Spirit Airlines

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Spirit Airlines Reviews

Updated December 26, 2014
Updated December 26, 2014
73 Reviews
2.9
73 Reviews
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Spirit Airlines President and CEO B. Ben Baldanza
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47 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flight benefits (though this is basically the same with working for all airlines) (in 9 reviews)

  • Free flights and buddy passes, training takes place in Florida for 2 weeks for free (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • 50/ hr pay for customer service agents in fort lauderdale airport (in 6 reviews)

  • Knowledge silos, low pay, low morale because people feel like higher ups don't care, all of the good people leave soon (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Ok place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSA in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - CSA in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Travel benefits gain experience with airline industry if you can work at spirit you can work anywhere

    Cons

    Low pay doesn't care about employees point system is awful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    So many fees to be a flight attendant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spirit Airlines

    Pros

    Travel perks is the only pro, I think.

    Cons

    A few things I didn't like was that I found out if you're a flight attendant here, you are part of a union. You are paying union fees! Who cares about union dues.... what do they seriously even go to? In addition, you are REQUIRED to purchase your own uniform. What? What kind of company requires you to wear a uniform and then makes you pay for it? That is so strange to me.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Good place to start, anyway.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Passenger Service Agent in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Passenger Service Agent in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Free flights and buddy passes, training takes place in Florida for 2 weeks for free

    Cons

    No raises unless you are promoted, airline itself is very poor (delayed flights, cancelled flights), their support for their own workers is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please please please support your fellow employees! Cancellations are tough, and having no one there to help you out during them is the worst morale killer of your team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Easiest Job in the WORLD

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spirit Airlines

    Pros

    Short service because everything is for purchase

    Cons

    Crappy passengers with terrible attitudes, but if you have a backbone and are quick witted, there are no problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put more toilet paper on the planes, and clean them!!

    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The least popular, fastest growing airline in America

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

    I worked at Spirit Airlines full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent co-workers, great bosses, flight perks, improving culture

    Cons

    Knowledge silos, low pay, low morale because people feel like higher ups don't care, all of the good people leave soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward excellent employees in order to keep them around, don't pick a marketing campaign that seems like it was created by a group of high school boys. Continue efforts to improve culture, be genuine about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun but not conducive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - Developer in Miramar, FL

    I worked at Spirit Airlines full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some really nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Terrible management who have no employee interest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care if your employees!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Need I say more

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Planner in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - Maintenance Planner in Miramar, FL

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

    Pros

    Great people, flight benefits, flexible schedule. Central to many essential places, banks, pharmacy etc. (Able to run a quick errand)

    Cons

    Shady people, horrible maintenance program (AMIS is horrible), Processes change all the time without actual documentation enabling them to be able to go back on their word whenever necessary. Tribal type of knowledge. Insulting pay. Eggshell type of work environment. You will always feel like today is your last day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order for you to retain and motivate your employees some form of formal training should be given. You can only throw a bandaid on things until it becomes unmanageable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing company, plenty of entry level positions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL

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

    Pros

    Flight Benefits, Flexible Hours (Salaried Positions), Decent Pay

    Cons

    Lots of hours, not a lot of available seats for flight perks, not a lot of upward mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Taking care of the employees that go the extra mile every day will pay dividends for the planned future growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flying with some great people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Spirit Airlines full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fabulous health benefits, 401 K, when you have a line you can make your own schedule, some great flight attendants, AMAZING UNION, flight benefits,travel, fun job.

    Cons

    Cleanliness of planes, stocking problems, no stock options, management is totally disconnected , planes run constantly so maintenance can not keep up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Planes need to be cleaned( I've never seen the bathrooms cleaned!) , stocked and maintained better. This is part of our customer service. It makes our company look bad. I believe it would make our company more money if these issues were addressed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Growing airline, starting to invest in employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL

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

    Pros

    Flight benefits, stability (growing aggressively, which is excellent news in the industry)

    Cons

    Most departments are under-staffed, creating a heavy workload on current employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the people that have gone well and above their job descriptions to help make Spirit successful, it will improve moral and ultimately improve the business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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