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"I felt like I was in High School"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
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Approves of CEO

Pros

The flight benefits and the profit share plan when things were great. SOME of the people were great to work with and the culture is amazing (when it works).

Cons

If you didnt fit in with the clique in your own department - it didnt matter how good your work was or how well you were respected in other departments. Several of the VPs acted like children and get promoted even when they dont have appropriate experience.

Advice to Management

Seriously consider looking at people's strengths and abilities - not how popular or pretty they are - when it comes to promotions, etc.

Other Employee Reviews for WestJet

  1. "If you are looking for a great place to build a career then WestJet is certainly an organization to consider..."

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

    Pros

    The culture is quite strong at WestJet. There is a very motivated and empowered workforce and they are generally committed to seeing the company be successful. The employees at WestJet are some of the best I have ever worked with - very passionate about providing a great service offering to our customers (guests) and always willing to help out in whatever way they can. There is consistency messaging about our strategic direction and most employees know how they play a role in achieving that strategy.

    Cons

    Accountability only seems to go so far at WestJet. It is true that employees are held accountable for ensuring they work hard and deliver on an amazing guest experience, however it seems that accountability differs depending on what group you work for and how high up you sit in the org structure. No organization is without its own unique set of politics and WestJet is no exception. The politics certainly aren't as rampant here as they are with most organizations however.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure accountability is even across the organization. Allow your skilled employees to deliver on what they were hired for. Continue to appreciate the hard work given by the vast majority of the people working for the airline.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding corporate culture, great benefits (profit share + share purchase plan)+ unlimited travel privileges"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    exciting, fast paced,profitable, tremendous growth potential for all levels of staff

    Cons

    systems dont keep up with the growth, some depts operate too lean

    Advice to Management

    culture will always be what makes this airline different and critical to nurture and protect it. The new management team is changing the culture and becoming more and more corporate. Big mistake

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