positive.

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    Cons

    Pinnacle Airlines is a very punitive company that treats its professional employees as if they were badly behaved primary students. There is also little movement. Becoming a Captain as a pilot is the best way to gain the experience to move on, but after half a decade, most pilots are still First Officers, and many are still on reserve. With the planned shrinking of the fleet, this will get worse.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers throughout the company with masters degrees in aviation operations management, listen to what they have to say, and manage the airline properly. Additionally, treat the professional employees within the airline as professionals that are vital to success and safety, not as small children.

    Pinnacle Airlines2013-01-06
  8. "In Bankuptcy!!!! Company is very unstable..."

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    Current Employee - Ground Service Agent in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Pinnacle Airlines part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great flight benefits if you want to see the world.

    Cons

    In bankruptcy now... things going downhill fast...Company may be relocating from Memphis to a place unknown. Ramp and Customer taken over by Delta Globa Services...

    Pinnacle Airlines2012-09-01
  9. "What a CLUSTER****!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinnacle Airlines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flight benefits even with poor seniority. It's a job.

    Cons

    Management only cares about the company, not about people at all. No communication. Everything choice here is a secret until the decision is already made. Pay sucks. No raises and they are trying to cut our pay even more due to bankruptcy.

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone who gives a crap about something than their own pocket, then resign.

    Pinnacle Airlines2012-08-13
  10. "Not a great company to work for"

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     in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinnacle Airlines

    Pros

    Only pro is the flight benefits

    Cons

    Bancruptcy and management is not good about sharing information.

    Pinnacle Airlines2012-04-19
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