Alaska Airlines

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Alaska Airlines Reviews in SeaTac, WA

6 Reviews
2.5
6 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The flight benefits was the best part of the job (in 14 reviews)

  • Supportive of work/life balance I wasn't there for very long so I can't say much more (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Very odd shift work and starting pay is low (in 6 reviews)

  • Poor pay and horrible schedules all based on seniority (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company works hard to maintain a small company feel, even though it's a large company.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer II in SeaTac, WA
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer II in SeaTac, WA

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employees are very courteous and work hard for the same goal.

    Cons

    Managers aren't always the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's be nice if there was a better review process for management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Work, work, work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in SeaTac, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in SeaTac, WA

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

    Pros

    The flight benefits was the best part of the job. It was nice to go visit family every month.

    Cons

    Flying standby is not what it's cracked up to be. I like to call it "the lottery"... I still get stressed out whenever I'm at the airport from years of anxiety! For the position, the salary was horrible. The don't feel like I had a good work/life balance while working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're employees are playing too many hats and working far too much. Salaries need to be re-evaluated to match competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun but not worth it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in SeaTac, WA
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in SeaTac, WA

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

    Pros

    The flight benefits... but even then traveling non-rev is a headache

    Cons

    Not being home for any and every holiday, long hours, strange hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your new flight attendants, it should be a time to learn and grow with the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company cares about you

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in SeaTac, WA
    Current Employee - Director in SeaTac, WA

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work; family like, company cares about its employees

    Cons

    lack of diversity in upper management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting environment but stressful hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in SeaTac, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in SeaTac, WA

    I worked at Alaska Airlines

    Pros

    Flight benefits! The ability to trade away 50% of your shifts gives anyone the ability to use their flight benefits to travel the world. Alaska Airlines has a lot of pride and brand recognition which helps to drive the expectations of customer service in a big way. Work was fun when it was busy and you could never predict who or what you would see checking in at the airport.

    Cons

    The pay was the reason I left, it takes a lifetime to max out the pay scale and starting pay was only 10.80. The hours were also rough, it wasn't bad because shifts are bid on based on seniority but if you get stuck on a relief schedule your hours changed every week. One week it was starting work at 1 am the next week it was 3:45pm. I wasn't able to see my family and I ended up leaving the company.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    The Eskimo Weeps.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in SeaTac, WA
    Current Employee - Management in SeaTac, WA

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines

    Pros

    Alaska promotes a real family atmosphere, but it's more preach than practice sometimes. If you happen to work for a decent manager, you can take advantage of flexible schedules, commuter benefits and telecommuting. They offer a very generous PTO program for management. This is all at the discretion of your manager.

    Cons

    Alaska has done a lot of hiring from the outside lately. It's become a reitrement home for people from other loser airlines, and that fosters bad feelings from employees trying to get promoted. Alaska also seems to think that anyone in a position of leadership is automatically a good employee, which is not the case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start hiring qualified people from within the company. They exist and know the culture and dynamic of the company better than anyone from the outside.

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