But in the case of Delta Air Lines (dal), many employees don’t just tolerate their jobs.
Among the companies that made the cut for Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list, the most surprising may well be Delta, which is on the list this year for the first time; it’s also the first airline to make the cut in a dozen years.
Unlike staff at many other firms on the list, Delta’s employees deal with the public on a regular basis, and they work in an industry known for ruthless cost cutting and economic shocks.
Delta isn’t the only airline to share profits with employees, but its bonus program is widely regarded as the most generous—for an airline or any blue-chip company.
But in Delta’s case, the proof of a positive corporate culture becomes apparent in the high-pressure situations for which the airline industry is famous.