Southwest Airlines

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Going down hill

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Ramp Supervisor
Current Employee - Ramp Supervisor

I have been working at Southwest Airlines part-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great pay. Good Vacation and Holiday benefits. Able to work lots of hours (also to get injured while doing so). Promotional opportunities abound even for the small minded. Maybe especially for the small minded.

Cons

Horrible management the company is getting worse and worse because Managements' misguided thinking that Excel Spreadsheets should dictate how you treat people

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do not run the company based solely off of spreadsheets...

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Work till you drop

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    Current Employee - Ground Ops
    Current Employee - Ground Ops

    I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free flights (no international) just domestic.

    Cons

    Low starting salary~ flights are full and very tough to fly standby.~ MANDATORY OVERTIME ALWAYS~ Don't think of going home when your shift ends~~ you're told your shift is NOT ending and you're expected to work overtime~ if you say no~~ bye bye ~~ can't refuse. Meanwhile managers ~ are never around ~ as is the CEO, they all hang out in their air conditioned or heated offices~~ clueless. Morale stinks. They keep trying to pour kool aid on you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire MORE people~ STOP the mandatory overtime. Get a REAL clue about life for the workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Diversified & fun work environment, must work lots to make a living in this industry

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southwest Airlines

    Pros

    Fun, Flexible schedules, Flight & medical benefits are good

    Cons

    Pay in this industry isn't great, but Southwest is the best if you are going to work for an airline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to take a hard look at how Southwest was build, on it's people not by doing what everyone else did but doing their own thing. In the past years we have taken a departure from what made this company great and stand out. I believe most of the positive aspects of Southwest are left over from Herb Kelleher & are quickly fading, which is very sad.

    Disapproves of CEO
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