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5 November 2019

What is health insurance like at Frontier Airlines?

Pros

Free vision insurance, decent dental insurance, possibility of a flexible schedule

Cons

Pay, health insurance, 401k, vacation doesn't roll over (use it or lose it), cubicle city, free flight benefit hard to use unless you have a lot of company seniority.

Advice to Management

Pay your employees at least market value. Expand some benefits for senior employees who have been loyal to the airline. If you're going to talk about how much money you're saving each year, invest back into the heart of the company.

Pay, health insurance, 401k, vacation doesn't roll over (use it or lose it), cubicle city, free flight benefit hard to use unless you have a lot of company seniority.

5 November 2019

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12 March 2020

Does Frontier Airlines offer healthcare cash plans?

Pros

The flight benefits are cool if you can find time to use them.

Cons

Growth No growth opportunities at this time. The company is constantly trying to pinch a penny and in doing so create more work and definitely more problems. If your looking for a starting point, this is the place to start.... the bottom... the average retention rate is approximately 2 years or less. People are constantly moving and management holds off on hiring for as long as possible. There is not much help and definitely no defined way to do things. Management is kinda soft and easily pushed over. Due to the fact that the hire ups prefer to bring in outside help (specifically from southwest) because a lot of the top people are from Southwest so its like a fraternity. So management kinda looks like they are scared for their jobs. People have been let go or demoted just because the hire ups have someone else they would like to have the position....very scary.... Once you have your position and your salary set, that's it, its locked in, no moving. Except for maybe 3% yearly increase if your lucky. The managers decide how to divide the annual increase and they can cut you short. I've heard they get to keep what they don't give out so... If you come in and intend to stay in a specific position don't expect to move up unless you transfer departments. Like I said no growth. Work Atmosphere In a constantly changing atmosphere, a 24hr operation definitely takes it on some people. A lot of the positions here require you to work every day, weekends included, for operational support. The engineers are on call even after the work day ends, and weekends are included. PLUS they don't get compensated for it. The technical operations side could work for 7 days a week for 15 weeks out of the year and still only receive a salary based on 80hrs a week. The technical operations side of things is constantly changing and extremely fast paced and having to wake up at 3 a.m because someone cant read a manual is awful. Plus management doesn't enforce certain polices from department to department. For example, it's a policy that maintenance is supposed to fill out a form for requesting help from AOG or Engineering but in all my time here I don't ever think I've seen that form submitted, mostly because the form basically helps you solve the problem yourself but maintenance doesn't seem to care. There's not much support among the department due to the fact that its extremely under staffed so everyone is busy all the time and help is far from obtainable. Scheduling a meeting is like pulling teeth just trying to find the right time where everyone can be in attendance. Work Life Balance As stated above if you're in the position where you have to help support it is definitely not a good time. But....If you dont have that problem, then you're probably set. Benefits The flight benefits are with out a doubt the coolest thing about the job. However, If you don't have the time to use them and maybe only fly around once or twice a year they are worthless. If you're young, have no kids, have no pets, and have minimal to low student loans and can afford to stay somewhere then you can definitly make the most out of the flight benefits. As long as you like to travel anywhere in the continental united states, three places in Canada, and a few places in Mexico. If you need good health benefits, a nice 401k, and yearly bonuses.... find somewhere else to work. Seriously... not here. They only match up to 6% salary on 401k and there are no bonuses unless your upper management. The health care is as basic as it gets you have three options HDHP ($50-$80/pay check) , traditional PPO ($80-$120/pay check) , and Premium PPO (a lot/pay check). Vision is free and dental is free, but fees apply.

Advice to Management

Please find a way to create advancements in the company Please hire more people Please offer more competitive salaries Please create a work environment where achievements can celebrated Please offer better 401k compensation

The health care is as basic as it gets you have three options HDHP ($50

12 March 2020

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31 October 2018

Does Frontier Airlines offer dental insurance?

Pros

great travel benefits, health dental and 401k

Cons

contract has not been renewed so pay rate is not up to industry standards

great travel benefits, health dental and 401k

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8 September 2018

Does Frontier Airlines offer parental leave?

Pros

Great benefits for travel and vacation

Cons

They have unpaid maternity leave

Advice to Management

It would be nice if maternity leave was pai

They have unpaid maternity leave

8 September 2018

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19 March 2019

Does Frontier Airlines offer pet insurance?

Pros

Good People, standby flight benefits, pet insurance, nice building and convenient to airport and 470

Cons

pay is below average, expected to work 50+ hours a week, work expectations out of line with remuneration

Advice to Management

change the culture, find a way to communicate directly with and then actually listen to managers and below

Good People, standby flight benefits, pet insurance, nice building and convenient to airport and 470

19 March 2019

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5 English questions out of 5