Tanker Driver/Aircraft Fueller (Current Employee) – Richmond, BC – 24 March 2018
The management structure leaves much to be desired. In an effort to build redundancies within, no one takes the position of leadership. Rather the team has no idea and is in a state of confusion. The right hand has no idea what the left is doing.
It’s easy to have the job put you have to cross many exams it won’t be hard and you have to be careful because you safety is first and the people around you you have to be so careful when you do every single thing .
Hard word when your busy but allow you to relax when you have downtime
Chief Shop Steward (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 3 March 2018
Hard place to work due to inclement weather . due to the type of work you can learn alot of transferable skills that will help you move top other departments. Management is good but very complacent in the positions held and therefore are not interested in change . The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing you could flight on stand-by when you showed up and worked when it was tough weather for all.
Down time you are allowed to go to full gym help encourage fitness
Extremely bad weather in winter and heat in summers as well as shift work .
potentially great place to work always something new to do or learn.
Manager on Duty (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 3 March 2018
Swissport is a very large company world wide but the management style has to change or they will continue to lose ground to their competition who have made great gains lately . As a large company they have potential for advancement and innovation but these things seem to not be their priority and it shows in the lose of business to other companies.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Quebec City, QC – 16 February 2018
L'équipe de travail à l'aéroport de québec était super! Cependant, le patron n'est pas flexible sur les heures et l'échelle salariale est très nulle. Il est presque impossible d'augmenter de salaire même si cela fait plusieurs années que tu travailles la Que tu aies une famille ou que tu sois aux études, il est impossible d'avoir de congés ou d'enlever une journée de travail pour te consacrer à tes études. L'emploi est génial mais le patron laisse vraiment à désirer.
Agent/Lead (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 13 February 2018
-Job never gets boring -Hardest part of job is dealing with problems you never encountered before in a timely manner -Enjoyable part of job is the satisfaction of learning about aviation through work and getting flight benefits
Passenger Service Agent (Current Employee) – Dorval, QC – 12 February 2018
It is a fun workplace for students looking for a part time job. You have to be ready to work long and unusual hours such as 02:00 to 14:00 (really early in the morning). The salary is not high enough for the job and responsibilities you have but if you really enjoy doing your job, the salary is not that important. The most enjoyable part of the job is to be able to have lots of fun while you do your work. The supervisors are amazing and funny people to work with and everyone is very friendly.
if ever you travel with the airline you work with, your ticket could potentially get upgraded.
this job isnt really that good, i wouldnt suggest it to anybody, the management is terrible and let anyone get away with anything, the union is terrible they dont actually know how to protect there employees the way they should. the pay wasnt enough close to a decent salary compared to the rest of the airport
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.
Agent de cabine (Former Employee) – Dorval, QC – 21 January 2018
I enjoyed my time working for the company Swissport. I learned that working as a team is enjoyable and that cleaning which is one of my skills can actually be fun when working in a positive atmosphere. I enjoyed the long breaks and most of the leads were great! I hope in the near future I can join this work environment again but maybe in a different field.
Lounge Agent (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 January 2018
Working at the lounges are a great place to work and the hours are not guarantee but you would have to bid schedule base on sonority. Management needs improving but workplace culture is fantastic. Salary/Benefits you have to keep an eye on because they are always making mistake when it comes to paying out.
Ramp Agent (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 17 January 2018
This company was the absolute worst nightmare to work with. Most of management have no clue what they’re doing or saying. They are prejudice towards different people like foreigners and mentally disabled. Your job gets threatened over following simple rules. They don’t follow WHMIS or ESA. They only care about money. No flight benefits or anything. Run from here and go to Air Canada....
Airplanes are cool
No respect, clueless management, drama llama peers, too much over time
agente passager (Former Employee) – Quebec City, QC – 28 December 2017
I absolutely loved my job. I really enjoyed interacting with the customers. I enjoyed working in an airport very much. I felt important I felt like i belonged. The only problem was that I was working minimum wage which could not pay the things that I needed to pay. I ended up working crazy hours just to be able to live with the bare minimum and still struggle.