Compare Qantas vs Virgin Australia Airlines BETA

See how working at Qantas vs. Virgin Australia Airlines compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Qantas vs. Virgin Australia Airlines. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Qantas

Employee Ratings

  • Qantas scored higher in 3 areas: Work-life balance, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Virgin Australia Airlines scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Senior Management, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 390 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 177 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
4.1
Virgin Australia Airlines employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Qantas employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Qantas Ceo Alan Joyce
91%
91%Alan Joyce
Qantas employees rated their CEO Approval 50% higher than Virgin Australia Airlines employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Virgin Australia Airlines Ceo John Borghetti
41%
41%John Borghetti
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
87%
Virgin Australia Airlines employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 6% higher than Qantas employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
46%
Qantas employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than Virgin Australia Airlines employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
42%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Qantas salaries averaged A$3,204 higher than Virgin Australia Airlines.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer42 Salaries
A$82,351/yr
Engineer38 Salaries
A$105,241/yr
Manager10 Salaries
A$135,210/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer38 Salaries
A$122,525/yr
Engineer1 Salaries
A$95,583/yr
Business Analyst3 Salaries
A$95,082/yr

What Employees Say

  • Qantas had 16 more reviews than Virgin Australia Airlines that mentioned "Staff travel" as a Pro.
  • Qantas had 7 more reviews than Virgin Australia Airlines that mentioned "Travel benefits" as a Pro.
  • Qantas had 10 more reviews than Virgin Australia Airlines that mentioned "Shift work" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Staff travel"(in 63 reviews)
"Travel benefits"(in 41 reviews)
Pros
"Staff travel"(in 47 reviews)
"Travel benefits"(in 34 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Shift work"(in 25 reviews)
"Airline"(in 13 reviews)
Cons
"Roster"(in 17 reviews)
"Shift work"(in 15 reviews)
Featured Review
"Good Culture"28 Jun 2020

Current Employee - Business Analyst

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

Pros

Good culture and engaged team members

Cons

Somewhat hierarchical, sometimes speed to market is slow

"NA"26 Jun 2020

Current Employee - Pilot

I have been working at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time

Pros

Flexible, Good culture, Good overall employment conditions.

Cons

None that I can think of.

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