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Caring, Friendly Culture....especially for employees

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Current Employee - Learning & Development
Current Employee - Learning & Development

I have been working at WestJet full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Flight Benefits, Outstanding work Culture, Excellent Educational support, Work at home for Call Centre Agents (new)...PROFIT SHARE...it's just the kind of place you're happy to be at for 8 hours a day!

Cons

Most corporate positions are in Calgary, not to much room for advancement if anywhere else in Canada.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look for the BEST, not just those willing to live in Calgary. Offer more career advancement opportunities to those working in other centers.

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    A great place to land!

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    Current Employee - Middle Management  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The culture is incredible. As all employees are owners, everyone pulls towards the same goals. Creativity is everywhere. The atmosphere is fun and there is great pride in the company. I love wearing jeans everyday.

    Cons

    WestJet is doing so well that it can be challenging to get free standby travel to some destinations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep grwoing the company.

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    Great culture and great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

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