From Long Beach, Ca. — 09/20/2010
I have been with FlightSafety in Long Beach for a very long time! I agree with everything negative that has been documented here and for those that wrote positive reviews…they haven’t been with the company long enough to see the writing on the wall.
Long Beach in particular, under current center management, is a hot bed for unethical and criminal behavior. Furthermore, this behavior is not only encouraged by Center Manager, but it is rewarded with raises and promotions. The Long Beach Center Manager has a favorites list. The list contains at least 2 Program Managers, 2 Customer Service Representatives, and the Customer Service Manager who was recently promoted to Director of Quality, AFTER getting caught stealing from the company for as long as 11 years. She wasn’t alone though, 1 other CSR and the 135 records girl were in on it as well. All three were more concerned about getting their stories straight than they were about getting caught stealing and lied about the whole thing. So then they all got caught lying.
Speaking of the former CSM, I’ve seen her open employee files and share personal info with other employees (salaries ETC.), when she had an H.R. function. Thank God she no longer has that responsibility, now she’s in charge of Quality. The 2 CSR’s that worked for her, one is also a thief, a liar, and incompetent. The other just likes to lie and say Slanderous things, about her co-workers. She has been responsible for two people leaving FlightSafety, one Pilot instructor and the other was a Director. Then she has the audacity to joke with everybody else about what she’s done, she was also recently promoted and given a raise. A side note here, several people have heard the Center manager, on more than one occasion, make suggestive comments regarding her physical attributes, kind of makes you wonder what’s going on there…
Program Managers, one was handpicked and moved in to that position and when he ran tight of funds at home he was allowed to go and contract fly with companies that train with our competition. His Pal the Center Manager signed off on it, despite what one of our Vice Presidents said to the contrary. The other one was promised to be the PM for a new start up program in Long Beach. She ran around the learning center bragging about it for a few months, and then got promoted, despite the fact that there were significantly more qualified people interested in the position.
Makes you wonder, what does someone have to do to get on the Favorites list? 4 females and 1 male.
I know it looks good on the outside, like a dream job, but it’s all just another lie. Do yourself a favor, don’t come to work for Flightsafety, you will live to regret it.