Alaska Airlines Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great Job - Company could use help

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant

    I worked at Alaska Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great health and travel benefits, Co-workers are fun, Pay gets better the longer you work

    Cons

    Management not in tune with employees, long hours, may have to fly over night, low pay to start

  2. Co-workers are the best part of the job.

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

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    coworkers, flexible hours, decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Alaska is almost like two separate companies. Flight crews, agents, and mechanics vs the office and management staff.

    Advice to Management

    Show more respect to your employees that actually get the planes in the air.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Overall a good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company has given me some opportunities that some may had not when I first entered the aviation field. Although nothing is perfect, it's what you make of your career will decide how you perceive this company. There are advancement opportunity and movement within the company is possible. As most companies the pay is not industry leading, but is averge maybe higher.

    Cons

    Cons in this company are the same as all large corporations. Working midnight shift weekends and holidays are in every aviation job. In the Work center there is no recognition other then what is contractually required. So don't expect pats on the back for a job well done, that is what paychecks are for.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate and find new ways to increase production thru technology. Personal recognition for achievements should be offered. Educational benefits should be offered.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Great people, awesome travel benefits, feels like family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture and people here make this such a great place to work. Travel benefits are amazing, and are the ultimate perk of working for an airline. Flexible schedules, good work/life balance, and plenty of PTO also means you are actually able to use the travel benefits. Management is really starting to invest in IT to bring in the latest technologies and practices, which makes this a very exciting time to be working here particularly as a Software Developer, but also for any role in IT. Lots of training opportunities allow you to grow and gain knowledge.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than other competing tech companies in the area, and we are still in the middle of a transformation in IT to a more agile process, which can cause headaches.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in IT so we can keep innovating to make us the easiest airline to fly. Keep us independent!

  6. A Happy, Pay-It-Forward Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Boardroom Concierge in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Boardroom Concierge in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Alaska Airlines part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a family atmosphere; employees truly love their jobs; the company is successful and profitable; it has a small company feel; they give bonuses and extra payouts quarterly when profitable; they are the recipient of the JD Power Award for seven years running.

    Cons

    Starting pay isn't the best, but it improves with time; airline jobs are challenging because of the nature of the business (ie. flight delays, changes, etc, causes unhappy & frustrated customers.)

    Advice to Management

    The only thing I can suggest is to order some new airplanes with TV/movie screens on each seat. The divi-players are not of very good quality.

  7. Great company with employees who care and a bright future ahead!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middle Level Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Middle Level Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Consistent profits and bonus payout each year. Great PTO program. Senior leadership is very visible and the company cares what employees think and looks for ways to constantly improve the work/life balance. Well run, great operational performance and pride in remaining an independent airline.

    Cons

    Salary is very average and limited career growth potential once you reach a certain level. Middle management can be a frustrating place at times because of the need to appease senior leaders who can be very "hands on."

  8. People oriented company, Profit oriented IT division

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Alaska Airlines as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Feels like family. Small company with sweet dramas. People oriented company

    Cons

    IT has a very top-down/ comman & control culture. Not just the leadership, but also people in general.

    Advice to Management

    Engage, inspire and motivate people. Trust them. They are all intellegent!

  9. I had a great time working as a brand ambassador for them in Seattle, people really love them!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Brand Ambassador in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Brand Ambassador in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Alaska Airlines as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Alaska was a fun company to work for, they really care about their employees and their customers.

    Cons

    We worked outside so it was cold.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very organized company, good co-workers (some)

    Cons

    No one seems to be on the same page past working on the aircraft, to many differences at various stations

    Advice to Management

    Have rotating schedules for employees with children because making people work the entire weekend and manage to try to spend time is impossible, family values are not valued by upper management.

  11. Avionics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Alaska Airlines full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None-the company is not a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Poor manager and working hours

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