5 reasons you should work for Alaska Airlines July 13, 2015 Halley Knigge, Staff Writer 3 min read Share Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) You know you love to fly on Alaska. But have you ever considered working for your favorite airline? Here are five reasons you should browse Alaska’s job listings today. 1. Peace of mind for retirement Alaska’s 401(k) plans lead best practices to help employees retire in financial security. In 2015, Alaska’s Alaskasaver plan for management employees was highlighted at the White House Conference on Aging as an example for other companies to follow. The White House showcased Alaska’s automatic enrollment of eligible employees starting at 6 percent of pay, with an automatic escalation in contributions each year; substantial employer matching and other contributions; flexible distribution options; comprehensive financial education programs and allowing employees who leave the company to repay loans on their original repayment schedules. 2. Great people View this post on Instagram 💋 ᎶᎥᏒᏞs ᏒᎾᏟᏦ 💋. All female crew on my first leg today. Each of us unique, talented, happy, hard working and beautiful in our own way. Love this career. ✈️ 💙 ✈️. Kudos to #AlaskaAirlines for hiring a hugely diverse workgroup. #aviation #FlightAttendantLife #flightattendant #flightcrew #fitcrew #fitcrewlife #pilot #pilotlife #fitness #fitvegan #vegan #veganFA #veganforlife #rt4 #starchsolution #stewardess #rawtillfour #hclf #iamalaska #angelsofair #angelsairways #nyloncabincrew A post shared by ʝαи уσυиg (@janetlyoung) on Jul 3, 2015 at 1:33pm PDT The recruitment and hiring process is thorough at Alaska and sister carrier Horizon Air, as the company seeks people who exemplify a certain je ne sais quoi known as “Alaska Spirit.” That spirit springs from Alaska’s heritage as a pioneer in a state where aviation plays a vital role in the life of every resident. Alaska Spirit defines the unique fun-loving, energetic and adventurous character of Alaska Airlines and its employees. 3. License to innovate Yesterday I got to travel and play with the @AlaskaAir app on the #AppleWatch. Pretty cool! #iAmAlaska pic.twitter.com/cf5xxj9mrs — Shannon Johnson (@shayboarder) May 2, 2015 The people of Alaska and Horizon are empowered to create the best experience for every customer. The drive for innovation is embedded throughout the organization, and a spirit of teamwork offers a rewarding day-to-day journey for employees. Alaska is currently providing all customer-facing employees modernized mobile devices to make their jobs easier, and easing everyday efforts for communicating more effectively, while Alaska’s research and development team is on the lookout for new ways to save customers hassle. 4. Community love Another great volunteer day at NW Harvest with my mom! #iamalaska #alaskacares pic.twitter.com/ph1qnFPhan — Sara Gray (@sarakala17) June 6, 2015 Alaska is heavily invested in the communities it serves, and partner with employees to support the charities they care about most. Through matching gift and Dollars for Doers programs as well as regularly sponsoring community events throughout North America, Alaska makes it easy for employees to give back, and recognizes employees each year for going above and beyond in service to their community. 5. Travel privileges View this post on Instagram After roughly three weeks of traveling all around the world, I'm headed back home to Seattle! From Barcelona to Lisbon to Miami I love beaches but I am ABSOLUTELY ITCHING to get back to the mountain trails of the #PNW. A post shared by Luke Burns (@lukebburns) on Jun 12, 2015 at 9:30am PDT Working for an airline has its perks. Employees of Alaska and Horizon Air, their parents and their eligible dependents enjoy unlimited free, standby travel on Alaska and Horizon, as well as discounted travel on other airlines. Employees also enjoy generous paid time off, giving them the flexibility to take advantage of those travel privileges. Ready to apply? Browse job openings at jobs.alaskaair.com. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Related Comments Recently traveled w Alaska Airlines. The service was great. I was wondering if anyone knows the song they’re playing on the plane after landing. All I remember was that it was a really good song sung by a male voice. Many thanks in advance I’m hardworking. energetic, outgoing, fun, and currently retired looking for more challenges! ALASKA AND HORIZON are the BEST to FLY!!! ✈️❤️ My ride client arrived at SJC on a new 737-900. She was so happy. The best aircraft to expanding markets. Very proud to have you in my part of the world. Comments are closed.