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SkyWest Airlines CEO Chip Childs
Chip Childs
146 Ratings
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  • "low pay slow pay increase schedule(in 57 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Company."

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great Company. They take such good care of employees. One big family!

    Cons

    None....Wish the pay was a little better. But, we are the highest paid Regional Airline.

  2. "Good Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - First Officer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good travel benefits Great aircraft maintenance Good hotels on overnights

    Cons

    Scheduling vacation is hard, most of the company is understaffed.

  3. "Great part time work if you can do it!"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines part-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Flight benefits are super for you and your family!

    Cons

    Hourly wage is low; minimum wage.

  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - First Officer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A nice environment featuring teamwork and training

    Cons

    Don't see any cons at this compny

  5. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to work with the best crews out there!

    Cons

    Reserve life is rough, but worth it!

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Flight Attendant"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I love the flexibility the job offers. We have so many bases, it would be hard to not get your first choice of the base you want. If you don't get it out of training, you will in a month or two.

    Cons

    Working on the smaller aircraft like the CRJ's when it's raining or snowing the curtain doesn't really help. You get cold and wet.

    Advice to Management

    Let FA wear heavier coats during the cold months.

  7. "Great Community, Fun Job"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SkyWest Airlines full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun job, great benefits, travel, wonderful crewmembers

    Cons

    On-call / reserve status / inflexible scheduling at first

  8. "Great Company - Needs a livable wage"

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

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Flight benefits available from partner carriers and ZED fares. Health, dental, ADD, Short Term Disability. Min income is based on 18.27 starting wage and a 76 hour guarantee for reserve status. Per diem is 1.90 All flights hours worked between 77 to 85 is base flight hour pay plus per diem. 86 to legal limit has a 5 dollar additional amount added to base rate. Recommend reducing to minimums and savings before tackling...

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    Cons

    All FAs start on reserve and depending on the base you can be on reserve over one year. When trying to search for other work to supplement income, other employers, the reserve status makes finding a flexible second employer difficult. The pay is great if you want to have this as a fun job with assistance of a partner or family or staying in a crash pad. I would not try to make this a primary income source unless it’s...

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    Advice to Management

    It’s boasted that this organization is the highest paying regional airline in the industry; however, raise the bar and pay a more livable wage. Especially, since the wages are paid based on the Railroad Labor Act and not standard Labor Laws. Part of the corporate philosophy should center on employee rentention.

  9. "Flight Attendant"

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      I worked at SkyWest Airlines full-time

      Pros

      Get the beginning experience of being a flight attendant at a legacy

      Cons

      Low pay for the flight attendants , it can be a struggle

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      "flight attenddant"

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      Current Employee - Flight Attendant 

      I have been working at SkyWest Airlines part-time

      Pros

      quality of life, independent, no boss

      Cons

      hard to negotiate salary increase hard to drop schedule

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