FlightSafety International Employee Reviews

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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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Management Disconnect
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FL20 March 2016
There is a big disconnect between corporate management and local management which creates uneasiness with the current employees.
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Challenging, professional work environment with top notch personnel
Maintenance Instructor (Current Employee) –  Wichita, KS29 February 2016
FSI is a company of professionals at all levels. Instructors are held to a very high standard of knowledge and conduct. Days can be long but acceptable.
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Flight Attendant Instructor
Flight Attendant Instructor (Former Employee) –  Teterboro, NJ25 January 2016
Not compensated well enough for the time and responsibilities. Schedule is irratic and can't make many plans for little pay.
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Exxcellent company
Program Manager/Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Miami, FL18 January 2016
Excellent company which is a fortune 100 listed organization and teaches about a rolling schedule which always must be maintained, along with customer satisfaction on a worldwide basis. This is a Jet Pilot training company and you work with the best of the best...much like a Top Gun facility in the military.
Pros
work with real pros
Cons
hours of the day are sometimes exhausting
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Great Workplace
Supervisor of Government A/R Finance (Current Employee) –  Flushing, NY16 January 2016
Been at company for many, many years. No complaints. It's a great company to work for and will continue to be successful.
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This is the worst place I have ever worked
Simulator Tech (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MO12 January 2016
Do not go into this place thinking it is something great. They will lie cheat and steal from you. No overtime pay. Screw you on money left and right. Highly demanding.
Pros
work in the dark
Cons
thrown under the bus
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fun, challenging, fast paced
Avionics/Maintenance Instructor (Former Employee) –  DFW Airport, TX25 December 2015
could have written a training manual, teach Mx and avionics, write courseware, interact with customers and clients.
The co=workers were fun,. The hardest part were the early mornings.
I have learned to be a professional instructor, public speaker. i have learned to author training manuals and e-learning programs.
Pros
nice co-workers, fun environment
Cons
salary weak
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good place to work
Tax Accountant (Former Employee) –  Flushing, NY7 December 2015
Company is great company to start your career, good benefits great working culture. co-workers are great to work with, very knowledgeable.
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great product with no appreciation for services rendered
"B" Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Broken Arrow, OK28 November 2015
great product with an amazing reputation for a training aid. management has a very poor view of its employees, poor compensation yields a high turnover which management approves of because "anyone can do this job".
Pros
heat and cooled shop, clean work environment
Cons
low pay, overall $hi!!y corporate view of employees
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3.6
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