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Delta Air Lines Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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  • The commercial side of the business greatly lacks work/life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • It's hard to transition from a co-op to a full time positions (in 78 reviews)

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  1. "A fair company to work for that honors diversity"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Ops-Tooling Analyst
    Former Employee - Tech Ops-Tooling Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse workforce, fair pay, decent company culture, some limited travel benefits, fun industry, employee input encouraged, good starter job, occupational flexibility

    Cons

    Increasingly shrinking benefits, too lucrative of a market to stake a career on (furloughs/R.I.F. Programs, no overtime, and inadequate macro corporate planning that leads to drastic measures such as the aforementioned programs in order to solve inadequacies.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a COLA compensation plan across the board, do away with 401k and give employees cash to invest anyway they want, and better profit sharing and performance bonuses.


  2. "Flight attendant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Travel benefits, medical benefits, 401k. Great place to work. Delta is always trying to improve work environment and profits. Very flexible and livable wages.

    Cons

    Time away from home. Working holidays and weekends. If you do not live at the base you get placed at you will have to commute to work. However you do not have to pay to fly to work. Attendance policy are very strict. You are expected to be very dependable.

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, intelligent CEO, flight benefits

    Cons

    not enough family leave, unclear upward path


  4. "Customer Service Rep"

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

    I worked at Delta Air Lines part-time

    Pros

    Can fly any where for free in the US, only pay taxes for abroad.

    Cons

    Not flexible with the work schedule

    Advice to Management

    Part-time position should be a little more flexibke


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Difficult work/life balance - IFS is definitely a lifestyle."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Delta Air Lines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    • See the WORLD! The travel benefits are wonderful when you can easily get to a hub city. (Domestic travel tends to be a little more difficult due to oversold flights.)
    • A-days (Reserve) limited to 6 days per month
    • 401K matching!
    • Uniforms gifted after training + uniform refresh allowance every year.
    • Airport food/retail discounts
    • Meet new & interesting people
    • Crew lines at security are super fast

    Cons

    • Junior flight attendants! Expect to be on reserve for 10-20+ years depending on where you're based.
    • Easy to feel like a cog in the machine
    • Lots of time/holidays/birthdays spent away from loved ones.
    • Commuting is awful. If you're in a position to move to your base city, do it!
    • Airline industry tension is at an all time high
    • Passengers are often stressed out and disrespectful onboard
    • New crew every trip - you're not always going to get along with coworkers (but trips are short!)
    • Reroutes! Don't make plans until you're about to take off for your layover city - too often the whole trip gets changed up due to weather or mechanical issues.
    • Waking up at 3am is never fun.
    • Scheduling can push you to 16 hour work days!
    • 9-hour layovers are barely enough time to be functional the next day.

    Advice to Management

    • The design of the MD-90 is AWFUL! (Keep comfort in mind on redesign)
    • Keep the work rules consistent
    • Shorter work days (12-hour days should be the cap, guys!)
    • Higher pay
    • More/higher IPY
    • Offer better health insurance
    • IFS managers should have IFS experience
    • 12-hour layovers minimum


  6. "Best Airline to Work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome culture throughout the company. Great travel benefits.

    Cons

    Takes a while to make decent pay, but that's with any airline.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid picking within the same group of people for special assignments.


  7. "Flight Attendant Trainee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Delta Air Lines full-time

    Pros

    Very informative & detailed training process.

    Cons

    There was only one thing that I didn't like, and that was being fired for a tattoo.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your flight attendants to have tattoos that can be covered anywhere, and by anything.

  8. "Business Analyst"

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

    I worked at Delta Air Lines full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, co workers have a lot of knowledge to share.

    Cons

    good bit of bureaucracy to deal with


  9. "Field Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Delta Air Lines as a contractor

    Pros

    Knowledgeable people who work well as a team.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth


  10. "Delta overall was a great job!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Delta Air Lines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The travel benefits make the job worth while, also having the ability to maintain a flexible schedule really helps out a lot.

    Cons

    The cons are that to really make some money you have to work/fly a lot of hours. This can cause stress on the body.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your employees


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