FlightSafety International Employee Reviews

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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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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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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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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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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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Outstanding company, excellent benefits, professional environment.
Simulator Qualifications Administrator (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OKJune 22, 2015
FlightSafety International is an outstanding company to work for with many advancement possibilities. Everyone is helpful, management is supportive and benefits are great. I would still be working there however I had to relocate to another state to be close to family members. I highly recommend FlightSafety!
Pros
Excellent reputation in the Aviation Industry, Great Benefits, supportive management.
Cons
They do not allow any remote work via computer.
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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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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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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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Leader in quality aviation training
Assistant Director of Programs (Former Employee) –  DFW AirportJune 17, 2015
Employees at FlightSafety International work very hard for average wages, but they receive excellent benefits. The healthcare options alone are better than you can find anywhere. As a Berkshire Hathaway (Warren Buffett) subsidiary, there is a culture of growth and competitiveness, although upper management tends to lag behind the latest technologies in many areas. This might be because the CEO is in his mid-80s!

From an I.T. perspective, the company is more than 10 years behind the curve, except for their multi-million-dollar full-flight simulators, which are state-of-the-art.

My job was to manage courseware and media development teams, provide instructional design leadership, and meet all regulatory compliance requirements. The process was highly political, as there are functional silos within the company that fight to remain relevant, sometimes at the expense of others.

Overall, FlightSafety is great company, despite its shortcomings, and the people who work there are the cream of the crop. I would count over a hundred of my former teammates among my friends and have deep respect for their ability and character.
Pros
Superb benefits
Cons
High average age of upper management - somewhat outdated strategies
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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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Learning experience
IT Professional (Current Employee) –  Moonachie, NJJanuary 17, 2015
A typical work day includes reviewing project requirements, analyzing reported issues, creating test cases and support configuration needs.

One can learning tasks management, team collaboration and refining technical skills

Management is driven to create innovative methods of delivering business processes both internal and externally.

Coworker in the IT department are willing to cross train to create an environment to enhance learning and project completion.

The hardest part of the job is requirements gathering from end users.

The most enjoyable part of the job is team collaboration and knowledge transfer.
Pros
benefits
Cons
limited growth potentional
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fun in the Simulators
Simulator and Ground Instructor (Former Employee) –  Queens, NYSeptember 24, 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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Great company to work for, career advancement is good, good group of people
FLIGHT SIMULATOR TECHNICIAN I (Current Employee) –  Farnborough, ENGJuly 26, 2013
Management are very approachable and the company as a whole looks after their employees, generally a company to be proud of working for. Benefits are good, more so at work (i.e. free coffees etc) than outside of work (i.e. pensions).
As an American company they try to go out their way to make life as pleasant as possible at work.
The majority of the employees are very helpful and there is a strong team spirit where everyone is keen to get the job done without creating a stressful environment.
The job is fairly varied and allows many opportunities to learn.
Pros
pay is reasonable, every employee is highly valued, free hot drinks and snacks at work, raises lots of money for charity, good co-workers.
Cons
apprenticeships do not result in any relevant qualifications, just experience. very tight when it comes to pay rises.
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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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Stagnant pay, increasing workdays, constantly reducing benefits.
Instructor (Current Employee) –  St. LouisApril 17, 2013
Instructor pay unchanged in 6 years. Used to pay overtime for more than 16 simulator periods, now expect as many as 22 periods with no extra pay. Cancelled company pension and now offer 401k with a 2% company match. Company paid life insurance reduced for anyone over age 65. Airline center in St. Louis features constant schedule changes, management expects everyone available for any assignment unless on vacation. Frequent recurrent training, meetings, in addition to instructing schedule. Constant barrage of revisions and emails. Employees are never surveyed about anything regarding working conditions. Changes are unilateral, generally come by email, and are usually filled with threats. Recent example: "Anyone not wearing company required attire will be sent home". Generous in granting time off for medical or family problems. Employees are generally respectful, helpful, and highly qualified.
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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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Great employer to work for
Synthetic Environment Designer (Current Employee) –  Hazelwood, MOJune 27, 2013
Very productive working on synthetic environments for flight simulators. Typical desk job. Working on a computer to generate 3D graphics. Management has an open door policy. Everyone is friendly. Type of environment that it is easy to work in groups or alone if needed. Hardest part of my job is the things that are uncontrollable; such as bugs (program troubles), things breaking for no reason, etc... I feel that there is a tie for most enjoyable part of my job. It is between my coworkers and knowing that what I produce helps make a difference in Pilot Training.
Pros
benefits, vacation, working environment, people.
Cons
extremely tight deadlines.
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Learned new things daily
Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) –  DFW Airport, TXJune 11, 2015
Scheduling training and meeting people from all around the world. Great teamwork to accomplish the same goals for great customer satisfaction.
Pros
Great benefits. Meeting people from all around the world.
Cons
None I can think of.
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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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3.6
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