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33 English questions out of 33

May 12, 2019

What is health insurance like at WestJet?

Pros

The travel benefits are the only good thing. Okay health insurance if you buy in.,

Cons

Long working hours, awfully low pay, zero flexibility in work schedule. Reprimanded for calling in sick.

Okay health insurance if you buy in.,

May 12, 2019

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December 24, 2018

Does WestJet pay for a gym membership?

Pros

- Ok gym - You hear about internal promotions sometimes - People can leave early or come in late for personal reasons; there are some liberties - While the backstabbing is an epidemic, very few people are overtly rude which I've come to appreciate

Cons

- Constant budget cuts...the cheapest company I have ever worked for. They charge $40 just for you to go to the Christmas party! - Insensitivity - Crazy amounts of politics; every conversation and presentation is a landmine so people don't try to change things - Rampant backstabbing - The 20 or so individuals that I work with daily are miserable. They don't leave because it's Calgary, and there's little else out there... - A terrible location in the NE - Managers who tip toe around other departments due to fear - Incessant and frequent non-disclosure agreements that cause enormous amounts of confusion - Incompetent project managers who treat people like they are numbers - Awkward and pressure filled "command centres" - A very out of touch, egotistical, and un-empathetic CEO who sends long and rambling emails to the entire office every week - You need to use your pass for every single daily motion... it gets extremely annoying - No laptops and brutally slow meeting room computers. Extremely inefficient and quite frankly, a security risk that they allow due to cheapness. - No diversity; not a single female in a VP position or higher, and most of the men look exactly the same. Working here was a mistake.

Advice to Management

Invest in HR and get someone to perform an audit and fix things! Morale is dead.

- Ok gym

December 24, 2018

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August 22, 2020

Does WestJet offer an employee assistance or workplace counselling program?

Pros

Regarding my specific role - flexible schedule with option to slide shifts as needed to maintain work-life balance, work independently with small team collaboration, dynamic, fast-paced, ever-changing industry, opportunity to travel internationally on hotel site inspections, worked with international tour companies and travel agents predominantly stationed around Asia, good health benefits package and employee share program.

Cons

Inconsistent, ineffective job training, poor roll-out when introducing new systems, constant restructuring of teams, lack of transparency in the hiring process, some questionable disciplinary action as well as lack of disciplinary action.

Regarding my specific role - flexible schedule with option to slide shifts as needed to maintain work-life balance, work independently with small team collaboration, dynamic, fast-paced, ever-changing industry, opportunity to travel internationally on hotel site inspections, worked with international tour companies and travel agents predominantly stationed around Asia, good health benefits package and employee share program.

August 22, 2020

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October 28, 2018

Does WestJet offer dental insurance?

Pros

Flight benefits are amazing. Decent health and dental benefits.

Cons

Limited career advancement unless willing to relocate.

Advice to Management

Reinstate Leadership Development Program.

Decent health and dental benefits.

October 28, 2018

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November 3, 2020

Does WestJet have a pension plan?

Pros

flexible, fun, easy, interesting, good people

Cons

could be better paid, no pension

could be better paid, no pension

November 3, 2020

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