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Virgin Australia Airlines Flight Attendant Reviews

Updated 18 Feb 2019

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Virgin Australia Airlines CEO John Borghetti
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Virgin Australia cabin crew"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Funny the negative reviews are mostly those that did the role for 1-2 years... the more you stay the more you get paid (much more), more annual leave seniority you accrue. Rosters can sometimes be hard but you can bid for what you want each month. The culture is toxic only if you make it out to be. Advice - get a life outside of work and get off the social media/group outings ifbyou can’t handle it and if it’s toxic... for you. A great job that gets better the more you’re in it. Work life balance improving so much over the years.

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    Cons

    Shame the pay starts off low, and takes several years to get to a wonderful rate. I agree with most posts, management is difficult to tolerate sometimes. Training is petty but all airlines aren’t petty with their answers. I have flown for 3 airlines and would fly with Virgin Australia for my career still over Qantas and others, as they offer much less pay than Virgin these days on their new contracts. Promotions can... take a long time due to low turnover. You must be short haul befor transferring to long haul (if that’s what you want).

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    Advice to Management

    Restructure yourself. Fix the low morale environment. Understand the crew are using what ever resources they can to do whatever they can.

    Virgin Australia Airlines2017-12-16
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Flight Attendant at Virgin Australia"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virgin Australia Airlines part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Meet so many good friends, nice hotels, good staff travel and the uniform is really nice.

    Cons

    Long hours and so many of the flights were red eye ones. I work for Qantas now and it's so much better.

    Virgin Australia Airlines2019-02-18
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company, easy work, excellent pay!"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent bidding system for rosters Great pay/allowances Generous time off Great destinations

    Cons

    Long days Terrible rosters if you don't bid correctly No perdiem on day trips Depending on your aircraft enforcements you never/always work with the same crew

    Advice to Management

    Way too top heavy The majority of LCCs (middle management - base level) are grossly under-qualified and some are regular drug users. Only way to get promotions; -Be 40+. (We age comes greatly misplaced assumed experience) -Brown-nosing your way to the top -Be emoyed at just the right time

    Virgin Australia Airlines2013-11-01
  4. "My 4 years at Virgin Australia"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
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    I worked at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company culture and excellent staff travel benefits

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours

    Virgin Australia Airlines2015-06-10
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