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Virgin Australia Airlines Reviews

Updated 22 May 2019

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Found 127 reviews

3.6
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78%
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Virgin Australia Airlines CEO John Borghetti
John Borghetti
65 Ratings
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  • "work 4 days on 2 days off rotating roster - this could be a con for some(in 14 reviews)

  • "long hours but you sign up for this(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "IT Analyst"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff perks and friendly environment

    Cons

    Behind in tech/legacy systems. Salary a bit below market rates.

    Virgin Australia Airlines2019-03-20
  2. "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
  3. "Guest Service Officer"

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    Former Employee - Guest Services Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Airport environment, friendly employees,

    Cons

    Early starts, rotating roster, unflexible

    Virgin Australia Airlines2019-05-12
  4. "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...

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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
  5. "Culture nothing like the perception. Very hr policy driven rather than people driven."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Virgin Australia Airlines

      Pros

      Flights were useful and most of the staff were lovely

      Cons

      Culture driven by john borghetti and his senior team lost the virgin Branson culture more driven by fear

      Advice to Management

      Get a new senior team and move away from policies and towards

      Virgin Australia Airlines2019-05-03
    • "Ups and downs"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time

      Pros

      Friendly people, staff travel benefits, changing all the time

      Cons

      Disconnects between GM and Executive levels Squeezing employee numbers, but burning cash elsewhere.

      Advice to Management

      Talk to the employees that do the work, not always the management level view Talk to the employees about what works and doesn't work Run your own race, it's not always about qantas.

      Virgin Australia Airlines2019-04-13
    • "Great Place to make a Career"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Virgin Australia Airlines part-time

      Pros

      Great Culture, Great People, great Benefits

      Cons

      Not very flexable with out side of work commitments

      Virgin Australia Airlines2019-04-04
    • "worst management I've ever seen"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time

        Pros

        nice uniform, opportunity for advancement to international cabin crew

        Cons

        unorganized, unprofessional, very uncaring towards the people.

        Virgin Australia Airlines2019-05-02
      • Helpful (1)

        "Account Manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time

        Pros

        Good Benefits and Good People to work with

        Cons

        Salaries are below market rates

        Advice to Management

        Keep up the great work!

        Virgin Australia Airlines2019-02-26
      • 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
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