Southwest Airlines Intern Interview Questions

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Anonymous Employee
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Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Southwest Airlines.

Interview

There was phone interview and a group interview if you did well on the phone interview. It wasn't a difficult interview if you came prepared. The interviewers were extremely friendly and attentive to what I had to share with them. It is a great representation of the wider company.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I applied online. The entire process took a little over 3 months. I uploaded my resume, then I heard back from them a month later asking me to write a "Why Southwest" essay. I later had a phone interview, and if you pass that then they will fly you to their headquarters in Dallas.

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    • The questions were typical interview questions. Why are you a good fit for Southwest? What is your biggest weakness? They also asked about my previous internship a lot.   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Southwest Airlines in October 2014.

    Interview

    Schedule a time and one week later take a Phone interview with an HR person. Ask many questions about your resume, projects, classes, internship experiences, leadership experience. Questions are not so hard. No behavior questions, only regular interview questions. It is about 20 min. Then wait for the next process, on site interview.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    phone Interview: general behavioral questions like why southwest? why this position? why your major? past experience (from your resume)

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Southwest Airlines (Dallas, TX) in June 2012.

    Interview

    I applied online and several weeks later was contacted for an updated resume. After that was called to set up a phone interview, which was basically just a recruiter explaining the position, hours, wage, etc. He asked maybe three or four open-ended questions like "Tell me why you chose your major." After that I was notified that I was being flown out to Dallas for an interview with the recruiter and another manager from the department. The facilities were nice and everyone seemed helpful. The interview was fairly lengthy, with a lot of discussion about my skills, experience, and personality. Very often during the interview one answer would lead to another spontaneous question, such as "You mentioned [blank], have you ever been in a situation like that, where you had to [blank]?" as in, have you ever not delivered a service in time and had to explain to a client why you weren't able to meet the deadline? The interview was not very scripted and was more serious that I expected from Southwest. I heard back in a few weeks that they had offered the internship to someone with a bit more experience.

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    • Why do you want to work for Southwest?   Answer Question
    • What types of systems are you familiar with?   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Southwest Airlines (Dallas, TX) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Got a phone call from the HR department to setup a phone interview. The next day I received an email with further information about how the interview process would work. A few days later was my interview. The phone interview, which lasted about 15 minutes, consisted of an explanation of the internship and benefits. Everyone I spoke to was very friendly.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Southwest Airlines (Dallas, TX) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Phone interview came first. A few questions about skills involved in the work, not tough. Then I was invited to an on-site interview. Before the interview there were some forms to fill, for background check. I was interviewed by HR and the supervisor of the dept I applied. Most questions were technical. They are friendly and considerate, but I did not find myself into this position actually... Suggestions: show your passion and your expertise! You must be an expert in the specific position you applied.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Southwest Airlines in January 2011.

    Interview

    Typical behavioral interview, asked question like "what are strengths and weaknesses", and "what do you do in your free time." Also, spoke for quite some time about position and decision making process. Very scripted. Was told I might be flown out and asked for my drivers license info, next day received an email (not a personal one, sent to all who were rejected) saying I wasn't selected

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