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Delta Air Lines Employee Reviews about "full time"

Updated Dec 18, 2019

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Delta Air Lines CEO  Ed Bastian
Ed Bastian
982 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flight benefits, they actually care about their employees(in 524 reviews)

  • "Travel Benefits beat monetary compensation for younger employees(in 264 reviews)

Cons
  • "The time it takes to convert to full time(in 129 reviews)

  • "Might have to deal with long hours(in 78 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome flight benefits and pay

    Cons

    Takes a few years to get full-time

    Delta Air Lines2019-12-11
  2. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Ramp Agent - Ready Reserve 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines part-time

    Pros

    Pay, flexibility, flight privileges, bonuses

    Cons

    The time it takes to convert to full time

    Delta Air Lines2019-12-04
  3. "Great company to learn the ropes"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly 

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines

    Pros

    Great work environment, meaningful work, great mentorship

    Cons

    Compensation is much lower than what similar companies in the industry offer. Very low chance of converting to a full time offer

    Delta Air Lines2019-12-18
  4. "Great Experience/Great Company"

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    Former Intern - Delta OAP Co-op in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Delta Air Lines for more than a year

    Pros

    - Valuable Work Experience - Full-time opportunities if successful - Great people and understanding management - Flight benefits

    Cons

    - Pay is lower than other peer companies in the area - In same role for 3 semesters - Great exposure within department, limited exposure outside of department

    Delta Air Lines2019-11-04
  5. "Supply Chain Manager"

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    Current Contractor - Supply Chain Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines for less than a year

    Pros

    Professional work environment for employees

    Cons

    Difficult to hire on full time

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    Delta Air Lines2019-09-27
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Consider another company for part time."

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    Current Employee - CSA Above Wing 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There aren't many pros for part time Ready Reserve employees. It is sold as flexible hours, great flight benefits, ability to have another job (for insurance & living wage). It is none of these now, though it used to be. If you are aiming for a full time Delta career, then working as a ready reserve will start you down the path to full time. But be aware- it could take YEARS (10 plus, at my station). If you are willing to relocate, it might take less time. Delta is good to their full time employees. They get decent benefits, pay and vacations - time off to enjoy their flight benefits. Unfortunately, much of the full time benefits are paid for by denying a huge part of the workforce any benefits at all.

    Cons

    Ready reserves, Delta's part time un-benefited workers, are the Cinderella's of Delta. They work more days a year than the full time employees who have all the benefits. They get 1 week of unpaid vacation a year, while full time employees get paid vacations starting at 2 weeks, after 1 year of employment, 3 weeks after 5 years, etc,.... A ready reserve with 15 years of service still only gets 1 week of un- paid vacation. It is almost impossible to use the benefits. Trading shifts is allowed, but it's difficult to cobble enough time to travel very far and stand-by flights are risky. You have to be able to get back in time for work. Planning a family vacation is impossible, because trading is only approved 30 days in advance at most, so you can't pay for a cruise, co-ordinate family members vacations, get a deal on a resort, because you won't know if you will get the time off until 30, or usually less days, before. Full time employees don't have this problem. Their generous paid vacation weeks allow them to plan up to a year in advance. Ready reserves work the same schedule as full time 40 hours a week employees. Their shifts are shorter. But they work 5 days a week, with no flexibility. Ready reserves used work 3 or 4 days a week and have some flexibility, which is why workers stayed with the job. The flexibility made up for the lack of benefits and allowed people to have a second job or time for school or family. Now that is impossible and most quit within the first year. Delta has a very low retention rate for ready reserves, which is a disservice to the customers, because there are constantly high numbers of inexperienced employees training. If you want a part time job and plan to use the flight benefits, go to Southwest or American. You will get some benefits and be be treated more fairly. For those wondering why I am still currently employed at Delta; all airlines are seniority based, for scheduling shift times, etc... I kept hoping things would get better, but the opposite has happened, except for a pay scale change. I have 8 years with Delta and don't want to start all over at the bottom again. Hindsight is always better than foresight.

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    Delta Air Lines2019-07-25
  7. "Good Part Time"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Travel benefits, flexible schedule, and great work environment.

    Cons

    Low paying job and have to wait years to get full time. No health benefits for part timers.

    Delta Air Lines2019-08-04
  8. "Ready Reserve"

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    Current Employee - Ramp Agent in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flight benefits, profit sharing and wages.

    Cons

    Long wait to become full time and not unionized

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    Delta Air Lines2019-07-17
  9. "One of the most profitable companies trying to make a buck from every employee"

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    Current Contractor - Aerospace Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines for less than a year

    Pros

    -Flexible work schedule with a good manager -remote work or WFH if your manager is ok with it

    Cons

    -Huge disparity between FTEs (full time employee) and contractors -Recently, they have devalued all their contractors by not offering them any flight benefits. Yes, they do NOT offer flight benefits for contractors unless you were part of DGS in 2018. This is a huge downside for many who travel. -No education stipend for employees -No 401k matching -Terrible health coverage. Might as well pay state min. option and pay out of pocket for future medical visits

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    Delta Air Lines2019-06-24
  10. Helpful (8)

    "Good Team"

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    Former Employee - Rampy Agent Ready Reserve in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Delta Air Lines part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked at SF, The team was great everyone for the most part trying to do their part and keep flights on time. The benefits and ability to swap schedules/schedule by seniority are fair, flying with them was great.

    Cons

    At the time Ready Reserve was 5 hours 5 days a week. It would be nicer if it was either full-time 8 hour days less days a week or just a full 8 hour 5 days a week. Having the extra commute days with a short shift just costs extra money.

    Delta Air Lines2019-04-26

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