Baker (Former Employee) – Pasco, WA – July 17, 2018
I had really high hopes for this job and unfortunately it did not work out. My position in the kitchen required minimal interaction between my co-workers and while the job was amazing, the staff and management absolutely lacked professionalism, communication, and efficiency in departments that needed focus. No kitchen job is spectacular but this one came with too many unnecessary headaches.
Too much trouble for too little pay off.
Bad staff, poor management, under stocked, no communication, unnecessary
Baristas (Former Employee) – Alaska – May 28, 2018
Management could definitely learn how to treat employees better. Company needs better training in this aspect. Don’t fire someone because of hearsay. Management shouldn’t be intimidated by employees. They should come to that employee directly if they have a question especially if they are going to base that question/answer off of firing you. They should not listen to another employee and base their decision off that. So unprofessional. Lots of hiring and firing going on at this establishment. Sad... I really enjoyed the customers.
a typical day at work, can be busy or not depends on flight schedule. but when busy very fast pass. what iv learned, how to properly manage and meet corporate expectations. management, the management team I was apart of new how to get things done and enforced tailwind polices. workplace culture, mixed cultures of hard working individuals. the hardest part of my job, was probably the inventory witch was only once a month. the most enjoyable part of my job, making sure to stay ahead of all my side stuff and still getting out at a decent time.
last flight can be 6pm
last flight or any flight can get delayed all the way to 4am
I have an overall good taste in my mouth about Tailwind
Server/Bartender (Former Employee) – Eugene, OR – January 21, 2018
I think that while it hurts to be let go, and that I don't agree with the reason I was let go, because I had my tattoos prior to hire, and that because I waited on corporate a week after hire while wearing a short sleeve shirt and all of my tattoos were very visible and nobody said anything until about six months after the fact- the president of the company was very kind to me and talked to me like a person instead of an asset, which I greatly appreciate.
Cashier, bartender and waitress (Former Employee) – Bloomington, IL – August 7, 2017
You dont get paid enough for the amount of work you do. No training, 4 different managers within 2 months, other employees were stealing or being unprofessional. Its in an airport, so customers could be belligerent and drunk for hours at a time.
Cashier and Barista (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – November 6, 2016
Incompetent management!! If you have a cash drawer assigned to you, BEWARE! Money used to disappear from cashiers/bartender tills. Tailwind could care less if money had been stolen from your till. Corporate fires you and wants you to pay them in full for money that disappears. It's also a waste to contact corporate addressing an issue because they don't care and won't do anything to resolve problem.
General Manager (Current Employee) – Alexandria, LA – August 18, 2015
Tailwind Concessions/Retails are only located in airports, with that being said it makes a wonderful diverse place to work. It has many daily challenges but all worth the task. The hardest part for most employees at Tailwind is working at 4 a.m. every morning, your body never fully gets use to it. I personally loved the wonderful Corporate Team Tailwind has. They are always there to help if you have a question or concern. Overall it is a wonderful place to work.
Consultant Microsoft Technology and Support Group (Current Employee) – NYSOPWDD – January 25, 2015
Tailwind has kept me employed for over 8 years. The people are great and honest. I never had an issue with getting paid or with benefits. They have always been honest with presenting my qualifications and the job requirements.
loved the job I done there, worked with the old company ( for 11 years ) at the same place before this new company took over, I don't think they wanted to hire us, waited till last minute, they just made us feel so out of place from the first day on the job, The place was in construction making a new restaurant, bar and gift shop area, with nice sitting an television area as well, I didn't get to enjoy the new very long, but it was nicet I felt like they just didn't want us there, and I done my job, I don't think I had any complaints from the customers I waited on, other than the prices were to high, The people I worked with were good, I miss being there, still cant believe that I'm not, but I enjoyed the time I did have and would do it again is I could
got a discount for lunch, but never got to take one
no breaks or lunch, no sit down on job and usually worked a 9 to 10 hour day
A typical day at the airport restaraunt was a good day to start when different people would come up and make conversations while waiting for food, a lot of the other employees there were very friendly. I loved talking to them. I learned different things about different religions because of the different people coming through. Also how to make espresso drinks, and bartending drinks. The co-workers were really caring and fun to work with, I had fun working there. Other than the fact of my GM. He was very rude, self centered, and no respect for anyone but himself, us co-workers never had a break, we worked 12 hour or 11 hour shifts and did about 50 hours a week. Now, lastly, the most enjoyable part of the job was to meet the many different people every day or even just having those delightful conversations with the same people that came to see you everyday just to say "how are you?"
Cook-Cashier (Former Employee) – Wilmington NC – March 20, 2014
Tailwinds is a great opportunity especially for someone looking to go to school or work another part time job the hardest part of the job is waking up at 3am everything else is a cake walk. Managers, co-workers and airport employees everyone is very friendly