SkyWest

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SkyWest Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
124 Reviews
3.0
124 Reviews
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SkyWest Chairman, President, and CEO; Chairman and CEO, SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines Jerry C. Atkin
Jerry C. Atkin
74 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Flight Attendant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SkyWest

    Pros

    You get to fly to some amazing Ski towns. You work connection flights, so you get to travel to a lot of cool areas (nonrev) if you are lucky enough to get a seat.

    Cons

    The company does not but employees first and even pressures employees not to talk to Unions.

  2.  

    Used to be a good company, but they don't treat the grounds crews well anymore

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Spokane, WA

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

    Pros

    You get to fly for free around the world.

    Cons

    Low pay, bad benefits, corporate doesn't care about the outstations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great travel job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at SkyWest full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The flight benefits are fantastic. I worked there for 15 years and flew around the world. Job flexibilty is ideal. I met some wonderful people that I am wii be friends with the rest of my life. You can work many different positions and experience the company. I have worked as a ticket agent, gate agent, ramp, supervisor, manager, and flight attendant.

    Cons

    Pays very low and work is continuing being outsourced. I was at a station that close because we lost our contract to a lower bidder that had inferior service and track record. The company's main concern is the bottom-line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask employee feedback and soultions for money saving ideas. Don't just implement less hours, lower pay, and a slash of benefits without giving them a chance to come up with a soultion. Give the the big picture and what SkyWest needs to have to be competitive without destroying all the benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Understanding the payscale

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SkyWest full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I love dealing with people, and the crew. The trips are enjoyable.

    Cons

    I realize I need to work a longer time span, however, I need the ability to earn a larger income than I have this past month.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Not recommended

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flight benefits, they start paying a little higher than some other airlines and that is pretty much it

    Cons

    In that company they like to put a lot of pressure on the mechanics. The paperwork system that they have it is a big mess causing many mistakes such as forgotten signs and planes flying with opened logs. At the end of the day the mechanics get yelled at and blamed for those mistakes getting warnings and write-ups which are very common. The supervises some of them specially on night shift can be really mean and like to yell, rush, stress and make the mechanics work on extremely bad weather outside the hanger on extremely cold conditions having space inside for the plane and not sending help. There is not much job security but a lot of stress. This company it is in serious need of a labor union that can protect the employees and to prevent stress related mistakes. Other thing is they are very invasive in the private life of the employees making them go to road trips, go to meetings or work on their days off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the employees like humans

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Does not give good training to new staff.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Instructor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Instructor in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at SkyWest

    Pros

    Flight benefits are really amazing.

    Cons

    Lack of structure and guidance and helping people become great assets for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get outside training for yourself and your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great benefits but work is very hard. Been employed over 5 years.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent

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

    Pros

    Great flight benefits for yourself, parents, direct family members (spouse, domestic partner, children) and companions. I love my coworkers.

    Cons

    Management working in airports has often little managerial experience and treats employees like children even when they're 40 or 50 years old. Culture based on punishment, you get written up for any stupid reason, tying your shoe laces the wrong way. 50 year old employees get treated like children who need babysitting. There is no trust in letting you do your job right. This is a company that loves micromanagement so as long as you're ok with it...
    Pay is very low for industry standard. In LAX you'll make $9/hour, which is less than survival pay for that city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above. Value your employees more, not just in words on the internal website. It's such a hard work dealing with passengers all day and an infinite number of delays and cancellations, value your employees more, many quit because they don't feel valued, regardless of flight benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible /racist company

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at SkyWest full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    None , I will absolutely never work or recommend any minority's to work for a company where you have to watch everything you do , because of your ethnicity

    Cons

    Horrible company , turn the other way if you are a minority! Worst experience of my life ! They fire more minority's for stupid reasons watch your back .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have absolutely no blacks in coporate or management ! Ask any Skywest employee what they think of the company and they all will tell you the same thing !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    One of the best US Regionals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SkyWest

    Pros

    The people, the ability to move throughout the company.

    Cons

    The pay and in some cases the hours (graveyard)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now that we're the largest the transparency has disappeared.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist in Saint George, UT
    Current Employee - Specialist in Saint George, UT

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

    Pros

    Great company culture and great people to work with. Favorite job I have had. Everyone is friends and openly cooperative. It really is a great environment.

    Cons

    Not too many cons at SkyWest. For the most part I don't have any complaints. Some times communication between departments is not the greatest.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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