Crew Chief (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 1 June 2018
The amount of work that you do on your schedule is ridiculous. The pay is good only if you're willing to break your back. You have no idea what you're doing and how many flights you'll be doing that day. You'll come into work and realize there's already a flight waiting for you to park and offload it. Super understaffed and sometimes they'll force you to work overtime. ATS at YVR does the baggage handling for Westjet and planes would come down nonstop. Half of the people are injured and still make people work. The supervisors are really nice, and will come to help you whenever something isn't going right. The managers only care about getting the job done and nothing about your health. There are other companies in YVR, pay less, but definitely keep everything organized and safe.
Ramp agent (Current Employee) – Richmond, BC – 27 May 2018
ATS at YVR Is the premier place to work at YVR. Other ground handlers have worse pay and don’t care. Yes hours can be long but the airplanes and environment make up for it. Ive brought in 3 friends and even got a referral bonus. Company is awesome, management is better. Get a position here as they seem to be hiring now.
Saw such abuse of rights I wanted to call Troubleshooter
Aircraft Groomer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 May 2018
Don't work here. The only pro is the great people you get to meet and work with, but the management make it so difficult it is not worth it. Run away, far away. They tell you that there's flight benefits, but the hoops you have to jump through make it nigh impossible. ESPECIALLY if you're a groomer!
Ramp Supervisor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 May 2018
The managers will toss you under the bus as soon as look at you, dont trust anyone and always cover your backside! the employees are great and they are a tight group of people i still hold dear to my heart but the managers were awful. job was a blast! so much fun
Ramp Agent & Crew Chief (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 19 April 2018
ATS at YVR is the worst place to work. No breaks because of back to back to back flights. They'll work you into the ground your whole shift, 5 days a week and then have the audacity to ask you to stay late (or force you, cause thats hidden in the contract). Plus they'll pester you non stop on your weekends. They are completely under staffed because everyone quits because of the work conditions. If you want to spend 9 hours a day in the pouring rain with no breaks, throwing and lifting bags in a confined space, then this is for you... It is not worth the pay... Most of the managers and supervisors just sit around all day barking orders and won't go help when it's really needed. Only nice thing about ATS at YVR is the new equipment. ATS at YVR only services Westjet, who keep adding more and more flights. Quite common for aircraft to sit at the gate because the crew is stuck on other flights. Absolute worst experience as a ramp agent/crew chief. Every other company at YVR is 100% better and worth the pay cut. If you want to work on the ramp at YVR, go elsewhere.
Transport Driver/Maintainer (Former Employee) – montreal – 8 March 2018
Surveiller l'entretien de tous les camions en établissant des calendriers d'entretien réguliers pour chacun d'eux Conduite de camions semi-remorques pour le transport de marchandises, de matériaux, de pièces de rechange et d'autres marchandises Chargement et déchargement de marchandises et de marchandises à l'aide de chariots élévateurs ou parfois manuellement Fournir des services dans les domaines de la réparation des carburants, de l'eau, du pétrole, de l'air et des véhicules Concevoir les meilleurs itinéraires possibles pour assurer la livraison rapide des produits Obtenir les autorisations des séquestres et des expéditeurs et évaluer les factures
Airline Ramp agent (Former Employee) – Edmonton international airport – 27 February 2018
Fun energetic businessman surroundings. Pleasant people and organized staff. I work on the Airside loading and unloading baggage and freight, trained in multiple equipment, airside driver training, marshalling aircraft, commissary, ground equipment. Training in safety procedures for fire, flood, natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Able to attain Canadian security ratings for airport airside.
Safety Officer/ Safety Trainer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 15 February 2018
Safety gear ready, very open area of work, open to all types of weather ,go out and do safety walks, bring in aircraft, offload,onload aircraft, clean inside aircraft ,service aircraft, prepare aircraft for departures safely and agents, these are very time sensitive. Continue to next arrival and repeat.
Ramp Agent (Current Employee) – Regina, SK – 27 January 2018
I love working physically so this job is pretty good when you love working outside in any type of weather. The only thing is you cant work a full straight 8 hours at morning because they have a split shift shift.
Agent (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 17 January 2018
Terrible management Dont care about employees but themselves Other agents are good people but even supervisors are mean. No benefits, no flying benefits, Used uniformed which they take a deposit from your paycheck until uniforms are returned Over worked and under paid
Ramp Agent (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 December 2017
Whenever you walk into work, you never know what you will get. Its a good job but a tough job, and not for everyone. If you don't handle the outdoor elements well, don't apply. Working with planes is absolutely amazing, it is quite surreal, but there is not a lot of downtime. This is not a monday - friday, bankers hours job. You will work at all hours of the day, in all weather conditions with minimal regard for complaints.
you would like to work like an animal at minimum wage in harsh conditions. If that's the case then by all means apply at ATS but I just want to let you guys know that there's a ton of better options out there if you really want to work at the airport
you can quit
no lunch breaks, low salary, harsh conitions, bad training, hours are... awful
Ramp Agent (Current Employee) – Richmond, BC – 3 November 2017
It's an awesome place to work. Management cares for you, everyone cares for you. Only problem is its still unorganized for now because they just started at yvr, but each day, it keeps on getting better. If you want to lose weight or gain muscles, work here LOL. Fun people. Only thing is, your shift will be really long. It can take over your day.
Ramp Agent (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 22 August 2017
- overworked, underpaid, and un-valued. - work can be fun as long as you work with other good ramp agents. - equipment are always either tagged or under repair, therefore you end up having blamed for delays. - management is lead by a dictator, on which she gives preferential treatment to whom she like. This is also true with some managers in the company, who either sits on their dm cars and pretend to do something, or stare at her computer and have lots of coffee breaks. - you'll work with a terrible, ill-mannered morning bagroom lead, so ill-mannered, that management doesn't even care if you complain about her and is also giving her preferential treatment. - management will try to find something to get you fired. - very odd discipline points system, i.e you get a point on your record for callling-in sick, in which they could use against you at any time. - really nice HR lady, but you could feel her hands are tied. - there are many replacements available, so don't expect to be valued in the company, as there are out-of-high school students that are willing to replace you. - expect to provide your own gear as company provided gear, such as jackets and gloves, are sub-par and inadequate...especially during winter time.
The best part in everyday tasks are challenging , is the weather outside, planes delayed, passengers or a simple baggage missing. Fast paced environment, you get to work outside so be ready for winter, the job itself is physical and very demanding, wear the appropriate clothing. If you do not enjoy the first 2 weeks just don't bother on continuing, it will only get though get tougher. Once you get the handle on everything it just become easier. Pay attention in training, the airport has its own rules and must be obeyed.
Working outside, meet all kinds of people, travel discount
Shift work, concerns are hardly met, the paying could be better for the job that's done