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JetBlue Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
308 Reviews
3.6
308 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The flight benefits are another fantastic perk as well as the flexibility of work arrangements (in 48 reviews)

  • Flying benefits are great, and the work is interesting (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Depending on the department or location work-life balance can be challenging, career development/growth can also move a bit slowly (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    It was a great ride while it lasted....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JetBlue full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Founded on excellent Corporate Culture and Values; Free travel (if you can take the time off), Many Great employees. Fun working in a fast paced environment with many facinating and dedicated people. Everyday is different with new challenges and excitement.

    Cons

    Shoddy Benefits, no identifiable "career paths", Values and Culture have declined in response to growth,employee turnover (high), non-competitive Salary structures, etc... Not for a long term career...Not many employees are kept past the 10 year mark and targeted for replacement at those levels no matter how much they have accomplished. Insider run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Despite the rhetoric, return to the basics that got JetBlue through the first 10 years. Take a hard look at Managers, Directors and above who are primarily self-interested in their own career preservation at the expense of their Crewmembers. Stock prices have gone up at the expense of morale and continuing employee "churn" to keep costs down to boost ROIC.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Phone Reservations - frontline customer service for 2 years - Overall boring but enjoyable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reservations (Phone) in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Reservations (Phone) in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at JetBlue part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stand-by flight benefits (especially Zedfare standby benefits on other airlines after 6 months)
    Flexible schedule - easy to trade shift-bid hours with coworkers
    Fun-ish company culture
    Doesn't come home with you - work stays at work
    Optional health benefits for part-time employees

    Cons

    Terrible pay - barely over minimum wage
    Boring job - same problems solved over and over again
    Takes about 18 months - 2 years to get enough seniority to have "good shifts" (not working on weekends)
    Isolated - work from home
    Tied to the desk - literally with a head set
    Required to live with 45 minutes of call center in Salt Lake City
    Not enough Jetblue flights out of Salt Lake - hard to use standby flight benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create shifts for bid that are 20 hours a week (as opposed to 24)
    Increase the steps in pay for time with the company

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Business Partner

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Partner in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Business Partner in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at JetBlue as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great working environment and culture

    Cons

    Business Partners are not treated the same way as full-time crew members

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should treat everyone equally and the Talent Acquisition is way overworked.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Jamaica, NY

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

    Pros

    Fun job, some people there are great.

    Cons

    No union so be careful

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great fun place to work at!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JetBlue full-time

    Pros

    Flight Benefits! Opportunity to work from home. Good balance of fun activities as well as work.

    Cons

    Not very easy to advance.

  7.  

    Great company but still working out the kinks internally

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great brand name, flight benefits, culture is great, NY office is awesome

    Cons

    Depending on the dept the work life balance may not be so great, technology for the support centers has not caught up to the rest of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The support centers need some additional attention and some changes have to be made to be more efficient. You cannot continue to grow yet still do things the same way you used to.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Better to lie and fly then be honest and grounded

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - In Flight Crew in New York, NY
    Former Employee - In Flight Crew in New York, NY

    I worked at JetBlue full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and schedule. So can accommodate most days off.

    Cons

    Unreasonable response time to call in for work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More realistic and less close cutting hours on call out. Better preparation from the company will allow more results from employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Decent company for the young professional to start your career but don't expect to stay long

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at JetBlue full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture and really fun people to work with

    Cons

    Inexperienced managers who only care about their own personal interest and career goals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Once in, is who you know!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Airport Operations Crew Member in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Airport Operations Crew Member in New York, NY

    I worked at JetBlue full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can make your own schedule after bid

    Cons

    You or someone in your family has to be literally dying for you to get an emergency time off. That's if you don't have a tight connection or friendship with someone in management. But if you do, you can get a pass. If you don't, hell! No mercy what so ever!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look into those that has been in the company for not too long. Those in there for years think they know it all and are playing the company dirty!!! Listen to those so called baby blues... The can see through the bull going on because they aren't poisoned yet...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Crewmember is a Euphemism for Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ground Operations in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Ground Operations in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at JetBlue full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    JetBlue is very generous with flight benefits. Direct deposit is reliable. There is a large TV in the break room and couches in the locker room.

    Cons

    If I could go back in time, I would never have worked for this company. They are involved in an endless struggle of codifying the terms of employment and performance. The recruitment process is an absolute joke. It has improved over the years, however the target selection process doesn't always yield the best results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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