Crew Scheduler (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 17 September 2018
IT Department thinks it owns and runs the company; vetos any project it doesn't want to do even if CEO signs and approves it.
Pilots think they own the company, no training bond for pilots. Pilots hop to other companies once aircraft type training is complete.
Travel Group generates the most revenue for the company, other divisions (i.e. Airline primarily) drain the organization with massive pay hikes every 4-5 years. Management caves in to every demand pilots have.
Office departments can have as little as 3 people (1 manager, 2 workers). Managers expect you to sacrifice everything for the company while they go travel multiple times a year to every new opening, new aircraft, new resort that pops into the company portfolio.
Cheap travel during summer; good luck in hurricane season.
NO PENSION for office staff. RRSP matching linked to years of service, starts after 1 full year of service, 1-4% MAX. Managers and pilots get 4-6% RRSP contribution
Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 December 2018
Old Canada 3000 and Sky Service have taken over. Very set in old ways of working and doing things ,has become friends only. Owners don't pay any attention to the airline, guess they figure why should they when they already have your money from the hotels.
If you're serious about joining Sunwing use them as a training ground and move on as they will use you.
Getting on a flt for a reduced rate was nice
Sell your soul to the devil if you want to get ahead, no pension, limited benefits.
Operations Coordinator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 October 2018
Sunwing Airlines is great place to work if you're a recent graduate from any of the aviation colleges. It gives you the exporsure to the real world situations and problems. Usually it gets really busy from November - April. In the summer most of the airplanes go over to europe for summer deployment. Management can be a hassel sometimes. Recently, there has been a lot of changes in the management structure.
Flight Attendant Trainee. (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 25 August 2018
Great experience for 1st timers wanting to work in aviation. Long hours in the classroom with very few breaks. Instructors are very good with the few exceptions of the old guard who are out of touch and arrogant. Lack of actual onboard training is not practical for real life work. Take the Conpany for all they offer you, then move on. They hire every year any how.. Management does not care about you, only themselves. Very clique environment.
Work experience, home each night most of the time.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Saint-Laurent, QC – 16 July 2018
I worked here for a while. I was always sick. They had mice. The office is stuffy with no air circulation. The pay is not good and they reserve the right to remove your « incentive aka commission » whenever they want- and they do !
Groups (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 June 2018
Management is UNFAIR and play favourites, Owners are GREEDY and only look out for themselves. Yes there are "discounts" for flights but not confirmed until sometimes hours before you want to leave. Would never recommend anyone to ever travel with them let alone work for this company.
Human Resources Generalist (Former Employee) – Etobioke – 24 August 2017
Sunwing is an excellent place to work! I have developed my Human Resources skills and have enhanced my background in the hospitality industry. I would recommend this as an excellent workplace to acquire experience.
Inside Sales Coordinator (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 August 2015
Is a nice place to work. The managers and CEO are well focus and accesible. The work place is under construction when it finish we will have two buildings and more space for us which will be fantastic.
Senior Web Designer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 July 2014
Position mostly consisted of Web Design. Quick turnaround times. smaller scale website projects. Company could spend a little more time focusing on UI/UX as well newer technologies such as Bootstrap, LESS, SASS.