Southwest Airlines Interview Questions

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014
178 Interview Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crew Tracker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The hiring process was not good the job had already been filled when I interviewed for it. The interview was just given to me so that they could cover and say that they interviewed people.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Southwest Airlines in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview with recruiter. The recruiter was very friendly. One phone interview with hiring manager. Face to face interview at corporate headquarters with recruiter, hiring manager, and another team member. The other team member didn't look at me during the entire interview which made me feel awkward and uncomfortable. Giving a negative experience because of this interviewer (non responsive or interested).

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I declined because I applied for a full time position, but they only offered me contract (3 to 6 months) - same pay, but no benefits. Drive too long.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Southwest Airlines in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received follow-up a few weeks later asking me to send a "Why Southwest?" essay and a current resume. After that, was contacted for a phone interview and then was flown to Dallas for an in-person interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Ramp Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Southwest Airlines in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Did phone interview and was invited to f2f, I think the interview went well, they said they would call me in 2-3 weeks to give me a yes or no....i wonder does it usually take this long

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Operations Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Albany, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Southwest Airlines in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Process started with a phone call from recruiter with invitation the very next day with an panel consisting of the operations supervisor, station manager and the recruiter. Interview went well, the panel were very professional and you can feel the enthusiasm that they had working for Southwest. There were no real difficult or unexpected questions during the interview. After the interview the recruiter informed me that if I received a phone call the position would be offered and if I received an email no offer. I asked the recruiter for interview feedback.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Southwest Airlines in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen then flown out for in person interview. No coding. When they say they will get back to you in a certain timeframe they mean it. You'll never be left wondering if you will be moving forward or not.

    Interview Questions
    • Be yourself and have fun. They want you for who you are, not necessarily your expertise. They know they can mold the right person and teach you what you don't know.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flight Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Southwest Airlines in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume online, got a call for a phone interview a few months later. Phone interview was very laid back and easy. Asked questions about my previous work experience, as well as why I left former jobs. They sent me on to the next step which was F2F interview. Southwest flies you to your interview and flies you back. Which is a plus in this industry! Interview was easy and laid back. Asked questions about why I want to be a FA, and work for Southwest, etc. Also asked to name a situation in which I had an angry customer and how did I handle it.

    Interview Questions
    • What would be the most challenging part of working as a Flight Attendant?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Southwest Airlines in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by panel interview
    Panel interview is a series of "what if" questions which might or might not pertain to your experience
    The panel consists of the Team and the hiring manager

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you had a difficult manager/project/team - explain   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Technical Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Southwest Airlines.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview. Asked about what my major was, why i chose southwest, what my favorite, hard and easy classes were. Asked me to explain why I enjoyed or found difficulty with those classes. He also asked to describe one of my jobs from my resume.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Ramp Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Southwest Airlines in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I received a call and spoke to a recruiter we did a phone interview and was asked a few questions. I was told that I would hear back withing a week whether or not I would get another interview. 30 minutes later I received a call from the same lady requesting to schedule a 1 on 1 interview. I was elated. 2 days later I showed up at Southwest Airlines HQ and was asked to fill out some paper work soon after I was guided to my interview early! It was not bad at all. The interviewers were all nice and polite.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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