Alaska Airlines Reviews

Updated 23 August 2014
Updated 23 August 2014
77 Reviews

3.7
77 Reviews
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Alaska Airlines President & CEO Bradley D. Tilden
Bradley D. Tilden
34 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Intern Airport Services

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    Former Employee - Intern for Airport Services  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern for Airport Services in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Alaska Airlines full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and coworkers. You can fly for free anywhere that Alaska flies. Alaska is a very open a forward thinking company. The take care of their employees and most of the current employees love to work for the,m

    Cons

    Seattle weather is not the best. Also the salaries are not that good. However, the benefits are very good. Your flight benefits apply to you immediate family and parents. they can call fly for free

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Family Orientied Company

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

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

    Pros

    Work with great people. Great culture and values.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Management  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Management in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Alaska Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company with an workforce that is committed to its mission.

    Cons

    The pay is low compared to other like type jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great support from station managment but not from corporate management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alaska Airlines full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They offer great medical and 401k match programs. Flight benefits are great too. The employees care about one another like a family.

    Cons

    Station employees work long hours and are paid low wages because their union is not strong in comparison to other airlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make hiring/firing decisions with employee's needs and ramifications to them as your focus instead of over-valuing the financial implications to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, great people

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

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

    Pros

    -Flight benefits
    -Best pay in the industry

    Cons

    -Hard to get seniority. Most of the employees have been there 10+ years and they have little turn over and very few new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Alaska Airlines IT - Unraveling

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    Current Employee - IT Senior Level  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Senior Level in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is a Pro. This is very helpful if you want to work with folks that only do 40 hours/week. It's also a friendly work environment (to its detriment).

    Cons

    It's not a place to go if you're interested in being treated as a profession IT person. Recommendations are only given value when it comes from an outsider under the guise of Consultant.

    Very little is expected of the personnel. This leaves an environment riddled with issues and a leadership team that is not truthful to upper level management. It's the Emperor Has No Clothes moment.

    There are many managers/directors here that is much more focused on fear and not making mistakes. Therefore, we have many systems experiencing technology debt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your good people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Tibco Developer Intern

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    non client centric,not hard core IT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Managers aren't always the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's be nice if there was a better review process for management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun but not worth it

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

    I worked at Alaska Airlines full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not being home for any and every holiday, long hours, strange hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alaska Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good, people mostly positive

    Cons

    lots of politics and expectation to "marry" your job. Not family friendly. Do not promote enough women.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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