DFW International Airport Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Overall great place to work, but some hit or miss departments

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

    I have been working at DFW International Airport full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Pride of working for one of the busiest airports in the world.
    Good salary and benefits.
    Stable employer with well defined process/procedure

    Cons

    Change and innovation is spoken of often but hard to find.
    Flat organization with a lot of expertise nearing retirement.
    One word: Politics.

    Advice to Management

    Within the realm of the heavy regulation and oversight, fight and push for more value added change and innovation. Train up or weed out managers who care more about politics than about the passenger. Deal with the aging workforce before you lose a vast amount of expertise and knowledge.


  2. fsd

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DFW International Airport

    Pros

    good for making money while in school for extra spending cash

    Cons

    not high pay for some but good for a part time job


  3. Helpful (1)

    Admin Assistant II

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at DFW International Airport full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good leadership team
    Excellent benefits
    Opportunitiesf for growth
    Top quality work facilites
    Very diverse group of leaders and employees

    Cons

    Older workforce
    Continous change
    Too many meetings


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Micromanagement Capital of the World

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at DFW International Airport full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The pride that comes with working for the Airport.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, no room to grow, no opportunities for promotions, old-fashioned culture.

    Advice to Management

    Trust and promote your good employees.


  6. Police Offcier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Officer in DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Police Officer in DFW, TX

    I have been working at DFW International Airport full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Small enough organization where you know everyone, large enough to pull from big resources. Different but enjoyable type of Policing. Lots of overtime if you want to work it, pay is good, benefits are very good, culture is moving in a positive direction. You are provided a lot of good training and all the tools you need for your job.

    Cons

    Probably the same as other departments this size. They treat you pretty well here, so no big complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Come to the officer level sometimes in making decisions which affect officers.


  7. Baggage support

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Baggage Room Personnel in DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Baggage Room Personnel in DFW, TX

    I have been working at DFW International Airport full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Fast paced and high intensity work environment

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth


  8. Helpful (6)

    Potential to be an awesome place to work, if it weren't for such dense and foolish decision makers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in DFW, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in DFW, TX

    I worked at DFW International Airport full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked for the Airport almost 4 years and most of my direct team members were just outstanding to work with. Our department head was another story however.

    PTO benefits were some of the best I have had, considering my short time there.

    Learned so much about aviation while employed

    Cons

    As I mentioned above my team was an absolute pleasure to work with, however my department head was a micro manager that had the entire team racing around an ever mounding list of projects, never to complete anything. This individual created havoc and made the job unbearable. This unorganized havoc is apparently the style in which the Airport is run from the top down.

    The airport continued to pile on more and more projects for my team, while not compensating appropriately. Very small raises were given that didn't even meet the cost increase of health benefits. I saw dissention and hate growing within my team slowly. The airport seems to have a way of ruining quality employees by not compensating properly, vomiting empty praises on rare basis, not providing a structure for workers to seize a career path.

    After exhausting all my contacts in the Airport in hopes of receiving a transfer into another department, I finally gave up after 4 years. It was apparent that the phrase upward mobility was a foreign language to the individuals in charge of hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Time to be replaced and introduce new management that cares. Management that doesn't concede to favoritism, political gains, some people that encourages employees to succeed.


  9. Helpful (8)

    Could be so good, but...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contractor - Temp in DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Contractor - Temp in DFW, TX

    I have been working at DFW International Airport

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Direct deposit shows up on time

    Cons

    Favoritism, nepotism, minority participation pushed to the point that is practically all they hire for management.

    Advice to Management

    retire


  10. Helpful (9)

    The Core of Corruption

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

    I have been working at DFW International Airport full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salaries, genuine, hard working lower-level employees, prestige and awe of working at a major international airport, ability to assist others, at times.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? I have always believed this could be a dream job, however that would requirex at a minimum, poor management to be in place. Management here is dead weight and nothing more than a hindrance to those getting their jobs done. Every year they expect you take on more work than the year before. I would suggest cloning yourself if you stay here a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Stop vying for an academy award by acting like you care about your employees at meetings. Talk is cheap (which gets really annoying when never backed up by action). Clean house, fire uppers and even yourself. Then suggest to the fresh personnel that they actually hire and promote from within-- foreign concept at dfw airport.


  11. Helpful (8)

    Terrible

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

    I have been working at DFW International Airport

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of decent benefits

    Cons

    Terrible work environment, and every man for themselves

    Advice to Management

    Hire better supervisor, ones that care about their team and knows the job

    DFW International Airport Response

    Jun 24, 2015Talent Acquisition Supervisor

    Thank you for taking the time to offer feedback. DFW Airport strives to promote an inclusive and team-oriented environment. DFW has introduced the Emerging Leaders Development Series, a comprehensive ... More



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