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Spirit Airlines Reviews

Updated December 9, 2018
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  1. "Pilot"

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

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

    Pros

    We love our jobs. New contract all is good.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of future merger or acquisition.


  2. "Customer relations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spirit Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Culture is developing and so long and working remotely

    Cons

    none as of yet. Corporate is wonderful to me

  3. "Was wonderful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spirit Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Overtime. Vacation and travel benefits

    Cons

    Point system.for sick time kills employees. Upper management hates mechanics and treats them all as disposable.

    Advice to Management

    Mechanics are not disposable. Stop taking away the preferred schedules and screwing employees who have been there for years to give new people better hours.


  4. "Slowly improving"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast growing, dynamic company. Managment is slowly making the right changes, but needs to move faster. New CEO in January will GREATLY improve morale.

    Cons

    Training is VERY poor. Employees succeed despite the training department instead of because of it. No one receives enough training for the jobs we perform.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a total reboot of the department. Every single person from the Director down should be replaced. New leadership is essential.


  5. "Aircraft Maintenance Technician"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spirit Airlines full-time

    Pros

    * = huge perk!
    DFW Experience:
    decent benefits, family/friendly environment at this station*, a great place to learn and grow as a technician, low seniority required for day shift (~5 years), and competitive pay

    Cons

    DFW Experience:
    corporate and planning plays favorites. For Night Shift, your 30 minutes (which is unpaid) for lunch, is normally only obtainable at the end of your shift. And after months of waiting, we are still waiting on proper rain/winter gear as well as uniforms

    Advice to Management

    personally, i enjoy being busy to an extent. when we are restricted to the point where I'm working with one other person on an airplane that has ~19 man hours of work to be done (equalling to 9.5hrs per person) and the airplane arrives at the gate at its scheduled time of 00:00(midnight) and leaves at 07:20. Leaving us 6hrs and 20 minutes (MAX) to finish 19 hrs of work. The sad part is that this was one of our lighter nights of our busy season.

    I will say that my leads, supervisors, and manager, in DFW, are the reason why I work so hard


  6. "Flight attendant"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experiencing different places and cultures is amazing

    Cons

    I have no cons at all


  7. "Flight Attendant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spirit Airlines full-time

    Pros

    My employees are the best

    Cons

    Better management is needed

  8. "Good money, poor treatment"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spirit Airlines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits! Decent pay, flexibility once you “ get a line

    Cons

    Constantly changing upper management bringing in new ideas that creates chaos. Discriminatory “ support center” managers


  9. "flight attendant"

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

    I have been working at Spirit Airlines part-time

    Pros

    great schedule once you've acquired seniority, great health benefits, flight benefits and great coworkers.

    Cons

    sick calls are tough in the airline industry.

    Advice to Management

    Firing/hiring needs to have a better vetting process


  10. "Great Pay and Benefits but Very Unhealthy and Unsafe Place to Work..."

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great co-workers, excellent benefits

    Cons

    unmaintained aircraft, lots of unsafe working conditions which can cause permanent health problems for crew and passengers

    Advice to Management

    This could be a great job if the airline would just maintain their aircraft and fix their ongoing maintenance issues.