Air New Zealand Reviews

Updated 11 Jan 2021

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4.1
72%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
Approve of CEO
Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran
Greg Foran
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Staff travel perk is okay- albeit not as good as most other airlines around the world(in 20 reviews)

  • "great people, amazing brand reputation, good staff discount(in 10 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great Company with Great Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Short Haul Cabin Crew 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Air New Zealand full-time

    Pros

    Lots of travel - got to see a lot of NZ/AUS with this job. quite a bit of flexibility with shifts, six weeks annual leave per year. Discounted flights and accommodation and the ability to fly stand-by. Pay is decent considering the job isn't necessarily hard or stressful. Most people have a good attitude and are a fun to work with. The company has a good culture and there's lots of opportunities to do good things within the community if you want to (in your own time), but there's no pressure to partake in these activities if you don't want to.

    Cons

    Promotions are very competitive. Hours and be long and job sometimes requires you to be away from home quite a fair bit. You have to be available weekends and public holidays.

  2. "Can Do"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Sydney
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Air New Zealand full-time

    Pros

    Can-do, 'Go Beyond' culture, encourages and rewards teamwork, innovation and strong performance

    Cons

    Non-matrixed. Can be top-down, male-heavy and political


  3. "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

  4. "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.

  5. 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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  6. "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

  7. "👍"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Service Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Air New Zealand full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best people to work alongside

    Cons

    Jetlag, long hours, life disruption

  8. "Great company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Learning Specialist in Auckland, Auckland

    I worked at Air New Zealand full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity, growth, people and agile

    Cons

    Uncertain during Covid-19 current climate

  9. "Great Employer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager in Auckland, Auckland

    I have been working at Air New Zealand full-time

    Pros

    A highly humanitarian company to work for

    Cons

    Remote location in the south pacific

  10. "Limited Options"

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

    I have been working at Air New Zealand full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues. It's great to work at an iconic New Zealand company.

    Cons

    Management is all talk with no follow-through. No vision beyond slogans and taglines. Due to COVID, outsourcing is on the increase and job security is weak. Little opportunity for career progression. Wages are low and employee benefits are near non-existent with no plan.

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