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Alaska Airlines Seattle Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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Alaska Airlines President & CEO Bradley D. Tilden
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Pros
  • Don't take the flight benefits as the only reason to work here (in 58 reviews)

  • Very flexible schedule once you have a bit of seniority, excellent travel benefits (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay, not comparable to other airlines (in 28 reviews)

  • The companies expectations for new hires is not flexible enough to maintain a good work/life balance x (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Software Development Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location and benefits. Reverse commute and collaborate culture and co-workers.

    Cons

    No free snacks or bar cart

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your engineers and technology!


  2. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    40 hour work week, good flight bennies if you use them. Good PTO.

    Cons

    Flat org structure. Not much or no career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Management does not value experienced workers as much as new hires.

  3. "Agent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flight benefits,strong union representation

    Cons

    The lack of flexibility on schedules


  4. "Maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Lead Mechanic in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Lead Mechanic in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alaska Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you fit in their cliches then it will go well for you. You will work less than your coworkers.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, insufficient tooling, favoritism, management lacks oversight, corrupt leads, harassment a normality, bad track record in the industry, no standards, and lack of accountability. If you value a good reputation, in this industry, don't even bother starting out here.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees with experience and insight, they are the most valuable assets


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Trust Lost"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alaska Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some great coworkers are the reason I stayed so long, flight benefits are nice for those who have been here a while, better than average 401K

    Cons

    Took away benefits from the most loyal employees, senior leaders lied directly to me on multiple occasions, little diversity of thought among the executives, company took on too much with the Virgin America acquisition and has failed to care for employees and customers during the integration, compensation is well below average, employee survey scores have been low for years but there have been no consequences for these leaders, other Seattle based companies are internally using Alaska Airlines as an example of how a company can fall from great to mediocre

    Advice to Management

    Hold your leaders accountable for their low survey scores. You push the survey, yet hold no one accountable when a leader's scores drop year after year. Stop allowing "adequate" leaders to maintain their role. Too many of your directors and managing directors do just "good enough" to keep their job, and it's causing you to lose good people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not the company it once was"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alaska Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Some good people who work there. Aviation is an interesting industry.

    Cons

    Virgin America has been difficult to swallow. Pressure has been put on profits over all else to fix the financials. Watch for job cuts in corporate and ever increasing workloads. Lots of people starting to be let go.

    Advice to Management

    You became successful by taking care of your people. Don't forget that.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A place to grow your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity within the company
    Loyal people, loyal guests
    You work with amazing people

    Cons

    You work very lean
    Non-Rev travel is not what it use to be; hard to get on flight

  8. "Production Control"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Alaska Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, Fun place to work, Great benefits

    Cons

    7x24 shop, getting to days from off-shift impossible. Not enough help for off-shift.

    Advice to Management

    Add more people per off-shift


  9. "Tough"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

    I worked at Alaska Airlines full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's tough to get through the probationary period of 1040 hours without being sick or hurt. If it happens 3 times, you're out.

    Cons

    Bidding schedule when at the bottom of the seniority list


  10. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture. Free flight benefits. Employees have a sense of owner ship.

    Cons

    Salary may be low compared to the market.


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