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Horizon Air Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  • Very low pay for work while workload continues to increase with empty promises of positive change (in 22 reviews)

  • Long hours (sometimes 6 or 7 legs a day), terrible pay, Alaska treats the horizon crews horrible (alaskas ugly step child) (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome people have always been treated with respect"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Horizon Air full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can learn all aspects of air carrier aviation under one roof. Good opportunities for learning. There are many job titles to pursue and some upward mobility.

    Cons

    Owned by Alaska Airgroup. There is an open purse for Alaska Airlines sister company Horizon will always be Regional airline regional pay scale raises fee and far between.


  2. "Flight attendant"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Horizon Air full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great health and travel benefits

    Cons

    Inefficient sporadic schedule, low pay and micro managed. Frequent cancelatons

    Advice to Management

    Give and over all picture of where you want to go as an airline , some gyudence then LET US DO IT. Stop the micro managing.

  3. "Good Part-Time job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flight Benefits, 401k, Health, Dental.
    Fun coworkers.

    Cons

    High turnover in management. Constant changing of policies.


  4. "PSA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Horizon Air part-time

    Pros

    -Flight benefits are good if you can get on a plane to get out Boise
    -Offer health insurance, 401K, ESP, quarterly bonuses (though not distributed often due to the criteria around it)
    -Some really great employees!

    Cons

    -No performance expectations
    -Lack of station consistency from leadership - 12 people and many of them are not on the same page
    -No performance feedback from leadership
    -Low pay for the work
    -Early shifts (04:30 AM start time)
    -Frequent irregular operations which means you have to stay past your scheduled off time until you're given permission to go home
    -Lots of workplace gossip
    -Minimal changes are made to better employees
    -Employee input might be encouraged but acted on - forget about submitting suggestions
    -Work every weekend and every holiday


  5. "Only work for foot in aviation or employee benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Horizon Air full-time

    Pros

    Extremely flexible hours, work benefits, and above average health benefits

    Cons

    Very low pay for work while workload continues to increase with empty promises of positive change. Exceptionally high turnover rate that keeps increasing. Lack of honest communication and common for blatant lies to occur from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate honestly to your workers and make real positive changes to company. Pay your workers more so they are are not stuck with lousy workforce from lower to management.


  6. "GSA"

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    Current Employee - GSA in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - GSA in Spokane, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Horizon Air part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flight benefits and fun to work outdoors

    Cons

    Pay is very low. They send you to training for a week and you have to pay for your own meals.


  7. "I am Alaska!"

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    Current Employee - Flight in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Flight in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome managers and co workers.

    Cons

    Long days with short layovers

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for being so caring!

  8. "Great benefits, but crazy schedule"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Bellingham, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Horizon Air full-time

    Pros

    -great team of employees that look out for each outer
    -flight benefits
    -amazing health insurance

    Cons

    -double and triple split schedules
    -regularly worked to the maximum allowed by law. Up to 16 hours in a day and only 8 hours minimum off for rest
    -bid on work schedule biased on seniority


  9. "Training Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Horizon Air full-time

    Pros

    Flight benefits are decent but most flights are always full

    Cons

    No room for growth, bad management


  10. "Not eoe compliant, nepotism"

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    Current Employee - Station Agent in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Station Agent in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Horizon Air full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Better airline . Travel benefits

    Cons

    Nepotism, hire on looks not qualifications. Not eoe compliant

    Advice to Management

    Hire for airline qualifications, 8 yrs experience in airline business and they rather hire off the streets for what someone looks like.


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