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“A company that prides itself on customer service and a small, home-town 'feel' while competing with legacy carriers. ”
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Alaska Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)Pros
Free travel for employees and annual performance bonuses. Good vacation and health benefits and close to one hundred destinations to fly to.Cons
Lower compensation offset by free travel opportunities. Bonuses are tied to performance metrics, which are wound very tight. Opportunity for advancement is extremely limited.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Company is too eager to hire from the outside vs. creating good career-pathing from within for dedicated employees. Turnover for senior employees with higher compensation levels is frequent, in favor of younger employees and lower salaries. Company values are written well but not applied evenly across divisions.RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Alaska Airlines.Interview Details
The day started early and promptly at 0800. Candidates were turned away in 0801. Forty one people made it by 0800.
The day started with a one hour presentation about Alaska Airlines explaining their culture, the Flight Attendant career, the life on reserve, and how training works. Then we split up into groups of approximately 10 and had a group interview.
During the group interview each person introduced themselves. They had us arrange in alphabetical order by last name. The recruiter handed out a card with one question on it and one by one we answered the question. After everyone was finished they went around and we had to say an interesting fact about ourselves that was not listed on our resume. Afterwards we were finished with the first session. We went on a break and back into the main room.
After a little wait and everyone was back in the main room, HR came in and called 16 names. Those 16 were selected to move forward to the next step and everyone else was free to go.
They gave us an interview time and released us to lunch.
This interview was one-on-one and began with a Flight Attendant going over the basic qualifications of the job, the minimum requirements, pay, uniforms, and training. Then we had your typical HR interview with the situational based questions and they went over your application and work history.
After the one on one interview we were told fairly quickly if we were going to advance to the final panel interview. Then there was about a three hour wait as others were finishing their one on ones.
After everyone was finished with the one on one they had narrowed it down to 10 folks. We were split into two groups. The panel interview was one big group exercise. They want to see how you work together. The questions were situation based - what would you do or how would you handle - type questions.
After our group was finished, we went into another room and waited. HR came in and said the were going to take us out individually and tell us the results. One candidate was called out and was not selected. HR came back into the room and offered the remaining four of us that we were successful.Interview Questions
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Alaska Airlines is one of the most respected names in aviation and flies throughout its namesake state and the Lower 48, as well as to Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Our roots date to 1932 and are symbolized by the Eskimo painted on the tails of our aircraft. Guided by what we call the "Alaska Spirit", we pride ourselves on providing a lifeline to remote communities while...
Mission: Each day, we are guided by our core values of Safety Professionalism, Caring, Resourcefulness, Integrity and Alaska Spirit at work and in our communities. Alaska...