Alaska Airlines

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Alaska Airlines Reviews

Updated Jul 08, 2014
Alaska Airlines – US – “A Flight Departing from Honolulu”

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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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    Fast Paced, High Pressure Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of interesting people, great travel benefits, extensive route network can literally take you places you never thought you would go.

    ConsVery high stress environment, with long hours and an expectation that salaried employees will work 50-60 hours a week most of the time. The airline industry as a whole is very competitive and cost-conscious, and Alaska is no exception. Do not expect great benefits / perks, outside of the travel benefits (which can be hard to take advantage of). Pay is generally below market when compared to other Seattle-area companies, but is probably in line with other airlines.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I had a positive experience with Alaska Airlines.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe training from my position as a flight attendant was very complete and comprehensive. The groundcrew and the aircrews work together well as teams and it made the work so much easier.

    ConsMy only complaint was that I was going to call and did not move up very much because they were not hiring so it was difficult to be on reserve all the time and have a personal life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs a flight attendant on reserve it would've been nice to have been able to trade days off more easily. I also would've liked to of known my manager a little better.

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    Great company

    CARGO (Current Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsAlaska Airlines is a great company to work for. Lots of opportunities to advance. Wonderful travel benefits as long as your flexible.

    ConsFlight benefits can be difficult to use. Everything from shifts, vacation, & flight benefits are based on seniority.

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

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    Fun job overall

    CSA (Current Employee) Anchorage, AK (US)

    ProsGreat coworkers. Nice travel benefits. Works well around my family but I have been there a long time. Much better than a desk job, always busy. (sometimes too busy)

    ConsBusy and often understaffed. Having to work with the public can be a challenge at times. Very odd shift work and starting pay is low. Always new things to learn which can be both good and bad. Flights are full, harder to fly standby.

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

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    Great people and culture

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

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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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