Alaska Airlines

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Alaska Airlines Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
86 Reviews
3.7
86 Reviews
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Alaska Airlines President & CEO Bradley D. Tilden
Bradley D. Tilden
40 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The flight benefits was the best part of the job (in 14 reviews)

  • Supportive of work/life balance I wasn't there for very long so I can't say much more (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Very odd shift work and starting pay is low (in 6 reviews)

  • Poor pay and horrible schedules all based on seniority (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall a good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company has given me some opportunities that some may had not when I first entered the aviation field. Although nothing is perfect, it's what you make of your career will decide how you perceive this company. There are advancement opportunity and movement within the company is possible. As most companies the pay is not industry leading, but is averge maybe higher.

    Cons

    Cons in this company are the same as all large corporations. Working midnight shift weekends and holidays are in every aviation job. In the Work center there is no recognition other then what is contractually required. So don't expect pats on the back for a job well done, that is what paychecks are for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to innovate and find new ways to increase production thru technology. Personal recognition for achievements should be offered. Educational benefits should be offered.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, awesome travel benefits, feels like family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time

    Pros

    The culture and people here make this such a great place to work. Travel benefits are amazing, and are the ultimate perk of working for an airline. Flexible schedules, good work/life balance, and plenty of PTO also means you are actually able to use the travel benefits. Management is really starting to invest in IT to bring in the latest technologies and practices, which makes this a very exciting time to be working here particularly as a Software Developer, but also for any role in IT. Lots of training opportunities allow you to grow and gain knowledge.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than other competing tech companies in the area, and we are still in the middle of a transformation in IT to a more agile process, which can cause headaches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in IT so we can keep innovating to make us the easiest airline to fly. Keep us independent!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very organized company, good co-workers (some)

    Cons

    No one seems to be on the same page past working on the aircraft, to many differences at various stations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have rotating schedules for employees with children because making people work the entire weekend and manage to try to spend time is impossible, family values are not valued by upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with employees who care and a bright future ahead!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middle Level Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Middle Level Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Consistent profits and bonus payout each year. Great PTO program. Senior leadership is very visible and the company cares what employees think and looks for ways to constantly improve the work/life balance. Well run, great operational performance and pride in remaining an independent airline.

    Cons

    Salary is very average and limited career growth potential once you reach a certain level. Middle management can be a frustrating place at times because of the need to appease senior leaders who can be very "hands on."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Job Application

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines

    Pros

    Good name in the industry

    Cons

    Needs significant improvement in the Job Application portal. It is pretty much outdated and is almost like a dinasour. I bet a number of prospective candidates will run away with such pathetic navigation!

  7.  

    I Love Alaska.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Call Center Operations in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Call Center Operations in Kent, WA

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flight benefits, compensation, community events,

    Cons

    union rules, Seattle weather, Seniority charts..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time

    Pros

    They have great Travel benefits

    Cons

    Some of their Company valuesare questionable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work - perfect for someone starting out in the workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Srevice Agent in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Srevice Agent in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, great health benefits, awesome coworkers

    Cons

    There are no glaring cons, I love this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CARGO in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - CARGO in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Alaska Airlines is a great company to work for. Lots of opportunities to advance. Wonderful travel benefits as long as your flexible.

    Cons

    Flight benefits can be difficult to use. Everything from shifts, vacation, & flight benefits are based on seniority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people I get to work with make it a great place. There is a large focus and passion on making sure everyone understands the importance of our customers. Most senior leaders have finally shifted from emotional to educated decisions, which has resulted in a lot of company growth and profitability.

    Cons

    Showing leadership skills is often not a prerequisite to getting a leadership position. Little has been done to make changes based on previous employee feedback surveys, and no one has been held accountable for this. Few opportunities for changing roles or new development positions. IT systems are ancient and hold back most divisions from making some major changes to how they operate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down the silos between divisions and take advantage of your employees to come up with better ways of doing things. You aren't expected to have all the answers, even though you act like you are suppose to. Spend some time getting to really know your employees and seeing how they contribute to the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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