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Going down hill

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Ramp Supervisor
Current Employee - Ramp Supervisor

I have been working at Southwest Airlines part-time for 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 for 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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    OPS AGENT

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Ops
    Current Employee - Ops

    I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job Securtiy, 401K match, fellow employees

    Cons

    Low pay, Low morale, management always looking for a reason to fire. Family atmosphere is totally non existent. Very diffictult to use stand-by flight benefits. Insurance deductiable are outragous for a family. Totally different company from when Herb and Colleen ran the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the consultants and all the management, hire more employees, listen to your " warriors" most of them consider themselves " Slaves".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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