Alaska Airlines

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Alaska Airlines Reviews

Updated 13 October 2014
Updated 13 October 2014
91 Reviews
3.6
91 Reviews
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Alaska Airlines President & CEO Bradley D. Tilden
Bradley D. Tilden
42 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The flight benefits was the best part of the job (in 14 reviews)

  • Supportive of work/life balance I wasn't there for very long so I can't say much more (in 6 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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    Avionics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Anchorage, AK (US)
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Anchorage, AK (US)

    I worked at Alaska Airlines full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None-the company is not a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Poor manager and working hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Job Application

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines

    Pros

    Good name in the industry

    Cons

    Needs significant improvement in the Job Application portal. It is pretty much outdated and is almost like a dinasour. I bet a number of prospective candidates will run away with such pathetic navigation!

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great support from station managment but not from corporate management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They offer great medical and 401k match programs. Flight benefits are great too. The employees care about one another like a family.

    Cons

    Station employees work long hours and are paid low wages because their union is not strong in comparison to other airlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make hiring/firing decisions with employee's needs and ramifications to them as your focus instead of over-valuing the financial implications to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Alaska Airlines IT - Unraveling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Senior Level in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Senior Level in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is a Pro. This is very helpful if you want to work with folks that only do 40 hours/week. It's also a friendly work environment (to its detriment).

    Cons

    It's not a place to go if you're interested in being treated as a profession IT person. Recommendations are only given value when it comes from an outsider under the guise of Consultant.

    Very little is expected of the personnel. This leaves an environment riddled with issues and a leadership team that is not truthful to upper level management. It's the Emperor Has No Clothes moment.

    There are many managers/directors here that is much more focused on fear and not making mistakes. Therefore, we have many systems experiencing technology debt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your good people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    betrayed by management as they succumbed to the intimidating poisonous culture of the senior flight attendants

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Alaska Airlines full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the young enthusiastic flight crews

    Cons

    severe job instability, poor pay, overworked flight crews, corrupt management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    You know how to hire great people, you just don't know how to keep them!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Alaska Airlines

    Pros

    Before working for Alaska Air I thought that they were the "Cadiallac" of Airlines. After working there not so much.

    Cons

    Flights were oversold, delayed or mechanicals and Supervisors were never around to support the front line employees the supervisors went into hiding. Alaska Air should eliminate the unions as they were only good for protecting poor preforming employees. Overtime was never distributed evenly amoung all employees. If you were a new hire and you didn't volunteer every 48 hours to work overtime you were automatically given mandatory overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The hiring process was like the reality shows on television today. You have to pass rounds of interviews to go to the next round of interviewing. My day started at 800 and ended finally at 1800 that evening. I thought I was going to be hired for a job paying $100K plus, instead of $10.15 per hour. You know how to hire great people, you just don't know how to keep them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Complete lack of Leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pilot in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Pilot in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines

    Pros

    They have nice new aircraft and the employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Management is comprised of bean-counters who know nothing of leadership or accountability. Their only mission is to fill their pockets and thus only concern is shareholder returns. They put safety below their own interests and that is not good in the airline business. In their defense they have put out some great ideas like RNAV approaches and the "Airport of the Future." The milage plan is also good. Mainly, the way they treat employees is awful and there is no leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect and understand that customers and shareholders will be taken care of better by satisfied employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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