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Helpful (2)

Broken systems, no accountability, lack of focus

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Project Manager III in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - IT Project Manager III in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Personal time off, flexible schedule, occasional telecommuting

Cons

IT systems are old and in constant need of repair. Very limited investment in improving behind-the-scenes operations. As far as project management goes, the budgets are undefined because labor isn't planned or tracked well. Schedules are never met because resources are spread too thin and personnel don't feel compelled to meet a schedule. Scopes are constantly in flux.

Advice to Management

Focus! Implement and enforce use of a labor planning/time keeping tool that is easy to use. Make people accountable.

Other Employee Reviews for Alaska Airlines

  1. Highly technical job, Complex environment and great people to work with and had an excellent team.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager Network Operations in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Manager Network Operations in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    For technical people, you will have an opportunity to work on complex technical environment and multiple third party companies that makes the job very interesting. Always plenty to do.

    Cons

    Project priorities weren't defined, and very lean IT environment based on work and what you had to support.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly define priorities to execute on what will make the greatest impact to Alaska Air


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Brand but Frustrating Middle Management Career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits, including flights (when not full)

    Cons

    Middle management is squeezed to perform more and more with less while upper management enjoys secretive "perks" and front line (union) are paid well through contracted wages and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Work toward increased transparency, honesty, and internal succession planning. Train, mentor, and promote from the inside to gain trust and loyalty. Performance Based Pay (formerly profit sharing) should be the same percentage of wages or salary company-wide and not higher for upper management.


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