Delta Air Lines
3.5 of 5 470 reviews
www.delta.com Atlanta, GA 5000+ Employees

Delta Air Lines Reviews

Updated Mar 6, 2014
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3.5 470 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Delta Air Lines CEO and Director Richard H. Anderson

Richard H. Anderson

(237 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Could be great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at Delta Air Lines

ProsTravel Benefits; however, flights are very full unless you travel off-peak.
Decent PTO and paid vacation/holidays offered to DL employees.

ConsFavoritism for specific employees who continually are promoted and others are overlooked.
If promoted, salary increases are insignificant and inflexible.

Advice to Senior ManagementFrom the merger, salaries still need to be corrected as DL red employees are making less than DL blue employees in the same job.

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Positive culture within broad Delta family - Finance is disorganized and politically charged

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at Delta Air Lines

ProsSecond largest airline with approachable operational leaders.
Flight benefits for Directors and above are good
COO Steve Gorman runs a great organization

ConsFlight benefits for stand-by travel are virtually worthless
 A large portion of the work in the FP&A organization is in the fire-drill mode

Advice to Senior ManagementNormalize processes to minimize fire-drills in Finance
Stop hiring people if there are going to be RIFs and lay-offs 6 months later

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It once was a family airline. No longer.

Flight Attendant (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at Delta Air Lines

ProsIt is a paycheck and you do get to see new places.

ConsSr flight attendants do not retire.

Advice to Senior ManagementRespect your employee group and treat them better.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Mediocre at best

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

I have been working at Delta Air Lines

ProsFlight benefits, decent profit sharing, great people to work with for the most part, great working outside, fun work at times.

ConsPay is low for what we do, medical and dental is expensive and sub par, incompetent management and promoted through a "buddy system", utter disregard for former Northwest employees, overall outdated and extremely inefficient operation, the cargo operation is terrible, constant outsourcing, technology is poor, kool-aid culture.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend a little less time union busting and more time on running an efficient business and there might be potential.

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Great place to work but job was not fulfilling.

Component Engineer (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at Delta Air Lines

ProsGreat work environment, great work/life balance, amazing flight benefits, schedules are very flexible. Physically being in and around large aircraft is always interesting. Most of the people are great to work with. Working to satisfy federal regulations develops strong logical step-by-step reasoning skills. A "no compromises" approach to passenger safety is instilled in the corporate culture and is actively promoted by upper management.

ConsAirline Engineering work is tedious and repetitive, involves an extensive amount of paper work, only basic engineering skills are required, heavily regulations can become cumbersome to doing business. Work flow is highly seasonal and stressful periods can be replaced by extremely boring periods.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It was joke, can't believe airplanes fly safe..

Supervisor Ground Operations (Former Employee)
Memphis, TN

I worked at Delta Air Lines

ProsEasy work except during bad weather and Holidays.

ConsThe Memphis location is like there is still a Civil War going on. Some people discribed it like a prison enviorment. Alot of hatters..

Advice to Senior ManagementControl the hatting. It is out of hand. Get serious about the times and provide change do not just ignore the problem.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very political and demoralizing.

Supervisor (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at Delta Air Lines

ProsDecent travel benefits and 401k matching.

ConsReorganization is another word for firing people they don't like regardless of how well they are doing in their current role.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest and open during employee reviews.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Horrible management and supervisors were not knowledgeable about company policies.

Customer Service Agent (Former Employee)
Baton Rouge, LA

I worked at Delta Air Lines

ProsThe main reason is the free flights for you and your family. The ability to go anywhere in the US for free is a major bonus.

ConsSupervisors expected the employees to carry duties of highly paid hourly positions without proper compensation. Trained new employees with being considered for the position of a Trainer, which paid a lot more hourly.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrain supervisors on company policies thoroughly and make sure they are trained to have knowledge of each hourly position in their station.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Disappointed

Ramp Agent (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at Delta Air Lines

ProsFlight Benefits, available hours if you want to work a lot.

ConsManagement is very confused, this may be a product of the merger with NWA. Delta is obviously "union busting".

Advice to Senior ManagementGet organized and communicate more effectively with employees. Stop manipulating your employees with anti-union rhetoric.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Constantly changing environment, fast paced, neutral atmosphere.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at Delta Air Lines

ProsGood travel opportunities and many perks.
Decent pay and good benefits.

ConsLack of career growth and promotion opportunities.
Different styles of management in different departments.
Poor communication from direct management.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to hire more young talent to replace the aging workforce.
Get all managers on the same page and enforce the same policies.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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