FORTUNE magazine named Delta Air Lines the most admired airline worldwide in 2013. This was Delta's second time topping the list in three years. The airline serves 64 countries on six continents, through service to 328 destinations.
This public company has its world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and employs nearly 80,000 people across the globe. It was named the 2014 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine and was named to FORTUNE magazine's 50 Most Admired Companies.
Founded in 1924, as Huff Daland Dusters a small crop dusting operation, this large airline now serves over 160 million travelers each year and boasts revenue of $73.7 billion (in 2013).
Delta Air Lines Job Opportunities
Delta Air Lines offers a number of different kind of positions in the air and on the ground. Areas of employment include baggage handling/ramp operations, in-flight crew, airport customer service ticketing/gate, reservation sales, technical operations, information technology, cargo and positions in its corporate headquarters and Delta Credit Union. It employs people across the globe with varied backgrounds. The positions work a variety of shifts. Delta also hires seasonal employees who work during the peak holiday travel season – November-April, and offers college programs for current students.
Delta is dedicated to military hiring. It currently employs over 10,000 veterans and participates in the 100,000 Jobs Mission, an organization that is facilitating the transition and hiring of over 100,000 service members and military veterans by 2020.
While there are a variety of employment opportunities, all positions are charged with improving a customer's travel experience and maintaining safe operations at all times.
Delta Air Lines Work Culture
Delta is committed to creating an airline that customers want to fly, employees want to work for and shareholders want to invest in. The company prides itself on consistent growth and innovation. The environment is changing rapidly and Delta looks for employees who are willing to learn and embrace these changes.
Delta prides itself on its core values of honesty, integrity, respect, perseverance and service. All employees strive to "Do right" by the customer and live by Delta's core values, no matter what position they hold. Delta wants to be a "Force for Global Good" by contributing to programs such as the Conservation Fund, which helps offset the carbon footprint of air travel, and Habitat for Humanity. Delta isn't just making donations to these organizations, they encourage their vast number of employees to get involved as well.