This is the worst possible airline to work for!! You know its bad when the interviewer ask you have you seen anything bad about the company online? I answered no and then he said, oooohh there are things out there. Talk about starting off negative, right from the beginning! Basic customer service questions. Drug test. Fingerprinting. About 100 pages – more... of paperwork. Expect to be there for a minimum of 6 hours and I was not told this ahead of time. I never got an official offer letter. I was called two days before I needed to leave and go to Ft. Lauderdale for training, to be told I was hired. I was hired as a part-time employee, buy once I returned from training was told there are NO part time postions only full time. After reaching out to the hiring manager. I was told he could care less about my schedule and to handle it with my station manager. Who by the way refused to allow me to work part time because its easier to manage. Eventhough the posting clearly states part time!
Pay: $8.50 per hour NON-NEGOTIABLE (they know you'll never get promoted and easy to replace)
Training: 3 weeks in Ft. Lauderdale. Completed NOT structed.
The trainers are other station managers. Most of which arr horrible at training. Good luck actually learning something. Got there on Sunday and didnt get per-diem until Wed. So you have to bring your own money or you're gonna be hungry.
Orientation: Basically a free for all. They will tell you what you wanna hear. Not how bad the company really is!
Working everyday: The management will completely degrade you, especially if you are a woman. They don't care about you as an individual. The station managers only get paid $1100 every two weeks salary. The STATION MANAGER!! Its crazy, I know. But like I said before Silver Airways doesn't care. They pay their employees the least they possibly can. They need all that money to go to the CEO's and VP's. You will have a crazy unpredictable schedule with no breaks or lunches, even if it is required by law. Intimidation from supervisors who never want to help you. They are only there for themselves. You will think everything is going great and then the next thing you know, you're fired! Oh and because you're in Florida they don't have to give you a reason why. Delayed flights ALLLLL THE TIME. Oh and when the passengers are angry. The managers do not step in to help you. They will tell you to handle it. Eventhough there are 30 angry, drunk key west passengers yelling at you. Its easier for them to sit back in their offices and do nothing.
I could go on and on. But I'm not giving this company anymore of me! If you decide it's worth your sanity to work for them, then that's your bad decision. Don't say I didn't warn you. – less
Stores Supervisor (Former Employee), Gainesville, FL – June 25, 2013
Pros: flight benefits
Cons: materials department management is horrible.
12 hour work schedule with very little pay. Some people within the company will do whatever it takes to make the stores clerk look bad. The upper management in the company are great and think about the employees families. People within the materials department are not a team player and out for themselves. The hardest part of the job is having people – more... in your direct chain not having the knowledge to run a materials department. The most enjoyable part of the job is the relationship with the mechanics. – less
The job is a very easy job and its a learning experience
Ticket Agent, Gate Agent, Ramp Attendant (Current Employee), Atlanta, GA – December 24, 2012
Pros: flight privileges
Cons: if a flight comes in later than scheduled you must stay untill flight leaves.
When I started at Silver Airways I thought it would be hard to learn, but it was not I had great people to teach me what I needed to know and I caught on quick, its a fun job and the people there are great. My manager was one of the best managers Ive ever had and very understanding I love the fact that I could talk to him about anything. the hardest – more... part dthe day is delayed flights, because I hate to have people getting to their destination late,the most enjoyable part of my job is making people happy. – less