Alaska Airlines

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Alaska Airlines Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
86 Reviews
3.7
86 Reviews
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Alaska Airlines President & CEO Bradley D. Tilden
Bradley D. Tilden
40 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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  1.  

    Overall a good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic

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

    Pros

    This company has given me some opportunities that some may had not when I first entered the aviation field. Although nothing is perfect, it's what you make of your career will decide how you perceive this company. There are advancement opportunity and movement within the company is possible. As most companies the pay is not industry leading, but is averge maybe higher.

    Cons

    Cons in this company are the same as all large corporations. Working midnight shift weekends and holidays are in every aviation job. In the Work center there is no recognition other then what is contractually required. So don't expect pats on the back for a job well done, that is what paychecks are for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to innovate and find new ways to increase production thru technology. Personal recognition for achievements should be offered. Educational benefits should be offered.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Happy, Pay-It-Forward Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Boardroom Concierge in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Boardroom Concierge in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Alaska Airlines part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a family atmosphere; employees truly love their jobs; the company is successful and profitable; it has a small company feel; they give bonuses and extra payouts quarterly when profitable; they are the recipient of the JD Power Award for seven years running.

    Cons

    Starting pay isn't the best, but it improves with time; airline jobs are challenging because of the nature of the business (ie. flight delays, changes, etc, causes unhappy & frustrated customers.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only thing I can suggest is to order some new airplanes with TV/movie screens on each seat. The divi-players are not of very good quality.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, awesome travel benefits, feels like family

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

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time

    Pros

    The culture and people here make this such a great place to work. Travel benefits are amazing, and are the ultimate perk of working for an airline. Flexible schedules, good work/life balance, and plenty of PTO also means you are actually able to use the travel benefits. Management is really starting to invest in IT to bring in the latest technologies and practices, which makes this a very exciting time to be working here particularly as a Software Developer, but also for any role in IT. Lots of training opportunities allow you to grow and gain knowledge.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than other competing tech companies in the area, and we are still in the middle of a transformation in IT to a more agile process, which can cause headaches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in IT so we can keep innovating to make us the easiest airline to fly. Keep us independent!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

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

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

    Pros

    Very organized company, good co-workers (some)

    Cons

    No one seems to be on the same page past working on the aircraft, to many differences at various stations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have rotating schedules for employees with children because making people work the entire weekend and manage to try to spend time is impossible, family values are not valued by upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with employees who care and a bright future ahead!

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

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

    Pros

    Consistent profits and bonus payout each year. Great PTO program. Senior leadership is very visible and the company cares what employees think and looks for ways to constantly improve the work/life balance. Well run, great operational performance and pride in remaining an independent airline.

    Cons

    Salary is very average and limited career growth potential once you reach a certain level. Middle management can be a frustrating place at times because of the need to appease senior leaders who can be very "hands on."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    People oriented company, Profit oriented IT division

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

    I worked at Alaska Airlines as a contractor

    Pros

    Feels like family. Small company with sweet dramas. People oriented company

    Cons

    IT has a very top-down/ comman & control culture. Not just the leadership, but also people in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage, inspire and motivate people. Trust them. They are all intellegent!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I had a great time working as a brand ambassador for them in Seattle, people really love them!

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

    I worked at Alaska Airlines as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Alaska was a fun company to work for, they really care about their employees and their customers.

    Cons

    We worked outside so it was cold.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10. 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!

  11.  

    I Love Alaska.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Call Center Operations in Kent, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Call Center Operations in Kent, WA (US)

    I have been working at Alaska Airlines full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flight benefits, compensation, community events,

    Cons

    union rules, Seattle weather, Seniority charts..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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