Air New Zealand Reviews

Updated 29 Jul 2020

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4.0
77%
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76%
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Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran
Greg Foran
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "Top of the list is staff travel discounts(in 17 reviews)

  • "great people, amazing brand reputation, good staff discount(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "World class organisation"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air New Zealand full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Air New Zealand drives and delivers an exceptional people culture and ensures the company values and purpose are at the forefront of the strategy across the global markets. I am very proud to work for a business who focuses on developing leaders and offering career development opportunities.

    Cons

    Communication between business units can be challenging due to size of the business.

  2. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Travel Consultant in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Air New Zealand part-time

    Pros

    Positive company, Good pay, Great perks

    Cons

    Middle Management can make life difficult depending upon the office you are in


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great brand let down by its internal culture (Management and HR)"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Air New Zealand full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced industry, good for recent grads

    Cons

    Bell curve grading system means silos are hard to breakdown, clicky culture, managers don't know how to manage, work life balance is non-existent. HR stuck in the 80's. Little diversity in exec positions, which is becoming an embarrassment to the company. Little opportunity to move up. Benefits are overrated, pay is below market.

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  4. "Great culture"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Air New Zealand full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and a good working environment

    Cons

    A little bureaucratic at the time that I was there

  5. "big family"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Auckland, Auckland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air New Zealand full-time

    Pros

    big family, good career path

    Cons

    Too much overtime work, sometimes tired

  6. COVID-19

    "Iconic NZ company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air New Zealand full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good remuneration ( pre-covid, hopefully STI will be back after covid19 impact) Excellent opportunities for career progression Good use of new tech Supportive managers who listen and change Super passionate people

    Cons

    Never ending org restructure, no bonus due to Covid which we always used to get and forms a chunk of our pay. Top heavy org structure

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  7. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Good + Bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Auckland, Auckland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Air New Zealand full-time

    Pros

    Currently WFH 4 days a week. Generally speaking a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Even before COVID-19 trying to cut costs, this translates to low/no pay rises. Post COVID they are actually talking about outsourcing, this tells me corporate is forgetting the actual fundamentals of a good business (good employees -> productivity) and is going to be run more and more by bean counters who only see bottom lines. Corporate has a decide first, "consult" later policy which never bodes well for employees short term or long term. I would both fear for the job security of colleagues in less secure positions and the long term effectiveness of the airline to react to changes (bit hard to be agile if everything is going to looked after by 3rd party).

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  8. "Fly High"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Relations Specialist in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air New Zealand full-time

    Pros

    -Amazing culture -Staff Benefits -Great People

    Cons

    -Some managers are set in stone

  9. "Great Company to Work For"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MRP Controller in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Air New Zealand full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Good culture, and A lot of Internal opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Heavily Regulated, and slow to make decisions

  10. "Cabin Crew"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Hertford, England

    I worked at Air New Zealand full-time

    Pros

    Good interesting job with travel

    Cons

    I was made redundant as base closed

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