SkyWest Airlines Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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SkyWest Airlines Chairman, President, and CEO; Chairman and CEO, SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines Jerry C. Atkin
Jerry C. Atkin
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Pros
  • You get flight benefits on several other airlines (in 39 reviews)

  • Amazing travel benefits on multiple carriers (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, recent pay cuts to boot (in 8 reviews)

  • Flight benefits are nice, but it seems to be getting harder to get places (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Stablility and growth in the midst of a turmoiled industry.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pilot in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Pilot in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growth, teamwork, advancement, stability, and core values.

    Cons

    A rigorous schedule at times, and being gone from home. However, it comes with the territory of being an airline pilot.

    Advice to Management

    Continuing to stay union free and having an open door policy for all employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    SkyWest HDQ

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in St. George, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in St. George, UT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people! The benefits, the CEO and VP's are very friendly, they will wave and smile.

    Cons

    The only problems I had were with my management.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your employee's are more than just a number.


  3. Never another company like this...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Hayden, CO
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Hayden, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great personal and friendly atmosphere. The people are competent and willing to train on any aspect of the job. They make you feel like you can do anything. Even after a hard day's work, you are well-rewarded with praise and continuous satisfaction.

    Cons

    Pay is minimal but is counteracted by flight benefits. If a part-time job or full-time fun is what you are looking for... Skywest is the place to go. Unfortunately it can be a strain if you are trying to supplement family income but there are many employees who do this anyway because of the flexibility with seasons.

    Advice to Management

    Management is actually very involved in every day dealings. This company has an 'open-door' policy. If you have advice, give it to them!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Not too shabby

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not a bad stepping stone into the aviation industry. It's a non-union company that offers its employees flight benefits with partner airlines so its great for anyone that loves to travel. Performance bonuses are given each quarter. Great people to work with. Three day weekends every week.

    Cons

    Politics here and there but that's just expected. Pay could be higher but lots of overtime is available. Small pay raises once a year but very job stable.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Loved the culture, great coworkers

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SkyWest Airlines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented culture, caring coworkers, great benefits.

    Cons

    Job was depending on contracts with big airlines, work schedules changed a lot


  7. great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    if you are working for a regional this is one of the best

    Cons

    probably better off at a major airline.


  8. Helpful (2)

    I have been with SkyWest for a little over seven years, and so far it's been the best life changing decision I have made

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company is run by really smart people, who seem to be very aware of what's going on the industry. They really have a great out look on their future, which really helps being confident about a career here. Especially in an industry that is so unpredictable.

    Cons

    The con not only about working at SkyWest, but working in this industry in general, is not having a real schedule. You are on reserve for however long it takes to hold a line, as of recently most of our Flight Attendants have been waiting about two years to hold a line.


  9. great

    Former Employee - Ramp Agent in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Ramp Agent in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at SkyWest Airlines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good hour & flight bennies

    Cons

    lots of flights & not enough staff

    Advice to Management

    don't fire all your good employees


  10. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint George, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint George, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits (Health, 401k, profit sharing) including flight benefits. Great people to work with, including the managers who go out of their way to make sure we have what we need to get the work done.

    Cons

    Flight benefits are nice, but it seems to be getting harder to get places. Other than that, though, a great place to work.


  11. Love it, gonna miss it

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ramp Agent in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Ramp Agent in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SkyWest Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    SkyWest has always been a good atmosphere. Smae drawbacks as any ramp job, but with job security and realistic wages.

    Cons

    Getting priced out of the market by bottom-feeder competitors with no benefits.



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