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Delta Air Lines Reviews

Updated March 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Flight benefits are a major plus if you enjoy seeing the world (in 319 reviews)

  • This job had great travel benefits with hard working people passionate about the airline industry (in 152 reviews)

Cons
  • You have to be a certain kind of person to be able to develop a work/ life balance that works for you (in 37 reviews)

  • It's hard to transition from a co-op to a full time positions (in 75 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great Job, If You Are Single and Willing to Work A 16 hr Duty Day"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Delta Air Lines full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice layovers domestic and international.
    Jr. Flight Attendants schedules are more flexible for commuting.
    Work with some of the greatest Flight Attendants in the business.

    Cons

    Long duty days 14-16hrs in 1 day.
    MSP base still have 5 day and 4 day trips.
    No union.
    Aircrafts redesigned and leave FA's very little room to work

    Advice to Management

    Stop redesigning the planes to make more room for extra seats. The ticket prices aren't that low to make up for sitting 3 centimeters from my jumpseat and a lavatory.
    Stop taking 1/2 of our galley space to put in 2 lavatories that no average size person can fit in.It's unsanitary to have a lavatory 3 feet from where we keep the beverage carts and Biscoff cookies.


  2. "Many open growth opportunities little to no offers."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in SeaTac, WA
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in SeaTac, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation from the Line AMT perspective is outstanding. Since 2012 the company has worked to recuperate the wages that were affected by market trends, and overall economy.

    Performing much better than the overall competition and has been leading the market effectively.

    Cons

    Talent Acquisition is unbelievably slow, confusing and sometimes not confirming. Many internal growth opportunities but don't expect a response soon after applying.

    High Deductible Health insurance but premiums are relatively low

    Advice to Management

    Please look at internal candidate's profile for career growth opportunities, talent management software does not reveal the true potential of candidates.


  3. "Delta Family/Culture is nonexistent in some departments"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Delta Air Lines part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Delta has very good flight benefits.

    Cons

    Middle managers are not very good/competent. Favoritism. Not good possibilities for advancement. CSAs/ Ready Reserves do not get very good training any more.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should pay attention to and listen to lower ranks. Open dialogue should mean open dialogue, and you should not be labeled as being "negative" when you are trying to bring attention to some problems in your department.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Delta Air Lines full-time

    Pros

    Friendly employees. good work atmoshere

    Cons

    No room for growth. Need to look for key candidates from within.

    Advice to Management

    Like at your employees within and promote


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Airport Customer Service"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Delta Air Lines part-time

    Pros

    Flight Benefits are AMAZING they make the job worth all the crap you go through. Lots of opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Its a very negative place to work, especially if you have bad management. its really really hard to get time off. Dont expect your boss to help you with that at all

    Advice to Management

    Get your crap together and stop micromanaging.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great culture, feel like a number"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Red Coat Supervisor in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Red Coat Supervisor in Jamaica, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great branding, culture, perks and a fun place to work if you love traveling. Also their are many corporate perks and pay is competitive industry wide.

    Cons

    It is a big company so you tend to feel like a number. HR policies are very "grey area". For example their is no definitive amount of attendance occurrences you can have. Thus leaders will penalize some for things while other people are not chastised for it.

    Advice to Management

    Have more checks and balances and less grey area in your policies.


  8. "OK place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Delta Air Lines full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, advancement. My direct supervisor was very supportive

    Cons

    Not always appreciated, not everyone likes the culture


  9. "Marketing Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers, good benefits

    Cons

    No one taught me anything they just gave me a desk and said "do it." Huge lack of direction on marketing projects.


  10. "Overview"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Delta Air Lines full-time

    Pros

    Solid benefits with creative performance reward system...

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in leadership bands

    Advice to Management

    Groupthink kills innovation...


  11. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee Client Communications Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Employee Client Communications Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Delta Air Lines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees are treated well for the most part.

    Cons

    There can be obvious biases and favoritism shown at times.

    Advice to Management

    Respect and take care of your people. They in return will take care of you.



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