Compare Southwest Airlines vs United Airlines BETA

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

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United Airlines

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 1836 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 2880 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
Career Opportunities
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Southwest Airlines Ceo Gary C. Kelly
91%
91%Gary C. Kelly
CEO Approval
United Airlines Ceo Oscar Munoz
88%
88%Oscar Munoz
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
80%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
83%
Positive Business Outlook
70%

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What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 214 reviews)
"Flight benefits"(in 166 reviews)
Pros
"Flight benefits"(in 425 reviews)
"Travel benefits"(in 279 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Mandatory overtime"(in 88 reviews)
"No cons"(in 55 reviews)
Cons
"Flight attendants"(in 66 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 61 reviews)
Featured Review
"Best Employer"23 Jan 2020

Current Employee - Aircraft Navigator

I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time for more than a year

Pros

Culture, People, and Profit Sharing

Cons

Career advancement and Lack of Innovation

"Sales Intern"31 Mar 2019

Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

I have been working at United Airlines

Pros

Amazing experience to meet and interact with corporate executives. Being an intern gives you plenty of opportunities to travel for business and fun.

Cons

Corporate working environment with thousands of co-workers

Job Postings