Southwest Airlines

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Do well, and we'll give you more responsibilities and no additional pay!

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Former Employee - Customer Representative in San Antonio, TX
Former Employee - Customer Representative in San Antonio, TX

I worked at Southwest Airlines full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Decent and inexpensive benefits (medical, health and free flights -- standby!), good camaraderie. Different events to show the company's "appreciation" of you,

Cons

Very low starting wage. Be careful of the union not protecting you for the first 7 or so months of your job. In the reservation center, if you do well, expect that you'll be asked for more responsibility but without any sort of pay increase despite dealing with pissed off customers and co-workers asking ridiculous questions despite having over 5-10+ years more tenure than yourself.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Modernize your systems, especially the webste so that your site doesn't go down during EVERY sale. It's time to clean house of some of your more tenured employees who know less than the newbies on the floor.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great company with amazing culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits, freedom to fly about the country, flexible hours, great opportunities. We work hard, and play hard...and LUV every minute!

    Cons

    Salary is not terrific, but the benefits make up for a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the communication flowing, clear, concise and to the point. Doing this well now but would like a little more in depth in certain areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very project focused

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Everything you hear about Southwest is true. The people are VERY friendly, the attitudes are amazing and the benefits are better than most companies.

    Cons

    In the Technology department there is a true lack of leadership. Everything is project focused with no vision for actually building software products that last. Teams are torn down and then rebuilt for each project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Southwest Technology needs to hire real leaders that understand team building, process and vision. Stop asking your leaders to act like project managers and have your leaders lead...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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