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SkyWest Airlines Reviews

Updated June 16, 2018
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SkyWest Airlines President and Chief Executive Officer Chip Childs
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  • "Low pay tends to lead to high turnover" (in 49 reviews)

  • "Lots of nights away from home but if you love an adventure it's awesome" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "It’s your company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Scheduler in Saint George, UT
    Current Employee - Crew Scheduler in Saint George, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Strong communication between management and employees. Flight and additional benefits. Family important and concerned about work life balance. Their mission statement is clear.

    Cons

    None that I can think of now, but it’s making me type twenty words so I will just type until I hit the required amount I guess

    Advice to Management

    Continue to remain active with communication and development of employees. Allow for movement and diversity of job duties.

    SkyWest Airlines Response

    May 17, 2018 – Employment Standards Specialist

    Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback.


  2. "flight attendant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SkyWest Airlines part-time

    Pros

    great management, good benefits for employees

    Cons

    nothing, loved working for skywest

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

  3. "You have a name, but you are a number"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines part-time

    Pros

    Flight benefits, although you are coded behind your mainline partners when you are flying on their metal.
    Excellent exercise on the ramp.
    Fun environment when the crew is team oriented.

    Cons

    Bait and switch when it came to your shift options. They tell you that all that is required for P/T work is 12 hours per week, but to plan on some 15 to 18 hour work weeks. Doesn't happen if you are flex, which was never discussed in the orientation interview. Plan on 18 to 20 hours, with no time off...unless you trade with someone. Good luck with that as most are working F/T jobs, with very little leeway to help out. Some employees resort to paying out of pocket to get shift covered so that they can use the benefits, etc.

    Advice to Management

    You need to have a better retention program, or at least get one going as you are seeing a lot of individuals quitting due to scheduling issues that are nearly impossible to trade off...unless you want to pay someone.
    More importantly, have your managers and supervisors spend a little more time learning about their fellow team members. I have a name, but apparently my employee number is what I'm better known as on the job.


  4. "Just to get your foot in the door"

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    Former Employee - Ramp Agent in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Ramp Agent in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SkyWest Airlines (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing Co-Workers that turn into family, travel benefits, and learning about the airline industry

    Cons

    CEO AND UPPER MANAGEMENT SUCK!!!! health benefits suck, the layoff very quickly, only care about the money that comes to their pockets

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and stop chasing every penny


  5. "Broke"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice co workers and pilots
    Travel benefits

    Cons

    The most broke I’ve ever been
    Very hard to live off unless you live in cheap Crashpad and don’t have other bills

    Advice to Management

    Training is way too stressful and hard to even enjoy.


  6. "Skywest Airlines"

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    Current Employee - Ramp Agent in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent in Denver, CO

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good flight benefits, get to travel

    Cons

    Everything else, low pay work outside


  7. "Captain CRJ"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, okay pay, and livable duty regs.

    Cons

    Reserve the first year is rough, but scheduling is fair all things considered.

    Advice to Management

    Manage from the bottom up.

    SkyWest Airlines Response

    May 21, 2018 – Employment Standards Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback! We appreciate hearing about your experience.

  8. "Customer Service Agent"

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    Former Employee - CS Agent in Lax, GA
    Former Employee - CS Agent in Lax, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SkyWest Airlines part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management in Head Quarters.

    Cons

    Line supervisors can be tough.

    SkyWest Airlines Response

    May 21, 2018 – Employment Standards Specialist

    Thank you for your review! We appreciate your input.


  9. "Great Place to Be!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - First Officer
    Current Employee - First Officer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great crews, feels like family when you're on a trip. Great maintenance!

    Cons

    Lacking on pay. Fast expansion means hard to get time off.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay across the board! They say "Employer of Choice"...increasing pay and quality of life will make it that way. SkyWest has rapid growth which is great, but recruiting the strongest and best pilots will be much easier with comparable pay. Even better would be TRUE industry leading pay.

    There are MANY good things about SkyWest that don't make it out to be public knowledge...times where chief pilots and the company help the employees. That is what make the employees stay and retire there.

    Don't get me wrong in any of this review...SkyWest is an amazing place to be. Regardless of pay, if there were to be another massive slow down in the airline industry, SkyWest is the place to be employed. They have never furloughed a pilot and have always made a profit. Ultimately we have fantastic and smart management. Just a few fixes to pay and quality of life and we as a company will become unstoppable!

    SkyWest Airlines Response

    May 21, 2018 – Employment Standards Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback! We appreciate hearing about your experience and are glad to learn that you enjoy working at SkyWest and enjoy the team comradery.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job, great benefits, flexibility after you gain seniority

    Cons

    Long days, can be inflexible at times.

    SkyWest Airlines Response

    May 21, 2018 – Employment Standards Specialist

    Thank you for your review! We appreciate your input and are glad to see you would recommend SkyWest as an employer.


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