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Innovation Was the Key
Shipping and Receiving Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Broken Arrow, OK6 June 2017
I was privileged to help grow FlightSafety International's Simulation Division from a small, almost "garage shop" operation into a world class design and manufacturing facility.
Pros
Working with talented and creative people to create state of the art simulation equipment.
Cons
Managment "Fad of the Month" mentality.
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Fun work place
Lead Technician (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX13 April 2017
Awsome place to start but not to move forward. I have enjoyed my time there but not sure if it's a good career move. To many uncertainties with management direction and company direction.
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great family-type company to work for
Aviation Training Coordinator (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TX14 March 2017
Work days are very busy, as policies are always changing. I have learned many things about aviation that I never knew before. Management was absolutely wonderful when I first started. the culture is very family-oriented. The most challenging part was understanding all the different policies for different aircrafts. I most enjoyed my co-workers. They made coming to work easy and fun.
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Conditions de travail
Instructeur et examinateur EASA-FAA PART 66 (Former Employee) –  Le Bourget (93)2 March 2017
Entreprise épanouissante proféssionnellement (instruction, formation, environnement) et humainement (pour sa diversité).
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A good company to work for
Manager (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MO9 February 2017
A good company to work for. Great technology and a focus on aviation safety by building equipment used in training pilots.
Pros
Company mission
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Horrible place to work
Instructor (Former Employee) –  Dallas-Fort Worth, TX24 January 2017
Only as a stepping stone for a pilot who is between Jobs! If your work at Flight safety as a instructor you will work long hours, back side of clock, poor support to accomplish your job and low pay.
Pros
money is enough till you can find another job
Cons
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No advancement within the company
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Broken Arrow, OK10 January 2017
Any tools you need you have to purchase/provide yourself.
There is no rush to complete task, a lot of not working going on.
Benefits include a lot of paid holidays, and good insurance.
Pros
Good Insurance
Cons
Low pay, must buy all your tools
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A Unique Experience
Instructional Systems Specialist (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MO6 January 2017
The work was not hard and there was the opportunity to learn something new about aviation every day, not always something you needed to learn but interesting. There was always work to be done and it seemed like everyone was truly nice and fun to work with, always willing to help out.
While not always particularly interesting work there is an element of necessity that helps the job feel like it makes a difference.
I noticed that there wasn't always great project management and tasks could get bogged down and bloated by constantly adding project stakeholders or not exercising scope control.
Pros
Amazing people, flexible hours, lots of free food, easy work if you have the skills, always something going on
Cons
Lack of orientation process, lots of red tape, hit or miss communication between departments and centers, very old school management
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Get experience and run
Instructor (Current Employee) –  Wichita, KS18 November 2016
A good company to get your foot in the door of the training industry. Climbing through the ranks can be difficult if not impossible. Learn as much as you can and look for opportunities outside the company.
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Great environment
Software Engineer V (Current Employee) –  St. Louis, MO17 November 2016
Management listens and cares about employees.
Good collaborative atmosphere, relaxed yet productive.
Smartest team I have worked with.
Good work/life balance.
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Administration sucks!!
Administration (Former Employee) –  Vero Beach Florida28 October 2016
Great place to meet new people from across the world. Besides that they treat their employees with no compassion. All they care about is money. They are liars when it comes to graduation dates. They cut corners when contracts are almost up as to whereas they will start "passing" students just to meet deadlines. Poor students aren't even fully trained and are rushed through the courses.
Pros
Meeting new people.
Cons
Unprofessional Bias opinions, Over work and under paid, scheduling position is the worse at the Vero Beach flight safety, no one lasts more than a few weeks
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Dull place to work with little pay and no advancement
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  East Elmhurst, NY18 October 2016
Great co-workers, everyone is very friendly and willing to contribute. Free pizza here and there,lots of candy, Pingpong table, full table of breakfast and coffee everyday. Everything is great minus the fact there aren't any windows, and the bathrooms looks like your great grandma's living room. Plus the pay sucks, there aren't too many raises and this is a multi-billion dollar company. Very hard to go up the social ladder unless you are patient and have the skills when opportunities open.
Pros
Free breakfast, lots of candy, Great people
Cons
No windows, Grey walls, Hard to advance, Low pay
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fun in the Simulators
Simulator and Ground Instructor (Former Employee) –  Queens, NY24 September 2016
Ground School first then Simulator on SD3 aircraft.

I learned about SD3 systems.
Management was good.
The most enjoyable part of the job was sim training.
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This company should be used as a stepping stone for your next "real " job!
Instructor (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MO28 August 2016
For get this place you will find that you hate going to work in the morning.nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnmmnLllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
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Overworked and under paid!
Instructor (Former Employee) –  CMH4 August 2016
They over work you and under pay you. It's so bad they want you to sign a training contract to repay the type rating you received to work there!! If you don't or can't get your medical plan on getting over worked because they know you can't get another job! Bad place!!
Pros
It's a job till you can find another!
Cons
Pay, few actually days off, center manager, Assist Center Manager
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Creative and innovative place to work.
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Broken Arrow, OK10 July 2016
The product manufactured is amazing. The ability and skills of the engineers in this company is amazing. Overall, the company is transitioning from a small company to large, international company. Change is not readily accepted and the growing pains are difficult to work amongst. There is a work-life balance in very few departments, but there is immense pressure to work 24/7, 365 days a year and travel frequently overall.
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Great place to work!
Simulator Technician I (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TX13 June 2016
Great, good smartian, friendly, and respectable colleague.
Ongoing learning experience.
Meet new peoples almost every-week.
Great aviation experiences.
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Rock-solid in an industry notorious for boom-bust cycles.
Simulator Technician II (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TX8 April 2016
FlightSafety provides extremely stable employment in an industry notorious for lay-offs. It offers above average benefits, but low-average salary. Only gross incompetence or pornography on work computers will cause dismissal.

The manufacturing divisions offer the chance to work with very talented people.

Among its employees, the company, like the industry, tends to a high average age. You will not get forced out because of a calendar. You will more likely get asked to reconsider your voluntary retirement than encouraged to accept early retirement.

FlightSafety provides extremely stable employment. Promotions and pay raises come very rarely. I've had exactly two promotions and three raises in twelve years, despite high competence and superior results. Increases are no greater than absolutely necessary to keep staff.

The manufacturing divisions require very talented people. If you can't measure up, you'll hate it.

FlightSafety hires the best staff it can afford. If you expect too much money, they'll pass on your job offer.

Among its employees, the company, like the industry, tends to a high average age. It also tends to have mostly white employees in gender-traditional positions. I.e., women as secretaries and receptionists. This is a tendency, not an affirmative action violation. If this bothers you, you'll hate working there. If you expect new ideas and fresh thinking, forget it.
Pros
Extremely stable employment and above average benefits
Cons
Little advancement, less opportunity, even less training
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Nice place to work
Inventory Clerk (Former Employee) –  Broken Arrow, OK6 April 2016
I worked at FlightSafety International for 7 years and during that time I learned Microsoft excel, how to communicate with others, purchase orders, ERP System, manufacturing, typing, general office work and how important it was to complete a task to the best of my ability just to name a few. They also made it possible to take online training to help you to become a better asset to the company which was indeed very help.
Management at some points left a lot to be desired due to the lack of communication. My co-workers were mostly very helpful.
The hardest part of the job was sometimes not having the help needed to complete some of the tasks that were assigned to two or more individuals.
The most enjoyable part of the job was some of the wonderful people that I had the privilege to get to know and work with
Pros
The people that I had the pleasue of getting to know
Cons
Short breaks, and in some case management
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Very secure
Business Administrator/Office Clerk (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MO25 March 2016
Very secure place to work. The only complaint is that there is a lot of favoritism among management. If you are liked, you will go far....but if you're not liked they will do everything to get you to leave. I still communicate with people there and things may be getting better in that regard, but it's unfortunate that's how they operated for such a long time.
Pros
Very secure company
Cons
Too much favoritism
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