Compare Southwest Airlines vs United Airlines BETA

See how United Airlines vs. Southwest Airlines compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Southwest Airlines

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United Airlines

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 1835 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 2879 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
Career Opportunities
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Southwest Airlines Ceo Gary C. Kelly
91%
91%Gary C. Kelly
CEO Approval
United Airlines Ceo Oscar Munoz
88%
88%Oscar Munoz
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
80%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
83%
Positive Business Outlook
70%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Ramp Agent166 Salaries
$13/hr
Intern110 Salaries
$13/hr
Customer Service Agent56 Salaries
$15/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Ramp Agent47 Salaries
$15/hr
Supervisor - Airport Operations34 Salaries
$67,829/yr
Customer Service Representative72 Salaries
$15/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 214 reviews)
"Flight benefits"(in 166 reviews)
Pros
"Flight benefits"(in 425 reviews)
"Travel benefits"(in 279 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Mandatory overtime"(in 88 reviews)
"No cons"(in 55 reviews)
Cons
"Flight attendants"(in 66 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 61 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Communications Lead, Corporate Communications

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

Pros

It's cliche, but it really does feel like a Family at Southwest. We are a proud of our (now not so) little airline and what we stand for. I have had fantastic Leaders who care about me as a... person--not just my work. Our senior most Leaders think of Employees first with every decision they make. I feel fortunate every day to work for this Company.

Cons

Like any organization, keeping up with technology and tools to do our jobs in the most efficient way can be a challenge.

Former Employee - Manager

I worked at United Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Flight Benefits are a fantastic benefit..

Cons

Commute can be very long if you don't live in the city...

Advice to Management

Listen to employees as they are the heartbeat of the company...

Job Postings