Delta Air Lines

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Delta Air Lines Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.5 526 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Delta Air Lines CEO and Director Richard H. Anderson

Richard H. Anderson

(278 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flight Benefits- Every employee gets standby travel with discounts on confirmed travel(in 125 reviews)

  • The benefits are great, of you have a language or are willing to fly as lead the shifts are good(in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Advancement rate is extremely slow, you will be part time for years before full time is available(in 18 reviews)

  • The airline industry isn't what it used to be(in 17 reviews)

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    Simply being here daily has been a great learning experience however the Co-op program is not organized or exciting.

    Industrial Engineering Co-Op (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat benefits and a lot of exposure to clients, suppliers and upper management in TechOps.

    ConsSlow paced environment and roles are very specific and sometimes redundant.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Alright company

    Airline Pilot (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat work culture, high organization, shown appreciation of hard work.

    ConsWeak benefits, OK pay, Acceptable hours

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An "ok" company

    Senior Analyst, Revenue Management (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Pros- Travel privileges - first class upgrades at no cost when available
    - very relaxed working environment on a nice campus setting
    - standard 45 - 50 hr workweek

    Cons- upward mobility is very limited
    - salaries are very low for the comparable job. even within the airline industry, DAL is low paying.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhile it is always a good idea to focus on your frontline employees, please do not forget that you have a skilled workforce in HQ.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pay is good. Great place to grow

    ConsThe weather change can be annoying but you'll get used to it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You gotta take the good with the bad but there are some Delta perks.

    Cargo Agent (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsIf you wanna be busy with plenty if work and try to get a good workout this may fit you. It reminds me of Ups and Fedex in the Cargo department. The company rewards and perks website for employees is nice and you get a pretty flexible schedule. Reserves can ask for days off anytime ahead of time throughout the year.

    ConsOnly 1600 hours a year for new workers and your neither full time or part time you are a ready reserve fighting for a permanent spot biding on openings in the future. The cargo side is usually understaffed when it counts the most.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people for the amount of work that is being increased.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid Company and Benefits but Workload and Office Environment Need Improvement

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe company at this point in time is doing better than I had ever dreamed. I appreciate the generous profit sharing. Relatively low bar of performance expectation for longtime employees. I sense a much greater level of job security at Delta than at other companies, which is huge for me. Benefit package is generally very good with flight benefits being astounding.

    ConsAs the company's success and number of partnerships has grown, the overall workload on management analysts has skyrocketed with every assignment being urgent. This can be draining and impact one's personal life, even if overall time at work is the same. The number of interesting jobs at Delta is limited, so competition is huge. The tightly-packed office environment is very Leave It to Beaver with little variation in personality. For creative types, this can be alienating. Almost all white-collar jobs are based in Atlanta, which is full of traffic and not that interesting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove headquarters to an off-airport, walkable neighborhood, and make the office enivironment 3x more spacious to decrease stress and increase privacy. Increase the number of white-collar positions located outside Atlanta. Incredible job running the company otherwise.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    DAL was great for meeting new people and going places, but had low pay for the Ready Reserve Program

    Ramp Agent - Ready Reserve (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsFlight Benefits, good pay if your a Flight Attendant or Pilot, they almost fly every major air port and are on time most of the time.

    ConsToo much training for just moving bags, low pay, ext. The time off is all based on how many years of service so you need to be there for 3-5 years + to be able to have shifts you want. They want people with a college degree if you don't have one makes it hard to move up the ladder.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen up and be more positive when working with employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ASM-INTERN (Former Employee) Atlanta, TX

    ProsFlight benefits
    Medical
    Dental
    Great benefit
    Wonderful work climate

    ConsThey don't believe in promoting black into higher position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the hatred

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsReally great people who are passionate about what they are doing. Many people have been at Delta for 20+ years and they bring with them a great understanding of the airline business. The company as a whole really takes care of its employees, but each department has its own culture. The flight benefits are really great, if you love to travel you will likely be happy here.

    ConsRidiculously long hours and expectations for WAY below average pay for the same job with less hours. Lots of change in direction so a lot of scrambling adds to the stress. So many changes in direction its almost like a consulting environment but without the cool office and casual dress code.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    You hire for the Flight benefits, and stay for pretty much that

    Customer Service Agent (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsFree flying anywhere Delta flys in the USA
    Only taxes paid when flying international
    Easy to relocate and live in different states

    ConsThe pay
    Pretty crappy management
    Unrealistic demands
    Unrealistic time lines
    Extreme work conditions
    Inadequate amount of employees and equipment

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with your employees. I have been in multiple stations coast to coast, and the same communication problem exists. Also the politics is more then average, there's a reason why some stations have a revolving door

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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