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They Really Did Know How To Fly

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Former Employee - Flight Attendant  in  Detroit, MI
Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Detroit, MI

I worked at Northwest Airlines part-time for more than 8 years

Pros

1) The aircrafts were fun to be on. I loved the DC9's/727's the best.
2) The people were great, from ticket counter to gate/baggage handlers. You were family with all.
3) Great environment to be in.
4) Picking flights were easy.

Cons

1) Advertising...used to be a lot in print and TV commercials. Went from that to bleh.
2) Hard to get to A-level pay grade
3) Trying to transfer domiciles was difficult when being junior and the domicile station was senior.
4) Pay should be not in line with competition, but should be in line with having the best F/A's in the industry.
5) Difficult to shake the image of "northworst" when strikes occurred.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

All the perks/benefits/golden parachute that top management have....shower some of that on the people that make the company what it is...you can have all the authority but if you don't care about your people they will make sure everyone else knows. Respect runs both ways.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK to work for. Nothing special

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Northwest Airlines as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    If you get in as an employee benefits are pretty decent.

    Cons

    If you are a contractor there is absolutely no hope for you depending on the employer you go in with. Difficult to get into NWA as they like to keep most of their contractors as contractors, not convert them to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits

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    Former Employee - Analysis Associate  in  Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Analysis Associate in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Northwest Airlines full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefit, great culture... I was so sad NWA has been ended due to the merger with Delta.

    Cons

    Union environment was not that pleasant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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