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SkyWest Airlines Overview

St. George, UT
10000+ employees
1972
Company - Public (SKYW)
Airlines
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest partners with the world's largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. With a fleet of ... Read more

Mission: We understand and value the priceless commodity of time. We respect every individual's quality of life, and are committed to promoting dignity and trust in all we do.

Our Guiding Principles:
-Health and Safety ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#73)

Company Updates

  • SkyWest Airlines was named one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies. We are the only regional airline to make the list! Thank you to our SkyWest team for the truly admirable work you do.

  • SkyWest Airlines is excited to announce the addition of nine E175s to its fleet, bringing the total to 158 E175s by the end of 2020! SkyWest has more new aircraft than any other regional airline, and has added 39 new E175s and five new CRJ900s since Q4 2017.

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SkyWest Airlines – Why Work For Us?


With a fleet of more than 475 aircraft, SkyWest’s more 14,000 aviation professionals operate over 2,100 flights each day to 250+ destinations throughout North America.

As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest partners with the world’s largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team, and continued solid operational and economic performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, Utah.

We understand and value the priceless commodity of time. We respect every individual's quality of life and are committed to promoting dignity and trust in all we do.

We Strive to Be:

The Partner of Choice  –  The Employer of Choice  –  The Investment of Choice

Our Guiding Principles

  • Health and Safety First
  • Excellent Service and Quality
  • Personal and Operational Reliability
  • Fairness and Consistency
  • Respect and Teamwork
  • Personal and Corporate Integrity
  • Superior Profitability and Efficient Use of All Resources


SkyWest Airlines is Your Career Destination

SkyWest Airlines is the career destination for 14,000 professionals who are literally "going places" with their careers.

While our business reputation is based upon our stability, operational and fiscal savvy, the true essence of SkyWest's success has always been our people. We operate in a customer-focused, team-based environment and provide limitless opportunities for dedicated individuals to move their career in positive directions. Bring your positive attitude, skills and commitment to the SkyWest team and take your career to new heights!

Welcome aboard the greatest flight of your life!

  • Pilot
  • A&P Mechanic
  • Flight Attendant
  • Avionics
  • Dispatch
  • Crew Support
  • Ramp Agent
  • Cross Utilized Agent
  • Ticket & Gate Agent
  • Provisions
  • Internships
  • Corporate


Career Benefits

Travel

Employees and eligible family members have unlimited space-available travel privileges on SkyWest’s vast route system and the opportunity to travel at substantially reduced fares with other carriers. 

Health Insurance

All full-time SkyWest employees have the opportunity to select a health plan from a number of options including a PPO and consumer-driven health plans with HSA. Dental and vision plans are also available. 

Financial

SkyWest offers 401(k) plans with generous matching, a stock purchase plan and quarterly companywide Performance Rewards program that allow employees to share in the Company’s operational and financial success. 

Disability and Life Insurance

SkyWest provides all eligible full-time employees with life insurance at no cost to the employee. Additional life insurance options are available. SkyWest also protects employees during unexpected situations when they may be unable to work due to illness or injury. They have a long term disability program that is paid entirely by SkyWest, as well as two optional short-term disability programs.

Time Away From Work

SkyWest provides eligible employees with a variety of resources that promote scheduling flexibility and allow them to take paid time away from work, including user hours, vacation hours, and leave of absence programs.

Employee Assistant Program

SkyWest provides an employee assistance program at no cost to employees. The plan confidentially assists you and your family members is overcoming problems that may affect you at home or work such as drug or alcohol dependency, marital difficulties, financial counseling or psychiatric care.

SkyWest Pilot Programs

SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program - Become a SkyWest Cadet and enjoy enhanced seniority, mentorship and a guaranteed final interview at SkyWest. Learn more and apply at www.skywest.com/pathway

SkyWest Rotor Transition Program - SkyWest is now offering $20,000 in tuition reimbursement for fixed-wing transition training. Plus military pilots recieve a $7,500 bonus! Learn more at www.skywest.com/RTP

SkyWest Experience Credit Program - At SkyWest, experience pays. SkyWest offers a year-for-year pay credit match for FAR Part 121 experience. That means that every year you have worked at a FAR Part 121 carrier counts towards your compensation and benefits (up to 10 years). Plus, we're offering a $7,500 bonus for experience pilots. Learn more and apply: www.skywest.com/pilots


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SkyWest Airlines Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at SkyWest Airlines (Tucson, AZ) in July 2018.

    Interview

    I felt the interview process was a very pleasant experience. The interviewers definitely gave the impression SkyWest is a "family oriented" company, by "family oriented" I mean they give the impression that their fellow co-workers were their family. I haven't included interview questions out of respect for SkyWest's interview process. i believe in not giving out questions SkyWest gets true and honest answers rather than "canned" or "rehearsed" answers. I am still awaiting an answer, "yay" or "nay" within the 2 week time frame given by the interviewer. No matter the outcome, the interview was a good experience!

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were geared toward the S.T.A.R. method. Situation Task Action Result.   4 Answers
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SkyWest Airlines Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Interview 2017, Glassdoor, 2017
  • America’s Best Employers, Forbes, 2015
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2019
  • Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2015
  • Bombardier’s Airline Reliability Award for maintaining top dispatch reliability with the CRJ700/900, Bombardier, 2014
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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