Aviation Training Coordinator (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – 14 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.
Instructional Systems Specialist (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – 6 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.
Amazing people, flexible hours, lots of free food, easy work if you have the skills, always something going on
Lack of orientation process, lots of red tape, hit or miss communication between departments and centers, very old school management
Instructor (Current Employee) – Wichita, KS – 18 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.
Administration (Former Employee) – Vero Beach Florida – 28 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.
Meeting new people.
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
Dull place to work with little pay and no advancement
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – East Elmhurst, NY – 18 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.
Instructor (Former Employee) – CMH – 4 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!!
It's a job till you can find another!
Pay, few actually days off, center manager, Assist Center Manager
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) – Broken Arrow, OK – 10 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.
Rock-solid in an industry notorious for boom-bust cycles.
Simulator Technician II (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – 8 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.
Extremely stable employment and above average benefits
Little advancement, less opportunity, even less training
Inventory Clerk (Former Employee) – Broken Arrow, OK – 6 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
The people that I had the pleasue of getting to know
Business Administrator/Office Clerk (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – 25 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.