- Ameriflight, LLC17.May 2017
Fairly recent change in ownership & relocation of main office. Under old regime, employees were valued. Under new regime, the bottomline is all that matters.
Support from management
New managers are self serving and look for quickest, cheapest way to get work done. Not supportive. Decisions are made by mgmt only. There has been significant turnover in both mgmt (especially UPPER mgmt) & non mgmt in the last 1-1/2 yrs.
Teamwork among my group was excellent,but we were all layed-off due to the relocation. It seemed as if the new office was encouraging teamwork during their training period, but without actually being there, after the changeover, I cannot verify that they are truly working together, plus there has been significant turnover. The majority of employees that we dealt with to accomplish our job (from various bases & other depths) were all cooperative & supportive
Freedom to work independently
New management does not seem to be the "trusting " kind.
During the changeover, we relayed considerable information via emails, phone calls, photo copies and one on one training. There were 4 people who were supposed to learn from us, in mgmt & non-mgmt. They did not seem to share much of this info among themselves.
I encountered no gender issues
Attitude towards older colleagues
From my viewpoint the older & longterm employees were not treated well. New mgmt wanted new blood without ties to old mgmt
There has been some upward mobility under the new mgmt, but so far, not a lot.
Overall compensation for your work
Wages for office work is on the low side
Office / Work Environment
Our now defunct office was ok. From what we were told, they were poorly equipped for the transfer of our dept. & that the new area is too small, staff is crowded & in an inferior area. Hopefully that will improve.
Hourly employees, at least in the office area, worked pretty much 40 hrs per week & time off/vacation requests were not challenged. Mgmt worked long hours. Do not know how the new office under the new mgmt handles this.
I WAS proud to be an employee, at least until the new mgmt charged in & quickly made changes without really trying to understand the nature of the business. The result - from the last quarter of 2016 through recent months, they have seen the loss of goodwill among customers & vendors alike. Their reputation has taken a hit.
My job, my whole dept. , was a casualty of relocation. Job security at the new office? So far,quite a few changes, both voluntary & non voluntary.
Our area was definitely NOT handicap accessible . I do not know the current status.
They issued a monthly newsletter. Safety was centered around the flight crew & mechanics. Offices were never mentioned. My area was NOT safe - 2nd floor, only one entry/exit from a steep flight of stairs. Most of the windows did not open & there was no fire escape or ladder.
My work was pretty basic. Some weeks were more challenging than others. I always strived to do my best & to help others whenever necessary, so I have always been proud of my work. With the changeover & new system coming with it, the work will probably be more automated less challenging. They are working towards getting as much automated as possible.
Inclusive / Diverse
Suggestions for improvement
- Step back & look at what made Ameriflight great. You can make money & still treat your employees & customers like they matter.
What I like about the company
The original ownership appreciated their employees, & customers. The employees were friendly & basically all got along. Everyone was "family".
What I dislike about the company
Since the change in ownership & relocation of main office, only the bottomline matters.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyAmeriflight, LLC
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2017