Compare Southwest Airlines vs Virgin America BETA

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

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 1814 reviews)
4.0
(based on 331 reviews)
Career Opportunities
4.3
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
3.4
Work-life balance
3.8
3.5
Senior Management
3.8
3.2
Culture & Values
4.4
4.2
CEO Approval
Southwest Airlines Ceo Gary C. Kelly
91%Gary C. Kelly
Virgin America Ceo C. David Cush
50%C. David Cush
% Recommend to a friend
84%
74%
Positive Business Outlook
83%
42%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Ramp Agent164 Salaries
$13/hr
Intern112 Salaries
$13/hr
Senior Software Engineer31 Salaries
$125,532/yr
Guest Services Teammate14 Salaries
$14/hr
Flight Attendant30 Salaries
$24/hr
Aircraft Mechanic3 Salaries
$28/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Great benefits"(in 211 reviews)
"Flight benefits"(in 166 reviews)
"Flight benefits"(in 44 reviews)
"Travel benefits"(in 27 reviews)
Cons
"Mandatory overtime"(in 85 reviews)
"No cons"(in 55 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 23 reviews)
"Alaska airlines"(in 17 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 - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Virgin America full-time

Pros

Amazing people Family atmosphere growth opportunities

Cons

We were acquired by another airline

Job Postings