SkyWest Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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SkyWest Chairman, President, and CEO; Chairman and CEO, SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines Jerry C. Atkin
Jerry C. Atkin
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Pros
  • Good flight benefits if you can be VERY flexible with your time of travel (in 39 reviews)

  • If you like to travel, the travel benefits will be wonderful for you (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, over-worked, unappreciated (ramp and customer service agents at least) (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. Great job. Abysmal pay.

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    Former Employee - Ramp Agent
    Former Employee - Ramp Agent

    I worked at SkyWest

    Pros

    Free flight travel benefits! Great atmosphere!

    Cons

    Made very little money. Job was in jeopardy every year there was an RFP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget the front line employees. We matter!

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  2. 1 person found this helpful

    I don't know of a better place to work than SkyWest Airlines.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SkyWest

    Pros

    The culture at SkyWest Airlines is fantastic. I love coming to work with my team and interacting with the people I work with. Even on days that last a lot longer than scheduled, I have a great time.

    I believe that the leaders here want to take care of us as employees and are always looking for ways to making the company stronger.

    Being as SkyWest, I've also had a lot of opportunities to grow, take on new responsibilities and learn new things. Having that progress and opportunity is one reason that I am always happy to go to work in the morning. It's also nice that they tend to promote from within because it makes me feel like my efforts to grow are recognized.

    Cons

    There is always a lot of change. It can be hard to keep up and be willing to try new things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to look for ways to invest in the employees. This could be improved benefits, more leadership opportunities or recognition. When this isn't possible, be willing to communicate and talk about what's going on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3. A company that treats employees like family

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint George, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint George, UT

    I have been working at SkyWest

    Pros

    Work-life balance, leadership, management has been in the industry for several years

    Cons

    Few paid holidays off during the year, headquartered in a smaller city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On-site lunch by a catering service, gym membership allowance

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    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great Company/ Bad Circumstances

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    Former Employee - Ramp Agent in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Ramp Agent in Denver, CO

    I worked at SkyWest full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - The flight benefits!!!
    - Good Colleagues
    - Fun atmosphere

    Cons

    - Mediocre Pay
    - Long Hours
    - Harsh weather conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Love it, gonna miss it

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    Former Employee - Ramp Agent in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Ramp Agent in Denver, CO

    I worked at SkyWest 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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  7. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint George, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint George, UT

    I have been working at SkyWest 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  8. great

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

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

    Pros

    good hour & flight bennies

    Cons

    lots of flights & not enough staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't fire all your good employees

  9. 2 people found this helpful

    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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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at SkyWest 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.

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  10. great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SkyWest

    Pros

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

    Cons

    probably better off at a major airline.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Loved the culture, great coworkers

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent

    I worked at SkyWest 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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