Delta Air Lines

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Delta Air Lines Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.5 540 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Delta Air Lines CEO and Director Richard H. Anderson

Richard H. Anderson

(287 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flight Benefits- Every employee gets standby travel with discounts on confirmed travel (in 127 reviews)

  • The benefits are great, of you have a language or are willing to fly as lead the shifts are good (in 33 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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    Great opportunity to work on exciting projects but difficult to move upward.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you like the airline industry, it gives you an amazing opportunity to work in a complicated and challenging environment. The company is pushing new technology and is focused on the customer experience. The flight benefits keep everyone at the company! Extremely accepting culture and a long history of fantastic philanthropic work throughout the world, not just in Atlanta (HQ).

    ConsExtremely political, overly corporate and difficult to get promoted. Meetings about having meetings, writing one deck after another. There is not a clear career path which frustrates most employees. Compensation is not on par with other industries which is supposedly countered with the travel benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvocate for your team and help with career growth/advice.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Alot of benefits....

    Ramp Agent (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Prosyou get pay raises every year, as well as an abundance of discounts with other companies. They are always looking to promote from within....You fly free as well as your immediate family(spouse,parents,etc..). easy to pick up overtime if in hub station

    ConsIts hard to transfer to other cites unless its a hub station.

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

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    The benefits are key

    Reservations Agent (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsNever discount non revenue travel. Working in reservations and some creative problem solving will prevent you from ever getting stuck. The ability to swap shifts is incredibly convenient, you can schedule a vacation for yourself without using personal time. PTO is available in hourly increments. There are work from home options too!

    ConsThis is a huge company and while the perks are there, you are pretty much an employee number. Management caries more about their team's metrics than the individuals on the team. The tail wags the dog.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management is doing a fantastic job growing the company, but there is a serious disconnect between entry level positions and their respective managers. Leads in res and Red Coats seem to be the only ones who understand the day to day.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not for me

    Flight Attendant (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsDelta Airlines had a great culture, they tell you that people never leave and its true

    ConsTerrible for communicating to training, Airport Code test is terrible

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider removing the Airport Code test

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

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    A wonderful experience

    Ticketing/Gate Agent (Current Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsFlexible, friendly co workers and management

    ConsNo health or dental benefits and low compensation

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

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    One of the best places to work.

    Baggage Handler (Former Employee) Flushing, NY

    ProsAwesome flight benefits and the atmosphere is a helpful one. Sure theyre people who dont want to help you out but there are others who are willing to. Seniority plays a role in some aspects but if youre willing to work it shouldnt matter.

    ConsLong wait for full time to open up and when it does it all goes by seniority first and then attendance and performamce. No benefits for ready reserve other than flight benefits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfun great coworkers very enjoyable

    Conspolitics are ridiculous try and stay away and you will be alright

    Advice to Senior Managementready reserve program is bad people cant make a living off it

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent experience

    Flight Attendant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood crew training atmosphere. Nice training facility with good instructors. Benefits were okay. Co-workers were friendly. Crew hotels were clean and nice.

    ConsNot much room for advancement. Schedulers were sometimes rude and unhelpful. Once out of training you're very much on your own.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHelp new crew members adjust to the new lifestyle with more support.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for.

    Analyst (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsFlight benefits were great to have, although sometimes hard to use. Good people to work with, and management encouraged an atmosphere of teamwork. Lots of training for newbies, and a constant emphasis on safety which made me proud to be associated with Delta.

    ConsExpectations can be very high, and RIFs can remove even longtime employees. My experience there lasted less than a year before a layoff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement seems to have a good handle on the business, but I wonder if they intentionally ramp up the workforce knowing they will reduce it again during the next economic downturn. Longtime employees admitted to me a sense of insecurity. That probably does not serve Delta's best interests.

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

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    Flight Attendant

    Proudly Flight Attendant, Nyc (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsMedical benefits, flexibility, travel, and autonomy

    ConsUnion, lazy co-workers, no holidays, EVERYTHING based on years of service, no age limit for mandatory retirement so some dinosaurs won't retire yet cannot perform job requirements any longer. Frustrating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to change some things for the better, ask in-flight how they would change it. They are the ones working the planes and can give you the best and most efficient feedback. Not the bean counters.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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