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Sr Manager IT

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Worth, TX (US)
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Worth, TX (US)

I have been working at American Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Very Flexible with Work Life Balance
Standby Flights

Cons

Low Salary with High Responsibility

Advice to ManagementAdvice

We have down sized every year for 12 years. The teams are too small and don't have enough leadership

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Overwhelmed by competitive and social forces since 911

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    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in DFW, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in DFW, TX (US)

    I have been working at American Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Offers a service that will continue to be in high demand into the future, travel benefits a nice perk.
    Good medical benefits.

    Cons

    Too much competition in the industry, low growth potential and career potential.
    Discouraging to go from industry leader to bankruptcy in just over a decade.
    Bad employee / management relations.
    Modest pay for all except top executives and pilots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improving morale of employees and good relations with the traveling public is a must.
    The business model is broken, must offer better travel experience while cutting costs and improving revenue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good workout, but don't expect to make a fortune.

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    Former Employee - Station Agent in Greer, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Station Agent in Greer, SC (US)

    I worked at American Airlines part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers; get to work around planes (if you like that sort of thing); lots of physical labor makes for a good workout; great travel benefits; freedom to do what you want during your downtime; lots of training and mobility potential (especially if you want to move to another part of the country)

    Cons

    Odd hours (our station was open from 4AM-12AM) possible; working in ANY condition (rain, snow, cold, fire, etc.), lots of loud noises and injury potential; small errors (i.e. driving tractor into wing antenna) will cost you your job (that stuff can cost more than your yearly salary), so be super careful; lots of downtime between flights can lead to boredom; you gotta' dump the crapper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know that price cutting is how you win the race, but you've got to invest a few more bucks in the employees' office comforts. Everything was jimmy-rigged over and over and barely surviving. Maybe you've improved that in the past few years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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