Southwest Airlines – Santa Ana, CA
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I worked at Southwest Airlines full-time (Less than a year)
It's tough finding positive things about Southwest when I was let go 1 month into the job. But if I had to say anything positive about this company it would be the benefits such as medical, dental, 401k. Also after you fly to Dallas for 1 week for part of your Ramp Agent training you can pick up boatloads of hours. You could work 100 hours if you want to. You can trade shifts with people, work a double shift, or give shifts away.
My experience at Southwest only lasted 1 month unfortunately. In baseball it's 3 strikes and you're out. However at Southwest Airlines, it's 1 strike and you're out. If you violate 1 huge safety rule, you're gone, that's it no more second chances. And this is exactly what happened to me. Be aware of jet blast from an airplane! Long story short I let a car go by while the engines of the airplane were turned on, which is why I got fired. If you don't like short deadlines, and aren't very good with handling stress and pressure then this isn't for you. You have to get your planes out on time, that's just how this business works. A lot of multitasking too. Just read all of the safety instructions and Ramp Agent training books. I wish I would have gotten another chance but that serious mistake cost me my job. Be safe out there for all you new hire Ramp Agents.
Advice to Management
From my experience I would say that management shouldn't rush new hires to Dallas for there 1 week training program. There are so many safety issues that you need to be spot on with.