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Alaska Airlines Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2014
Alaska Airlines – US – “A Flight Departing from Honolulu”

Alaska Airlines – US – “A Flight Departing from Honolulu”
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 75 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Alaska Airlines President & CEO Bradley D. Tilden

Bradley D. Tilden

(33 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The flight benefits was the best part of the job (in 13 reviews)

  • I love the Travel Benefits of this job, the other flight attendants that I fly with, and all the exciting towns we go (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Very odd shift work and starting pay is low (in 6 reviews)

  • Poor pay and horrible schedules all based on seniority (in 3 reviews)

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    Work, work, work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) SeaTac, WA (US)

    ProsThe flight benefits was the best part of the job. It was nice to go visit family every month.

    ConsFlying standby is not what it's cracked up to be. I like to call it "the lottery"... I still get stressed out whenever I'm at the airport from years of anxiety! For the position, the salary was horrible. The don't feel like I had a good work/life balance while working there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou're employees are playing too many hats and working far too much. Salaries need to be re-evaluated to match competitors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hero to zero

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood flight benefits. Some nice people in many customer faced departments. The company is really customer friendly, but what really counts (safety) is lacking.

    ConsMiddle /Upper Management are stupid and have no credibility with their employees or the FAA. Have many fines and investigations for non-conformance. Safety and reporting problems is smoothed over with a huge turnover in the department with replacement by unskilled engineers. The VP of maintenance is expecting a major accident and is critical of engineering for good reason.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would clean house in engineering managers ( and many lame engineers) and believe the maintenance management/mechanics are very good. Keep up the smily face in the rest of the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    This company values length of employment more than actual work done.

    Software QA Engineer II (Current Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsMost employees are very nice.

    ConsIt's very hard to move around in the company because there's so much favoritism. It's emphasized internal candidates will be treated differently, but their application process filters out internal candidates. So it's very hard to move forward without knowing the right people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs to start recognizing current employees. The lack of attention has been causing many current employees to start looking for advancement elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ramp Service Agent (Former Employee) Fairbanks, AK (US)

    ProsFree flight benefits. Medical benefits.

    Conshigh stress and low pay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun but not worth it

    Flight Attendant (Former Employee) SeaTac, WA (US)

    ProsThe flight benefits... but even then traveling non-rev is a headache

    ConsNot being home for any and every holiday, long hours, strange hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport your new flight attendants, it should be a time to learn and grow with the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Broken systems, no accountability, lack of focus

    IT Project Manager III (Current Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsPersonal time off, flexible schedule, occasional telecommuting

    ConsIT systems are old and in constant need of repair. Very limited investment in improving behind-the-scenes operations. As far as project management goes, the budgets are undefined because labor isn't planned or tracked well. Schedules are never met because resources are spread too thin and personnel don't feel compelled to meet a schedule. Scopes are constantly in flux.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus! Implement and enforce use of a labor planning/time keeping tool that is easy to use. Make people accountable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Brand but Frustrating Middle Management Career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsDecent benefits, including flights (when not full)

    ConsMiddle management is squeezed to perform more and more with less while upper management enjoys secretive "perks" and front line (union) are paid well through contracted wages and benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork toward increased transparency, honesty, and internal succession planning. Train, mentor, and promote from the inside to gain trust and loyalty. Performance Based Pay (formerly profit sharing) should be the same percentage of wages or salary company-wide and not higher for upper management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Frustrating and Unfulfilling

    Designer (Former Employee)

    Pros- The individuals are nice enough to work with.
    - They are flexible with their hours and personal time off.

    Cons- If felt like, I imagine, working in a cave. The building was run down and had all sorts of issues. Even the light fixtures and sinks wouldn't work properly.
    - Management would give little respect to those working under them.
    - Many people were not qualified to work in their positions.
    - No "perks" and terrible benefits.
    - Little to no recognition given.
    - One person would be expected to do the work of an entire team. Meaning positions were not filled and people were over worked.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    overall unfulfilling

    Reservations Agent (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ (US)

    Prosflight benefits
    health and vision benefits

    Consuncaring management
    not alot of recognition for a job well done

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    Productivity focus squeezes the life out of employees for low pay.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsThey are active in the community and many of the employees are great people.

    ConsFlight are full and it's hard to take time off that has been accrued so travel benefits are difficult to use.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlaska Airlines is lean enough. Give employees new equipment and learning opportunities to grow. Give some raises and have less controlling middle managers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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