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Southwest Airlines Interview Questions

Updated 19 Nov 2014
Updated 19 Nov 2014
194 Interview Reviews

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Flight Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Southwest Airlines.

    Interview Details

    Received a letter to come for an interview....I had one interview and was hired that day. Went for drug screening and was called for a class date a month later.

    Negotiation Details
    Take whatever they offer if you want the job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 16 people found this helpful  

    Flight Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Southwest Airlines.

    Interview Details

    Initial Phone call interview, if passed, they will invite you to a group interview with 25+ people. They are asking questions and going around the room. They are talking turns talking with everyone. They will leave the room and watch you on video from another room to see how you interact. They are looking for outgoing talkative people. Look sharp! Ladies wear a suit too! Look like a flight attendant! Full hair and Make up. Guys look shgarp! No facial hair. Short hair, clean cut. You SHOULD know that day if they send you to the next step. They may ask you to stay for a one on one, or they will call you back in for a one on on. Don't worry if you don't find out that day. If you don't hear from them in a week. You most likely didn't get it.

    Interview Questions
    • They use STAR system so be PREPARED! They ask random quesations like tell me about a most difficult customer exprience, most irate customer and how you handled it. They want people who don't need conatant supervision and can get along well with others. NO AND LOW DRAMA. They are focusing on your customer service skills!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me the inflight class with pay , 30 days in Dallas, three main meals are taken care of, snacks and laundry facilities are not. it was like $1000 total and you don't get paid until you leave. You arent gauranteed to get position until you graduate. Then thats when you get the offer. I think it now starts at $21 something an hour.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Flight Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Southwest Airlines in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume online, got a call for a phone interview a few months later. Phone interview was very laid back and easy. Asked questions about my previous work experience, as well as why I left former jobs. They sent me on to the next step which was F2F interview. Southwest flies you to your interview and flies you back. Which is a plus in this industry! Interview was easy and laid back. Asked questions about why I want to be a FA, and work for Southwest, etc. Also asked to name a situation in which I had an angry customer and how did I handle it.

    Interview Questions
    • What would be the most challenging part of working as a Flight Attendant?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Flight Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at Southwest Airlines in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Sent in resume December 2013 and received an email stating I would receive a call with in 2 a weeks. Received the call 3weeks later and it was the actual phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Vague question was" Tell me about customer service. ". Caught me off guard as there was nothing specific regarding the subject . I was informed that I would receive an email if I would go on to the face to face interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Ramp Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Southwest Airlines in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online in May 2014 and received a call from a recruiter within 2 weeks. Did the telephone interview and I told them I had a morning part time job. The whole time I go through both interview processes they never said I had to quit to job. If you have another job it could possibly conflict with this one so be careful. The whole process took a month which is very fast. I accepted a part-time position but on the first day of training was offered full-time.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Procurement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Southwest Airlines in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    They e-mail you once they get your application to set up a phone interview. The phone interview was about 15 minutes and they just ask the basic questions. My phone interview started an hour late so it was also cut shorter because of that. If you make it past the phone interview then you go to Dallas for an in-person interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself. What is your biggest weakness? What is your greatest Strength? Why do you want to work at Southwest?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Material Store Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Southwest Airlines in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Simple, behavioral, resume driven. They asked more about my previous work, project I did, challenges I faced, How can i help them,why southwest airlines. Which skills I have, do i have airline background, from when I can start

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Customer Service Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Southwest Airlines.

    Interview Details

    Initially applied online -had a phone interview and days later a F2F, with the same recruiter. The F2F interview basically wanted to know how your previous exp related to interetest position. Your personality MUST be fitting w/ SWA! They are all about persnality and fun atmosphere.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were hard! Or unexpected! At all.. just asked specifics about tell me about a time when, customer is not satisfied, what would you do type of questions.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None, it's was already learned upon the phone interview.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Southwest Airlines.

    Interview Details

    Several phone interviews, then face-to-face interview in Dallas. I had a very positive experience meeting a panel of employees from the market planning department in person. Recruiters were very friendly, both on the phone and in person.

    Interview Questions
    • Interesting question about the intersection of Southwest and the arts.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Airline Pilot (First Officer) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Southwest Airlines in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Fantastic process and people conducting the interviews. Really tried to sell their company to you as much as you were trying to sell yourself to them. Three part interview - Panel (one HR person and a pilot), Logbook review (one pilot), Line Oriented Interview 7 min scenario (two pilots). Great brief before it started by their Director of Hiring.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you applied with any other airline? (Tough question because you don't want to say yes, but being honest is important to me)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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