Southwest Airlines Intern Interview Questions

Updated Feb 15, 2015
Updated Feb 15, 2015
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Southwest Airlines.

Interview Details

The interview process was long but straightforward. Once you speak to a recruiter and go through a phone interview, if they are interested they will fly you to Dallas to meet you in person. Usually, interviews are in a small room with a recruiter and hiring manager(s). Overall very conversational, they are a laid back company and try to convey that image from the moment you walk into the building.

Interview Questions
  • Why are you interested in this position?
    Why Southwest?
     
    View Answer
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Southwest Airlines.

    Interview Details

    Started with a phone interview, basic questions on my resume and coursework. Then asked some basic HR questions. Then was followed up with another phone interview going into position details. Was called back a month later and invited for a in person interview in Dallas.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Southwest Airlines.

    Interview Details

    Several phone interviews, then face-to-face interview in Dallas. I had a very positive experience meeting a panel of employees from the market planning department in person. Recruiters were very friendly, both on the phone and in person.

    Interview Questions
    • Interesting question about the intersection of Southwest and the arts.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Southwest Airlines.

    Interview Details

    Phone interviews followed by in person interviews in Dallas with recruiter and members of department you will be working in.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked for specific examples of hard skills I mentioned   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First Phone Interview, and one on one interview in HDQ, Dallas TX.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Southwest Airlines in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Recruiters are very very friendly. They will comfort you very well before starting the interview.

    1. Phone interview: basic and similar questions are asked -
    a. Why SWA
    b. Why applied for this position
    c. Why course (you pursuing)
    d. Why university (you going to) - sometimes

    2. On shore interview
    Go through the whole resume, word to word, project by project, experience to experience.
    May again ask from above questions.

    This is the same format for interview going on.
    So, just be you and confident. If you fit, you be hired, you'll not. No gimmick, nothing extra. very simple and straight forward process.

    Interview Questions
    • Why SWA.
      Do not fake, or mug up anything. Be genuine and say confidently.
       
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    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Southwest Airlines.

    Interview Details

    Online Application, Phone Interview then Person to Person Interview in Dallas.

    Interview Questions
    • Both the phone interview was general behavioral interview questions and then the person to person interview was basically me thoroughly explaining my experiences that I had on my resume.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Southwest Airlines in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Submitted online application, submitted updated resume and "Why Southwest" Essay. Phone interview, then you were flown down for a face to face interview.

    Interview Questions
    • It was very much a conversation, nothing out of the expected questions. Make sure when they ask your "weakness" you have one that does not infer with the jobs functions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Southwest Airlines in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviewers and managers were looking for the following,
    1. Warrior Spirit
    2. Servants Heart
    3. Fun loving attitude

    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Southwest Airlines in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied in April for the Fall internships. Yes, April. They get thousands of applicants so they need a lot of time to process the resumes. I was contacted for a phone interview, and a couple weeks later was contacted to complete an in-person interview at headquarters in Dallas. They flew me down and I had three interviews. These were very different than any I've had before. It was very much based on what my personality fit would be within the company, not just my personal accomplishments. Otherwise standard situational questions. I flew down in May for the interview and was contacted the second week of June notifying me I had been selected. Everyone is very nice, and even if you don't get past the phone interview, they will give you advice for improvement if you request it.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about how you show your Warrior Spirt and fun-LUVing attitude in past jobs?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation at SWA.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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