Compare Southwest Airlines vs JetBlue BETA

See how working at Southwest Airlines vs. JetBlue compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Southwest Airlines vs. JetBlue. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Southwest Airlines

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JetBlue

Employee Ratings

  • Southwest Airlines scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 1923 reviews)
Southwest Airlines employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than JetBlue employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 1222 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
Southwest Airlines employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than JetBlue employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Southwest Airlines employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.8 higher than JetBlue employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Southwest Airlines employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than JetBlue employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.8
Southwest Airlines employees rated their Senior Management 0.7 higher than JetBlue employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Southwest Airlines employees rated their Culture & Values 0.6 higher than JetBlue employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Southwest Airlines Ceo Gary C. Kelly
92%
92%Gary C. Kelly
Southwest Airlines employees rated their CEO Approval 17% higher than JetBlue employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
JetBlue Ceo Robin Hayes
75%
75%Robin Hayes
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
83%
Southwest Airlines employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than JetBlue employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
73%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
76%
Southwest Airlines employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 22% higher than JetBlue employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
54%

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What Employees Say

  • JetBlue had 41 more reviews than Southwest Airlines that mentioned "Flight benefits" as a Pro.
  • "Mandatory overtime" was the most mentioned Con at Southwest Airlines.
  • "Crewmembers" was the most mentioned Con at JetBlue.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 222 reviews)
"Flight benefits"(in 173 reviews)
Pros
"Flight benefits"(in 214 reviews)
"Travel benefits"(in 98 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Mandatory overtime"(in 95 reviews)
"No cons"(in 60 reviews)
Cons
"Crewmembers"(in 49 reviews)
"Airlines"(in 43 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

I worked at Southwest Airlines

Pros

Great company culture where everyone feels included and supported. The intern program was fantastic with many opportunities to develop professionally as well as socially.

Cons

No downfalls to note for my experience.

"Reservations"6 Oct 2016

Reservations

I worked at JetBlue for less than a year

Pros

Great leadership, fun environment, fabulous company culture. The travel benefits are great. A company you can be proud to work for. Working from home is wonderful

Cons

Strict schedule but trading is allowed. Pay is a little low. Sometimes you feel like a number

Advice to Management

Listen to the front line when making important decisions that impact the employees. More incentives and higher pay.would go a long way

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