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Virgin Australia Airlines Cabin Crew Reviews

Updated 7 Nov 2019

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4.0
90%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
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Virgin Australia Airlines CEO John Borghetti
John Borghetti
17 Ratings
  1. "Virgin Australia Cabin Crew"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Systems usually always improving. Great people and good pay compared to the new contracts offered at other major employers. Staff travel perks have always improved with great perks for me, friends and family.

    Cons

    The work/life balance needs further improvement, such as abilities to better swap trips. The strategic direction of the company is not known, which is difficult to know where we're heading.

    Virgin Australia Airlines2019-08-06
  2. "CC Virgin Australia"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the environment is young and vibrant. Everyday you work with nice crews

    Cons

    the salary is low and sometimes you work long hours.

    Virgin Australia Airlines2019-11-08
  3. "Love working as cabin crew for VA"

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    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virgin Australia Airlines part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with the most amazing people Travel Positive environment Awesome team work

    Cons

    Only being able to plan your life from roster to roster Sometimes management a little out of touch

    Virgin Australia Airlines2019-07-03
  4. "Not ideal"

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    Former Employee - Cabin Crew 

    I worked at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time

    Pros

    The benefit is the Travel

    Cons

    The con is the people

    Virgin Australia Airlines2019-07-04
  5. "Excellent staff benefits and career progression"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice brand, excellent business class cabin on A330 & B777 aircraft; Great crew leaders who are approachable and friendly; opportunity for career progression or movement between departments, excellent staff benefits including our awesome staff travel. Also, excellent training department.

    Cons

    With a fleet of only five B777 and six A330’s, VA only flies to Hong Kong and Los Angeles in terms of long-haul.

    Advice to Management

    Given the local geography and the market/population of Australia, it is obvious that the company needs to find a way to expand its long-haul operations to other potential countries/markets, and that way not end up relying only in our domestic/Int’l short-haul market. Also, bases only need 3 managers per base (Max), rather than 5, 6 or 7. That’s a waste of expenditure when that money can be spent on other more... important projects/departments.

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    Virgin Australia Airlines2019-06-18
  6. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Australia Airlines part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people, the benefits, engaging with new people everyday, great for those who love being on the move.

    Cons

    Shift Work, money, unpredictability, 365 days a year business, no public holidays no Christmas etc.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your crew, and stop treating those like staff numbers there are real life people behind those numbers.

    Virgin Australia Airlines2019-05-23
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Cabin Crew"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fantastic career, endless opportunities and room to grow. You can virtually navigate your way through any career path you wish within the organisation. Fantastic rosters with an excellent bidding system (you can build your own roster). Fantastic layovers in excellent hotels. Wonderful colleagues and management. Great easy to maintain uniform. Fast paced environment, no two days are the same. Lovely Guests on board.... Thorough training and development to set yourself up for success. Excellent industry benefits. Great meals on-board or they provide an esky so you can bring your own if you wish.

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    Cons

    you have a lot of family and friends who will ask you for discounted flights and as they can't book themselves you can often feel like a travel agent constantly booking and modifying flights and handling payments

    Advice to Management

    keep doing as you are doing - very optimistic times with the appointment of Paul S and can't wait to see what the future holds

    Virgin Australia Airlines2019-05-05
  8. "Cabin Crew"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - great opportunities - fun environment and fast-paced - unique lifestyle traveling and working

    Cons

    - have to love shift work and be ok with change!

    Virgin Australia Airlines2019-02-08
  9. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Canberra
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very Good work life balance

    Cons

    low salary and very limited staff benefit

    Virgin Australia Airlines2019-01-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good people you work with but is it really worth it the way the job is"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Sydney
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people you work with Staff travel benefits

    Cons

    Shift work Too many changes within roster Not getting leave approved Management are like robots Not recognising the good hardworking employees Management speak to you like children Work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking from palm cards when having a conversation

    Virgin Australia Airlines2018-12-28
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