Airline Re-fueler in Portland, ME
Management and company owners drove away the best people by micromanaging; assuming they knew what was the best way of handling employees and customers. They never asked for employee input or valued our opinions.
This is a terrible company to work for. They don't recognize the employees that make the company what it is and make sure that you realize on a daily basis that you are simply number to them that can be replaced whenever they feel you are getting too expensive for them. You'll never hear any appreciation for your work and much more importantly never see any either. After having worked there for multiple years, there were still members of management that I would see on a daily basis that still didn't know my name. Probably one of the few employers you will find that have a fortune 500 company management structure with a mere 45 employees, extremely top heavy.The job however is a great opportunity to learn about aviation and learn the industry. The people you will work with, the daily grinders that make the company what it is are tight knit and often will hang out outside work, and enjoy working with one another. It is a great atmosphere to be apart of if you don't care about pay or career advancement. They do currently have a fair ETO plan in place (for now) when they aren't forcing you to pay it out for covid or the owners new planes not sure which one it was.Benefits for full time employees are "OK" at best. You'll have a nice ETO/PTO set up for 6 months after you get there. The health insurance is the cheapest thing out there that a company can probably buy for insurance (terrible coverage). There is NO overtime allowed anymore. Decent 401k plan.Morale is often shot everyday. During the COVID-19 pandemic, most companies that were deemed essential were helping employees with raises for those kept on or giving bonuses to those they could. While the owner at this company brought people into a conference room, explained to them that they're up a % from last year, and felt that instead of giving it back to the employees that busted their you know what all summer during COVID to make that increase in profit a reality and keep the business going on a skeleton crew, they decided that buying two planes and making those employees work on them daily would be a better decision. Just so those people would know every day what is important to them. I'd also add beware of other reviews on Indeed. Pay attention to the who posted the review, as they do ask current employees to post "puff" pieces online to improve their image. A good example of this is during the Covid 19 pandemic, managers that had been there for years were given the boot to cut costs. Of course you would need to fill those positions within as whomever is underneath them are doing the same job for far less money. They can't hire out for those positions as no one else would do it for the pay that they're currently paying their "managers".To put it plain and simple, this is good entry level job with little to no opportunity for any career advancement. But if you do happen to be one of the "chosen" few that they think are good enough to become a supervisor, they will not pay you accordingly. At the end of the day all they care about is how much money they can make, they do NOT care about their employees.
Ramp Agent in South Portland, ME
Lower level employees embrace teamwork and are hard workers that will accomplish any task given to them with a positive attitude. Supervisors and department managers lack communication, leadership ability and favoritism plays a huge role in stepping up in the company. Hard work is never recognized or appreciated
Assistant Director of Maintenance in PWM
NEA has been a great place to start out my career (2012) as a young mechanic right out of A&P school. The DOM and Management team took me in with very little to offer to the overall profit of the company. Upon development I decided to move on after five initial years. Within two years I found myself coming back to NEA with a deeper excitement and passion about our team. I have personally started an aviation non-profit organization and am consistently saturated in aviation on my off days, thanks to the training and investment that NEA has made in my life. My professor in college used to say, "Aviation is a disease, for which there is no known cure." NEA has encouraged me to go deeper with my training and equipping to move into the position I am today. NEA has the best employees from department to department. One thing I have learned is, You can make or break your career depending on the lens you choose to look through. Amid all the crisis' in the world at this time, it is easy to find much negativity. NEA can certainly afford to develop, invest, and promote the "team style" approach, rather than the hierarchy approach. During My time at NEA it has become evident that every aspect of the team is vital to the ending quality. Having an enjoyment for the "Maine culture" is important to consider before coming on board at NEA. Between the beautiful mountains, stream, lakes and rivers it provides a wonderful place to settle down and invest into your family while being involved with the NEA team. I am grateful for our team here and the direction NEA is moving towards in the future. If you love aviation, look for satisfaction in your work literally take off before your eyes, and seek to be an asset to the New England Aviation community, then Northeast Air is a great place for you to do so.
Technical Support in Portland, ME
I can not recommend working here. Owners are too involved and not in a good way. A lot of people have quit and the rest are looking. There are easier/better jobs out there that pay more.