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"Caring, Friendly Culture....especially for employees"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Learning & Development
Current Employee - Learning & Development
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Flight Benefits, Outstanding work Culture, Excellent Educational support, Work at home for Call Centre Agents (new)...PROFIT SHARE...it's just the kind of place you're happy to be at for 8 hours a day!

Cons

Most corporate positions are in Calgary, not to much room for advancement if anywhere else in Canada.

Advice to Management

Look for the BEST, not just those willing to live in Calgary. Offer more career advancement opportunities to those working in other centers.

Other Employee Reviews for WestJet

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to land!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture and great company"

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    • 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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