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great people but low pay

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Current Employee - Analyst
Current Employee - Analyst

I have been working at Alaska Airlines

Pros

flight benefits are a plus and great people

Cons

low pay, bad health insurance

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company, need to treat management like managers, not union hourly employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alaska Airlines

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Great family type atmosphere
    * People are passionate about their business
    * Generally, good work-life balance (unless during busy season or project work)
    * One of the best in a tough industry
    * Relatively small company, can make a real impact

    Cons

    * Management seems to be slow to get rid of poor performers
    * Many leaders run things by micro-management, very much a command and control environment (more so in some areas than others)
    * Pay appears to be indexed to airline averages. That is fine if you only employ pilots and flight attendants, but it doesn't work when you have skilled tech and management employees. There are plenty of other employers on the west coast that will pay double for comparable work.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the dead-wood and micro-managers for starters. Review compensation. Don't play games with resourcing. If you have a position open, fill it.

  2. CYA, Status Quo, Equal Results, and Old Timers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines

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

    Pros

    Great VP for IT. There are [only] a couple of bright spots in management.

    Cons

    Too much complacency and acceptance of status-quo. Promotions are equal regardless of performance and achievement. H/R works hard to low-ball promotion rate. IT is often the obstacle for other divisions. IT likes to limit choices with convoluted policies driven by leaders that have little care for customer service. Leaders are driven by an overly conservative approach that only benefits the leaders and not the company.

    Advice to Management

    It's all about the customer. Please work to enable rather than hinder the company's progress. Go out of the way to provide solutions instead of being paralyzed with indecision. Limit the effect of your micro-managers so that innovation and high-performers can flourish.

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