Career, Culture & Equity for Our People

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Career, Culture & Equity for Our People

People IconThere is no greater asset than our people. We have built a culture that embraces both openness and collaboration by striving to ensure safety, professional development and equity for all employees. Elevating the employee experience increases opportunities for individual professional growth and will help fuel our company’s growth.

Employee Experience

We depend on the dedication of our talented team members, who are committed to providing best-in-class service and reliability for our customers. Our employees understand the critical role of teamwork and demonstrate it through respect, professionalism and inclusive collaboration.

Talent Acquisition and Retention

Our approach to talent acquisition, retention and development is grounded in our employee value proposition: We are extraordinary people doing extraordinary things. We work to provide ongoing, challenging opportunities in a high-growth environment where employees can chart their own career path.

Our Elevate Atlas initiative leverages cross-functional expertise and insights to elevate our employees’ quality of work life and ultimately drive company performance. Elevate Atlas seeks to support talent acquisition, retention and development of our team, and our work is focused on:

  • Employee motivation and cooperation
  • Customer performance
  • Employee listening and measuring employee engagement
  • Elevating our employee experience in support of service excellence and our sustainable growth plan
  • Data-driven understanding of the perceived opportunities and challenges throughout our employees’ journey, especially where these intersect with customer key performance indicators
  • Providing learning paths for employees to achieve their career goals
  • Succession planning to sustain the future success of the organization and key leadership roles

Thinking about a career at Atlas Air Worldwide? Learn more about our career opportunities.

Learning & Development

Learning and development is a key tenet in how we invest in our people, focusing on the knowledge and skills needed for our industry combined with the development and career aspirations of our people.

  • Personal Development: Our Atlas Global Learning Academy, which is available to employees 24/7, provides access to live and virtual courses to fuel personal development. Employees can access 400+ on-demand courses that are organized by more than 30 learning categories.
  • Management Development: Developing people leaders is crucial to supporting the ongoing needs of our employees and our business. Our “6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team” course for managers provides virtual and interactive curricula that challenges participants to think and act as leaders and to achieve results with and from their team(s).
Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Philosophy

We are guided by our philosophy on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and are committed to our stakeholders, society and the world in which we live. Our philosophy enables us to:

  • Reflect the composition of the world we carry
  • Meet the needs of a diverse customer base
  • Spark innovation through diversity of thought and experiences
  • Stand out as an employer of choice
  • Listen to the voices of the employees who reflect the world in which we live
  • Generate long-term value for our shareholders

Our philosophy ensures we are focused on the priorities of our constituents, and our DEI pillars serve as the building blocks of our commitments. Our pillars include: Accountability & Achievement, Communication, Employee Empowerment, External Advocacy and Learning & Development. Our CEO (a signatory to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™), Executive Council and employee-led DEI Council provide a framework for progress to take place.

Employee Health & Safety

Our core value of Safety is paramount in everything we do. Safety, security and compliance are priorities across all our operations. We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure workplace for our nearly 4,100 employees worldwide while safely operating more than 68,000 flights annually to airports in countries around the world.

We believe that safety and regulatory compliance can be achieved through safety management, with the implementation and continuous improvement of our formal Safety Management System (SMS).   Atlas maintains an industry-best-practice safety program that meets or exceeds all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) standards. Our SMS supports our culture of safety through four tenets: Safety Policy, Safety Risk Management, Safety Assurance and Safety Promotion. Ongoing training for our more than 2,400 pilots and 1,600 ground staff is at the heart of our ability to maintain safe operations and engage our employees.

Learn how our Safety Management System served as the cornerstone of our COVID-19 response for our employee, customers and communities.

Labor Relations

The dedication of talented employees is essential to our growth and success. We are committed to ensuring our employees are treated fairly and equitably compensated for their work, and we respect their rights as employees. Atlas is committed to full compliance with applicable labor laws, including the rights of our employees to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining.