Southwest Airlines

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Culture At Its Best

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Southwest Airlines

Pros

The culture and people at Southwest will beat any employer you'll ever have.

Cons

The pay isn't the best, but the benefits and happiness at work make up for it.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Fabulous Company

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    A caring, fun place to work. Genuinely people-centric, great benefits, and a profitable business with exciting plans for the future.

    Cons

    At the senior levels, trajectory is tough as there is not much movement (strong retention, which is great, but makes career progression more difficult.

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

    Company with strong history and culture currently faced with lots of change and challenges

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Great benefits (medical, 401k match 9%, profit sharing, free standby travel),
    great people
    -challenging industry
    -humble and visible senior Leaders (VP & up)
    -Conservative financial management, people first attitude

    Cons

    -Middle management is very territorial and protects former practices that protect power instead of making change to improve the company, too many sacred cows
    -Vacation & maternity leave poor compared to most industries
    -ancient technology prevents business from making industry standard practices a reality
    -Some departmental leadership is not very knowledgable and very defensive
    -Airtran integration challenges
    -Unclear accountability, management by commitee
    -Leaders dont communicate actions down to lowest level analyst for understanding of what success looks like. They often bad mouth decisions instead of supporting them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Reevaluate your Leaders to be sure you have the right people in the right places
    -Over communicate during integration issues
    -Hold people more accountable for actions, report back on past decisions
    -Maintain company legacy and keep up the good work at the top Leadership levels

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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