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The 17 Best Airlines/Aviation Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (January 2020)

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InHerSight's list of the best airlines/aviation companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Airlines/Aviation companies on this list have been rated by 10 or more participants as of January 11, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 17 best airlines/aviation companies to work for

1. Southwest Airlines

3.6 stars

Southwest Airlines is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Dallas, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars) and management opportunities (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Southwest Airlines:

"Southwest Airlines is an amazing company to work for. You can fly for free on a standby basis, and who can argue with that perk? The insurance plans are affordable and the cover..."

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2. Virgin America

3.6 stars

Virgin America is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Burlingame, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.3 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars).

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3. Delta

3.4 stars

Delta is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Atlanta, GA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Delta:

"I feel respected as a young woman working at Delta. This is because I'm not treated as a woman, per say, but rather another employee of equal capability. Gender does not play a ..."

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4. GE Aviation

3.3 stars

GE Aviation is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Cincinnati, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for GE Aviation:

"GE Middle River Aircraft Systems was an incredible company to work for. I felt supported 100% of the time and there were many opportunities for growth and support. There was als..."

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5. JetBlue Airways Corporation

3.3 stars

JetBlue Airways Corporation is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Long Island City, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars) and management opportunities (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for JetBlue Airways Corporation:

"There are so many women in all positions, especially top positions at JetBlue - at least in Utah (which is a huge employee site)."

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6. Alaska Airlines

3.1 stars

Alaska Airlines is an airlines/aviation company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars) and the people you work with (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Alaska Airlines:

"Everything about this job is amazing except for their sick leave policy."

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7. SkyWest Airlines

3.0 stars

SkyWest Airlines is an airlines/aviation company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars) and management opportunities (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for SkyWest Airlines:

"SkyWest is a great place to work for female pilots, flight attendants, company executives and customer service agents. While its a great place to work, they have many shortcomin..."

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8. Allegiant

2.9 stars

Allegiant is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Las Vegas, NV area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for employer responsiveness (3.9 stars) and flexible work hours (3.5 stars).

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9. United Airlines

2.9 stars

United Airlines is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars) and paid time off (3.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for United Airlines:

"If you want to be a mother and still work as a flight attendant in particular (though I know management and gate agent hours can be intense as well) here you will have to make h..."

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10. Spirit Airlines

2.9 stars

Spirit Airlines is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Atlanta, GA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (3.8 stars) and flexible work hours (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Spirit Airlines:

"I have worked at Spirit Airlines for over 2 years as a Flight Attendant. I absolutely LOVE it. As a flight attendant, I know that if I ever wanted to switch to different job wit..."

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11. American Airlines

2.8 stars

American Airlines is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Fort Worth, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars) and management opportunities (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for American Airlines:

"Although American is a wonderful employer, and I have no doubt it is one of the best for women to make careers with, there is room for improvement."

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12. Air Methods

2.6 stars

Air Methods is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Castlewood, CO area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.7 stars) and management opportunities (3.2 stars).

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13. Mesa Airlines, Inc

2.6 stars

Mesa Airlines, Inc is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Phoenix, AZ area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars) and the people you work with (3.8 stars).

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14. Frontier Airlines

2.5 stars

Frontier Airlines is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Denver, CO area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (3.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Frontier Airlines:

"The Employee's are what make Frontier great."

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15. Signature Flight Support

2.4 stars

Signature Flight Support is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Orlando, FL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Signature Flight Support:

"Women have to work their butts off to make it in the aviation community at all, this is no different."

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16. ExpressJet Airlines

2.2 stars

ExpressJet Airlines is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Atlanta, GA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (3.2 stars) and flexible work hours (3.2 stars).

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17. Jeppesen, a Boeing Company

1.8 stars

Jeppesen, a Boeing Company is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Castlewood, CO area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.0 stars) and flexible work hours (2.5 stars).

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Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 10 current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of January 11, 2020.

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