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"I miss the red tail"

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Former Employee - Staff Manager, Corporate Purchasing in Eagan, MN
Former Employee - Staff Manager, Corporate Purchasing in Eagan, MN
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Good people (hardworking yet still very social at lunch and after hours)
- Colleagues and leadership demonstrated intelligence and high levels of competence (I found that lacking at Delta)
- Driven to challenge yourself and grow
- Good mentorship and recognition from superiors

Cons

- Was acquired by Delta

Advice to Management

NW will be remembered as of the best managed legacy carriers.

Other Employee Reviews for Northwest Airlines

  1. "Meritocracy; though some questionable ones slip through"

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    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Somewhat cliche, but hard work gets recognized and rewarded
    - Overall compensation is decent relative to peer companies and industries
    - Vital industry to global economy
    - Constant crisis / firefighting creates opportunities to prove your worth

    Cons

    - Constant crisis / firefighting, particularly with unions, gets tiresome
    - Negative public image never subsides; constantly defending yourself with neighborhood friends
    - Many lifers get into upper level positions and never leave. Some seem to get title inflation based on seniority in the position. Must be the heavy unionism influence on management decision making

    Advice to Management

    - Too late, but don't sell out to the saps in ATL. Or maybe do sell out and let the world see how well they can deal with unions.


  2. "Nice place to work."

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, ample time off, good ability to choose schedule.

    Cons

    Currently a very volatile industry. If you are at the bottom seniority wise, you will be very vulnerable to layoffs and mandatory base transfers for quite a long time. You had better be flexible about that.

    Advice to Management

    Just listen to the rank and file regarding the staffing levels and products we should be offering our passengers. We know what they want and what is possible to deliver.

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