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"Low paying job with high paying benefits"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Ramp Agent in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Ramp Agent in Houston, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Union contracted, awesome benefits, free flights, feels like a family. Get to work with aircraft and get to work outside (this can also be a con, but I consider it a pro).

Cons

Low pay. Some co-workers are non-performers and you tend to pick up others slack to get the job done. Middle management does their best to their ability, Senior management needs improvement. They don't have a clue what goes on beneath them I fear.

Advice to Management

Put on a safety vest and some ear plugs once in a while, go outside, and get to really know who works under you.

Other Employee Reviews for Southwest Airlines

  1. "No better place to work. Period."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Current Intern - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwest Airlines as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, awesome atmosphere/people, free flights for you and family, great city

    Cons

    None at all... it's just great

    Advice to Management

    None, keep it strong!


  2. "What a great adventure!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open door policy with Leaders- Supervisors, Managers, Directors- is rewarding and validating. Though you still may be told "no", you are given the reasons behind that. It's a discussion rather than a directive. Awesome benefits, both flight and medical/dental, and the 401k, A-mazing! match program, close to 10%.

    Cons

    Southwest has historically promoted from the ground up and has been behind in scouting employees with post-secondary educations. Now, that there is a shift to hiring those with not only great attitudes but skills, there is a struggle for those who hired on right before the shift to promote within the Company.


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