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SkyWest Airlines Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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SkyWest Airlines President and Chief Executive Officer Chip Childs
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  • Ridiculously low pay (in my station I got paid less than a local fast-food worker) (in 43 reviews)

  • Lots of nights away from home but if you love an adventure it's awesome (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Easy interview"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the questions are listed on Glassdoor that their going to ask, so I literally went over what I was going to say and I was good!

    Cons

    Interviews in May and training doesn't start until August 15.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing


  2. "Definitely not a cubicle job - work inside and out"

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    Current Employee - Cross-Utilized Agent in Butte, MT
    Current Employee - Cross-Utilized Agent in Butte, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Fun Job Great Travel Benefits - work is always challenging but having the opportunity to work counter, gate and ramp is super!! Love the diversity and meeting folks from Everywhere!

    Cons

    Very low Pay - split shift hours - flight loads periodically make it hard to utilize your flight benefits - sometimes stressful


  3. Helpful (2)

    "FA"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at SkyWest Airlines (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Travel Benefits were good if you had a chance to use them. Meet different people daily. Travel and stay in kool hotels.

    Cons

    Low pay, favoritism. Management will give bad advice and leave you holding the bag to get fired. NO UNION.

    Advice to Management

    Be integral , Get a real union, Take ownership when you do something.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Flight Attendant/IF Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant/Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant/Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent quality of life enhancements with flexible work schedules, profit sharing and performance bonuses.

    Cons

    Lower pay rate but the quality of life benefits compensate for this in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Make "reserve life" better to increase retention. Add "long call" or 4 hour call out for reserves.


  5. "Must Love Travel"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits! Tons of travel opportunities with multiple airlines and many opportunities for growth in thee company.

    Cons

    Constant travel and the pay leaves something to be desired.


  6. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the people I work with and the benefits, the training and continuing education is great. Proud to work for an airline with a strong focus on safety

    Cons

    Schedule can be difficult at times, may be away during holidays or special family events. Work days can be long at times

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your loyal employees


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in St. George, UT
    Current Employee - Analyst in St. George, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SkyWest partners with four major airlines - Delta, United, American, and Alaska so there are great flight benefits (free flights) from each partner plus discounts from dozens of other airlines. The work atmosphere is very friendly, inviting, and relaxed. SkyWest also offers health care, vision, dental, stock purchase plan, scholarships, and other benefits.

    Cons

    Most positions are paid well under the national average for similar job titles, often in the lowest 10%. Vacation and Personal Days start accruing after 6 months of service, but you can't use any vacation until after 1 year of service.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Flight Attendant"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been working for SkyWest for 3 years now. I thought I would be here for 6 months and move on to another airline with bigger planes and international routes. I can't express how much I love this company. The first year is really hard to adjust to. It's a crazy, demanding schedule with poor pay. However, if you can make it past your first year, it's an incredible job! After 2 years, I was able to get the schedule that takes 20+ years at a legacy airline to achieve. I love my job and would recommend it over any other airline. We are the happiest group of flight attendants in the industry!

    Cons

    Small airplanes that service smaller cities. We only do Mexico and Canada as international destinations. You can visit exotic locations with your benefits on your off days. However, most working overnight cities are pretty boring in small-town-USA.


  9. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - E175 CA in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - E175 CA in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management cares, new airplanes, high pay (for a regional), good bases.

    Cons

    Airline is growing and losing it's family feel.

    Advice to Management

    Try and go back to the roots.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "A lot of responsibility for the wage of a teenage dishwasher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Above Wing Customer Service in Saint George, UT
    Current Employee - Above Wing Customer Service in Saint George, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flight benefits. Opportunity to relocate.

    Cons

    Horrible pay. Poor management. High Turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people what they are worth. Live up to the promises put forth in training. Listen to your own mission statement and follow it.


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