Flight Attendant (Former Employee), Jamaica, NY – April 28, 2014
Charter Airline, flying for a variety of different groups, including the US military, Barack Obama, College Football teams to Bowl games, etc. Great place to work, but until the past year, management was terrible.
Great people to work with and excellent opportunity to see the world
Captain/ Check Airman (Former Employee), Peachtree City, GA – April 8, 2014
Pros: very varied flight schedules
Cons: sometimes layovers were tight and short
Because of North American's diverse clientel, the company offered the opportunity to travel to locations not normally offered by anyother flight operation. Travel included Europe, Asia, Far East and Oceanic with many island destinations.
Crew Scheduler (Current Employee), Peachtree City, GA – December 5, 2013
Pros: the schedule: work 4 days and off for 4 days
Cons: working a 12 hour shift
A typical day at work is hectic due to the daily operation constantly changing. I have learned to maintain my compose under pressure. Management is firm and expects their employees to maintain the daily flight operation. My co-workers, we're like faimly. The hardest part of my job is sitting at a desk for more than eight hours. The most enjoyable part of my job is my co-workers.
North American was a great work place, the employees were very friendly and it was a family environment .
Supervisor (Former Employee), JFK New York – October 18, 2013
In my 17 years at North American I learned alot it was a growing and learning experience. everyday was a challenge dealing with different kinds of situations be it weather related or mechanical or just crew members but at the end of the day I went home making sure all the problems were solved and taken care off. We worked as a team at North American everybody put their heads together from upper management going all the way down the list. The most enjoyable part of the job was the company itself . The hardest part of the job was seeing the economy make a big change to North American.
Flight Attendant/ Purser (Current Employee), Jamaica, NY – October 16, 2013
This company has the potential to go far, but management does not know what the hell their doing and this is the main downfall of NAA. Their is a double standard when it comes to the pilots and the flight attendants, the pilots are taken care of while the FAs kinda fend for them self. Their is a new CEO every quarter so it hard to get the company moving as long as this company continues this way their will be no room for growth.
Very productive, but under pressure due to not enough Dispatchers.
Chief Flight Dispatcher/Permits Dispatcher (Former Employee), Jamaica, NY – October 13, 2013
Pros: friendly atmosphere; annual profit sharing
Cons: job security depended on special contracts.
A typical day at work would comprise of maintaining a balance between various requirements of different departments. I learned thru experience to maintain that balance. Wherever I worked I tried to help create an atmosphere of respect and friendly behavior among colleagues while maintaining a professional attitude together with discipline required in a semi technical/legal job such as ours. To be curious as to reason for things and always ready to learn more. The hardest part was to instill in my colleagues love for their work and for each other and the most fun part was when positive results were achieved in an environment that was both professional and friendly.
Technical Purchasing Agent (Former Employee), Queens, NY – June 6, 2013
• Negotiate contracts for purchase of aircraft parts and supplies from vendors and other airlines • Maintaining good relationships with other airlines to ensure that in the event of time urgency, aircraft parts can be exchanged between airlines • Process all aircraft parts for repair orders to obtain quality repair services at the best value • Reconcile, process and ensure correct cost allocation for all departmental invoices by using ReQlogic and update MS Excel • Maintain data entry for all purchase and repair orders using Excel • Determine optimum inventory provisioning levels assure highest inventory dispatch reliability at lower cost • Manage departmental filing system for all purchase and repair orders and also returns for exchange
International Flight Attendant (Former Employee), jamaica, new york – June 3, 2013
Pros: travel and great co workers
Cons: time away from home
1-2 weeks away from base...Experienced different destinations and cultures.. Learned importance of punctuality and patience...Worked with great people from all different backgrounds..and learned how to deal with all different personalities in a confined space.. Hardest part was the extensive time away from home.. Overall one of the best experiences I have ever had ..