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Southwest Airlines Reviews

Updated 22 July 2018
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Southwest Airlines Chairman, President & CEO Gary C. Kelly
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, able to work what you want" (in 159 reviews)

  • "Did I mention the flight benefits" (in 135 reviews)

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  1. "Because college says so 😁"

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Hyderabad
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Such a great job for a comedian and a server..
    Our thoughts match Yo ✌

    Cons

    I won't be able to have home food and will stay away from my culture 😲😵😢

    Advice to Management

    Watch INDIAN MOVIE- HAPPY NEW YEAR
    YOU'LL DIE LAUGHING 😂


  2. "Emerging Leadership Development Program"

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    Current Employee - Emerging Leadership Development Program in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Emerging Leadership Development Program in Dallas, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture, profit sharing, company match 401k, growth potential.

    Cons

    Unions, move around to grow, change (if u don't like it)

    Advice to Management

    Learn the contract

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Flight Attandant"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southwest Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture promotes individualism and doing your thing to make the customers come back for more.

    Cons

    First couple years are tough as you are on-call and working weekends and holiday's. But it's not a secret and you need to be prepared to put the time in.


  4. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southwest Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits - retirement, health, and flight. Friendly people and casual dress.

    Cons

    Vacation time is limited at first, unless you are able to negotiate prior to hiring.


  5. "Work Smarter"

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    Current Employee - Ramp Agent in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible, great benefits, great people

    Cons

    Physical labor, poor management, a lot of mandatory ivertime

    Advice to Management

    Hire more veterans


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Benefits. Environment. People. Love what I do.

    Cons

    Slow to adopt technology sometimes


  7. "Bad"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people and helping them with there flight issues

    Cons

    They treat there employees in the worst way possible

    Advice to Management

    People who work there are human beings not kids

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Southwest has probably one of the best Company cultures out there. The People are truly what makes Southwest great, you won't find more supportive Cohearts and Leaders anywhere else.

    Cons

    Not the highest salary pay, but the benefits make up for that.


  9. "Love Southwest"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility Paid Time off Free Days Pick up shifts for more money

    Cons

    Mandatory Overtime Can take some time to get enough seniority to get the hours that you prefer


  10. "Best Airline"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southwest Airlines full-time

    Pros

    The company treats you right.

    Cons

    Depending on which area you work it can sometimes be bureaucratic


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