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Nice place to work.

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Former Employee - Flight Attendant  in  Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Northwest Airlines

Pros

Great benefits, ample time off, good ability to choose schedule.

Cons

Currently a very volatile industry. If you are at the bottom seniority wise, you will be very vulnerable to layoffs and mandatory base transfers for quite a long time. You had better be flexible about that.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Just listen to the rank and file regarding the staffing levels and products we should be offering our passengers. We know what they want and what is possible to deliver.

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    Good flying benefit!

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor

    I have been working at Northwest Airlines

    Pros

    Great flying benefit!
    Great people to work with!
    Never boring working at the airport!
    Work schedule is flexible as you can trade days off with others!

    Cons

    Working hours suck!
    No advancement what so ever!
    Union protection (I like the protection, but it just protect alot of lazy people and I ended up getting punished by doing their jobs too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro manage people who has been there hell a lot longer than you are. WE KNOW WHAT TO DO! Other than that, you guys did great!

    No opinion of CEO
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    A negative work environment.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Northwest Airlines

    Pros

    Some flexibility for trading your work hours or days off. There are flight benefits however it is becoming increasingly difficult to use them. They sometimes offer "convenience leaves of absence" where employees can take anywhere from one day to six months off without pay , sometimes getting to keep medical benefits and travel benefits.

    Cons

    There always seems to be negative morale, because the company always seems to be in a crisis requiring pay cuts, concessions or layoffs. Many positions require membership to a union even if you prefer to to be a member. They sometimes have forced overtime where you have to stay up to four hours more on your shift. It is very difficult to get holidays off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees the way you want the external customer treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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