Alaska Airlines

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Alaska Airlines Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
91 Reviews
3.7
91 Reviews
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Alaska Airlines President & CEO Bradley D. Tilden
Bradley D. Tilden
42 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    • 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
  3.  

    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
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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun job overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSA in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - CSA in Anchorage, AK

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Nice travel benefits. Works well around my family but I have been there a long time. Much better than a desk job, always busy. (sometimes too busy)

    Cons

    Busy and often understaffed. Having to work with the public can be a challenge at times. Very odd shift work and starting pay is low. Always new things to learn which can be both good and bad. Flights are full, harder to fly standby.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    Love the travel benefits. Sitting on the beach is great!

    Cons

    Pay isn't the best. Going to lame places or having to fly on your day off can be the worst.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with outstanding values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSA in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - CSA in Anchorage, AK

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and people to work with

    Cons

    Poor pay and horrible schedules all based on seniority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your new hires as they burn out easily due to the worst schedules and most difficult times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company that immerses you within the airline industry!

    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The internship really exposes you to all the aspects of how an airline company is run on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Down time when managers are overly busy.

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

    Family Orientied Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Anchorage, AK

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

    Pros

    Work with great people. Great culture and values.

    Cons

    Being a flight attendant you're away most of the time from home

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Tibco Developer Intern

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

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work culture,Big Data,real time data analysis and completely new domain .

    Cons

    non client centric,not hard core IT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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