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SkyWest Airlines Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Best flight benefits in the industry (in 102 reviews)

  • Company offers great health care, retirement, pay scales and travel benefits (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • Ridiculously low pay (in my station I got paid less than a local fast-food worker) (in 44 reviews)

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

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  1. "Aircraft technician"

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

    I worked at SkyWest Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, and training. Good place to start. lots of OT

    Cons

    Low pay, and non union.


  2. "Great job. Great people. Awesome company."

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

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Best flight benefits worldwide. Can pick up work out of base.

    Cons

    Pay does not reflect workload

  3. "Great Company to work for"

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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

    The employment culture and 'family' feeling makes working here wonderful.

    Cons

    The pay could be a little more competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. "The Best Regional"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Less pay than bigger airlines. Less exciting overnights.

    Cons

    Best regional in the business. Multiple partners which means multiple flight benefit options. Small aircrafts (depends if you don't like to be around a lot of people). Long probation period.


  5. "Flight attendant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great travel benefits
    Great environment
    You will feel appreciated
    Compensated well

    Cons

    It is a regional airline

    Advice to Management

    Management is great in getting and keeping the right talent


  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Awesome travel benefits. Great people. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Don't have too many international flying options.


  7. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - CSA Lowes in Pasco, WA
    Former Employee - CSA Lowes in Pasco, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flights are so awesome to work with

    Cons

    time managment make sure to show up on time

  8. "Flight Attendant"

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

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

    Pros

    great company atmosphere and many incentive programs for employees

    Cons

    ready reserve life is a bit hectic and unpredictable


  9. "Flight Attendant"

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

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time

    Pros

    SkyWest is a growing airline and a good place to get in the door start flight attendant career, as some people interview at bigger airlines up to 12 times. After you get past reserve period, there can be lots of flexibility in the job. You get benefits to fly standy on delta, american, united and alaska.

    Cons

    Working in the airline industry is difficult. You work a lot of hours sitting in the airport and boarding passengers where you don't get paid. Some people don't mind this because of the flight benefits. But I don't understand how the industry gets away with it. This is how it is in all flight jobs not just SkyWest. So it'll be this way at delta, united, ect. You only get paid once the airplane door is closed. So you have to check-in board passengers, unload passengers, etc without getting paid. You don't make much money at all. And you don't have a lot of support from leadership, support. They just kinda throw you out there and you're expected to make it to work, keep up with all the new rules and policies on your own. You're kinda working for yourself. Also, people are sometimes not at their best when traveling so you have to deal with unhappy people. Management in this company is very clicky. With the exception of one management person who I LOVE and is very qualifed.. It feels like co-orporate people hire their friends and not who's really qualified. Training is horrendous. The girls their are unknowledgeable and mean-girlish. If they like you then they'll be nice to you, it feels like hazing in college and is very weird. There's no respect until you graduate and then all of a sudden they'll treat you like real people. I think it paints a very old school bad image for the company and I'm embarrassed for them.


  10. "Maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Disconnect between management and employees


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