Compare Alaska Airlines vs Southwest Airlines BETA

See how Southwest Airlines vs. Alaska Airlines compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 524 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 1829 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Alaska Airlines Ceo Bradley D. Tilden
80%
80%Bradley D. Tilden
CEO Approval
Southwest Airlines Ceo Gary C. Kelly
91%
91%Gary C. Kelly
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
68%
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
61%
Positive Business Outlook
82%

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What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Flight benefits"(in 98 reviews)
"Travel benefits"(in 53 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 213 reviews)
"Flight benefits"(in 166 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low pay"(in 35 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 18 reviews)
Cons
"Mandatory overtime"(in 87 reviews)
"No cons"(in 55 reviews)
Featured Review
"Amazing!"7 Jan 2020

Current Employee - Congessional

I have been working at Alaska Airlines part-time

Pros

Great hours and the staff always worked diligently

Cons

Management was horrible in every station

Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Medical/Dental Benefits 401 match profit sharing travel benefits

Cons

stressful at times during weather delay

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