SkyWest Airlines Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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SkyWest Airlines Chairman, President, and CEO; Chairman and CEO, SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines Jerry C. Atkin
Jerry C. Atkin
18 Ratings

Pros
  • You get flight benefits on several other airlines (in 39 reviews)

  • Amazing travel benefits on multiple carriers (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, recent pay cuts to boot (in 8 reviews)

  • Flight benefits are nice, but it seems to be getting harder to get places (in 7 reviews)

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  1. bad company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant

    I worked at SkyWest Airlines (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    paid salary through out training

    Cons

    will fire you for any little thing year 1

    Advice to Management

    hire better CFA's


  2. Ground mechanic

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ground Mechanic in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Ground Mechanic in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at SkyWest Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flight benefits are great and that is about it, skywest is pretty awful don't apply its not worth it

    Cons

    Pay, management, coworkers are all deadbeats and convicts, management think slc employees are all that matter

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees in Sfo more it cost more than slc to live


  3. Ramp agent

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SkyWest Airlines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Travel perks were good but still ot worth it

    Cons

    Hours, pay, poorly managed company


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  5. hard work with less pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at SkyWest Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    stand by travel to see the world other than that, Taco Bell is better than this place

    Cons

    Managers in here were trained at a flea market level, supervisors does not know anything about the job they are doing

    Advice to Management

    put someone that can really run the show


  6. ADX very unpleasant environment in which to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint George, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint George, UT

    I worked at SkyWest Airlines full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Training lasted around 3 months. Good environment. All turned to crap once we hit the floor as management was there for the golf games and coffee while the supervisors were more about playing disciplinarian than anything else. If there was a problem, internally, with computers or software glitch...you were the cause. Employee was the problem, not the hardware or software. Bad mojo. Bad, bad, bad place to work. Co-workers were nice, for the most part but management--not so much.

    Cons

    Management did nothing to fix problems encountered in the workplace. If you pointed out issues with computers or software you were targeted as a problem employee. My last day there we had a mandatory training session with the trainers. Every. Single. Problem. that I had attempted to point out, proactively, was repeated by my co-workers in what turned into a major venting session. I just shook my head and laughed. Felt sorry for their frustration but I was out the door and had already accepted another position elsewhere. Waste of time.

    Advice to Management

    They won't listen to advice coming from one person or many persons.


  7. Long hours, low pay and poor benefits, with little time off.

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

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Travel benefits, but are eroding every year.

    Cons

    Low pay, poor management and inflexible schedules.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Terrible management and no corporate support. They make you pay your own medical and dental.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cross-Utilized Agent in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Cross-Utilized Agent in Reno, NV

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flight benefits. There's really no other reason to work here.

    Cons

    The regional area managers are opinionated and don't treat people fairly. This company survives on attrition

    Advice to Management

    Replace all your regional managers. Morale is lower than ever.


  9. Does not give good training to new staff.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Instructor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Instructor in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flight benefits are really amazing.

    Cons

    Lack of structure and guidance and helping people become great assets for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get outside training for yourself and your staff.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Horrible /racist company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at SkyWest Airlines full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    None , I will absolutely never work or recommend any minority's to work for a company where you have to watch everything you do , because of your ethnicity

    Cons

    Horrible company , turn the other way if you are a minority! Worst experience of my life ! They fire more minority's for stupid reasons watch your back .

    Advice to Management

    You have absolutely no blacks in coporate or management ! Ask any Skywest employee what they think of the company and they all will tell you the same thing !


  11. Helpful (6)

    Flight Attendant for SkyWest

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I am sorry, but the pros were just constructed in my mind, as the job of Flight Attendants seemed to be glamorous one time, maybe too long ago.

    Cons

    1- RELOCATION: No matter how the selected applicant is close to one of the SkyWest home bases, the selected is asked to relocate. 2- CLEANING TOILETS: After completing a 30 days training in Salt Lake City, and feeling eager to start, I found out the day of my I.O.E. ( Initial Operating Experience) that the reality is that being a Flight Attendant for a regional U.S. company like SkyWest, spells a job description equal to being a MAID, who cleans the plane after the passengers leave the premises...and W.C. lavatories included!!!! 3- UNTOLD JOB DESCRIPTION: I almost quit that day, particularly for the untold truth of my job description, as mentioned above. 4- DUTIES TO PERFORM WHILE UNPAID: Furthermore, since Flight Attendants at SkyWest are getting paid from "When the airplane's door closes" to " When the airplane's door opens", my MAID SERVICE, (that is cleaning the airplane and the toilets/ lavatories) is NOT paid! 5- THE MONEY: the money that I get from this job is not enough to pay the bills. The maximum hours that I can gather is 125, but the "idle time" involved into this job, as to be available when I am put "On call", in addition to the fact that I am being paid according to the "Airplane's door, from its closing to its opening". 6- LOWERING THE LIMBO STICK ANOTHER NOTCH: So, my dear aspiring Flight Attendants for SkyWest and the similar, no matter how of a team player you think you are, you will be used by this Company and there will be no compensation for the amount of goods you will give out. 5- THE ACTING DURING THE GROUP INTERVIEWS: the group interviews are held in a hotel, and among the real applicants, there are current employees, posing as applicants. These employees might also be already Flight Attendants in uniform (non denominational) and they are asked to "act" as applicants who super qualified, super beautiful, super intelligent...in case the real applicants gets cold feet and actually starts to believe that this job is for the low life of town. This "acting" is so obvious that I would say it is hilarious; it is calculated and designed to give the appearance of a highly coveted job position, and a plethora of stellar applicants willing to die for it. 6- WHO IS SELECTED AMONG THE APPLICANTS: if you just read paragraph 5, the real applicants that are selected are the ones that are clueless to this "acting"...or just play dumb and go with the flow ( I did that with a fake smile on my face). Ah, not to forget to mention: the "acting current employees" who are among the real applicants ARE selected, and their Names are posted for everyone to see...as part of the act. Please. 7- WHY AM I STILL WORKING AS FLIGHT ATTENDANT: well, it is too long of a story, but as soon as it will be feasible for me, I will be out of here and I will never look back. I want to thank GLASSDOOR.COM for the opportunity to voice my experience and to inform many individuals who are considering to apply for this job. Information and knowledge is power. Stay informed my friends, and steer away from Companies who have NO Workers Unions.

    Advice to Management

    "Dear" Managment, if you can read my paragraphs above, and most importantly, if you can read between the lines, stop the misinformation and the farses during the group interviews, start posting the real scoop about the duties of flight attendants, and do not lower the limbo stick another notch every time you deal with us. You are misinterpreting customer service. You want individuals that are smart enough to do the job and stupid enough to do it. Careful on the latter part.



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