Delta Air Lines

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Delta Air Lines Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
656 Reviews
3.9
656 Reviews
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Delta Air Lines CEO and Director Richard H. Anderson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The pros of working here are the "perks" the major one being the flight benefits (in 160 reviews)

  • Travel benefits are amazing, you can travel the world if you take advantage (in 70 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance in Finance can be a challenge (in 11 reviews)

  • Flight benefits are moot when there are no seats on over-utilized aircraft (in 21 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ready Reserve - it's not for everybody

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines

    Pros

    The flight benefits are about it really. Aside from that, there is that collective culture that everyone tries to help.

    Cons

    The 1300 hour limit for ready reserves makes it tricky to swap shifts when you need to, and is still counted against you when they freeze your schedule during irregular operations (i.e. severe weather). At the same time, doubling up seems to be easier to do in some of the hubs like Atlanta, Minneapolis, Detroit, etc despite some bases having high seniority, making it harder to work your way up. If you want to move up in the company, then you'd have to be open to relocating. Your shifts fluctuate about every six months when you bid again based on seniority, so over time it does provide more flexibility in your daily life if you choose to stick it out.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Flight Attendant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Delta Air Lines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I miss working with Delta so much. I quit because I had a newborn at the time and was based in New York which was a doubletter commute. It was tough so I resigned and have regretted it since then. I loved my job! It was my dream job and I was lucky enough to get to do it. I had a little bit of seniority so I was able to make my work schedule a little more flexible. I met some wonderful people and saw some amazing places and learned a lot about other cultures. My benefits were great! I felt like management always had my back and although you rarely flew with the people you still felt like a big family. After all, you never know who your going to eating Thanksgiving dinner with!

    Cons

    Sometimes your day can start out looking like a piece of cake and turn into a long nightmare just to get to your layover city to find you have no hotel but it always works out in the end. Delta always takes care of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It has been 7 years since I left and I honestly had no complaints with anything or anybody at Delta. I felt like they always anticipated our wants and needs. I wouldn't want to come back if I had any significant issues.

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

    Awesome company to work for

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

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines

    Pros

    Team work, everybody must work together to achieve the work done
    You will always rely on your coworkers
    Awesome atmosphere

    Cons

    Actually there are not that many cons for working with this company
    Everybody is there to assist you to better yourself and make sure that you are the best everyday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company that continues to grow because people LOVE their jobs!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flex@home Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Flex@home Representative in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Promotes from within; Rewards performance and loyalty; free flights; great benefits package

    Cons

    No cons really. The airline industry is ALWAYS changing BUT Delta is expanding so job security is awesome!

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

    Being able to help customers through out their travel experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Takes care of their employees.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love this company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent (Ready Reserve) in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent (Ready Reserve) in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Our CEO makes sure we are happy and makes sure we get the benefits we deserve for our hard work. Recognition for employees is a priority for them

    Cons

    early hours, hard to move up in some stations because of seniority

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in New York, NY

    I worked at Delta Air Lines

    Pros

    Because I like being in contact

    Cons

    Dealing with people was great because that's I love also traveling to different places

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Luck and happiness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing company. Best airline to work for by far.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines

    Pros

    They truly value and try to take care of their employees.

    Cons

    Ready reserve at some stations is more difficult than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of people scout. They're horrible!
    Internal hiring process for inflight is a seriously flawed system and needs to be fixed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company!

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

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines

    Pros

    Great opportunity to see the world for free! As a flight attendant, you enjoy such flexibility, which is really what makes the job extraordinary!

    Cons

    As a employee in the airline industry, you have to endure huge concessions. Also, you have to consider the airline never closes, so be prepared to work holidays and possibly weekends until you gain some seniority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work especially if you love traveling and seeing the world.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - In Flight in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - In Flight in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Delta Air Lines

    Pros

    Complimentary travel for you and your immediate family and parents, decent wages. If you are lucky to work at one of the hubs, the main campus has great offerings such as a workout facility, farmers market, employee sales. Medical benefits are competitive. Overall it is a good place to work.

    Cons

    Much talk about work/life balance but working long hours is expected. Not much room for advancement unless you know the right people. Not much of a recognition system for management employees. The company is so fearful of unions they basically run things on a case by case basis and make many exceptions for certain front line groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    review the cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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