Alaska Airlines - You know how to hire great people, you just don't know how to keep them! | Glassdoor
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Helpful (3)

"You know how to hire great people, you just don't know how to keep them!"

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Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Before working for Alaska Air I thought that they were the "Cadiallac" of Airlines. After working there not so much.

Cons

Flights were oversold, delayed or mechanicals and Supervisors were never around to support the front line employees the supervisors went into hiding. Alaska Air should eliminate the unions as they were only good for protecting poor preforming employees. Overtime was never distributed evenly amoung all employees. If you were a new hire and you didn't volunteer every 48 hours to work overtime you were automatically given mandatory overtime.

Advice to Management

The hiring process was like the reality shows on television today. You have to pass rounds of interviews to go to the next round of interviewing. My day started at 800 and ended finally at 1800 that evening. I thought I was going to be hired for a job paying $100K plus, instead of $10.15 per hour. You know how to hire great people, you just don't know how to keep them.

Other Employee Reviews for Alaska Airlines

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Complete lack of Leadership."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pilot in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Pilot in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have nice new aircraft and the employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Management is comprised of bean-counters who know nothing of leadership or accountability. Their only mission is to fill their pockets and thus only concern is shareholder returns. They put safety below their own interests and that is not good in the airline business. In their defense they have put out some great ideas like RNAV approaches and the "Airport of the Future." The milage plan is also good. Mainly, the way they treat employees is awful and there is no leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and understand that customers and shareholders will be taken care of better by satisfied employees.


  2. "Great benefits, management was subpar"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people you work with, travel benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management, crazy hours, not a lot of room for growth unless you're in Seattle or Portland.


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