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Alaska Airlines Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Free flight benefits, free medical for yourself (in 40 reviews)

  • Great flight and travel benefits, pay is decent (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay and all seniority based (in 21 reviews)

  • Work/life balance could be better (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Alaska"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good company to work for

    Cons

    Can be very tiring and stressful


  2. "I Belong Here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great values, potential for exponential company growth, exciting time for the the company, lots of opportunities within the company, and taking PTO is respected.

    Cons

    Base salaries not real compentetive and lots of "because we've always done it that way. Runs on tribal knowledge, but getting better.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Management seems to be cognizant of industry trends and has reacted appropriately. Good place to spend a career or a few years.

    Cons

    It has become more and more like any other big company where HR runs the show and the bottom line is all that matters.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the company's roots and make more decisions with your employees interest in mind. This will allow ur "virtuous" cycle to truly come to fruition.


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  5. "Csa"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good people to work for

    Cons

    No advancement opportunity if you are in east coast

    Advice to Management

    Open Mir Alaska stations


  6. "Alaska, a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture. Small company feel. Passionate about people development.

    Cons

    Pay isn't as competitive for Seattle. Recruitment department can be a bit slow. Company has been growing fast which is great but staffing hasn't really kept up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep running a great company.


  7. "Working at Alaska"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Atmosphere. You will fill like home. Alaska is a huge family.
    I love it!!!

    Cons

    Few hours shift.
    The station was too small


  8. "Truly a Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Inclusive and diverse culture, pretty good communications, fantastic flight benefits, love the community involvement.

    Cons

    Tough to get everything done during work hours (salaried). Expect to answer texts and emails nights and when on PTO.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the communication and family culture. You've made it feel like a small company instead of one with 15,000 employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Overall great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    4 weeks PTO
    travel benefits
    employee stock purchase program
    401(k) match 100% up to 6
    10 paid holidays

    Cons

    No real sick leave unless out for more than 3 days
    Compensation structure does not sufficiently take into account educational background


  10. "Customer Service Agent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great airline to work for. Family oriented and great benefits. They also participate in profit sharing and flying privileges went into place very quickly. I would love to work there again.

    Cons

    It's a low pay base, especially for San Diego but it does have a lot of nice benefits. It's hard starting off because you are at the bottom when it comes to getting the schedule that you want.


  11. "Customer Service Agent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Kahului, HI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Kahului, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Alaska Spirit and what this company stands for

    Cons

    There is not really any cons for working for this company



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