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Flight Operations Management

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

I worked at Northwest Airlines

Pros

Employee recognition program - ability to reward employees and also be recognized by supervisors for outstanding performance.
Opportunity - many different areas to develop your career.
Great people who are passionate about what they do.

Cons

Male dominated in flight operations with an older than average workforce made it difficult to maintain a work/life balance.
Salaries were below industry average.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue with employee development.
Establish a formalized mentor program to attain/retain top talent.
Embrace youth, as they are the future of your company.

Recommends
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    Worked at NWA 18 years

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Northwest Airlines

    Pros

    Interesting business domain
    Coworkers very nice, cooperative
    Smart people in the IT group I worked in

    Cons

    Financially unstable industry
    IT management largely incompetent
    Wastes a lot of money on offshoring, gets poor results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get what you pay for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    I miss the red tail

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    Former Employee - Staff Manager, Corporate Purchasing in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Staff Manager, Corporate Purchasing in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Northwest Airlines

    Pros

    - Good people (hardworking yet still very social at lunch and after hours)
    - Colleagues and leadership demonstrated intelligence and high levels of competence (I found that lacking at Delta)
    - Driven to challenge yourself and grow
    - Good mentorship and recognition from superiors

    Cons

    - Was acquired by Delta

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NW will be remembered as of the best managed legacy carriers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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