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Productive workplace
Lead Simulator Technician - Shift Manager (Current Employee), Houston, TXFebruary 3, 2014
Busy and fasted paced but has a very nice atmosphere and great people to work with.
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CUSTOMER SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee), Columbus, OhioJanuary 24, 2014
Pros: free food in the lunchroom, benefits, social events, working atmosphere, flexibility
Cons: working in an open area where the volume would sometimes be an interferance
Every day was filled with taking care of clients who were in the center to get their recurrent and initial flight training in a variety of aircraft simulators. They were greeted at the door by management and then brought to the customer support area where we would provide them with their training materials and escort them to their classrooms. During – more... the day we would work with scheduling and setting up future training.

I learned how to provide a much more diverse level of customer support for clients who were training for a week or more and needed both professional and personal service. This was different than working with different people every day.

The co-workers and management were great. It was an excellent environment. Everyone had a very great time together while still maintaining professionalism and completing what was necessary.

The aspect of the position that was most challenging was rearranging training at the very last minute when a client was unable to attend. Many arrangements, new classes, and change in materials was needed quickly.

The most enjoyable part of the job was the camaraderie with all of the people I worked with. Everyone was willing to help out when there was a need. Management was an active part of the team. – less
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PC-12 NG pilot instructor
PC-12 NG Pilot Level D flight simulator instructor (Current Employee), Dallas, TXJanuary 18, 2014
Pros: good working conditions
Would recommend as a good place to gain experience as an instructor
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Nice place to work with great people
Customer Account Manager (Former Employee), Flushing, NYJanuary 16, 2014
Everyone worked well together except my supervisor was not helpful at all.
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Best pilot training in the world!
Training Development Project Specialist (Current Employee), Wichita, KSDecember 10, 2013
Pros: free lunch each wednesday and friday, starbucks coffee, and flexibility
Cons: instructors work long and variable hours which are hard on family.
People and management are very good to work with. Highly competitive pilot training company.
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Rewarding and challenging
Supervisor of Flight Training Devices (Former Employee), Seattle, WANovember 25, 2013
FlightSafety is a leading aviation training company. As an employee of FlightSafety for the past 11 years I believe they work hard to maintain their reputation as the best safety training company available. FlightSafety teammates are a group of hardworking talented individuals.
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Bilingual CSR II (Current Employee), St. Louis, MOOctober 1, 2013
Pros: benefits, a sense of community, work ethic
Cons: lack of opportunities for advancement in certain departments
Flightsafety is a very proud company, whose main objective centers around the effort of training their clients, which consist of pilots, flight attendants, dispatchers, and maintenance workers.

Flightsafety is #1 in Safety within the Aviation industry.
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Good place to work for instructors otherwise stay away
Manager (Former Employee), Irving, TXSeptember 27, 2013
Pros: nice people
Cons: pay, hours
Management is very mis-directed and they do not actively train their employees. You would think a training company would invest training in their own employees and this did not happen the whole time I was there. I was thrown into a role with little guidance and instruction. How are you suppose to know how to do the job if you do not know what is expected – more... of you, until later? They do have the friendliest customers that go through training there and some of the employees are the nicest people you will ever meet. There are only 1 or 2 employees you cannot trust and, unfortunately, they are in management roles. I do NOT recommend working for this company , unless you are an instructor. – less
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Great employer to work for
Synthetic Environment Designer (Current Employee), Hazelwood, MOJune 27, 2013
Pros: benefits, vacation, working environment, people.
Cons: extremely tight deadlines.
Very productive working on synthetic environments for flight simulators. Typical desk job. Working on a computer to generate 3D graphics. Management has an open door policy. Everyone is friendly. Type of environment that it is easy to work in groups or alone if needed. Hardest part of my job is the things that are uncontrollable; such as bugs (program – more... troubles), things breaking for no reason, etc... I feel that there is a tie for most enjoyable part of my job. It is between my coworkers and knowing that what I produce helps make a difference in Pilot Training. – less
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High Tech and Fast Pace at it best
Network Administrator III (Former Employee), Tucson, AZMay 6, 2013
Pros: you get to work with good people in a hightech enviroment.
Cons: some requirement to work shifts and weekends, along with some pressure if things are not working correctly.
How my day can go.

Walk in the door and get summoned to a problem, not every day but just as often as not.

This is not a bad thing just somedays depending on how the request is made.

A nice hello good morning followed by can you help me with a situation is better than "good your here; this thing is broken again can't you fix it right this time".

The – more... co-workers there are all generally great people and the customers/clients are from all over the world which makes things interesting when you get a chance to know them.

The best part of the job is learning new things and meeting new people.

The hardest part of the job is sometime the people, personalities play a lot into how your day can go. – less
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Stagnant pay, increasing workdays, constantly reducing benefits.
Instructor (Current Employee), St. LouisApril 17, 2013
Instructor pay unchanged in 6 years. Used to pay overtime for more than 16 simulator periods, now expect as many as 22 periods with no extra pay. Cancelled company pension and now offer 401k with a 2% company match. Company paid life insurance reduced for anyone over age 65. Airline center in St. Louis features constant schedule changes, management – more... expects everyone available for any assignment unless on vacation. Frequent recurrent training, meetings, in addition to instructing schedule. Constant barrage of revisions and emails. Employees are never surveyed about anything regarding working conditions. Changes are unilateral, generally come by email, and are usually filled with threats. Recent example: "Anyone not wearing company required attire will be sent home". Generous in granting time off for medical or family problems. Employees are generally respectful, helpful, and highly qualified. – less
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Would never go back for any salary.
Manager (Former Employee), KSFebruary 28, 2013
Took for ever for upper mgmt to take action against other members of mgmt even after several of us on the mgmt team filed complaints for an extended period of time.

Good ol' boys club like no other company on earth.

Would not recommend employment to my worst enemy.
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Instructor (Former Employee), Wichita KsAugust 28, 2012
Pros: meet lots of great people and good equipment to do your job and good pay
Cons: long hours, disfunctional management, lack of advancement
Instructor Sim and Ground:
Its management is the "good old boys club" .. if you are not in the club your not going anywhere. Good work is payed by more work and credit only goes to the top. If you are a good worker or a bad worker is a subjective evaluation by the "good old boys" ; one bad and all good work is errased. The instructors are great bunch – more... of guys working with one goal .. provide the best for the customer they can. All are dedicated professional instructors highly skilled, highly motivated but poorly lead/guided. – less
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It's all about politics
CSA (Former Employee), Berkeley, MOMay 24, 2012
Pros: trainees are great, meet people from all over the world
Cons: not well managed, if you aren't a part of the clique of management, you're not in.
Too many people with XX chromosomes in leadership there and as such, it's not well run. It's "feely feely" and whether or not you are in the clique. The pilots in training and instructors are great but management is the good ole boys club with girls trying to run it. Customer Support manager has only about two years experience and never in aviation – more... before. She sold discovery toys before her career and she needs education on how to manage. Great pay but aviation is very fickled and goes up and down with the economy. Not a secure job at all. – less
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Over-managed, individuality punished
Electrical Engineer (Current Employee), Broken Arrow, OKMay 10, 2012
Pros: fully paid overtime for salaried engineers
Cons: idiotic policies, idiotic management
If you are a rule-follower and enjoy hierarchy and stability, this might be the place for you. As a creative engineering type, I find it absolutely stifling and sterile.
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Productive, easy going and friendly environment
HR Generalist/Payroll (Former Employee), La Guardia Airport, NYApril 30, 2012
Pros: great benefits, family events
Productive, great team spirit, lots of fun activities and laughter
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Great company to work for, career advancement is good, good group of people
FLIGHT SIMULATOR TECHNICIAN I (Current Employee), Farnborough, ENGJuly 26, 2013
Pros: pay is reasonable, every employee is highly valued, free hot drinks and snacks at work, raises lots of money for charity, good co-workers.
Cons: apprenticeships do not result in any relevant qualifications, just experience. very tight when it comes to pay rises.
Management are very approachable and the company as a whole looks after their employees, generally a company to be proud of working for. Benefits are good, more so at work (i.e. free coffees etc) than outside of work (i.e. pensions).
As an American company they try to go out their way to make life as pleasant as possible at work.
The majority of the – more... employees are very helpful and there is a strong team spirit where everyone is keen to get the job done without creating a stressful environment.
The job is fairly varied and allows many opportunities to learn. – less