Virgin Atlantic Airways Reviews

Updated 13 Aug 2020

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3.8
69%
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81%
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Virgin Atlantic Airways CEO Shai Weiss
Shai Weiss
53 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Pay is no better than any other airline(in 17 reviews)

  • "Difficult to move from London Heathrow to another base (cabin crew)(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Best place I've ever worked"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - First Officer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time

    Pros

    The people, work culture, pay, lifestyle, salary, training, support, career progression...

    Cons

    Lack of job security as a result of the company's financial position.

  2. "Great employer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Airline Pilot in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time

    Pros

    Great people Management are great

    Cons

    Always being checked Likely to fold


  3. "Virgin Atlantic"

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

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits with the chance to visit great destinations

    Cons

    Low pay, poor work/life balance

    Virgin Atlantic Airways Response

    March 19, 2019Recruitment Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and agree it is great to have the opportunity to visit some of our great global destinations using our employee concessionary package. We are looking at ways that we can aid the work/home life balance, such as flexible working type initiatives, we are sorry to hear feedback of this nature and we will continue to explore these types of options where we can.

  4. "contact centre"

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

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways

    Pros

    very professional, rewarding, energetic atmosphere, great career progression

    Cons

    high targets, systems can be slow, have to be patient with some customers

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Why have they changed the name - Virgin Australia is different to Virgin Atlantic"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Analyst in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways

    Pros

    Nothing is there to be happy about

    Cons

    I think this company is trying to hide some things. The employees hate them they make them redundant . The executive team spend money on projects and then they close them with 0 success And now BRANSON is trying hide all this by claiming profiles are the same when they ARE SEPARATE companies. COME ON GET REAL

    Virgin Atlantic Airways Response

    July 12, 2016Recruitment Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your review however, it looks like your comments refer to Virgin Australia in Brisbane and not Virgin Atlantic which is based in the UK.

  6. "Travel the world,"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mixed Fleet Cabin Crew in Heathrow, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working for virgin Atlantic was great, you got to see the world by being paid. Time off down route to explore. The lifestyle of work the days off and leave can be great.

    Cons

    Long hours, working at unsociable hours as there is always night flights, jetlag, standby call outs, being away from home, busy flights.

  7. "amazing"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Heathrow, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    everything all great amazing experiences

    Cons

    Covid 19 pandemic shaking the industry

  8. COVID-19

    "Good benefits and pension"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Service Manager in Heathrow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits such as free flights, pension and private medical

    Cons

    Mass redundancies because of Covid

  9. "Sales support"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Sales Support in London, England

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people and good working from home conditions

    Cons

    Management sometimes make questionabke decisions

  10. "Great culture, have some fond memories"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pilot, First Officer in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Upbeat, supportive culture. Everyone has a can-do attitude.

    Cons

    Some very old-fashioned attitudes amongst some of the pilots and management.

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