WestJet Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2020

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3.7
71%
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WestJet President and Chief Executive Officer Edward Sims
Edward Sims
89 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance is not respected and there is an expectation to put in lots of hours(in 14 reviews)

  • "Shift work, long days for low pay(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome"

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

    I have been working at WestJet full-time

    Pros

    Great schedule, pay and flexibility.

    Cons

    Training is stressful and very regimented.

  2. "Great benefits and opportunity to move up"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Revenue Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WestJet full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits, travel and stock options were great, if you work hard eventually you can be promoted

    Cons

    Work life balance is not respected and there is an expectation to put in lots of hours

  3. "Awsome"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Call Center Supervisor in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WestJet full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Profit share, standby travel, size.

    Cons

    No profit share, lack of standby.

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  4. "Great Perks, Good Company Culture"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at WestJet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - ESPP, Profit Share, Benefits, Flight Benefits - Schedule is somewhat flexible and you can easily make it work for your preferences - Opportunities for growth - Good company culture

    Cons

    - Schedule can be quite physically taxing - You rarely work with the same people which can be a good or bad thing - I felt as though the standards from the onboard operations trainers was inconsistent. Some were super strict, others were really lenient. Some acted as though they were lenient, and would report you instead of addressing issues right away. I felt there was a bit of a power trip there at times.

  5. "Time well spent"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WestJet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flight benefits and international destinations

    Cons

    Long hours, resources constraints between projects.

  6. "Great employer"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CSA in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at WestJet part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Treat their employees very well

    Cons

    Shift work can be hard

  7. "Good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WestJet part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company with great coworkers and sense of community

    Cons

    Can get highly stressful in certain situations and during the winter seasons

  8. "Good atmosphere"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - First Officer Pilot in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WestJet full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really good working environment and coworkers.

    Cons

    Fatiguing schedule sometimes. Hard to eat healthy on the road.

  9. "Great culture, Fun place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great people, generally easy work

    Cons

    Too much about the numbers at times, lack of support from management for personalized problems

  10. "Great job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and good people.

    Cons

    Long hours for little pay sometimes.

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