SkyWest
3.1 of 5 79 reviews
www.skywest.com Saint George, UT 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 13, 2014

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SkyWest Chairman, President, and CEO; Chairman and CEO, SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines Jerry C. Atkin

Jerry C. Atkin

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59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good flight benefits if you can be VERY flexible with your time of travel"
    in 27 reviews
  • "Travel benefits" are a gimmick to get low paying positions filled for even lower pay"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "Using your flight benefits requires serious planning and backup strategy"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Regular junior schedule is minimum 100hrs per week away from home once you can hold a line"
    in 3 reviews
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Great job for young people who want to travel

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at SkyWest

Prostravel, decent pay, interesting work environment

Conslack of manpower, bad management

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good company but a broken industry

Supervisor (Former Employee)

I worked at SkyWest full-time

Prosgreat flight benefits, flexibility, fellow employees

Conslow wages, do not care about employees

Advice to Senior Managementbetter pay equals better retention

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Flight Attendant (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

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

ProsSkywest sells block time, not tickets, to United, Delta, Alaska, American, and USair. We are a cheaper alternative to mainline and as such, everyone does multiple jobs.
After every flight you'll find flight attendants crossing seatbelts, taking out the trash, and cleaning the toliets.
We're an industrious group, full of great people who love flying out west.
On top of that, there is a general feeling that upper management really cares.

ConsMiddle management doesn't seem to care.
Expected to take on an ever increasing workload.
Part time employment for Inflight was taken away, without a vote from flight attendants.
United is a frustrating partner to fly for.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease get United to give us blankets on the flights. And lemons/limes/milk. And an adequate number of snack boxes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not too shabby

Aircraft Maintenance Technician (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

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

ProsNot 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.

ConsPolitics 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It feels like being part of a family.

Contract Area Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsThe people are great to work with and the flight benefits make up for the lack in salary.
They tend to promote from within.

ConsReorganizing departments not always handled professionally

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Dedicated and Loyal employee group

Station Agent (Former Employee)

I worked at SkyWest full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFlight Benefits on Skywest and many other air carriers. Average health benefits. 401k and profit sharing programs. Diverse employee group that form lasting friendships.

ConsCan be high stress when flights are full or overbooked. Companys policy of doing more with less many times translates into poor customer service. Payscale is at the low end of the spectrum in relation to the work load.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake your employees feel appreciated

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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High expectations from low quality management team. Negative work environment.

Mechanic Apprentice (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at SkyWest full-time for less than a year

ProsFlexibility to handle your work load as you see fit. Good schedule; four consecutive ten hour days a week. Travel benefits are okay if you don't mind getting bumped off of flights constantly. Opportunity to learn automotive systems is there, if you take initiative. Lots of time driving in climate controlled trucks.

ConsManagement likes to tell you your are not working hard enough despite the fact that you are rarely supervised, and they sit on the ramp fiddling with their cell phones on a regular basis.
Not an apprenticeship. You are mostly a tire changer and tow truck driver. Most people out on the ramp are in a bad mood. Also, supervisors do pick favorites.

Advice to Senior ManagementBefore critiquing the apprentices, talk to them and see whats really going on on the ramp, and listen. Better yet, try supervising. If you want to keep them employed with you, show some appreciation or raise the pay scale. A little positive feed back never hurt anyone. Also stop picking favorites, keep it professional.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Skywest is terrible to employees and customers

Cross-Utilized Agent (Former Employee)
Bozeman, MT

I worked at SkyWest part-time for less than a year

ProsFlight benefits on Skywest, good co-workers although they don't last.

ConsPay and respect. Skywest does not value their employees or customers. Constant turnover.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with a little more respect. Getting a paycuts when you make $9/hour, springing mandatory hours with no notice. That is just mean.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's ok

Captain (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at SkyWest full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSteady employment and marginal benefits

ConsLower compensation, needs to be higher 401k match.

Advice to Senior ManagementGain more contacts and larger aircraft

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Extreme stress

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at SkyWest full-time for less than a year

ProsTravel benefits, paid training and extra bonuses for long time employees

ConsLow pay. They don't empower employees to give great customer service, so handling unhappy passengers can be tricky. The work environment was much like high school, lots of gossip and back biting. Relationship between front line workers and management was very "us against them".

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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