At WestJet and WestJet Encore, we are committed to providing all WestJetters with a fair and competitive total rewards package which includes a solid base salary, flexible group benefit coverage, a company-matched share purchase plan, performance based incentives, and (of course) flight privileges.
We strive to build a great environment to work in with initiatives like our ergonomic work stations and we are never short of reasons to celebrate our success with a cupcake party. We also know that as much as WestJetters like their airline jobs, they like to have a life outside of work too. We emphasize a strong work-life balance and support employee travel.
We appreciate that the bottom line is important to your life. Salary bands are reviewed each year to make sure compensation remains competitive in the market. Yearly reviews promote career development based on objectives set by each WestJetter.
Group benefit plan
Once WestJetters have passed the three-month probationary period they are eligible to participate in our MY Benefits flex benefits plan. Every WestJetter has the ability to select their benefit coverage to suit their needs and the needs of their family. Each year WestJetters have the opportunity to reassess their coverage and adjust according to their personal situation.
Employee share purchase plan (ESPP)
Owners care, and we make a big deal out of caring. Once WestJetters have passed the three-month probationary period they are eligible to contribute a set percentage of their salary toward the employee share purchase plan. The company generously matches share purchases dollar for dollar. WestJet employees can contribute up to 20 per cent of their salary, WestJet Encore employees have the option of contributing up to 10 per cent. All employee contributions are then matched by the company.
Profit share and Owners' performance award (OPA)
Twice a year WestJetters get together to share in our collective success for profit share. As owners of the airline we are all invested in WestJet and WestJet Encore's continued prosperity—a portion of profits are distributed to all WestJetters in recognition of their contribution. The Owner's performance award is also paid out to all WestJetters once a year based on our ability to hit (or exceed) targets for four key indicators in the business including safety, on-time performance, guest experience and cost.
WestJetters like to travel. Our travel privileges can help you get to cities in WestJet and WestJet Encore's flight network as well as access to a world of destinations through our airline partners. Marketing discounts are available on vacation packages, car rentals and excursions. You can even bring a companion and your family along with you.
At WestJet and WestJet Encore, everyone has access to the executive washrooms. Our egalitarian philosophy provides the right to light for all employees, an open collaborative work environment, and amenities like an on-site fitness centre to promote wellness. Our campus has been certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program in recognition of its green construction and operation.