Compare Alaska Airlines vs Virgin America BETA

See how working at Alaska Airlines vs. Virgin America 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 Alaska Airlines vs. Virgin America. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Alaska Airlines

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Virgin America

Employee Ratings

  • Alaska Airlines scored higher in 4 areas: Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Virgin America scored higher in 4 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Career Opportunities.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 563 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 332 reviews)
Virgin America employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Alaska Airlines employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
3.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
4.2
Virgin America employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Alaska Airlines employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Alaska Airlines Ceo Bradley D. Tilden
84%
84%Bradley D. Tilden
Alaska Airlines employees rated their CEO Approval 33% higher than Virgin America employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Virgin America Ceo C. David Cush
51%
51%C. David Cush
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
72%
% Recommend to a friend
74%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
57%
Alaska Airlines employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 15% higher than Virgin America employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
43%

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What Employees Say

  • Alaska Airlines had 61 more reviews than Virgin America that mentioned "Flight benefits" as a Pro.
  • Alaska Airlines had 32 more reviews than Virgin America that mentioned "Travel benefits" as a Pro.
  • Alaska Airlines had 11 more reviews than Virgin America that mentioned "Low pay" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Flight benefits"(in 105 reviews)
"Travel benefits"(in 59 reviews)
Pros
"Flight benefits"(in 44 reviews)
"Travel benefits"(in 27 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low pay"(in 34 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 18 reviews)
Cons
"Low pay"(in 23 reviews)
"Alaska airlines"(in 17 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager

I worked at Alaska Airlines full-time for more than a year

Pros

Exceptional people, culture and leadership.

Cons

Moves slowly with pockets of inefficiency.

"virgin great"29 Mar 2018

Former Employee - Cabin Crew

I worked at Virgin America full-time

Pros

plenty - pay - hours - staff - uniform

Cons

none - i love this company so friendly

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