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JetBlue Ground Operations Reviews

Updated 8 May 2020

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4.1
78%
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JetBlue President/CEO Robin Hayes
Robin Hayes
25 Ratings
  1. "A lot of opportunity for growth"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ground Operations 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JetBlue part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flight benefits are great, just pay tax for international travel

    Cons

    Low starting salary comparable to other airlines

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  2. "JetBlue Ground Ops"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ground Operations 

    I have been working at JetBlue full-time

    Pros

    Free Flights Shift Trades Could work as much as u like (80 Hour Max Per Week) Weekly Pay

    Cons

    Working in all types of weather No Union


  3. "Really good company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ground Operations in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JetBlue part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They really care for their employees "crewmembers"

    Cons

    Salary should be higher compare to other US airlines.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Ground Operations"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ground Operations in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at JetBlue part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flight Benefits, flexibility (sometimes), that’s pretty much it

    Cons

    Low pay, crappy schedules, poor management, and bad work conditions

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  5. "Jetblue"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ground Operations 

    I have been working at JetBlue full-time

    Pros

    Very good company to work for everyone is very nice and helpful throughout the interview process

    Cons

    Slow interview processes other than that very good company to work for

  6. Helpful (6)

    "A part/time Job You Can Sink Your Teeth Into"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ground Operations in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JetBlue part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Incredibly diverse set of colleagues A grass-roots work environment where you feel like a professional Great travel benefits, access to health and dental at 30 hours, performance bonuses and profit sharing no matter how low you are on the totem pole, Easy to trade to tailor your schedule to your life after 90 days. Great training down in Florida. Very good direct relationship between crew and management. No union needed (yet) People love the company (and will tell you that when they see you in uniform). Competitive starting pay rate. Able to snag pass rider seats on our own flights pretty readily.

    Cons

    The company is evolving from founding principles slightly and work conditions are slowly changing too to look like the big guys. Like any airline job, you can get bounced quickly if you aren't dependable (on-time, safe, polite to colleagues. (this is actually also a plus of working for Jet Blue if you care about your work) Low "top out" for senior hourly employees compared to major airlines. Seemingly many mid-managers from HQ are clueless about how the job actually works on the ramp and at the counters...so their interventions can be frustrating and counterproductive. Very limited upward mobility within the company, especially from the field to HQ positions.

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  7. "Great benefits, bad management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ground Operations 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JetBlue part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent flight benefits, dental and eyes plus matching your 401k.

    Cons

    JetBlue is a good company but the really issue is management in some stations like mine in FL. They just turn the rules again you and they just do what they want to do. Overworks the CM, few people working in the station just to save money and you will see a lot favoritisms. That why we want the Unions for the GO CM. Also those A190 need some repairs in their bins. Someone can get a serious injury.

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  8. "Amazing company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ground Operations in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at JetBlue part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really good company to work for with great culture, good people to work with and many opportunities to grow from within.

    Cons

    First 90 days can be challenging because you can't trade shifts until after probation period.

  9. "great company."

    4.0
    Current Employee - Ground Operations in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    travel , flexible, can work more to make more.

    Cons

    certain leadership, not consistently structured.

  10. Helpful (9)

    "Good Job That Could Be Better"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ground Operations in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at JetBlue full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ability to trade away or pick up extra hours as long as a quarterly minimum is met. Depending on your department you may have a lot of down time where you sit around waiting for assignments (could be a considered a con to some). Shifts are bid quarterly by seniority (your schedule may change if you don't have enough seniority to hold the line you want. You can pick up overtime shifts after only working 30 hours in a week. TVs with Directv and NFL Sunday Ticket in the breakroom (I have sat and watched entire footballs games on Sunday). Free flights for you and your parents, spouse (can choose any other person if not married), children (under 24 yo) on a space available basis. Reduced rate space available travel on many other airlines. 401k match up to 5%, and an additional 5% of your earnings deposited into your 401k quarterly even if you don't contribute to your 401k (you will get 15% of pay into your 401k for only contributing 5% of your own money).

    Cons

    Sick time and vacation time are accrued weekly instead of given at the start of the year. They also come from the same bank so you have to choose between taking a vacation or getting paid when sick. Medical and dental have steep weekly premiums with a huge deductible, and a separate and expensive ER copay that doesn't apply to your deductible. It's a 24/7/365 operation. Shift times are terrible. You either start super early (5am or earlier) or end super late (1am or later). Not a lot of shifts with weekends off. There are people with 10+ years that still cannot get Sat/Sun off. You must work holidays if they fall on your regularly scheduled work day, and not all holidays pay overtime like other airlines. Attendance policy is terrible with added punishment for calling out on or near holidays (you won't get holiday pay for calling out the day before or after a holiday). They require a doctors' note for any absence over one day or you receive added discipline. If you pair that policy with their terrible health insurance it's a slap in the face x2. When their operation falls apart (which is a regular occurrence) they will force you to stay and work mandatory overtime or you will face discipline. They review every piece of compensation and benefits separately and at different times, and often give pay raises that are negated by an increase in health insurance (or some other benefit) at a later date. This is done so that employees do not notice that there is no actual net gain when getting a raise. Most policies contain an extreme amount of legalese and leave a lot of gray area so they can be interpreted by the company as they see fit. Management is overbearing and likes to micromanage the place so badly that it effects efficiency and morale. Pilot and flight attendants have organized into Unions to reach better compensation and treatment by the company. Ground Operations department is trying to organize currently as well. Company offers profit-sharing, but has recently revised the formula for calculating the pay-out which makes it almost impossible to receive. Company also offers a quarterly incentive (cash) program that is based on unrealistic company performance goals that many employees have no control over. These goals are more than often not met, and no pay-out is given. Very limited upward mobility unless you are constantly spending time chit-chatting with management. Random drug tests no matter what position you work. Zero tolerance drug/alcohol policy, and they will fire you for smoking pot even if it is legal where you live. Once you make top pay you will have a bulls eye on your back, and they will be very creative in finding ways to discipline and ultimately fire you (for making too much money). Promotions are given to those who say "yes" the most instead of based on intelligence (about the job) or actual leadership ability.

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