SkyWest

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Great experience - highly recommended

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Crew Support in Saint George, UT
Former Employee - Crew Support in Saint George, UT

I worked at SkyWest full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Worked in the St. George office 2005-2007. Management was open, honest, and available. Benefits were tremendous, and helped make up for lower salary. Lots of great people working here that really give a lot to the company.

Cons

There were quite a few 'cliques.' People tended to bring their personal dramas to work frequently to share with everyone - it's the hazard of a cube farm. Salary was on the lower side for the skills applied to most positions. Using your flight benefits requires serious planning and backup strategy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep those doors open. You have a tremendous group of employees. Try and encourage 'hat-hanging.' Hold on to employees that consistently meet and exceed goals by offering a salary instead of hourly wage.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    We do what real pilots do for half the price.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pilot in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Pilot in Denver, CO

    I have been working at SkyWest full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of cool-aid to drink. Large chunk of employees that had good timing, moved up extremely fast and are willing to put their heads down and work harder for less. "Travel benefits" are a gimmick to get low paying positions filled for even lower pay. You pay hundreds of dollars to activate and then have such low standby priority travel is unreliable at best. Why is this in the pros section? After a few years of reserve and 4 or 5 day trips, travel is the last thing you will want to do!

    Cons

    Bleak future for those at the bottom portion of the list. Absolutely disrespectful to employees. Regular junior schedule is minimum 100hrs per week away from home once you can hold a line. Crew rooms/working areas look worse than a college dorm. Constant focus from managment on how to pay/compansate you less yet gaping operational efficiencies go unnoticed. Big push to high deductible healthcare. In general concerning benefits, rest, and safety; If regulations don't require it, you won't get it here!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of focusing on compensating employees less to make a profit. Try improving the product!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great work atmosphere with some substantial caveats

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at SkyWest full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The workplace and the company as a whole had a great family atmosphere, everyone working together to get the work done and the customers on their ways in the face of regular, uncontrollable irregularities. Non-monetary perks such as the flight benefits were a major plus, as were other substantial travel discounts. Open lines of communication between employees and all levels of management helped maintain the family atmosphere even as the company grew substantially. There were some opportunities to take on additional responsibilities.

    Cons

    The pay was quite poor and shift scheduling had the tendency to be chaotic. There were substantial shortcomings in employee development and career planning. While there were opportunities to take on additional responsibilities, they never came with a raise and rarely provided an advancement path. Standard benefits like health insurance, 401k match, etc. were average to sub-par, and degraded over time. In certain situations employee-employer expectations were misaligned and it took months for the company to clarify, leaving affected employees in a last-minute lurch. With these positions essentially subcontracted work for cost-conscious major airlines, job stability is anything but guaranteed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify and develop high performers and provide them opportunities for advancement in ways that suit their skills and interests.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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