JetBlue Reviews

Updated 24 September 2014
Updated 24 September 2014
290 Reviews
3.7
290 Reviews
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JetBlue President & CEO Dave Barger
Dave Barger
235 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The flight benefits are another fantastic perk as well as the flexibility of work arrangements (in 46 reviews)

  • Flying benefits are great, and the work is interesting (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Depending on the department or location work-life balance can be challenging, career development/growth can also move a bit slowly (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper Management continues to lie and make false promises (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worked for JetBlue since the Airline started...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Captain A320  in  Long Beach, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Captain A320 in Long Beach, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The original individual that started the airline was David Neeleman who had a vision what an airline should be. Bringing back humanity to the airline industry, customer service. JetBlue was the vision of David Neeleman, who had a vision how people should be treated and tried to impart that vision to his employee's.

    Cons

    As the company grew, JetBlue had some growing pains which caused some operating difficulties. Since the airline had gone public on the market, it had a board of directors who did not think that the founder of JetBlue was the right person to run the airline that he founded. So, the board of directors decided to replace the creator of JetBlue. The board of directors replaced David Neeleman with Dave Barger, who has a different view of JetBlue as an airline, but the airline has continued to grow because of it's great start, but I believe most of the original employee's believe that JetBlue would have been better in the hands of it's creator...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask the creator to come back to JetBlue...! A lot of the employee's would feel better about the future, which would probably increase productivity and make an ever better working environment which would increase customer satisfaction... When you make a mistake it's OK to ask for forgiveness...! It is surprising to see how forgiving people can be when you do the right thing...!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Discriminates Against Disabled Employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ticketing
    Former Employee - Ticketing

    I worked at JetBlue full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    At the beginning it was a new company with lots of potential, a big budget and staff freshly picked. The employees were happy and the company rewarded them well with gifts and recognition.

    Cons

    A few years later the company started to loose money, cut back on employee gifts/recognition eventually started eliminating jobs. Before the founder got booted out there was a lot of speculation as to which direction the company was going and why the leaders were MIA all the time. The work load at the time was busy and there weren't enough employees to cover the ticket counters or gates but we managed. On a very terrible day I was injured on the job, because of short staffing, and all the happy moments I had working for this company went down the drain. Soon enough the company's insurance refused to pay for treatment, I was sent home, was denied job modification and the management was told to make my life miserable in hopes that I would just quit. But I didn't. I took those bastards to court never giving up on the job I once thought I loved. I won my case. It still saddens me that they would treat loyal employees in such an inhumane manner but that is exactly what they did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't want to get sued then you need to change your business approach on how you treat employees that get hurt on the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rigid chilly environment

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    Former Employee - IT Systems Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - IT Systems Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at JetBlue as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Organized lots of structure and process

    Cons

    Bad location, do not do a good job of making new employees feel welcome

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow workers to be more creative

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at JetBlue full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flight befits are great, people i work with are great

    Cons

    wroking long days with delays and screaming customers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Long Island City, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY (US)

    I have been working at JetBlue full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great travel benefits (better when also compared to other airlines), most of the people here are extremely caring individuals

    Cons

    Depending on the department or location work-life balance can be challenging, career development/growth can also move a bit slowly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on retention of talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The benefits, matching 401k, flight benefits, people you work with

    Cons

    New leadership is changing, unions are starting to invade the company, worried about losing CEO founder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose sight of your most important assets, the people. Consultants are not always the answer, they have a place in businesses but should not assume they are smarter than the people running the business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reservations Agent  in  Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I have been working at JetBlue part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture! Value based company.

    Cons

    Shfts are based on seniority. But you can trade shifts to add flexibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Interesting...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JetBlue

    Pros

    travel benefits were really great

    Cons

    always being on reserve got tiring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ground operations

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    Former Employee - Ground Operations  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Ground Operations in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at JetBlue full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Travel benefits are amazing. Schedule extremely flexible.

    Cons

    Treatment of employees once they get hurt on the job is horrendous. Used they flexibility againt me. and left me with a permanent injury to my back and terminated my employment. Only abides by the own rules when convinient and also poor management in key bluecities hides most problems that the company has at stations at the expense of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your values. These are meant for costumers and employees alike. Care for your employees especially when they are dealing with injuries and hardship. Also audit your own stations and a unexpected time. You will see what really goes on that's not written on the reports send to corporate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JetBlue

    Pros

    flight benefits, work at home, weekly pay, culture, brand, people

    Cons

    low pay, point system, shift bid

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