Compare Southwest Airlines vs JetBlue BETA

See how working at Southwest Airlines vs. JetBlue compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Southwest Airlines vs. JetBlue. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Southwest Airlines

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Employee Ratings

  • Southwest Airlines scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 2692 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 1675 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
Career Opportunities
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
Southwest Airlines employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than JetBlue employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.9
Southwest Airlines employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than JetBlue employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Southwest Airlines employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than JetBlue employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
4.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Southwest Airlines Ceo Gary C. Kelly
94%
94%Gary C. Kelly
Southwest Airlines employees rated their CEO Approval 11% higher than JetBlue employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
JetBlue Ceo Robin Hayes
83%
83%Robin Hayes
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
87%
Southwest Airlines employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 8% higher than JetBlue employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
77%
Southwest Airlines employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 8% higher than JetBlue employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
69%

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What Employees Say

  • JetBlue had 45 more reviews than Southwest Airlines that mentioned "Flight benefits" as a Pro.
  • "Mandatory overtime" was the most mentioned Con at Southwest Airlines.
  • "Crewmembers" was the most mentioned Con at JetBlue.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 258 reviews)
"Flight benefits"(in 191 reviews)
Pros
"Flight benefits"(in 236 reviews)
"Travel benefits"(in 113 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Mandatory overtime"(in 97 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 59 reviews)
Cons
"Crewmembers"(in 50 reviews)
"Airlines"(in 49 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Senior Avionics Engineer

I worked at Southwest Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

The pros of working at Southwest Airlines (SWA) were too numerous to count. We worked hard, but had fun & there was always a true family atmosphere. There were also unlimited possibilities for... learning & growing in your career & at all levels I always felt I had just as much authority & autonomy as I was willing to work for & take on. I was with SWA for 24 1/2 years & worked in a wide range of maintenance related jobs & environments, starting as an A&P Mechanic & ending as an Avionics Engineer. I never would have left if SWA hadn't offered a stellar early-out package in response to the COVID crisis which enabled a long dreamed of move to Ireland.

Cons

I can honestly only think of one minor downside to working for SWA. When I started we had a fleet of about 200 aircraft. When I left it was a fleet of about 700. There was a very, very tight family... atmosphere when I started & some of that was lost with the growth. Note that I said some, it was still very much present, just diminished, an unavoidable side effect of growth. The bottom line is that SWA always was & remains an exceptional work place. I never would have left if they hadn't offered a stellar early-out package in response to the COVID crisis which enabled a long dreamed of move to Ireland.

"master"14 Feb 2015

I have been working at JetBlue

Pros

good at job and detailed at work

Cons

not good at job and not so detailed at work

Job Postings

Southwest Airlines has 113 more recently posted open jobs than JetBlue.