Northwest Airlines

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Meritocracy; though some questionable ones slip through

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at Northwest Airlines

Pros

- Somewhat cliche, but hard work gets recognized and rewarded
- Overall compensation is decent relative to peer companies and industries
- Vital industry to global economy
- Constant crisis / firefighting creates opportunities to prove your worth

Cons

- Constant crisis / firefighting, particularly with unions, gets tiresome
- Negative public image never subsides; constantly defending yourself with neighborhood friends
- Many lifers get into upper level positions and never leave. Some seem to get title inflation based on seniority in the position. Must be the heavy unionism influence on management decision making

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Too late, but don't sell out to the saps in ATL. Or maybe do sell out and let the world see how well they can deal with unions.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

69 Other Employee Reviews for Northwest Airlines (View Most Recent)

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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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good flying benefit!

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    • Senior Management
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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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