Menzies Aviation Employee Reviews

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Cargo Agent (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC18 February 2019
I should have seen the warning signs from the beginning. No professional training just overworked exhausted colleagues too frustrated to train new hires. A constant high turn over rate and high amounts of overtime which you would have to keep track of since they make "mistakes". I agree with other comments. They don't like employee feedback it is perceived as complaining about things like nòt having a chair to sit on or not having a pen to write with. (They continued to claim they don't have the budget). Broken machinery, printers not working, computers not working, warehouse not up to the security standards. Some leads not leading by example, abusing their power and verbally abusing others. Pay isn't the greatest and no chance of raises even after years of working unless your the supervisor's bestfriend. Overall wouldn't recommend this job to anyone unless it's an in between job. Horrible, stressful experience.
Pros
Expierence in logistics.
Cons
Almost everything.
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Stay away from this company, terrible place to work.....unrespectful lead/co workers
Cabin Services Agent (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB17 February 2019
This is a terrible place to work. I only have worked here for almost 2 months but had a horrible experience with co workers who has a habit of cussing. Have to give up work so soon! Was very uncomfortable, management is unfair! Forces ramp agents to work as groomers because they do not have enough staff members. Provide little to no training, and maintains a horrible/unrespectful work environment. This place needs to unionize as soon as possible to prevent workers from being exploited.
Pros
Free coffee and tea
Cons
Schedule not flexible
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Managers overworked, unable to establish proper expectations
Passenger Service Department (Former Employee) –  Canada8 February 2019
Manager was very overworked and departments understaffed, leaving large gaps of miscommunications and misunderstanding. Human resorces lack support for onboarding, training, or scheduling organization with no essential items such as company emails or training structures were giving. No initial start time, end time or genetal day to day schedule was set out. The expectation was not clear as to personal time vs company time. Low work/life balance.

Employees were competent, helpful and informative, however almost daily issues with attendance. Due to the nature of the industry and business, higher than average compensation and occasional overtime available. Great for part time work around part time/online/summer post secondary education. Non management/supervisory possitions were unionized.

All factors leading to high turn over of staff, lowered morale, higher stress of current employees.
Pros
Higher than average pay, occasional overtime available
Cons
Constant split shifts, no scheduled shifts, lack of communication/genetal support, low work/life balance
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Big Zero Management, Zero safety
Fuel Truck Operator (Former Employee) –  YYZ4 February 2019
If you are a butt kisser, whiner or backstabber you will go far here. If you are an honest hard working employee, they will break your spirit and your body then toss you aside to make room for their next victim,
risky environment, poor payments.
Pros
nothing
Cons
Everything
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Horrible place to work.
Refueler (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB27 January 2019
I was let go 2 days prior to my probation being finished. Was let go because of someone didn't like me and it wasnt because of my job performance. Very childish mentality from the management. They are unwilling to fight for good employees. Poor wages and the union is brutal. The union has done more damage in fighting for better wages. Many other places starting wages are at least a minimum $20.00 per hour to start on most air fields. This company needs to catch up with the times and offer better wages and get rid of shift bidding. The need to accommodate for good employees with better hours. I am not sure about the benefits but if any indication that they won't get there wages up to better standards, pretty sure that their benefits suck too. Keep the employees happy, and they will work harder for you.Too much of a "we have always done it this way." Management screams at you if you delay a flight or have an error. No back up.
Pros
Training was okay. Weekly pay check.
Cons
Childish mentality of management. Union dues that crush a pay check. Too many problems to count.
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A poor place to work
Aircraft Refueler (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 January 2019
The company expects mandatory overtime with little-to-no advanced notice, and threaten termination if you refuse the overtime even with a legitimate reason (such as school or another job), making it impossible to make plans in other aspects of your life. Scheduling has zero flexibility, pay is very poor, and the company do not seem to care about the needs of their employees.
Pros
Paid lunch, health benefits
Cons
Long hours, mandatory overtime with zero notice, poor pay
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Employment Standard Violations and safety concerns
Ramp Agent (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON8 January 2019
This is a terrible place to work. Menzies Sunwing division sometime forces ramp agents to do work that they are not assigned to because they do not have enough staff members. They regularly miscalculate pay, do not keep up with lunch breaks, provide little to no training, and maintain a horrible work environment. This place needs to unionize as soon as possible to prevent workers from being exploited.
Pros
You get to work with planes
Cons
There are too many to mention.
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Worst upper management
Passenger service supervisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 December 2018
Upper management is the worst I have ever encountered in 20 years of aviation. Rude, incompetent, high strung and entirely incapable of dealing with stressful situations. Zero loyalty toward staff, total disregard for any issues raised and no inclination to rectify problems. They claim to promote, and expect teamwork however, that doesn't apply to upper management who resort to insults and bullying when operations go sideways. If you want to work long hours in a toxic environment with no recognition or assistance, and you enjoy mental and emotional trauma, this is the place for you.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Easy lay off. Small mistakes mean big ones
Ramp Agent (Current Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK16 December 2018
Okay I can’t even tell you but I’m starting to hate it. I know this job is life and death but come on a mistake is a mistake. I got my third strike which could mean termination or suspension. As I’ve read some of the comments. A person said that one mistake could humiliate and dock you for the whole day. It’s true I just got a third strike because a stroller with a blue tag fell off the belt. As I’ve explained to the supervisor. I told him once I putted the stroller facing down on its wheels. It started rolling a bit then once I’d let go it rolled all the way down and fell of the belt. He said that it was on purpose plus irresponsible. From my perspective it rolled a bit and plus mistakes are mistakes. Tomorrow I have to face punishment. For your information no one even saw the stroller fell down except my co workers. They all made a big deal about it. Huh one time I even heard a lead tried to push a plane and eventually hit the plane with the push. Never even got a warning that shi.....
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Long hours, Excessive work, They want it perfect everytime no mistakes
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soso
Ramp Agent (Former Employee) –  Pearson, ON13 December 2018
The management is bad and the place is not organized, people spend half of the time looking for tools or chucks and there is lot'f of resting time but very slow pace
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Unrealistic expectations
Supervisor & Trainer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON7 November 2018
Under ASIG was a smoothly run company and management was really good with staff, caring about them and their families. Once Menzies came it was sad to see the company completely turn around.
Pros
Cheep Flights
Cons
Disrespectful / inexperienced Upper Management
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Worst place to work and two face staff
Cargo Handler (Former Employee) –  Dorval, QC4 November 2018
The pay at Menzies aviation dorval is horrible $13h for all the work you put in,
The management is bad the people are two face and always trying to fight down each other ,
Always want you do more than what your payed to do
A lot of obscene language and name calling !!!
Cons
Super long hours
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great company
Ramp Agent (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 October 2018
the work is amazing.i was treated with royality. mangement is very professional and courtesy. The pay rate climbs as you commit to the career with this amazing company.
Pros
Free food and free friends
Cons
nothing is bad.all is good.
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Terrible management. Little training, first to be blamed
Fueler (Former Employee) –  YHZ7 October 2018
Easy job, not enough employees, worked to death, zero appreciation for effort put in. Greasy tactics for advancing favoured employees. The worst manager anyone’s ever worked for, opinion shared with everyone else who works there. Thrown right into the job with minimal training, and most trainers despise training, if you make a mistake or damage equipment you’re humiliated and docked a day of work. Primitive work style. Schedule that hasn’t been altered in 14years. Not enough parking for every employee, risk your car being towed. Racism and sexism abundant.

Disgruntled former employee.
Pros
Lots of breaks
Cons
Everything
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Fast paced and exciting
Passenger Services Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Mount Hope, ON6 October 2018
Check in for flights, board passengers and everything else in between. Learn new and exciting things every day. Shift work can be difficult but overall worth it.
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excelente ambiente , profecional
Ramp Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Ottawa , Canada27 September 2018
Valor esta compania por su enfasis en siempre seguir aprendiendo y mejorando las normas de Rampa. para que cada dia sea llevado de una manera Profecional y segura
Pros
Excelente Compania, mucho aprendisaje constantemente
Cons
Podrian mejorar sus equipos de Tierra
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fun place
Ramp Agent / Lead (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON22 August 2018
nice to work around aircraft the day is fully pack with plane coming in and out one after the other, the people that you work with are wonderful and very helpful
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Interesting job, fast paced, stressful at times
Operations Supervisor/Training Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON20 August 2018
Its great to work at the airport and watch the planes land and be part of why someone gets to go to work or on vacation. Without us fueling those planes no one is leaving. It's an interesting place to work for with changes happening all the time but somewhat slowly. It can be a fast paced environment with many challenges that you'll face. Over all I love it!
Pros
Love the airport and the job
Cons
pay needs to increase to keep good employees.
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Bare-bones training, sky-high expectations
Office staff (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 August 2018
The working hours were pretty long, but they paid overtime so it works out. The staff (non-management) were great to work with and very supportive despite being overworked.

However, the training was bare-bones. The turnover is high, and the very few people who sort of train you are always too busy to actually help you. They expect you to do the job of two and to know every task in 2 months (they won't even wait for the full 3 month probation period) on your own, or else they'll fire you. If you ask for help or support, you're not going to get it. The management will not give you any reviews, even if you ask for it. You'll only find out how you're doing when they call you into the office to fire you.

There are cameras all over the office, and one manager is particularly unpleasant and condescending. The employees admit to being overworked, and hard work is often unrecognized.

If you want to waste two months of your time, feel free to get a job here.
Pros
Good pay, ok benefits, good co-workers
Cons
Very heavy workload, little to no training, terrible managers
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dont get to pick shifts
Ramp Agent (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 June 2018
was a hassle working here, got through on job training to find out they gave good shifts away to people that weren't performing so well on the on job training. Not fair at all for the people that actually were knowledgeable about the job.
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