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"A great place to land!"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Middle Management in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Middle Management in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The culture is incredible. As all employees are owners, everyone pulls towards the same goals. Creativity is everywhere. The atmosphere is fun and there is great pride in the company. I love wearing jeans everyday.

Cons

WestJet is doing so well that it can be challenging to get free standby travel to some destinations.

Advice to Management

Keep grwoing the company.

Other Employee Reviews for WestJet

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture and great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WestJet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Valuable brand and name to leverage
    - Industry average pay
    - Great (flight) benefits
    - Owner mentality; generous ESP plan
    - Nice, new Campus facility

    One of the best large Canadian companies out there. I only appreciated the culture and realized how good the culture was after I left. It is truly unique for one firm to maintain such a culture while growing to almost 10K people.

    Cons

    - A number of employees tend to "drink the Kool-Aid" too much, which can lead people to make irrational business decisions.
    - HQ'd in Calgary

    Advice to Management

    To retain top talent, investigate a more liberal telecommute or remote worker program. While PORTS are nice for Inflight and Flight Ops team, having the option of living in YYZ or YVR on the business side would be nice too.


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    "Disappointing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WestJet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Front line workers are top notch. Pilots, FA's and CSA's are the real deal.
    Flight benefits are good but have less value with full planes.

    Cons

    The functional group VP's leave allot to be desired. Flashes of brilliance but overall they are shockingly bad leaders. Lots of churn and no eye for talent. You need to be a chartered accountant in Finance or don't bother looking for progression.

    Advice to Management

    Hire Canadian VP's only.


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