Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Southwest Airlines, Unparalleled Opportunities

    Jun 23, 2021 - Senior Avionics Engineer in Dallas, TX
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    Pros

    The pros of working at Southwest Airlines (SWA) were too numerous to count. We worked hard, but had fun & there was always a true family atmosphere. There were also unlimited possibilities for learning & growing in your career & at all levels I always felt I had just as much authority & autonomy as I was willing to work for & take on. I was with SWA for 24 1/2 years & worked in a wide range of maintenance related jobs & environments, starting as an A&P Mechanic & ending as an Avionics Engineer. I never would have left if SWA hadn't offered a stellar early-out package in response to the COVID crisis which enabled a long dreamed of move to Ireland.

    Cons

    I can honestly only think of one minor downside to working for SWA. When I started we had a fleet of about 200 aircraft. When I left it was a fleet of about 700. There was a very, very tight family atmosphere when I started & some of that was lost with the growth. Note that I said some, it was still very much present, just diminished, an unavoidable side effect of growth. The bottom line is that SWA always was & remains an exceptional work place. I never would have left if they hadn't offered a stellar early-out package in response to the COVID crisis which enabled a long dreamed of move to Ireland.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company

    Oct 21, 2021 - Ramp Agent in Oakland, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Flexibility with shift trades Flight benefits Lots of breaks

    Cons

    Poor management Weather conditions Poor equipment

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Excellent company

    Oct 21, 2021 - American Airlines Flight Attendant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fun LUVing company, great benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, days away from home.

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