FlightSafety International Employee Reviews

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This company should be used as a stepping stone for your next "real " job!
Instructor (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOAugust 28, 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) –  CMHAugust 4, 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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Great place to work!
Simulator Technician I (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXJune 13, 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, TXApril 8, 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, OKApril 6, 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, MOMarch 25, 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, FLMarch 20, 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, KSFebruary 29, 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, NJJanuary 25, 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, FLJanuary 18, 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, NYJanuary 16, 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, MOJanuary 12, 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, TXDecember 25, 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, NYDecember 7, 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, OKNovember 28, 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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Slow to change, management poor
Program Manager, ground/simulator instructor (Former Employee) –  Dallas/Fort WorthOctober 16, 2015
Not a fun place to work. Company seems extremely slow at hiring new pilot instructors, and suffers from the ability to keep good instructors. Pay and working conditions lead to many individual quitting and the remainder having to work additional hours to make up the difference.
Talent not appreciated.
Pros
Good facilities
Cons
Does not value employees
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Desperate need of a business culture change
Integrated Project Scheduler (Current Employee) –  Broken Arrow, OKAugust 8, 2015
If you are a male in this company you will be fine. Being a female in this company is a whole other story. Be prepared to fight for everything and receive nothing. There are a bunch of "good 'ol boys" running this company and it is evident in the business culture and lack of change that this place so desperately needs positively enforced new business practices. Insurance, benefits and schedule flexibility are a definite pro to working at this company. One of the only reasons I think some stay as long as they do.
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A typical day at work
Director of Quality (Former Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLAugust 2, 2015
Meeting with teammates, verify open improvements and status of documentation. Plan auditor meetings, prepare for NAA visits & compliance audit teams; support the Management to stay compliant with ISA 9001-2008 requirements.
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No room to grow, no professional development
Courseware (Former Employee) –  North AmericaJuly 31, 2015
Developed various types of course-ware.

Great and bright coworkers.

No professional development, no skills workshops, no positions to move up to unless you work in corporate.

Getting anything approved takes months to years.
Pros
Flexible work hours, positive people and environment, low pressure
Cons
They will keep you on contract as long as they like, no benefits
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The best at what it does
Ground/Simulator Instructor & TCE (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 14, 2015
The most difficult part of the job is staying on top of the ever changing regulatory requirements. Attention to detail is a must. Opportunities are there for those who look and are willing to move on them. The best part is the interaction with the other employees and the clients.
Pros
Great people, pretty stable, room for advancement
Cons
sometimes weird hours, pay in the middle range, dealing with regulatory inconsistancies
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3.6
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