I guess I'll offer my own responses...1) How often are classes held for new hires at Skywest, and whats the avg class size?
2) For a city of close to 88K and metro area of close to 180K, craigslist returned 34 results for 1br apartments. Is finding housing an issue? What explains that?
3) I have heard it has a warm climate. Is rainfall scarce?
4) What are some entertainment options apart from outdoor activities like the nearby national park(s)?
5) The cliched question: Bars/nightlife/liquor stores non-existant?
Looks like an "exciting" place to hang out.5) You can enjoy the glorious and awesome experience that is the One & Only, with a scenic view of the Texaco and frequent visits by the SGU PD (at least Taco Time is nearby!).
On the other hand, it seems like regional dispatch unions have virtually no power. I will say, the some of the protections are great, but I don't think not having a union should keep anybody from working there.SkyWest Dispatch is non-union. Definitely something to consider when thinking about job protection, pay, and work rules.
9E is probably doing better than anyone and they just voted their union out.On the other hand, it seems like regional dispatch unions have virtually no power. I will say, the some of the protections are great, but I don't think not having a union should keep anybody from working there.
Overall, not bad. Easy to get along with. They're approachable if you have questions or concerns.For those that work there, how is management? How do they treat dispatchers, in general?
Biggest regional in the world and still growing, so job security is good. I wouldn't get comfortable though, anything can happen. They've only fired one person since I've been here and it was related to posting things on social media.What about job security? Do they fire many people? If so, for what reason(s)?
Currently a desk will vary between 42 and 48 (roughly) flights. When I was in training we were under staffed and I had desks that regularly had 55+ releases on them, but that isn't the case anymore. Many of us think the desks are built poorly and don't properly account for things going wrong, and since we operate out of every major hub except MIA, you're going to get the problems somewhere. We want less flights, but I don't think that is going to happen, instead they are looking at how they can build the desks better.What is the workload like? How many releases a day is typical? Is there downtime between releases or are you constantly busy (normal days, not IROP days)?
In general, it's not bad. In my opinion the OCC..perhaps the entire building is the definition of bland and boring. No fancy blue lights, cafeterias, or anything special. I guess it doesn't need to be any of that, just an observation/ opinion.In general, what is it like to work in the OCC? Is there a break room with refrigerators? Lockers? Are the desks, chairs, computers, monitors, comfortable and in good condition? I guess what I am getting at is, what is the corporate culture there like?
What does it matter if there is white people, brown people or purple people? Not sure what you're getting at there, but for the record there are a lot of Hispanics here too. There is also a lot of Mormon's, but if you're not into that and respectful in telling them you're not they are fine with it and respect you. It's not a big deal at all. The desk load used to be huge, but has come down. The work load and stress level can be high though, but that's the nature of being in almost every single hub in the nation.St. Geeezy!!! Sooooo many white people!!! I have had many friends at SKW. The work loads are huge. The stress levels high. and FORGET ABOUT JUMPSEATING in and out of SGU. My friends tell me its a bitch and half. Plan on flying in and out of Las Vegas and taking the shuttle or meet up w others and rent a car o/w. It did take my friends a long time to find housing...but then again...they weren't white. (oh...it matters for sure!) I do have some first hand exp. myself but mostly anecdotal. Good luck and have lots of hot fun.