Cathay Pacific Reviews

Updated 18 Sep 2020

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3.6
60%
Recommend to a Friend
46%
Approve of CEO
Cathay Pacific CEO Augustus Tang
Augustus Tang
51 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Low salary during 6 month probation(in 30 reviews)

  • "Retirement age of 55 for Hong Kong based crew; screening for extension to 60, it should be automatic(in 22 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. "Flying at CX"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Medical benefit is amazing Many international destinations Long layovers flexibility in Rostering

    Cons

    High Hierarchy Low salary Physically demanding


  3. "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.

  4. 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

  5. "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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  6. "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

  7. 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.

  8. "A work life balance job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture with acceptable workload

    Cons

    Limited promotion prospect and low salary

  9. "Work life balance"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant 

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Able to visit different places

    Cons

    Sometimes jet lag can be tiring

  10. "good opportunity for Hong Kong resident"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Airline Pilot in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good Pay -Free Training to achieve your licenses -Operate state of the art aircraft

    Cons

    -Virus situation will make promotion and progression very difficult

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