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"luv SWA"

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  • Comp & Benefits
Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Oakland, CA
Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Oakland, CA
Approves of CEO

I worked at Southwest Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

great fun people i have spent half my life employed at swa they take good care of you i looked forward to goingto work.

Cons

base help hasn't been as helpfull as i had hoped

Other Employee Reviews for Southwest Airlines

  1. Helpful (3)

    "If you're average, you'll do well. If you're exceptional, you'll look elsewhere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Planner in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Planner in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment and you will never worry about being laid off or fired (yes, they will do everything to avoid filling out termination paperwork). Looks great on a resume and will get you in a lot of doors when you look elsewhere. You can gain experience and knowledge quickly if you have the drive and desire to better yourself from day one. Very friendly coworkers. Fun office environment and always relaxed. Casual dress code every day. Flight benefits are great if you're the kind of person who loves to travel with no guarantees.

    Cons

    Southwest likes to promote average employees from within instead of exceptional talent from outside, which is killing the company. Several people become silo'd in their jobs. No emphasis is placed on education and breadth of experience, rather it is based on longevity with the company. Slow career progression and extremely low pay compared to the industry average for certain skill sets. If you only want flight benefits for casual trips, look elsewhere and earn more to be able to buy a guaranteed ticket.

    Advice to Management

    Managers, Directors and VPs need to realize that there are several very talented employees that could easily go elsewhere. Promote those that deserve it and give out raises to those willing to take on more work instead of hiring more dead weight and not addressing the core issue of underperforming employees who should be shown the door. Look at the industry and realize every other airline is gunning for you and you have too much holding you back with underperforming employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The best airline out there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The flexibility, stability and people rock!

    Cons

    Airtran seniority integration was a huge let-down, commuting is very stressful and the trust of senior management is at a low.

    Advice to Management

    Morale and trust need some work right now!


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