Delta Air Lines Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
604 Reviews
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Pros
  • The pros of working here are the "perks" the major one being the flight benefits (in 148 reviews)

  • Travel benefits are amazing, you can travel the world if you take advantage (in 67 reviews)


Cons
  • Flight benefits are moot when there are no seats on over-utilized aircraft (in 20 reviews)

  • Work-life balance in Finance can be a challenge (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    flight attendant

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexibility, travel benefits, good insurance and 401K benefits. opportunity to fly international if desired. Professional working environment. Easy jump seat policy to travel when commuting.

    Cons

    You can't make plans that you can count on during the month due to being on reserve when you start working. It takes a while for pay to be high enough to lie comfortably.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The flight benefits, while a challenge to use sometimes, are wonderful. Flexibility is the key. Overall Delta has a great culture. I've seen the company in bad time and in good time and now is a great time to work for Delta. People are friendly and the company is really investing in their employees now that financially the industry is moving forward. Delta is leading the way.

    Cons

    Work-life balance in Finance can be a challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    My experience at Delta Air Lines was delightful and difficult in regards to leadership diversity.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Delta Air Lines as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Delta Air Lines headquarters offices is the employees. You feel like you are a part of the family.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges that I saw and experienced while working at Delta Air Lines headquarters were very slow to no promotion opportunities and very low pay rates for non-management employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should share some of the purse by increasing pay rates and make an effort to promote the minorities. In observation most regular employees are causation and part time/temporary employees are minority. What's with that?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Not what it used to be

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    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They are a very large global carrier, so you will have minimum connections throughout the world while traveling.

    Cons

    It is difficult to transition to other positions within the company. Pay structures are based on old culture that is geared towards "promotion from within", which bumps you up 10% in pay or to the minimum of the payscale for that position, whichever is greater. External hires are given higher starting pay that is more commensurate with market pay. Managers are all competing against each other for favor, so there is not a lot of real effort in collaborating. If anything, peers root for you to fail so they appear more competent. Due to extreme downsizing, managers were doing a lot more with a lot less, and post bankruptcy promises that the Leaders that stuck out the pay cuts and got the company through the hard times, would be the Leaders of the company. This didn't happen. A new CEO ushered in a new culture and the merger with NWA just brought new problems to resolve. There is no work-life balance, if you're not putting in 60 hours or more a week, you must be a slacker.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Overall, it was a good experience. I worked in a small team with an excellent adviser. Flight privileges were awesome.

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    Former Employee - Co-Op Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Co-Op Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Delta Air Lines as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    I personally worked on a great team and the flight benefits were amazing.

    Cons

    Its a bit bureaucratic and slow to change anything. They have systematic processes in place that use very old technology. There isn't much time to use flight benefits and they aren't that fun unless your really into tourism or you have friends in far away places.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Over 10 years within various roles in marketing communications

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Delta Air Lines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flight benefits! Great culture that celebrates its people.

    Cons

    Middle management (in an attempt to please upper management as the pressure is on to outperform already high performance) can be very political and cut throat. Organization can be very siloed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Senior Leadership team. Middle management (in an attempt to please upper management as the pressure is on to outperform already high performance) can be very political and cut throat.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company overall, great work environment.

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flight Benefits
    Good work environment
    Good 401K matching
    Profit Sharing

    Cons

    Typically less pay than industry standard for engineers
    Flight Benefits can be really difficult to use during certain times of the year and certain places (never know if you will make the flight)
    Extremely anti-union.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Winning company trying to do it right

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    Former Employee - In Flight Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - In Flight Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Delta Air Lines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mostly I liked the: Benefits, people, opportunity

    Cons

    Mostly I didn't like: Federal regulation, boring training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience working with live aircrafts!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interiors Engineer - Co-Op in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Interiors Engineer - Co-Op in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Hands on experience
    - Provided real solutions to real time problems
    - Amazing flight benefits

    Cons

    Dull work at times. Inflexible work hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More team building exercises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sr Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Delta Air Lines full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flight benefits are good. Work life balance is really good. People are nice and hospitable. Most managers are flexible.

    Cons

    No working from home mostly. Salary slightly less than market rate due to flight perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Up the pay, embrace innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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