Virgin Atlantic Airways Employee Reviews about "staff travel"

Updated 18 Feb 2020

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Virgin Atlantic Airways CEO Shai Weiss
Shai Weiss
45 Ratings
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  • "Pay is no better than any other airline(in 16 reviews)

  • "Cabin Crew management are unsupportive and you are just a number, they don’t care for your concernes(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Ultra long haul"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Airline Pilot in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Staff travel benefits if you don’t mind unpopular routes

    Cons

    Long haul fatigue if you’re on the wrong fleet. Poor pay progression. Bad management

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great job, not so great pay."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great perks (staff travel, private medical insurance and range of other benefits you can choose from) - Travel - Roster flexibility - Fun, friendly and approachable colleagues

    Cons

    - Pay - Allowances to spend while away have reduced - Slow progression, not much movement between ranks

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "If your face fits"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Travelling / Staff Travel Benefits

    Cons

    Career progression is not based on anything other than popularity , there are no clear performance reviews processes in place.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Airline to work for"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time

    Pros

    Amazing fun but hard working culture, friendly and social place to work, salaries are reasonably good, great staff travel perks.

    Cons

    Progression can be challenging within areas, but hiring internally is encouraged.

  5. "Very good for European standards"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virgin Atlantic Airways part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Easy swapping system Many days off Good destinations Good staff travel

    Cons

    Very basic request system / obsolete No seniority perks Unfair promotion system

  6. "A Great Company - one to be proud to work for!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great team environment and company culture innovative and forward thinking great benefits with staff travel progression opportunities career development great training

    Cons

    none that I can think of

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very friendly unique place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendliest people you’ll ever meet Staff travel Benifits - all new starters get 7 free standby flights a year for you and your family / friends Unique culture Flexible working

    Cons

    Inconsistent experience depending who your manager is Experience doesn’t always match brand perception - some fundamental things aren’t in place that you’d expect for virgin

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "The Crew Make It!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The fellow crew can really make your experience amazing. You meet new people everyday you go to work and can make amazing friends. The opportunity to explore different cities is a huge plus.

    Cons

    Staff travel can be tricky during school holiday times if you don't have high seniority and are restricted to school holidays. Not knowing your working pattern more than 6 weeks in advance can sometimes be frustrating.

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    Virgin Atlantic Airways Response

    April 11, 2018Recruitment Manager

    Many thanks for leaving us your review!

  9. "Customer Service Agent"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Heathrow, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff travel very generous staff travel is offered to us :D Front line managers are supportive tho.

    Cons

    You are just a number and passenger shout at you everyday

    Virgin Atlantic Airways Response

    November 17, 2017Recruitment Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Great to hear that you appreciated our fabulous staff travel benefits whilst working with us. We understand that working on the front-line is not without its challenges and can be demanding which is why all of our staff are fully trained and developed to ensure they are able to deliver the highest standard of customer service in a diverse range of situations.

  10. "Great company to work for!"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Heathrow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent staff travel package, nice work environment and lovely colleagues.

    Cons

    Management too removed from the staff, need to be more transparent and open. Trying to get annual leave can be a bit of a nightmare!

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    Virgin Atlantic Airways Response

    November 14, 2017Search & Social Media Consultant

    Thank you for your feedback and we appreciate the time that you have taken to place your review on Glassdoor. It’s great to hear you enjoyed our fabulous staff benefits. We appreciate your comments in regards to annual leave and feedback from your experience while at Virgin Atlantic . We will make sure we share your comments with our Senior Management team at our next monthly meeting. We strive to learn from feedback and improve the business alongside employee engagement and ensure to take action where required.

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