Alaska Airlines Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated 10 May 2020

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Alaska Airlines President & CEO Bradley D. Tilden
Bradley D. Tilden
349 Ratings
Pros
  • "401k matching/ employee stock options and bonuses/ flight benefits/ flexibility with schedules and trades(in 105 reviews)

  • "Great people, outstanding travel benefits, enhanced PTO and Parental leave(in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, outdated culture, poor leadership(in 34 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance is not great in many of the managerial positions(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great Airline"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    - Great people and company culture

    Cons

    - Low Pay compared to industry

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    "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and extra pay incentives.

    Cons

    Initial low pay. No pay for training.


  3. Helpful (8)

    "WARNING: Don't waste your IT career here!!!!!!"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Programmer/Analyst in SeaTac, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flight benefits, when you can actually get on

    Cons

    Disorganized leadership, continued lies from IT management, low pay, 0% chance of growth.

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  4. "Fun place to work"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent 

    I worked at Alaska Airlines full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is for the flight benefits. Once you have good seniority like most airlines your schedule can be more flexible.

    Cons

    Low pay, outdated culture, poor leadership.

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    "Senior Recruiter"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free flights and the CEO doesn’t have any idea what is going on with department heads.

    Cons

    Worst management in the HR Department. No growth, low pay, no career path, lies. Do not even work here if you’re an HR Professional. Not one of member of management has emotional IQ above a 5th grader.

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  6. "Great company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Call Center Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. Friendly environment. Good opportunities to move in the company

    Cons

    Low pay for call center

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    "Customer Service Agent"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CSA in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alaska Airlines part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flight benefits and able to trade off shifts.

    Cons

    Too many cons. The pay is practically minimum wage (very close to it) and the company expects a lot out of you. You are forced to be a part of the union and union dues come out of your check ($64.78). The union has not proven their presence, they don't do anything but take your money, it's a scam. Alaska Airlines has grown a lot, there are not enough gates and staff to accommodate the growth therefore you will be doing the work of 2 or 3 people. Huge turn over rate, lots of people quit and so they're always hiring. I couldn't even keep up with staffing changes. When you factor in the low pay, less than desirable duties, having to work under Leads who are lazy, lack emotional maturity and are uneducated, your time is worth more somewhere else.

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "There are Good Unions and Bad Unions... Alaska Airlines has a Bad Union"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alaska Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Free flights, opportunity to transfer to other locations

    Cons

    Hostile work environment among employees, hazing, poor trainers, the union guidelines are not in the favor of the employee during the 6 MONTH PROBATIONARY PERIOD, seniority is based on age within hire date (older gets priority on schedule selection by date of birth), low pay. Overall their new hire process where they send you to Seattle is a ploy, they tell you how great Alaska Surlines is and how great a place it is to work then you start training and it’s nothing like they made it seem. Side note: Alaska Airlines is a great company TO THEIR CUSTOMERS NOT THEIR EMPLOYEES!

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  9. "Ramp Service Agent"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ramp Service Agent in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Space available - free travel, healthcare insurance, retirement benefits, knowledgeable and skilled senior level co-workers, great training program, ability to trade shifts with co-workers, Lots of different schedules and varied jobs to seek out

    Cons

    Most supervisors seem disconnected from subordinates, 6 months AND 1050 hours of probation (excessive), low pay, covered by a useless labor union (which is also disconnected from its paying members).

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    "Great place to work at"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time

    Pros

    work at home, overtime, flight benefits

    Cons

    strict on absences, pay is low

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