Southwest Airlines Overview

  • Dallas, TX
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1967
  • Company - Public (LUV)
  • Airlines, Airports & Air Transportation
  • $10+ billion (USD)

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Company Updates

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We’re excited to share for the fifth consecutive year, Forbes recently recognized Southwest as a Best Employer for Diversity 2022. The Best Employers for Diversity evaluation was based on four different criteria: direct recommendations from employees asked to give their opinions on a series of statements regarding age, gender, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQIA+, and general diversity in their current workplace; indirect recommendations from participants who work in the respective industry at other employers; diversity among top executives/board; and diversity engagement indicators.
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Southwest received a top score on the Disability:IN® 2022 Disability Equality Index for the third consecutive year! The Disability Equality Index is the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for the Fortune 1000 and America’s top 200 revenue-grossing law firms (Am Law 200) to measure disability workplace inclusion.
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Southwest Airlines Reviews

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"The Best Company I've Ever Worked For!"

29 Jul 2022 - Learning Developer in Dallas, TX
Positive Outlook
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Southwest Airlines practices the element of inclusion more than any other company I've worked with. Everyone has a voice, and the element of respect is unconditionally present at all times. NO WORDS


Honestly, there are no cons currently.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Southwest Airlines

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

Since our inception, Southwest Airlines® has had a passion for putting People first. From our revolutionary beginning, through unparalleled growth and great success, we have always focused on People.

As Southwest® continues to evolve, we dedicate ourselves again to The Golden Rule–to behave respectfully and to work in ways that reflect and embrace how People want to be treated.

We are committed to providing our Southwest Family a work environment where they can be themselves and be recognized for the unique perspectives they each bring forward. Diversity and inclusion aren’t just buzzwords–they’re woven into the way we run our business, and they’re reflected in our world-fam

Diversity & Inclusion FAQs

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Does there seem to be diversity at Southwest Airlines?

...Almost 0% diversity within Senior Leadership, very few advancement opportunities in any group outside of Dallas corporate, most strong benefits are only for Headquarters/Dallas based employees, lack of accountability among tenured employees,...Read More

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Southwest Airlines Interviews

Getting an Interview
Applied online82%
Employee Referral5%

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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I've only made it to the phone interview so far. I know interviewing for Southwest is a lengthy process. Phone interview, then virtual interview with recruiter & IF, then face to face in Dallas.

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Southwest Airlines Awards & Accolades

  • Top Score (100) on Disability:IN's Benchmarking Tool for Disability InclusionDisability Equality Index®2022
  • 2022 Winner – Forbes Best Employer for Diversity (Travel and Leisure category)Forbes2022
  • Most Trusted Airline in AmericaReader's Digest Magazine2020
  • Best for Vets: EmployersMilitary Times2020
  • Top 50 EmployerEqual Opportunity Magazine2020

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Southwest Airlines FAQ

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Does Southwest Airlines offer relocation assistance?

...Tons of flexibility, fantastic 9.4% 401k, flight benefits, competitive benefits package....

19 July 2022

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People Also Ask about Southwest Airlines

Employees rate Southwest Airlines 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 3,768 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

To get a job at Southwest Airlines, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Southwest Airlines and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 81% of employees would recommend working at Southwest Airlines to a friend. This is based on 3,317 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

80% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Southwest Airlines as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.6 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Southwest Airlines.

73% of employees think that Southwest Airlines has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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