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JetBlue Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
279 Reviews

3.6
279 Reviews
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JetBlue President & CEO Dave Barger
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The flight benefits are another fantastic perk as well as the flexibility of work arrangements (in 45 reviews)

  • Flying benefits are great, and the work is interesting (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management continues to lie and make false promises (in 8 reviews)

  • Not very good at trickling down top management new ideas to middle management (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, no opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Forest Hills, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Forest Hills, NY

    Pros

    Flight benefits and the ease of the commute to the headquarters in Forest Hills. You're reverse commuting so it's never a packed train. Sweet. A distant third is that people like the brand so it's easy to be proud of where you work.

    Cons

    The company is not disciplined and therefore promoted a lot of people early on and has since just stopped promoting. Period. Especially in the non-operational support areas. There is no middle management in many departments and a promotion from coordinator to Director does not seem realistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the right people in the right jobs and get the wrong people off the bus already. This company has too many people who either don't know what they're doing, don't do it right, or just make their job harder than it really needs to be. Just because it's a young company does not mean we all have to be territorial and stake our claim. In fact, it should be quite the opposite.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love company culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Forest Hills, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest Hills, NY

    Pros

    Company culture is great. The Crewmembers here are very honest, understanding, and easy to work with. Company has a lot of entrepreneurial spirit.

    Cons

    JetBlue is a small airline mentality that is slowly shifting towards big airline mentality. This process takes time and some managers & directors do not see the reasons why decisions are made a certain way. Some are quick to jump to conclusions and think negatively without finding out the full picture.

    There is no feedback system in place to suggest improvement points for management. Performance appraisals are only performed downward (managers to staff) and not upward (staff to managers).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communicate with Crewmembers internally prior to releasing information to the public.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Truly mixed feelings

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent. . and Their Was No Feedback Except Negative When and If It Ever Happened.  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent. . and Their Was No Feedback Except Negative When and If It Ever Happened. in Boston, MA

    Pros

    The Benefits! The salary is relatvely better then the rest of the industry.

    Cons

    Unexperience management. The head training liason didnt' even know how to work any of the Microsoft programms. How are you suppose to lead and train ifyou can't make a document.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about we be on the same page. Don't say one thing to your employees and then a few months down the road say another thing. You lose major intergrity and resepect from your employees when you don't tell the truth .. Six months or a year!?

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Lets keep a union out of jetBlue!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pilot
    Current Employee - Pilot

    Pros

    Better than average work environment. The people are for the most part very good to work with and everyone - for the most part - seems to be trying to work towards the same goal. It is a very tough time in the airline industry, but we need to be compensated fairly - and our current medical benefits are well below standard. Out pay is getting better, but still lags our competition. There needs to be some substantial, meaningful changes in this area or I am afraid that a union will be voted onto the property. Please don't let that happen -

    Cons

    Lower pay and benefits than other airlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead!

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    my take

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Airport Ops  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Airport Ops in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The opprotunity for flight benefits. makes for a better second job and part time if you can find it..

    Cons

    you clean your own aircraft, you can end up with multiple jobs and only 1 pay check. you clean, cashier, take inventory/do stock. The polotics can get in the way of the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    re- evaluate your front lines and the compensation your providing them. When those stormy seasons come around and flights are getting canceled left and right and your employees are literally being spat on! you may want to pay them a bit more to deal with such B.S

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    JetBlue Becomes A Victim Of It's Success

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    Although not always successful people at JetBlue try to do the right thing. Enpowerment was a big thing during the early days of the airline, although it isn't as prevalent as it used to be.

    Cons

    JetBlue was started by people who were willing to take a risk. Over time the Risk Takers have either been driven out or pigeoned hole and made to change over time. In their place has risen the Care Takers. People who require conformity and scorn enpowerment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best advertisement is "word of mouth" advertising. The growth of the Marketing Department indicates that we are looking for "cutzie" gimmicks instead of sticking to the best advertisement; a satisfied customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Jetblue is only worth it if you are a pilot, flight attendant, GM or Supervisor.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Airport Operations  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Airport Operations in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Jetblue offers a great opportunity to travel to all levels of employees. The benefits package is better than what most businesses are offering, and management has not increased what employees are paying into it for the past two years. Management is extremely outgoing and willing to have face to face time with all levels of employees. On numerous occasions I have had the chance to speak with the CEO directly, it's extremely rare for that to happen in most organizations. Training is an important part of the company and employees are able to go into their jobs with confidence. Overall Jetblue is a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Employees in Customer service are given ZERO holidays, no sick days, and are penalized for being a minute late even if due to the transportation offered. The pay scale for customer service is laughable, who can honestly live off of $11 dollars an hour? And after three years of service only be making $13.10?? The company is in talks of switching over to HSA'S which would make their benefits package absolutely horrible. Jetblue is in desperate need of a union for ALL of its employees not just the pilots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the cost of living when deciding salaries. Yes you pay for parking, and are not increasing what people pay into their health benefits, BUT no-one can live off of a $11 dollars an hour, and after a year $11.75?? Three years $13.10?? That's insane.

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company - poor department

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    great benefits if you like to travel and the pay is pretty good. Company overall is a friendly and fun place to work in an exciting industry. Overall Leadership is good.

    Cons

    Morale within IT is very low. No clear strategy and assumption that everything will be outsourced in the future. No career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The comapny has it's values, it would be good if they were followed in IT

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    ground Ops at JetBlue

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ground Ops  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Ground Ops in Buffalo, NY

    Pros

    flight benefits hotle and cruise discounts

    Cons

    crazy hours unfair managmennt rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn respect

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No opinion

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - General Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Flexible time off, good place to be if you get sick.

    Cons

    Higher management (VP's) is old school and autonomous. Not very good at trickling down top management new ideas to middle management.

    No opinion of CEO

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