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Alaska Airlines Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
Alaska Airlines – US – “A Flight Departing from Honolulu”

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

3.5 76 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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    Great place to work - perfect for someone starting out in the workplace

    Customer Srevice Agent (Current Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsFlexible schedules, great health benefits, awesome coworkers

    ConsThere are no glaring cons, I love this company.

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

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Pilot Scheduler

    Pilot Scheduler (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsWhat a wonderful job, great people and life/work balance. Time off policies are bid on and are based on your seniority, with that said it is easy to trade among your co-workers for time off.

    ConsSalaries could be greatly improved! You are a union employee however the customer service union is very weak.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive preferential treatment for CSA's to convert to Flight Attendant.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    It's a great airline to work for!

    Project Management and Analytics (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsGood working environment, good colleagues, and good retirement package are big pros of the company.

    ConsChange management is a huge challenge in this place with all outdated technology and also salary is slightly lower than other major airlines.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's time upper management realized the need to update all their outdated technology on a periodic basis throughout the company to prevent future irreparable loss.

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

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    Quite "forward thinking"

    Customer Service Agent (Former Employee)

    ProsThis company is very pro-employee when it comes to providing for their employees. They provide many company resources for issues that arise in our personal lives. Many opportunities throughout the year to earn kudos and additional perks based I performance. Lots of training.

    ConsLike all airlines.....the schedule is the schedule. So if you need to call in sick, or need an emergency family leave...you need to have the time in your flex-type account or you need to find someone to cover your shift. Attendance is the main priority for employment. But...it keeps the employees from being lazy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen implementing changes...run it by many employees to get their "ground level" experience to let you know what the change will REALLY impact down the line.

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

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    Great company!

    Engineering (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsGreat people to work with, all my coworkers were friendly and loved having me there. The company itself has amazing benefits and a great outlook. The most friendliest airline in the US. Flexible work hours were a plus.

    ConsThings can get down a little slow but they have a lot of projects that are being worked on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work!

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

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    customer service agent

    Customer Service Agent (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA (US)

    ProsGreat people to work with

    ConsGreat company to work for. No regrets

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    In Flight Supervisor (Current Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsI've been with Alaska Airlines for 10 years and in the airline industry since 1977. Alaska has a terrific culture, small company feel and a diverse workforce. Very happy to be part of this great team!

    ConsAdvancement is limited due to small number of available leadership openings given the size of the company.

    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 (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsYou o not have to work long hour days, you get nice layovers, compensation package is great, and its a great place to be a flight attendant

    ConsNo really a con I see

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

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    Fun PT Job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA (US)

    ProsPeople are willing to help you with days off, traveling is the best!

    ConsHours are based solely on seniority.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working for Alaska Airlines is "North of Expected"

    Supervisor (Current Employee)

    Pros-The "Alaska Spirit" and friendly work environment
    -Ancillary training and career development programs
    -Travel Benefits
    -Performance-Based Incentives

    Cons-Knowledge Management -- company could do more to harness the "tribal knowledge" of its employees.
    -Odd working hours for frontline employees
    -Career development incentives for union employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementNever forget what the airline means to Alaskans. It is more than just transporting people from place to place. For Alaskans, this airline is an essential link in the supply chain, and they often rely on its cargo operations for transporting basic necessities to and from remote villages. Although it is primarily a passenger airline, senior leaders must not forget the crucial role its Cargo Operations department plays.

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

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