Southwest Airlines Employee Reviews about "great benefits"

Updated 21 Jul 2020

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Southwest Airlines Chairman, President & CEO Gary C. Kelly
Gary C. Kelly
1,569 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits with 401k match and annual Profit Sharing(in 226 reviews)

  • "Flight benefits, 9% 401k company match, build your own paycheck(in 173 reviews)

Cons
  • "Also you will be the first to get mandatory overtime(in 95 reviews)

  • "There is no cons for who works hard(in 61 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Agent in Bwi Airport, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, the company culture is extremely positive, employees are taken well care of.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are plentiful, but most will require relocation.

  2. "great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great benefits and awesome leaders that put employees first

    Cons

    accountability isn't consistent and sometimes change is slow to implement

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with a few issues"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Great people, genuinely care for employees, great benefits

    Cons

    Holding people accountable is a major issue bc of culture

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place across the board"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people and people-focused approach from the company as a whole. Great benefits with 401k match and annual Profit Sharing

    Cons

    Southwest is very culture focused and they discourage remote positions because they want teams to be together as much as possible - not really a con unless you are interested in working from home.

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  5. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Inclusive Culture, Healthy Work Environment, Openness to Change (most times), Great Benefits, and Relatively stable work environment

    Cons

    Large company makes navigating growth opportunities a bit challenging

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  6. "I LUV SWA!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southwest Airlines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Servant's Heart, Warrior Spirit, Fun-loving Attitude are the requirements to join this family. And this IS whom you want to call family. Amazing company to join. (And yes, they have great benefits and free travel :)

    Cons

    In a company this large, with so many opportunities, it can be hard to navigate finding your next career step, especially if it involves a department change.

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  7. "Great company, iffy job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support and Services in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, unlimited hours, great pay, great benefits

    Cons

    Shifts are seniority based so your shifts will change every few months. Even years later, you still do not have enough seniority to get what you want unless you want to work overnights.

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  8. "Great experience and wonderful treatment of employees"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Communications Intern in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southwest Airlines for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome work environment

    Cons

    Pay was slightly lower than average for the area (because of benefits)

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Job"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ramp Agent in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay, free travel!

    Cons

    Long hours, holidays, night shifts

  10. "Love my job"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Conseiller in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southwest Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great benefits, great workplace, great management

    Cons

    long hours, long nights, away from family sometimes for extended period

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