Cathay Pacific Reviews

Updated 9 Jul 2020

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3.5
61%
Recommend to a Friend
28%
Approve of CEO
Cathay Pacific CEO Augustus Tang
Augustus Tang
29 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Low salary during 6 month probation(in 24 reviews)

  • "Retirement age of 55 for Hong Kong based crew; screening for extension to 60, it should be automatic(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great!"

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

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company takes care of its employees through benefits, bonuses, thorough performance reviews and work-life balance

    Cons

    No real training provided. Strong influence from head office staff so outports can't make significant changes

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  2. "Second officer pilot at cathay Pacific"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, good company, reputable company.

    Cons

    Industrial action currently taking place. Long upgrade times.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Airline Services Operator in Melbourne

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ever changing atmosphere and travel benefits

    Cons

    Always cutting costs and over worked staff

  4. "Could be so much better"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cathay Pacific full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    respected brand, good travel benefits

    Cons

    The management style is autocratic

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  5. "Ground staff"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cathay Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Travel benefits are a bonus

    Cons

    No Union to support ground staffs

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Hectic work environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Aircraft Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Discount staff travel. Extra income from overtime and shift penalties .Travel opportunities available for work. In house and on the job Training courses provided.

    Cons

    Poor rostering. Lack of resources. Slow progression . Poor work practices. Unresponsive / poor management. Communication difficult with other departments.

  7. "good employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Purser in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cathay Pacific full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good benefits flexible working hours

    Cons

    big company promotion slow but salary good

  8. "good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Cathay Pacific full-time

    Pros

    good benefit and flying long hours

    Cons

    base close and lost job

  9. "A work life balance company in Hong Kong"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Lot of resource for IT dept, and the flight benefits for prem staff

    Cons

    far away to the city, need more time for transportation

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  10. "Avoid if possible"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of free time Travel benefits

    Cons

    No career progression opportunities Highly political Toxic culture

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