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29 December 2020

How are the career development opportunities 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.

Much of the career advancement options were non

29 December 2020

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26 July 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at Frontier Airlines?

Pros

Lots of opportunity for advancement, great atmosphere

Cons

Not paid up to market value

Lots of opportunity for advancement, great atmosphere

26 July 2020

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10 March 2019

How are promotions handled at Frontier Airlines?

Pros

Fun, management, travel, meet people

Cons

hours, miss family, no promotion, long hours, long travel

hours, miss family, no promotion, long hours, long travel

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12 October 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at Frontier Airlines?

Pros

IT group has smart, capable people ready to transform the organization for the better

Cons

Executive leadership does not take IT seriously and because of this, IT rarely has a voice in important decisions being made that impact the company.

Advice to Management

Give IT a voice in major decisions impacting the company and trust the IT professionals within that department.

Executive leadership does not take IT seriously and because of this, IT rarely has a voice in important decisions being made that impact the company.

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13 February 2020

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Frontier Airlines?

Pros

They don't seem to fire anyone. Some contractors are nice.

Cons

No one seems to care. No sense of urgency. Not a lot of creative people solving problems. No clear understanding of the architecture or code base. Everyone runs around looking busy in meetings, but solving none of the real issues. 401k doesn't even start to match for 1 year. Pay is lower for the industry.

Advice to Management

If issues are brought to your attention, don't just shrug and move on or say "we know". Try and help resolve these issues!

No clear understanding of the architecture or code base.

13 February 2020

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