Compare Southwest Airlines vs Great Western Railway BETA

See how working at Southwest Airlines vs. Great Western Railway 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. Great Western Railway. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Employee Ratings

  • Southwest Airlines scored higher in 1 area: Positive Business Outlook.
  • Great Western Railway scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 2871 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 121 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
Career Opportunities
4.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
Compensation & Benefits
4.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
4.1
Great Western Railway employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Southwest Airlines employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Culture & Values
4.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Southwest Airlines Ceo Gary C. Kelly
89%
89%Gary C. Kelly
CEO Approval
Great Western Railway Ceo Mark Hopwood
90%
90%Mark Hopwood
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
82%
% Recommend to a friend
96%
Great Western Railway employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 14% higher than Southwest Airlines employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
73%
Southwest Airlines employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than Great Western Railway employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
68%

Salaries

Great Western Railway has 206 more total submitted salaries than Southwest Airlines.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Air Hostess1 Salaries
£37,441/yr
Trainer1 Salaries
£21,102/yr
Customer Service Assistant1 Salaries
£20,325/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Host20 Salaries
£28,006/yr
Train Manager10 Salaries
£39,896/yr
Customer Service6 Salaries
£24,844/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Southwest Airlines.
  • "Free travel" was the most mentioned Pro at Great Western Railway.
  • "Mandatory overtime" was the most mentioned Con at Southwest Airlines.
  • "Shift work" was the most mentioned Con at Great Western Railway.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 329 reviews)
"Flight benefits"(in 246 reviews)
Pros
"Free travel"(in 20 reviews)
"Gwr"(in 13 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Mandatory overtime"(in 122 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 76 reviews)
Cons
"Shift work"(in 12 reviews)
"Trains"(in 7 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Program Lead

I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

While no company is perfect, Southwest as a whole strives to be perfect and that speaks volumes. This company values you as a person and wants to make sure you are happy. The heart of Herb Kelleher... and Colleen Barrett still beats strong at Southwest.

Cons

I honestly can't think of any for my department.

Advice to Management

The only thing I would offer is to take time to see what the everyday worker is doing. Walking a mile in someone's shoes does a lot for developing empathy and creating trust.

Current Employee - Train Driver

I have been working at Great Western Railway full-time

Pros

4 days weeks Good pension Overtime avaliable

Cons

High level of concentration needed

Job Postings

Southwest Airlines has 151 more recently posted open jobs than Great Western Railway.
Recent Jobs
Recent Jobs
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