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good place to start out
Ramp Agent (Former Employee), Baltimore, MDMay 18, 2014
Pros: great benifits
Cons: treat there employees like machines
Southwest airlines is a great place to work for benefits. They don't pay enough for the work that they have. They treat there employees like machines
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Great Benefits Financially Rewarding
Lead Stock Clerk (Former Employee), Orlando, FLMay 13, 2014
Pros: great benefits strong company
Cons: company and union issues. merger needed improvement.
Great job benefits flight health benefits continue today... Friendly people well trained customer Service Oriented business... Good Safety Record ... Management open to suggestions.
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Great place to work in. Good company culture.
Ramp Operations (Former Employee), Denver, COMay 13, 2014
Pros: flying benefits, retirement plan and the health plan to name a few.
Cons: you will learn the meaning of hard work, but it also teaches us about team work.
Benefits and compensation were very good. Health plan very affordable. Easy to pick up extra hours, and overtime as well. At the pay rate you find it very advantageous to make extra for those expenses we never plan for. Flying all over the country and with our partners around the world makes it very easy to see the world.
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Great place to work.
Ramp Agent/Logistics Coordinator (Former Employee), Baltimore, MDMay 12, 2014
Pros: great place to work.
Cons: great place to work.
Great place to work, co-workers are great, management was great, and learned a great deal
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Productive and fun place to help people, work, and play hard.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Sacramento, CAMay 3, 2014
Pros: free and discounted travel for family and friends.
Cons: terrorist attacks that changed the industry forever.
I arrived to work thirty minutes early, I attended briefings before the start of the day.

I learned that it took everyone working together to run a successful airlines.

The management team was not afraid to work.

I loved working and spending time with my co-workers.

The hardest part about working was, watching people get hurt on the job.

The most – more... enjoyable part was the flexibility to make decisions, and the wonderful benefits. – less
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Great company
Reservation Sales Agent (Former Employee), Little Rock, ARApril 30, 2014
Pros: flying privileges
Cons: shut down reservation center in little rock
-Provided friendly, courteous and quality service to customers over the telephone.
-Furnished general flight information and booked reservations.
-Assist customers with on-line bookings, rental cars, and hotel reservations.
-Record customer data including addresses and credit card.
-Resolved problems for customers and travel agents.
-Analyzed and recommended – more... the best flights to meet customer’s needs.
-Maintained workable knowledge to keep current with information that is pertinent to the job. – less
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Great Company!
Captain (Current Employee), Dallas, TXApril 27, 2014
Loved the company, employees really live by the Golden Rule!
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Good working environment
Ramp Supervisor (Former Employee), Las Vegas, NVApril 23, 2014
Pros: short off staffing for operations
Cons: all coverages.
Arriving early to ensure staffing is in place and checking flight schedule. I learned to keep everyone updated on flight information. Management listing to what we have to say. I got alone very well with most co-workers. The hardest part of my job was to mandatory employees due to late flights,but it was necessary.The most enjoyable part of my job was – more... to get all flights out on time and all passager bags on board. – less
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A nice place to work
TEMP. ASSIGNMENT (Former Employee), Dallas, TXApril 23, 2014
A nice place to work.
Travel benefits for employees are great.
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luv working here
Ramp Supervisor (Former Employee), Baltimore, MdApril 19, 2014
Pros: flight privileges
Cons: mandatory overtime
This was an excellent company to work for. Its just really hard when you have small children. I loved the free flight privileges and the people I worked with.
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Absolutely best job ever, hands down.
FLIGHT ATTENDANT (Former Employee), Dallas, TXApril 18, 2014
Probably the best job that I've ever had in my entire life. If I were to list the reasons why, I would end up writing a book.
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great place to work, fun and very face paced
Customer Relations/Rapid Rewards Team Leader (Former Employee), Dallas, TXApril 11, 2014
Pros: free flights
Cons: social aspect
I loved working for SWA. I lead a team of 20 people in Customer Relations. I worked with them to meet the Company metrics, recurrent training and career planning. The hardest part of the job was working with other Team Leaders who has been there with the company for a very long time. The best part was working with the Reps. They are awesome. I enjoyed – more... helping them with their everyday work flow and encouraged them with positive feedback. Our Customers were pretty great also. – less
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Fun Workplace
Marketing Specialist, Co-Brand Marketing (Current Employee), Dallas,TXApril 10, 2014
I currently manage the co-branding partnership on the digital side of digital credit card acquisitions. I work with a team of 4 individuals, who, each work in different areas of Marketing for the Rapid Rewards credit card ad partners program. The most enjoyable part of the job is that I get to be fully involved in test & learn for digital content, which – more... then impacts the company's overall financial performance. – less
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Fun place to work
Customer Service & Support Representative (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OKApril 7, 2014
Pros: flying free
Cons: short breaks and lunch, no cafeteria on property
Southwest airlines is a very interesting place to work there is so much to learn about the airline industry. A typical date at work may consist of inbound customer service. Assisting customers with questions about the website, booking and canceling flights, locating luggage, booking and canceling hotel reservations, group rates, rental vehicles, children – more... and senior discount rates, pets, and weather related delays. – less
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A VERY GOOD AIRLINE TO WORK FOR
Ramp Agent (Former Employee), CHICAGO MIDWAY AIRPORT (MDW)April 5, 2014
LOADING AND OFF LOADING COMMERCIAL PASSENGER AIRCRAFT. MARSHALING IN THE AIRCRAFT AND PUSHING THEM OUT TO TAXI TO THE RUNWAY. IN GENERAL SERVISING THE AIRCRAFT.
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Awesome company to work for with great benefits.
Customer Service and Ramp Supervisor (Former Employee), Orange County, CAApril 2, 2014
Pros: great company with great benefits and excellent people to work with.
Cons: you have to bid for your shifts based on senority
I started out with Southwest Airlines as a Customer Service Agent in Burbank, CA. I moved to southern Orange County so transferred to LAX and then to John Wayne Orange County Airport. When in Orange County I also was the station Administrative Coordinator, Ramp Supervisor and Customer Service Supervisor. There is so much opportunity in this company – more... you can determine your own destiny. The administrative position consists of balancing agents daily cash deposits, handling OJI, medical and personal claims. I was responsible for payroll audit sheets daily. Communicating with upper management on a daily basis in each department. As a Ramp Supervisor I oversaw the ramp agents preforming their daily tasks, marshaled in airplanes, loaded luggage. My favorite position was the Customer Service Supervisor position. I enjoyed interacting with customers daily. I also oversaw the customer service agents, quarterly bidding schedule, agents evaluations and held staff meetings. This was a really fun job. – less
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Great place to work
Customer Service Agent (Current Employee), Nashville, TNMarch 28, 2014
I love wiring for sea. Its a great place. I would tell anyone looking for a job to apply here. its a very good place to work.
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Fast pace work enviroment
Ramp Agent (Current Employee), Chicago, ILMarch 22, 2014
Pros: good down time during flights and good superviors
Cons: time in time you would have heavy flights but you get no help.
Fast work pace, but safe and management needs a bit improvement but overall great work place
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Many unhappy, afraid to speak up
CCR (Current Employee), CS & S PhoenixMarch 15, 2014
Pros: easy to get trades and time off in advance. free flights on southwest for spouses, partners, kids, and parents. great insurance, and up to 16 "buddy passes" per year for friends and other relatives.
Cons: low pay, the "pressure" to be 100%, when no one is perfect. incosistency among team leaders and center support leaders. weak union, no backing, and no one to really talk to except among ourselves
A typical day at work includes making, changing, and cancelling reservations for Corporate Customers, Travel Agents and the General Public, and putting up with numerous Team Leaders who will walk the floors and "listen" for mistakes, like a "witch hunt" or something. They don't layoff per say, but will follow the process to get you out, and if you go – more... to another department or to inflight (like many have) and don't make it thru, they will NOT TAKE YOU BACK, unless you are a favorite. I know 1st hand of jobs that were "found" @ LGA, BUR, LAS, and DAL to name a few places for some of those that were not able to "cut the mustard" of their new position so to speak.I learned that they do have their "favorites" even if your score card is pretty much perfect, they will find ways to get rid of you, or make your life miserable. Co Workers are great, lots of Happy Hours, trips to SeaWorld, Disney, etc... , even though we have lost about 20 on my team since 3rd quarter 2013, from walkouts, firings or forced "retirements". The hardest part of the job is trying to figure out what the various Team Leaders want, and which ones you can "trust", as there is so much inconsistency. Southwest refuses to charge for bags and changes which is great, but their NEED for extra revenue is HIGH, and they have us soliciting for the Chase Visa, Early Bird Check In's, Business Select tickets, Rental Cars and Hotels. Chase, Hotels and Rental Cars pay Southwest a commission for each one that is booked. Employees do not receive a commission, but if you miss it on a call, they let you know about it The most enjoyable part of the job of course is being able to be "yourself" when helping someone in need whether thru humor, seriousness or sympathy depending on why they are traveling, such as a funeral, sporting event, wedding, graduation, family reunion, vacation, etc... – less
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Good job for a person that doesn't have any kids.
Customer Service Agent (Former Employee), Oakland, CAMarch 14, 2014
Working required overtime to get good pay. Flying free is good benefit, it takes money.

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