Not for career seeking people
Customer Service Relations/Ramp Agent (Current Employee) – TN – September 18, 2018
It is easy to focus on the negative aspects of airport ramp work. What you really need to know about UGE is that if you are looking for a corporate career most roads lead to Chicago. This is where corporate is located. Also, UGE and United are two different companies that are linked loosely together. You may be able to parlay your job to United proper, where you want to be, but you will be at the bottom of the priority list.
That being said, ramp work intensity can vary station to station. My personal situation is a very physically demanding one. You will be outside in all weather elements turning planes as fast as possible rain or shine.
A thing to know before getting into this industry, work/life balance can be very rough depending on what station you are at. So actually using the flight benefits to travel can be very rare.
Pros: Active all day long; Travel Benefits; Good Coworker Relationships;
Cons: Hours 40++; Scheduling; Union; Pay; Work/Life Balance; Work on days off often