The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Alaska Airlines in May 2011.
Interview Details – The hiring process seems very slow. HR is apparently involved in every interview and runs most of the session with the hiring manager having very little input. The whole process seemed very geared toward entry level candidates and not toward professionals. Lots of emphasis on drug testing, tobacco testing, background checks etc. Things that shouldn't be huge stumbling blocks for mature professionals.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Alaska Airlines in March 2011.
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The phone interview was conducted by a 3rd party. Based on the questions I was asked it seemed that the person didn't have a copy of my resume. Many of the questions could have easily been answered by looking at my resume. The person was friendly though.
Two weeks later I recieved a call from a HR rep from Alaska Air. I was asked several questions about why I left my last position. The person was very friendly.
I was told the salary range which was very low compared to the market rate for this position. The salary range for a Business Analyst is $39-52k.
I'm not sure how Alaska Air received an award for being a best employer. Maybe it's the air travel benefit that people are seeking. I'm looking for more than free air travel.
Interview Question – Why did you leave your last postion? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Alaska Airlines in August 2010.
Interview Details – Phone interview with Human Resources. Very professional. I was not prepared for the human resources person to ask me technical questions. She asked technical questions related to COSO and internal controls, not the type of questions I would expect from HR. Be prepared for all types of questions during the inital screening process!
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Alaska Airlines in May 2010.
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Initial screening interview, then phone interview with Senior HR lady, and then in-person panel interview at company HQ.
Whole experience, despite not being offered a job, was extremely professional and enjoyable. Follow-up after in-person interview took about 2.5 weeks, rather than 5 days as originally told (probably because they offered the job to someone else and were waiting for them to accept the position).
For this particular position, they offered relocation assistance.
Very safety-focused and family-oriented company culture.
They also do nicotine testing, by I believe hair follicle testing, so they are a legitimately smoke-free company (allowing for lower insurance premiums for all!).
I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Alaska Airlines in April 2010.
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Started with 2 phone interviews, then followed by on-site interview in its headquearter in Seattle, WA.
Phone interviews were with the hiring manager and HR person.
These first 2 interviews are mostly discussed the position and how my skill sets will be beneficial for them, then closed by q & a sessions.
The on-site interviews started from morning until about 1 PM, divided into 3 groups.
The first group consist of 7-8 people who asked technical and cases questions, then the next group consist of hiring managers who asked cases questions, and finally with the department head who asked personality test and how I'm going to fit with their organization.
Interview Question – Given Complex SQL codes and ask me to translate as business analyst View Answer
The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Alaska Airlines in February 2010.
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I was contacted for a phone interview in response to an online application. Met with hiring manager and the person one level up. Very thoughtful people and great interview questions. The usual questions, plus some that had clearly taken thought to come up with. Later was invited back to interview with some folks with whom the role would interact. People seemed very earnest, committed, and friendly.
The disappointing part of the process was that, after three rounds of interviews, they never followed up with me. Ever.
Interview Question – How would you like to grow in your next role? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Alaska Airlines.
Interview Details – First there was a phone interview which was just like talking to your best friend. Then they offer you a chance to interview at a location which is a long long process
Interview Question – How do you explain to a passenger that speaks no english she/he can not carry a large bag of money on their lap???? funny but serious question View Answer
Negotiation Details – there is no negotiation . they are very clear about training and what is to come
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Alaska Airlines.
Interview Details – Relatively straightforward and well-managed process - 2 phases - 1st was a phone interview with Recruiter (quick review of resume and experience); received a follow-up call within a week for an in-person interview; 2nd was an in-person interview that took all afternoon - met with senior recruiter, HR team that I would be working with (including hiring manager) and then department director; mostly behavioral questions. Offer was provided within 3 weeks.
Interview Question – What is your favorite place to travel? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No flexibility but allowed existing travels plans to be taken as unpaid vacation.
Interviewed at Alaska Airlines
Interview Details – The interview was broken down to 3 parts: a goup interview, a single interview, and a panel interview. The group interview consisted of 3 questions total: tell them a job you were loyal to and why, a scenario question, and tell them something they can use to remember you. Out of two groups (total of about 30 people) only 6-7 made it to the single interview. I didn't make it past this, but it was very vague in general and had no idea what they were looking for or why the particular people did make it past this. I felt bad for all the people who had flown in from across the country and literally only got the group interview, I felt like it was a waste of time for them.
Interview Question – Tell us a job you were loyal to and why. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Alaska Airlines in June 2012.
Interview Details – Apply on line...get confirmation, fill -in more questions. they will offer you specific times for a phone interview. go through the phone interview, hopefully get an offer to come to the all- day interview...pick a city. The all day interview starts at 8 a.m. and will consist of group interviews...then many are let go. lunch. one on one with an HR rep...consists of about 45 mins...then a break..Many are let go again. I have only made it that far twice. I believe the next interview will be the panel interviews with just a few chosen ones. Very Intense! If accepted...drug tested...No nicotine products with in last 6 months! It's a very fun but intense process if you really want it. It's horrible if you only thought you wanted it.
Interview Question – What is a mis-conception your friends have of you? Answer Question
Pros: “There is a ton of oppurtunity for growth/ upward mobility, if you choose to make Alaska Airlines a career. We have awesome bonuses , share profiting, and flight benefits. If you ever want to try a new job Alaska encourges you to go for it! If you don't like it, then you have three months to return…” – Full Review
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