SkyWest

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SkyWest Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
113 Reviews
3.1
113 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
66 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good flight benefits if you can be VERY flexible with your time of travel (in 39 reviews)

  • Travel benefits" are a gimmick to get low paying positions filled for even lower pay (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.  

    everybody has what they are looking for and for me after 5 years of night shift i am ready for a change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    there is much to learn in this company great people to work with easy to move up or move around, great benefits and flexibility.

    Cons

    NIGHT SHIFT!!! Slowly takes your life away. the pay is not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the quality of the work that you get from the mechanics depends much on the way they are treated an most importantly the way they are Paid. Pay the mechanics more without them there would be no aircraft in the air.!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to start!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SkyWest

    Pros

    Family atmosphere. Felt important to the company. Amazing flight benefits. Very professional environment. Loved going to work. Good opportunities for growth. Fun environment.

    Cons

    Lack of pay...is a big issue across the board. For the most part...pay is under the industry norm. Also, some folks were promoted without education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get more money to employees that can help you grow, remain professional and care.

  3.  

    High hopes, but disappointing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SkyWest

    Pros

    Flights are a huge perk. And the friends made last forever

    Cons

    Terrible management. Work/pay ratio way off.

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  5.  

    Denver Hub

    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Was a great place to work until they cut wages to lease new aircraft. Free flight benefits. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    Lost Customer Service positions to United and then lost ramp contract bid to Simplicity. New company takes over officially on December 4. Merry Christmas Denver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervision is lacking, need to pay more attention to employees. Give them that thank you, great job. Once in awhile goes a long way.

  6.  

    great company, great employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SkyWest full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great training and wonderful benefits

    Cons

    does not pay as high as expected. pays exactly per hour but didn't work as many hours as I assumed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Love it, gonna miss it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ramp Agent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SkyWest (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flight benefits are ok. Skywest makes A LOT of money. Amazing business model!

    Cons

    Low pay, over-worked, unappreciated (ramp and customer service agents at least). Skywest advocates against unions which explains the first part of this section. Refused a $.25 raise due to no money and then paid cash for ExpressJet Airlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to do a better job of soliciting contracts to manage all aspects of the below/above wing operations. We do it for cheaper and better. Help the mainline airlines know and understand that Skywest employees are the best and they're dumb to get rid of them. Employees continue to work mainline a/c and yet we still board after them while non-reving? The idea of promoting from within is admirable however, Skywest goes overboard in that area. I understand it saves money and training however, that accounts for 100% of the poor mid-level supervisors/managers who end up become station managers, directors and then vice presidents. Look outside every once in awhile and you'll see there's better quality out there that is worth the extra investment money. (But then again, that's how you continue to manage/manipulate them... breed from within). Executives are in it for themselves... I don't care how many times you hold a meeting with the front line employees.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Flight Attendant - Long day interview (8 am - 6 pm)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, great travel benefits, good hotels, fun crews, a life changing experience - a job like no other!

    Cons

    Very early morning shows, long work days, being on reserve and not being called in to work, training is an endurance and pesonality test! You must be serious about being willing to relocate to ANY city where the comany has a domocile. Very likely that you will not get your first or even second choice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    GEM Mechanic

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ground Equipment Maintenance Mechanic
    Current Employee - Ground Equipment Maintenance Mechanic

    I have been working at SkyWest full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flight benefits, 401k, dental, vision, stock options, medical ins.

    Cons

    low pay for a mechanic

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great people to work with, terrible to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Locations in the western US. Most of the people you work with are great.

    Cons

    Very poor management from top down. Continue to make stupid business decisions, like investing in a loser airline in South America. I work in aircraft maintenance and the upper management gets rid of good managers and promotes crappy ones. Very much a buddy system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your management team before you kill someone, like you almost did!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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