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"it was fun while it lasted"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Baggage Handler in Chicago, IL (US)
Former Employee - Baggage Handler in Chicago, IL (US)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at American Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

travel , good pay , working around airplanes

Cons

had to work in bad weather

Other Employee Reviews for American Airlines

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Good pay, bad management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fleet Service Clerk in Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Fleet Service Clerk in Miami, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Airlines part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    As a Fleet Service Clerk, pay begins at a little over $10 part time (pretty good). You get about a dollar increase each year till you top out (don't recall what the top out is, varies for PT/FT). Seniority is very important - your shift, vacation, and other things go off of it. You have the ability to CS Off or CS Work, which means you can pick up other people's hours or give up your own. In essence, you can create your own unpaid vacations, or work as much as you want to (even as a part timer.) The job itself is really not complicated. Health benefits are quite good considering what most companies offer nowadays. Flight benefits are great to have - but standby travel can be difficult so beware during high seasons. This is a unionized position. There are many internal positions you can apply for, and one has the ability to transfer to other cities if they have openings. In the right environment (and station) the job can be satisfying when you are working with good people and the work gets done the right way.

    Cons

    -Work can be heavy and frustrating at times
    -You may be given a mandatory overtime extension due to weather or other delays.
    -Threat of layoff is always present
    -Depending on what city you work, some co workers can be VERY difficult to work with, and the higher their seniority, the lazier some can be.
    -If you are low on seniority, expect bad days off for several years. Don't expect mornings for a long, long time.
    -Seniority is a BIG deal
    -Big divide between Union and management
    -Though they have gotten better, many members of management are very ignorant and are on constant power trips.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more managers who have actually worked ramp, and are open to new ideas and innovations.


  2. "Free flight are nice, the day to day is taxing."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Airlines part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flight Benefits are enjoyable if you can find a flight.

    Cons

    Uneducated management, unprofessional coworkers, I could go on and on.

    Advice to Management

    Have more realistic expectations. Dont point the finger to make yourself look good.


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