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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worked for JetBlue since the Airline started...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Captain A320 in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Captain A320 in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    The original individual that started the airline was David Neeleman who had a vision what an airline should be. Bringing back humanity to the airline industry, customer service. JetBlue was the vision of David Neeleman, who had a vision how people should be treated and tried to impart that vision to his employee's.

    Cons

    As the company grew, JetBlue had some growing pains which caused some operating difficulties. Since the airline had gone public on the market, it had a board of directors who did not think that the founder of JetBlue was the right person to run the airline that he founded. So, the board of directors decided to replace the creator of JetBlue. The board of directors replaced David Neeleman with Dave Barger, who has a different view of JetBlue as an airline, but the airline has continued to grow because of it's great start, but I believe most of the original employee's believe that JetBlue would have been better in the hands of it's creator...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask the creator to come back to JetBlue...! A lot of the employee's would feel better about the future, which would probably increase productivity and make an ever better working environment which would increase customer satisfaction... When you make a mistake it's OK to ask for forgiveness...! It is surprising to see how forgiving people can be when you do the right thing...!

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

    Great People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at JetBlue full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great travel benefits (better when also compared to other airlines), most of the people here are extremely caring individuals

    Cons

    Depending on the department or location work-life balance can be challenging, career development/growth can also move a bit slowly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on retention of talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at JetBlue part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture! Value based company.

    Cons

    Shfts are based on seniority. But you can trade shifts to add flexibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The benefits, matching 401k, flight benefits, people you work with

    Cons

    New leadership is changing, unions are starting to invade the company, worried about losing CEO founder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose sight of your most important assets, the people. Consultants are not always the answer, they have a place in businesses but should not assume they are smarter than the people running the business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Profits over people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jamaica, NY

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

    Pros

    Flight benefits, decent 401(k). Stock options were a nice touch, helped to compensate the abysmal salaries.

    Cons

    Mass layoff in order to hire contracting companies. Not losing money, just decided they aren't in that 'business' anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at who your middle management is and where they come from. If they came from a failing airline, chances are they are going to make you fail also.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Culture

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    Current Employee - In Flight Crew Member in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - In Flight Crew Member in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    One unique thing about B6 is the people have created an amazing culture. The company gives us the tools to be able make our customers experience amazing.

    Cons

    More diversity in the leadership would be amazing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Airport Operations Crew Member in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Airport Operations Crew Member in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at JetBlue part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company culture is excellent. Very focused on employee happiness and satisfaction. Great perks, new airplanes, headquarters in New York, non-union.

    Cons

    People love their job so they never leave, making it take time to gain seniority and find opportunities for promotion. some grumpy coworkers, but that's at any job really.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the great job that you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very valuable experience, increasingly frustrating environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Systems Manager in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - IT Systems Manager in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at JetBlue full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart people, and a lot of visionaries have worked at this company. IT compensation is pretty darn good, even for New York.

    Cons

    IT leadership is feckless, and having seen three different leadership teams it seems inevitable they will continue to be ineffective. Increasingly crewmembers are expected to be available any time of day or night for whatever whims your director or vp has.

    The company culture has evolved such that style is valued above substance. Everyone is looking for the next big idea, and nobody had enough patience to see difficult problems solved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great perks, no growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Long Island City, NY

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

    Pros

    Flying benefits are great, and the work is interesting. Depending on what team you are on you might have opportunities to work on great projects.

    Cons

    The company is becoming increasingly political, and there is much favoritism. Many teams do not try to promote from within, and growth within the company is difficult. The culture is changing.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice Human Resource

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JetBlue

    Pros

    They are very nice and and extremely friendly

    Cons

    none that I could think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none that I could think of

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