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Northwest Airlines Reviews

Updated October 17, 2016
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Pros
  • Good employer, strong base compensation and good benefits (in 4 reviews)

  • The beset airline on the planet, in house training was unbeatable (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • unions were a pain to deal with (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "multiple"

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

    Pros

    During my tenure, management and benefits were excellent

    Cons

    during my tenure I found no cons


  2. "Flight Attendant"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, fairly flexible schedule

    Cons

    Poor attitude among crew members. Poor management.


  3. "pilot"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best job I ever had

    Cons

    company is gone now forever

    Advice to Management

    bye bye


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  5. "Safety Eqyupment Engineer"

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

    Pros

    I worked at Northwest Airlines on a short time contract in support of the life support and emergency equipment configurations during the merger with Delta Airlines. It was a fun and busy time, I found all the personal to be friendly and helpful. I thought it was a great place to work.

    Cons

    Being in Minn. to did still get chilly in March.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Miss the golden days of NWA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northwest Airlines (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. Learned so much from co-workers. A one of a kind place to work in the '90's.

    Cons

    unions were a pain to deal with.


  7. "Lead aircraft inspector"

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    Former Employee - General Inspector/A&P Mechanic in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - General Inspector/A&P Mechanic in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Northwest Airlines (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The beset airline on the planet, in house training was unbeatable. Newest airplanes , good paperwork. Employees that loved there jobs. The UNION was very important a must have item.

    Cons

    The company that is upper management heated the employees, it was a constant battle to not get fired for some unimportant thing. AMFA was a huge improvement over the IAM. I miss working there, but do not miss the mean spirited management.


  8. "DC9 Captain (Retired 2007.)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northwest Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady employment for a great company.

    Cons

    Frequency of being gone from home.


  9. "Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Northwest Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and benefit package was excellent. JOb was occasionally physically demanding

    Cons

    Merged with Delta and mechanics are no longer union


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cogs in a wheel"

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    Former Employee - Reservation Sales Agent, Flight Attendant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Reservation Sales Agent, Flight Attendant in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great travel benefits, decent benefits package, made some great friends, you could Transfer between locations somewhat freely

    Cons

    Terrible pay, treated employees like a number, no upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue


  11. "The flying benefits were Awesome!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I met a lot of Great people, including my husband, flew to many places, great family trips and memories & lots of movement in the company.😆😆

    Cons

    Lost my job when the 2 airlines merged. It should've never of happened! Delta wiped out NWA employees.😬 My husband and I both lost our jobs of 20 years. The pay now for what I use to do, is cut in 1/2 ?! Sad situation.😓

    Advice to Management

    No advice



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