SkyWest Airlines Employee Reviews

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crazy schedule
Flight Attendant (Former Employee) –  Denver, COFebruary 12, 2017
The crew culture is good, scheduling, and management can be supportive depending who you talk with. Overall the company is good but reserve life is hard before you become a line holder. The probation period is also a year which is longer than any other regional perhaps even mainline.
Pros
benefits
Cons
scheduling
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Great job with good flying opportunites
Customer service, Ramp agent (Former Employee) –  Aspen, COFebruary 10, 2017
Great people in a great environment. Too bad I live 120 miles from that airport and the schedule was impossible with 2 to 3 hours travel.
Pros
Working with airplanes and free travel
Cons
too far to drive daily with the schedule
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Great people and benefits
Wine Director/ Lead Bartender (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTFebruary 7, 2017
I have been with Skywest for just shy of 17 years. The people make this one of my favorite jobs. Great benefits for front line employees.
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predictable, uncaring, and mundane
Cross (Current Employee) –  Ash, NCFebruary 4, 2017
The only thing good I can say about it is the flight benefits. Other than that this job sucks. Management doesn't give a rats butt about the employees. Women will work the counter and gate, while men will work outside loading and unloading planes all for a whopping $8.50 an hour.
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Good Airline
A&P Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COJanuary 29, 2017
I'd say it's very stable and they don't work you too hard which is nice. Great benefits. Pay negotiations have been going on a long time and they really are pretty conservative when it comes to increasing your hourly bonus.
Pros
Flight benefits, job security, fun environment
Cons
Not the best pay
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Inconsistent and Unreliable
Flight Attendant (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJanuary 26, 2017
If you need your income, don't depend on your employment with Skywest. They will promise you they need you and you will never work the minimum hours, but you will.
Pros
Extensive knowledge of airport
Cons
Hours
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Very fast fast paced constantly changing environment
Cross Utilized Customer Service Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Missoula, MTJanuary 22, 2017
Loved the company for the most part. Only left due to location closure and did not want to relocate at that time. Cross Utilized position was great. Every day seemed like a new day. You had an appreciation for every aspect of the job.
Pros
Loved my co-workers and the travel benefits
Cons
The public can be trying at times
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Great place but not for me
Airline Transport Pilot First Officer (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJanuary 20, 2017
Great experience but not for me, would recommend to those that are young and ready to go explore the places beyond their living room
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Flew with some wonderful, professional crew members
Flight Attendant and Inflight Instructor (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UT and Portland, ORJanuary 20, 2017
Amazing job that afforded me travel through the U.S. And opportunity to work with and learn about both fellow crew members and passengers from all over the world. The job kept me on my toes with many emergencies, both with plane and illness of passengers.
Pros
Fun, fast environment
Cons
Difficult hours
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Management plays favorites, lazy culture station
Operations Agent (Former Employee) –  Boise, IDJanuary 18, 2017
The GM is a complete douche. Created a very lazy culture, 10 people to turn one plane, doesn't know how to schedule correctly. His favorites do half the work and get promoted. If you are willing to brown nose you will get ahead. People literally clock in and take a nap in the break room. Happens every day. Right in front of supervisors who look the other way. Lots of horseplay on ramp, bunch of idiots out there, love quarrels, etc. Very immature staff including upper management. Tons of unnecessary gossip. Not recommended. If you are lazy and like to do everything but work. This is your station.
Pros
None.
Cons
Lazy.
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Your job can be here today gone tomorrow
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJanuary 9, 2017
Job security is the major concern due to the company's frequent reorganization plans. You can never feel secure with this kind of environment and you must be prepared for the worst.
Pros
Travel Benefits
Cons
Job Security
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productive and fun
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJanuary 7, 2017
friendly environment, always on the move getting to see new places and faces. Customer service is a huge responsibility in this field of job. Feedback from others is what I work for.
Pros
travel
Cons
always gone
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Fantastic company with endless benefits
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) –  SeaTac, WADecember 30, 2016
SkyWest Airlines is a very well ran airline in which I take pride in working for. A typical day at work isn't like any other job I've had. Flying days are long and tiring but fun because of the people you work with and the people you meet. We are to ensure everyone is safe and satisfied while flying from one destination to the next. The only downfall is that there isn't much room for growth. Once you're a flight attendant, the only way you move up in the company is through seniority, which you acquire after years of employment. That would be the hardest part for me, not much room to advance. Other than that, the traveling is fun but exhausting if this is the only source of income. The benefits to the job are the best part.
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Great start for any young person
A&P Mechanic II (Current Employee) –  Fresno, CADecember 30, 2016
The Navy offers a diverse work environment with exposure to so many skills and trades. If college isn't an option, the Navy can be a great steeping stone.
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Not as great as made to believe
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, CODecember 28, 2016
Inadequate staff planning therefore you can't do your job properly. Many irate customers miss their flights due to not enough staff. Pay is unacceptable at $9 an hour for the work they expect you to do. Skywest promotes "safety first" That's a joke. Management don't seem to care about their staff or their customers. They feed you incorrect information in their initial training class. Be prepared to be scheduled for double the hours for part time (it is NOT 12 hours like you're led to believe). Very disappointed with this company. Go with a mainline airline. Just saying.
Pros
Co workers are wonderful
Cons
Very understaffed
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Hard working and focused.
BAGGAGE HANDLER (Former Employee) –  Denver, CODecember 25, 2016
Really enjoyed working with these guys. They were focused on their task at hand, and never complained about the weather, or workload. The locations of work changed constantly, but the get to it attitude never did.
Pros
The great places to build fence in Colorado. As well as your own hotel room.
Cons
Not enough light in the day during the winter.
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Long Hours
Cross Utilized Agent (Former Employee) –  Casper, WYDecember 21, 2016
I was working roughly 60 hours per week. The hours started at 0430 and ended at times 2 am the next day. There was a high turnover during the time I was there.
Pros
Fun Job
Cons
Lack of management
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Ok for a regional
First Officer (Current Employee) –  Denver, CODecember 13, 2016
no flight contact no union. Very predatory. with your schedule. getting time off is very difficult. For a six figure education the pay and quality of life are sub standard. Not a place to park your career, more of a stepping stone, and they know so they try to fly you to more than is good for your health.
Pros
Travel many bases
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One of the best managed communter Airlines there is
Pilot - Captain (Former Employee) –  Saint George, UTNovember 21, 2016
SkyWest started out as a small idea with simple service to 3 or 4 cities and has grown to be the biggest and best managed commuter airline in the USj.

A conservative company with outstanding insight in the world of commuter airline operations.
Pros
You get to bid on a schedule every month
Cons
Upgrade to captain can take awhile
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Fantastic way to travel
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Pasco, WANovember 9, 2016
Working for Skywest isn't the best career choice if you are looking for financial security. The ability to move up is definite and possible for anyone. But the real reason to work for them is their amazing travel benefits, and the genuine care the company has for its employees. They fully encourage employees to travel as much as they can, within reason of course, and are more than happy to help accommodate anyone's wanderlust.
Pros
Amazing travel perks, caring company
Cons
Pay is minimal, hours can be difficult
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