Flight Attendant (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 March 2018
Just awesome, still working there and once the season ends I know I'll be sad but always excited to return. People I work with are fantastic and I have learned so much about aviation and myself. Great place.
Selloff vacations Retail Travel Agent (Former Employee) – All Locations – 8 January 2018
Retail division - Selloffvacations No work life balance They do not pay over time Poor upper management No job security - you are not valued , and can be replaced Manipulate reviews ( asks staff to reach out to their best clients to write reviews, same with staff. )
upper management starting with the Area Sales Manager
Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 December 2017
Terrible culture. Family small business mentality with significant revenue and terrible employee support. Worst salary in the industry, higher expectations, long hours, zero employee recognition unless you are a "A.. kisser". It is a travel and tourism company but employees have very to none travel benefits since the company do not provide any kind of support to its employees to enjoy their benefits. In fact the company constantly ban the employees from travelling and try to make money also with them.
They make the employees pays for absolutely everything including the xmas party. Literally as employee none pilot you are the last in the list for them. Employment turn over rate in all front line and operational department are incredible high because they have the mentality that "if you don't like it, go somewhere else."
Good employees move somewhere or are fire because of many all fashions managers an VPs who has been there for too long follow the same concept squeezing everyone.
If you are a pilot things may be different, way different and we get the point, however it is vey frustrating to work here since they do not support absolutely anything unless they are make HUGE money. Personal development for employees such as training, course are absolutely out of questions.
Salaries increases, aren't even mentioned. Some departments do performance review but they make you clear that salary increases or any kind of incentive for improvements are not part of the review. You will get may be 1 or 2 % bases on Canada inflation rate and yes they still sent newslettermore... every year to all employees announcing that revenues soared as well as how profitable they have been.less
Stores Person/ Purchaser (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 3 August 2016
I was part of this airline for 4 years. I worked as stores person for 3 years and later became purchaser for the stores department.
i would say overall the airline is great. fun people certain departments but i would have to admit my experience with the stores department was not pleasant. great amount of unprofessional people, especially the management. they will say anything to you in front of anybody just to get the joke across and seem funny. the lack of training was the biggest issue with this dept. when they expected you to perform the best and training was never a part of your job to begin with. you made mistakes and you were picked on for it for the rest of your employment there. keep in mind most of the employees salaries are based on favourtism - there are individuals who have no education what so ever to be in the position they are and being paid what they are. company itself needs to re-evaluate their salaries and be fair to employees who actually deserves to be in their salary bracket. there are pros and cons however. i learned a lot in terms of dealing with high pressure between tasks in a limited time given and handled multiple important tasks yet never was appreciated for the good work.
the hours is brutal if your not a night person with 12 hours shift through the night. but 4 days off is golden also.
overall not the best place to work! experience wise good - if staying for short time.
Most amazing job I have ever had. All my coworkers were fabulous it was simply an amazing experience and I miss it dearly. Do to a death in the family I had to abruptly resign. Hoping to be rehired next season out of YYZ. Fingers crossed....
Customer Service Agent (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 February 2016
Working with Sunwing Airline was amazing, but contractor swissport and it's management did not play a good role. Because of management new hires have been quitting a lot. Management plays a very unprofessional role and don't know how to treat their employees. Too much of favouritism. Too much drama to handle.
Good place to get your feet wet in the industry from a large canadian airline but high-turn over rate
STORES KEEPER (Former Employee) – TORONTO ONTARIO – 21 September 2015
DAY TO DAY TASKS:Receiving and Shipping of all materials; Assist Inventory Control, Repair and Overhaul or any other area that requires additional help as required; Pick-up and Deliver all materials as required; Ensure all materials related to the aircraft are maintained in accordance with Transport Canada, CARS and Sunwing Airlines Inc’s company policies and procedures; Complete inventory stock counts at various times throughout the year;All other duties as assigned by the Materials Manager
Learned to cover yourself in this industry and always keep learning through some type of educational system. Most people in this department had no form of aviation experience or schooling but had one of the highest position or salary.
Management is horrible, Co-workers you won't really get to know because the busy days/nights from doing a job that five people should be doing or the high turnover rate.
Most enjoyable part of the job is getting the materials needed to move aircraft and passengers from point A to B. Flight benefits were not to bad as well. You have a big effect towards the aircraft if urgent parts are not available in time!
End of the day this is not a place for long term career just to gain quick experience.
100% Medical/health benefits, Cheap flights
Favouritism, No rrsp matching, No work-life balance, Grumpy co-workers, Overworked, Turn-over rate is high
Procurement Officer (Current Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 30 August 2015
I was involved in mainly focused on dealing with various vendors throughout the day through emails and in person. Purchasing and Handling Aircraft's that required special attention in terms of providing the necessary parts to keep the aircraft fleet flowing. :Learned to be good team player and gained a lot of peoples confidence in building long term relationships and clientele. Our supervisors and managers were friendly and helpful always willing to jump in and help without judgement. Sometimes dealing with multiple tasks would become challenging due to overflow of imports/exports seasons. What I enjoyed most at work was working as a team and solving problems with limited time given.
worked 12 hours a day and due to busy work time flew by
over night shifts were difficult at times due to having family at home.
Seasonal Flight Attendant (Former Employee) – Toronto – 21 July 2015
Hours can be crazy but that's what comes with uncontrollable wanderlust gene. The training was very thorough and the trainers were very patient with all the trainees. Met the loveliest people working here and will truly miss it.
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 9 July 2015
Being a flight attendant for Sunwing Airlines has been the most rewarding job I have ever possessed. My colleagues are amazing, we all work as a team and they are a wonderful support system. There are many perks to working for an airline, however it is not as glamorous as it seems. This job is extremely challenging as you are expected to be courteous and friendly and authoritative all at the same time. This job teaches you how to deal with different personalities, cultures and upbringings.
Flight Attendant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 June 2015
Daily I created marketing strategies, mixed up new cocktails, and served in a 5 star atmosphere. I learned a lot about myself in this position and how to present myself to guests wether it be a night out for dinner with friends or it be a wedding celebration. My colleagues were all so welcoming and fun to work with. We laughed all the time, but also focused as a team to provide exceptional service when it was crunch time. The hardest part of the job was adjusting to the new atmosphere and providing impeccable wine service. But the most enjoyable were the experiences I was able to be part of such as bartending at weddings, growing into new potential, and learning more about the hospitality industry.