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The Wall Street Journal Recognizes Southwest Among Most Well-Managed Companies


Our Employees are known for their Company pride. When Southwest Airlines receives recognition, it’s truly a reflection of our incredible folks, taking great care of our Customers. So it’s with pride in our amazing Employees that I share that Southwest Airlines was recently recognized by The Wall Street Journal on their inaugural list of Management Top 250.


In creating the list, The Wall Street Journal analyzed and compared the performance of 608 major U.S. corporations that belong either to the S&P 500 stock index or Fortune 500 list, or have a market value of more than $10 billion. The list doesn’t measure any single aspect, such as profits or productivity. It takes a holistic approach, examining how well a business does across five areas: customer satisfaction, employee engagement and development, innovation, social responsibility and financial strength.


Recognitions like this are a testament to the pride our Employees take in their work. It’s what drives them to provide the amazing Hospitality Southwest Airlines is known for. Although our People have been referred to as the “secret sauce” at Southwest, it’s really no secret that it’s our People who make us one of the world’s most recognized companies. This honor is all theirs.