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Awesome Internship

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Southwest Airlines

Pros

Best Place to work at and best experience and best people

Cons

No sponsorship for visa required for work full time.

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    Best Company I've ever worked for

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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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I do have to say that most of what is written about Southwest is true. They do try to put their People first, are Safety conscience in everything they do, and don't take any decisions that impact their Employees or Customers lightly.

    Cons

    There are times, as I'm sure there are at most Company's, where upper management doesn't consult the subject matter experts directly before making a decision that is clearly not the best, and has to be undone later. They have gotten more into a mode of you have to provide they details to your boss, who has to convey it to their boss, who has to be able to answer all the tough questions for which they are not thoroughly prepared. That can become frustrating at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to include the subject experts when making important decisions, and don't expect your direct reports to know it all. That's why it is a Team effort!

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent work environment, salary and benefits

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    Current Employee - Operations Agent  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Operations Agent in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    -Share a wonderful bond with your co-workers
    -Salary and benefits are among the best in the airline industry
    -Free travel on southwest and huge discounts on other airlines
    -company culture that has been legendary in the airline industry

    Cons

    -long hours, tough schedule for the first couple of 5-7 years.
    -Relationship between the frontline and executive employees have dropped dramatically since the air tran buyout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying so much about numbers and worry more about employee morale. If your employees are happy, then they will be determined to want to do their job to the best of their abilities. Therefore, the numbers will improve,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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