Spirit Airlines

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Worst company I've ever worked for

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

Pros

As an airline employee you can travel for free as long as the flight is not full. Unfortunately, that is the only advantage to working at Spirit and it is one you would get with any airline.

Cons

Management does not care about the employees. We had to start as part timers (20 Hrs/Wk ), and had to purchase our own uniforms which were very low quality and expensive ($275). They took the cost out of our paychecks. Very low wages, not too much above minimum wage. During training we were assured that although starting pay was very low, we would receive raises every 6 months. This was followed by constant wage freezes, so those raises took much longer. It took 3 years just to get up to ALMOST $10/Hr and then they hired a bunch of new people and found reasons to get rid of everyone that had finally gotten their way overdue wage increases.
They had us on 8.5 Hr shifts (half Hr for unpaid lunch) but they kept us so busy that most of the time we would not be able to take the lunch break and they would refuse to pay us for working that extra half hour. This company started out in Detroit and relocated to Florida because they knew they could abuse the employees and get away with it in Florida

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try treating your employees fairly and pay them a reasonable wage for all the hassles and responsibilities you put on them

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work-life??

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Miramar, FL

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

    Pros

    Able to travel almost anywhere at minimal cost.
    Dynamic work environment, always some creative, new fee or new source of revenue.
    creative ideas and solution for growth.

    Cons

    poor work-life balance. Management prefers the employees to stay extra, just for the sake of staying. It's all about appearance.
    pay is not competitive. the travel benefits are "included" in your compensation - it is valued at about 10% of your salary, but with flights being mostly full, it is difficult to make use of the benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Base promotions on the quality and quantity of work, not based on the hours the employee spends at the office.
    Work on creating a better work-life balance. be understanding when employees need to leave at a specified time to interact with their children, especially if they then work from home after their children go to bed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very poor working conditions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RSA in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - RSA in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Spirit Airlines part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of down time between flights. Friendly workers, mostly west indian chaps.

    Cons

    Horrible moral, people being fired all the time for showing up 1 minute late. Supervisors constantly being replaced. Botched up micromanagement style here, looking to penalize workers instead of correcting. Inadequate and poorly maintained support equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get newer equipment and also train the heck out of newbies. When I asked for a checkout on the equipment and was told by one supervisor to just drive it like you do your car.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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