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Updated Sep 10, 2019

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  • "rosters done so badly that body is worn out after only a few months of flying(in 7 reviews)

  • "Zero engagement in new work practices such working from home and no effort put into promoting a work / life balance(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Control and conquer attitude from managament"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aer Lingus full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers and travel benefits

    Cons

    Management attitude towards staff. Little to no money spent on staff engagement / reward. Zero engagement in new work practices such working from home and no effort put into promoting a work / life balance

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff the same way you treat yourselves and be open to exploring new work practices. It is not the 1980's anymore, company cultures and work practices have changed significantly but Aer Lingus is stuck in the past like its canteen menu. General consensus amongst staff is the only job you should take in Aer Lingus is a pilot job.

    Aer Lingus2019-04-10
  2. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aer Lingus full-time

    Pros

    Good working colleagues, tools, staff travel

    Cons

    Salary, terms and conditions., work life balance

    Aer Lingus2018-11-29
  3. "Great experience to be gained!"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aer Lingus full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great opportunity to develop your experience in a growing, fast paced and dynamic company - Management are open to innovative ways of working and new ideas - Real opportunity to put your own stamp on your work - Great staff travel benefits, good colleagues, generally work/ life balance is good - Company has a strong positive brand identity and is great to be part of such a well known household brand... -... Hard work is valued and rewarded

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    Cons

    None that i can think of! A great place to work....

    Aer Lingus2017-08-11
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    "Cabin crew"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aer Lingus full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work with an amazing group of people - that's about the only pro that I've found over the last 4 years. Staff travel - only if you get the annual leave that you request (has to be done nearly a year in advance and can only be taken in blocks of a week, no single days for weddings, family occasions etc) The training you receive is excellent.

    Cons

    You are just a number. Management don't even know your name unless you are unfortunate enough to get sick, in which case you will be hauled in for your 50 lashes and an investigation which can lead to disciplinary. Extremely bad work/life balance...rosters can be 12 hours on, 12 hours off six days a week as your time on turnarounds doesn't count as 'flying hours' so there's no limit to the amount of duty hours... you can do. You can go from working six days of early shifts (getting up at 3.30) to working six days of late shifts on an ongoing basis which really takes its toll after a while. Annual leave has to be booked so far in advance that half of the time you forget what you've booked until you see it on your roster. No ringing up and asking for a day annual leave here and there, it's all booked in advance in blocks of a week. There's also no taking more than two weeks at a time as you have to book two weeks in summer and two in winter and one shoulder (either May or October) Part time only available if you have over ten years service. Company is based on seniority, if you are new you get the worst rosters, the weeks annual leave that are left after everybody else books it...for the first year your annual leave is allocated, you don't get to request what you want. You get whatever of the crew food is left after everybody else chooses what they want. Have to sit at the back of the bus on layovers etc. I have never gone for promotion solely because to me the hassle is not worth the extra €50 a week but if you do apply for senior it's given to people that management are friends with which isn't always the ones that deserve it, it's awful to watch. There is a HUGE turnover in the inflight services section...over 150 crew were hired last year, over 60 had left writhing 6 or 7 months...this was mainly due to the unsustainable rosters.

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    Aer Lingus2017-02-09
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid at all cost"

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     in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aer Lingus for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Discount Flights,Some colleagues, Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Salary, Career Opportunities, Management , Location

    Aer Lingus2016-10-19
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    "Ground Operations"

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    Supervisor in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aer Lingus

    Pros

    Providing renowned Aer Lingus customer service, great team of colleagues, flexible working hours and shift work. Some promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    Excessive unreasonable demands of senior management hell bent on destroying famous Aer Lingus ethos. No consideration of work/life balance as promised. No pay rise in 10 years aprox despite several years of profits.Not tackling/removing the dead wood and disruptive staff

    Advice to Management

    Far to many of you, unfit for purpose. arrive in and resign 1 to 2 years later having slashed and burned operation. Not listening to voice of the customer (insulting calling them guests and then treating them like cattle). Front line and back room staff deserve respect and recognition for being the Aer Lingus experience.

    Aer Lingus2016-02-24
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good job but little chance for major progression"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew 

    I have been working at Aer Lingus full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good flight discounts and flexible with your roster to create a good work/life balance

    Cons

    Just times may be on the same route for a long period of time.

    Aer Lingus2014-10-10
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