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9 November 2019

What is the salary like at Frontier Airlines?

Pros

- Smaller airline, so you aren't on reserve for very long and can start bidding for a schedule. -new aircrafts - dress code and expectations aren't as strict as legacy carriers - more flexibility to change bases compared to larger carriers

Cons

- low pay, mediocre benefits package - dull, repetitive domestic routes. - low-cost carrier attracts difficult passengers - yearly raises, but not much room for growth. pretty stagnant job

low pay, mediocre benefits package

9 November 2019

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29 December 2020

What are other benefits and incentives like at Frontier Airlines?

Pros

A good way to get your foot in the door in the aviation industry. Being a low-cost carrier means regularly "doing more with less" and finding novel and creative ways to try and boost efficiency. At the time, was reasonably generous about positive space passes. There was a decent level of diversity and inclusion in the corporate office when I was there.

Cons

Very negative corporate culture due to the shoestring compensation offered, the extremely high turn over, the obsession with cost cutting, and management refusing to offer any incentive compensation in spite of extremely high profits. Much of the senior management were geriatric "good old boys" who sat around talking about the good old days of 30 years ago, took excessive time off while working more junior employees to the bone. Much of the career advancement options were non-existent, because they heavily poached talent from competitors like Mesa and Spirit, meaning you were often stuck wherever you started. Very difficult to actually use flight benefits as flights were almost always oversold beyond capacity, so you had a high chance of being bumped. The white-collar work that could be 100% done remotely was common, but "sitting at desk, 40 hours a week, never working from home except overtime on holidays" was part of the archaic and geriatric management culture, making it even more difficult to actually use the flight "benefits" that are usually dangled to try and attract employees. Management would shadily block employees from getting into "leadership development" programs without notice to prevent any internal career progression.

Advice to Management

If you're going to offer flight benefits, actually make using them acceptable in corporate culture. The obsession over profit for your holding company is part of why turnover is so high; employees leave for competitive compensation, actual career development options, and better working conditions. Breaking the backs of your unions (Mechanics, Pilots, and FAs) poisons the corporate culture further by showing an unwillingness to compromise or actually take care of your critical employees.

Very negative corporate culture due to the shoestring compensation offered, the extremely high turn over, the obsession with cost cutting, and management refusing to offer any incentive compensation in spite of extremely high profits.

29 December 2020

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14 December 2020

What are pay raises like at Frontier Airlines?

Pros

Good culture. Good people to work with. New contract discussions potential significant pay increase

Cons

Low side of pay scale for profession.

New contract discussions potential significant pay increase

14 December 2020

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