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Great culture and great company

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Corporate Finance  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Corporate Finance in Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at WestJet full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

- Valuable brand and name to leverage
- Industry average pay
- Great (flight) benefits
- Owner mentality; generous ESP plan
- Nice, new Campus facility

One of the best large Canadian companies out there. I only appreciated the culture and realized how good the culture was after I left. It is truly unique for one firm to maintain such a culture while growing to almost 10K people.

Cons

- A number of employees tend to "drink the Kool-Aid" too much, which can lead people to make irrational business decisions.
- HQ'd in Calgary

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To retain top talent, investigate a more liberal telecommute or remote worker program. While PORTS are nice for Inflight and Flight Ops team, having the option of living in YYZ or YVR on the business side would be nice too.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Technical Analyst  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at WestJet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Front line workers are top notch. Pilots, FA's and CSA's are the real deal.
    Flight benefits are good but have less value with full planes.

    Cons

    The functional group VP's leave allot to be desired. Flashes of brilliance but overall they are shockingly bad leaders. Lots of churn and no eye for talent. You need to be a chartered accountant in Finance or don't bother looking for progression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Canadian VP's only.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A fantastic organization to be part of !

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at WestJet full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The goods just keep coming - starting from the initial phone interview to the in-person to the offer stage. Even though I have been with the organization not too long, it doesn't take much time to figure out the culture viz., friendly, caring, safe, respectable and respectfull.....I can go on....

    Cons

    Have not yet come across anything yet....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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