Worked at many airport companies, swissport was the worst.
Ramp Agent (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 25 January 2018
I worked at swissport for 3 months, I worked at many other companies in the past at the airport.
Swissport has the most useless management ever. I use to show up to work and be getting bounced around between multiple flights. There is an extremely high turnover rate, benefits after 1 year and their equipment was horribly maintained. They definitely break many different labor rules on a daily basis, this company needs a government audit. I have done wide body flights entirely on my own, imagine loading 700 bags into containers to be loaded onto aircrafts (these bags weigh anywhere between 10-70 pounds. Your hard work doesn't mean a thing, they only care if the flight goes out on-time. I'd say only work here if you REALLY can't find another job. Your back will go very quick working here. The airlines they service have extremely heavy bags/cargo. The hardest part of the job is definitely the heavy lifting, working in all kinds of weather conditions and working with other workers. The most enjoyable part of this job is the aircraft, swissport services many wide bodied aircraft that I absolutely loved working on. The boeing 787 was my favorite aircraft to work on. You will start off in the bag room for at least 6 months before moving to the ramp, unless you have previous experience.
Free lunches at times, seeing different aircrafts, some workdays may only consist of one flight per shift, overtime is easily obtainable.
Horrendous management, Equipment poorly maintained, health Benefits are mediocre, no flight benefits, sometimes doing entire flights by yourself.