Our Culture is often imitated, and never duplicated. Every Employee is responsible for promoting and preserving our Culture. We also have a Culture Services Department that is charged with championing a Culture through which every Employee knows he or she matters.
Our Culture is woven into all aspects of our business and our Employees’ lives, from the way Employees treat each other to the way that our Company puts our Employees first. Three vital elements of our Culture are appreciation, recognition, and celebration.
In order to promote and foster a fun and healthy work environment, we work to appreciate every Employee through Local and Companywide Culture Committees.
Employees take time to recognize each other in formal and informal ways, including internal awards and programs, such as the Winning Spirit Award. We have several prestigious Company awards that Employees can be nominated to receive, like the President’s Award, and we recognize Company service through milestone anniversary celebrations.
Celebrating is something Southwest® is known for—our Company history is full of fun and creative events, and our Employees enjoy annual Companywide celebrations such as Spirit Parties, Chili Cook-offs, and the Southwest Rallies. On top of the Company-sponsored events, our Employees enjoy participating in locally-hosted celebrations and recognition for life events and milestones.