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"Good career builder opportunity, but glad to have moved on"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

travel, experience, looks great on a resume, and a good conversation topic

Cons

worked to death, developed illnesses, continually pushed to perform

Other Employee Reviews for Southwest Airlines

  1. "Fantastic Company. Although not without flaws, very well run. Very happy to be there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, benefits, pay. Senior Management extremely competent & fair. The organizational tone set at the very top levels are top notch.

    Cons

    The company has grown large. Although senior management is top notch, some programs and tones done always trickle down to the line. A lot of challenges face the airline industry and Southwest seems to handle these challenges better than most others, but it's still a hard industry.

    Advice to Management

    Customer service remains king. I know you know it, but I am less confident that everyone on the line still gets it. The problem of bad customer service spans the entire seniority spectrum and accros many departments.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, benefits and environment outweigh potentially lower pay than other industries"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Free Flights
    -Amazing benefits
    -9.3% 401k match
    -Flexible work schedule options
    -Amazing Senior Leadership, very humble and servant leaders
    -We take the time to celebrate victories and party
    -Best positioned airline to withstand economic and political pressures

    Cons

    -Middle management is very territorial and defensive
    -Lower paying industry
    -Oil price volatility leaves industry exposed
    -Free flights out of Dallas can be difficult until Wright Ammedmant is repealed
    -unions threaten profitability of the company and growth for personal gains

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, make sure your middle level managers live up to leadership expectations, and keep us a low cost airline.

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