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Shuttle from hotel to SWA headquarters. First step is turning in your log books and the paper work SWA emails you when accepted for an interview. SWA has a specific order they would like the paper work in! "Stack one, stack two" is how SWA refers to the paperwork, please be detailed oriented. This time is also when you will be fingerprinted digitally, takes no time at all. During this process you'll be in the room with the candidates, just remember that the interview begins from the time you leave the hotel to the time you walk out of the building, always be courteous and social! They love seeing how you and the other candidates interact. Next your group will be greeted by someone from the interview team and will walk over to an adjacent building for the interview. You and your group will be seated in a room where you'll be called individually to begin one of three portions of the interview. These three portions are (this is the order I got, keep in mind you can get any order!) Logbook audit, HR, LOI (Line Oriented Interview) Logbook Audit: Straight forward, they will have... Continue Reading this Interview Experience

  1. May 25, 2023 Everything on the site is still accurate. Great experience and hoping to hear back this week. On the SBQ just make a safe decision and stick with it. They will try and make you change your mind as many times as they can so if they can tell you’re indecisive they will continue to change different aspects. HR is spot on from here. I didn’t realize but they will offer you an interview without verifying that you have 3 LORs so make sure to have those submitted I had to submit one... Continue reading this interview experience

  2. May 24, 2023 Great experience. Spent an hour doing a walk through and orientation of the sim center and training areas. Basically selling everyone on Southwest and their quality of training. I am sold. So much more excited about working there afterward based on the outstanding equipment and support they provide for everyone who is in training and how you will get through. All the gouge here is pretty on point. Although I have to say that I did not study it all that much after having done a few of... Continue reading this interview experience

  3. May 24, 2023 Interview experience was excellent. They really want you to succeed. Everyone is extremely nice. I chose the 10:30AM time slot and showed up at about 10 and wasn’t the first or last person there. Be friendly and talk to people. It looked like they had some observers watching you as you waited. They took us on a tour of their facilities and sim building. Ask tons of questions. The Captain giving the tour held nothing back and wanted to make sure we had all of the info we needed to make... Continue reading this interview experience

  4. May 24, 2023 Book your hotel room early, both the suggested hotels provided were booked up by the time I called. Interview process posted on here is spot on. I was in the early group, arrived at 7:05am, checked in with security ect...You wait in the lobby and chat with the other candidates until they called us into a room around 7:35. They collect log books and give a brief overview of the entire interview process: log book review, SBQ, and HR portion, followed by a group tour of the facilities. They did... Continue reading this interview experience

  5. May 24, 2023 Everything that's listed on here was helpful and accurate. My experience was very enjoyable and fairly stress free. I chose the 10:30 time slot and arrive at 10. You meet in the lobby of the HQ and have a little time to mingle. There are several people walking around that looked like Southwest employees so it could have been a possibility that they're watching to see how you react with people so be friendly and chat with everyone. Once everyone was there, a Captain came in and loaded us on a... Continue reading this interview experience

  6. May 23, 2023 The other gouges were pretty much spot on. I arrived with the 1030 group. The day began with a tour of the LEAD center, which was very impressive. After the tour, we were taken back to the HDQ building and given a presentation on the company history, financials, pay scales, etc. We were then taken to the waiting area to be called back for interviews. I got the HR panel first, which consisted of a SW pilot and a HR representative. They just want to get to know you and your personality. Review... Continue reading this interview experience

  7. May 23, 2023 Such an amazing experience! They really give you an awesome laid back day. I personally loved it, everyone is exactly what you would expect from Southwest. I recommend getting there a 15-20 minutes early to check in and get your name badge and talk with everyone. The Hiring team will then come in and introduce themselves in the lobby and collect the logbooks. Then you get to store your bags and grab some water or coffee. They give you a tour of the entire training facility, I mean WOW it is... Continue reading this interview experience

  8. May 23, 2023 7:30 AM interview. Their recommended hotels were full so I stayed elsewhere and rented a car. I got to interview at about 7:00 and most folks were already there. You sign in, drop off your logbooks, and chat with everyone else. Fun group of people. Presentation about Southwest was first, then we did the 3 portions of the interview in a random order. HR was first for me. Just like everyone else here, it starts with "tell us about yourself" followed up with "why do you want to... Continue reading this interview experience

  9. May 22, 2023 Very laid back interview. There were a few SBQ scenarios floating around but all that are on this guide seemed to be what was being asked. No trick questions and they genuinely care about you being there. Be yourself and you’ll be... Continue reading this interview experience

  10. May 22, 2023 Everything went smoothly and exactly as everyone previously listed on this site. I started with the SBQ. I got the cabin pressure rising. Work through it, remember 2 in 2 out. Next was my panel interview, it lasted about 30 min. This is your time to shine. Have some good stories and be confident. From what I gained about my panel interview they loved my “why Southwest” story because I was able to describe the Southwest culture without using the word “culture”. Last... Continue reading this interview experience

  11. Feedback from: Charles S
    (Hired at Southwest Airlines)

    Very helpful and accurate informarion!

    May 01, 2023