Alaska Airlines
3.3 of 5 63 reviews
www.alaskaair.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

Alaska Airlines Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
Alaska Airlines – US – “A Flight Departing from Honolulu”

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3.3 63 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Alaska Airlines President & CEO Bradley D. Tilden

Bradley D. Tilden

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great people and culture

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

I worked at Alaska Airlines as a contractor for more than a year

ProsAlaska has a cadre of loyal, long term employees which speaks well of the company. The culture is generally open and collaborative which makes it easy to come to work every day. They use the PTO model instead of dividing the world into vacation and sick time. Bravo.

ConsLess than market compensation.is the biggest drawback, but less so in IT. Travel benefits make up for that though.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing. Running a *profitable* airline these days is something to brag about!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company

Flight Attendant (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time for more than a year

ProsLove the travel benefits. Sitting on the beach is great!

ConsPay isn't the best. Going to lame places or having to fly on your day off can be the worst.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Over the top, family-knit tight, team environment.

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA (US)

I worked at Alaska Airlines part-time for more than 3 years

ProsEmployee's really do care about the customers and definitely travel experience is wonderful. The friendships turn into close family protective committed unity. The bond of love for work and family carries the work load pass the above and beyond mark. Truly the foundation of Alaska Airline holds true today! Caring, Customer Service, and Loyalty that's Alaska.

ConsThe stress of the airline business is the reality at Alaska as well.
Pilot strikes cause delays or cancelation and that makes the public
very stressful to work with, which robs the whole travel experience
awful.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to acknowledge the efforts and hard work the employees do. Add bonus's and incentives to help compensate to harshness of the stress the public puts on the employees.
Give back upgrade decision making to employees to customers to bring back repeat business. It's the little things that count!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company with outstanding values

CSA (Current Employee)
Anchorage, AK (US)

I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time for less than a year

ProsAmazing benefits and people to work with

ConsPoor pay and horrible schedules all based on seniority

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your new hires as they burn out easily due to the worst schedules and most difficult times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company that immerses you within the airline industry!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Alaska Airlines as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe internship really exposes you to all the aspects of how an airline company is run on a daily basis.

ConsDown time when managers are overly busy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Family Orientied Company

Flight Attendant (Current Employee)
Anchorage, AK (US)

I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time for more than a year

ProsWork with great people. Great culture and values.

ConsBeing a flight attendant you're away most of the time from home

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Tibco Developer Intern (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at Alaska Airlines as an intern for less than a year

ProsWork culture,Big Data,real time data analysis and completely new domain .

Consnon client centric,not hard core IT

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company works hard to maintain a small company feel, even though it's a large company.

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

I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time for more than 8 years

ProsEmployees are very courteous and work hard for the same goal.

ConsManagers aren't always the best.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's be nice if there was a better review process for management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company

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

I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood work/life balance and great culture. Great if you like traveling. Really nice people, friendly upper management.

ConsLower paid. They don't invest on their people, technology or development. But that probably comes with the industry.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company cares about you

Director (Current Employee)
SeaTac, WA (US)

I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat place to work; family like, company cares about its employees

Conslack of diversity in upper management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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