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SkyWest Airlines Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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SkyWest Airlines President and Chief Executive Officer Chip Childs
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  • Extremely low margins make good salaries impossible - expect low pay for awesome travel benefits (if you can afford to do anything once you get there) (in 46 reviews)

  • Lots of nights away from home but if you love an adventure it's awesome (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Flight attendant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Love how the company takes care of you! Also great spending time with my pilots and getting the chance to sit at the cockpit!

    Cons

    Low pay and sucks being on reserve

    Advice to Management

    Be a little bit more informative on how to bid for schedules. But other then that, it’s awesome!


  2. "Flight Attendant"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for over 15 domicile to choose from. Largest regional you can choose which carrier you want to fly from month to month

    Cons

    Being on reserve, away from family

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Flight attendant"

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

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Seniority was gained quickly and was able to have a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Being based far from home


  4. "Great Company Overall"

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    Current Employee - First Officer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - First Officer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SkyWest is a great company that really cares about people - their employees and customers. Fantastic training program and great crews!

    Cons

    The pay is not as high as it should be.


  5. "Pilot"

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

    I worked at SkyWest Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Great training, variety of bases/aircraft/routes, multiple partnerships, better job security than most regionals, and good people.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility with scheduling department, minimum days off with no ability to drop/swap trips, pressure not to call in sick, and globalization of PBS bidding software.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Flight Attendant"

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

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time

    Pros

    wonderful travel benefits, a very flexible schedule

    Cons

    uncoventional lifestyle and hard to balance work and life being gone a lot.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. "Accessory shop Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SkyWest Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free flights was the best i think

    Cons

    can't really say there is one

    Advice to Management

    nothing.

  8. "GREAT"

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

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with, best travel benefits in the business!

    Cons

    can't really think of any


  9. "Flight Attendant"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at SkyWest Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Travel a lot , nice hotels wonderful customers that appreciate you. You get to meet many interesting people from around the world.

    Cons

    The company take no ownership for giving wrong information. Childish unprofessional Flight Attendants that seem to have no moral compass


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Flight attendant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SkyWest Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start as a flight attendant

    Cons

    Pay is barely livable. As with all regional airlines.


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