Pros: see my review
Cons: the travel industry fluctuates severly, causing uncertainty as to job security. compensation tends to be lower.
I began work at American Airlines as a part-time provisional employee, and was continually given opportunities to progress and take on more responsibilities. As a Management employee, the company mandates 30 hours of training each year, most of it paid for or provided by the company. I continued to progress until I decided to go part-time, and even then, was given many interesting opportunies to continue to add value to the company. If I weren't relocating, I would stay with American Airlines until retirement.
Through the company's multi-cultural nature, I have been exposed to new ideas based on diversity. It sponsors employee days for giving back to the community, and employee groups for sharing interests and beliefs.
The hardest part of the job is ramping up at the beginning of a project or program, and the influences the ever-changing industry has on the scope of projects, causing frequent "re-tooling" of project direction.
This is also the most enjoyable part of the job.