Virgin Australia Airlines Reviews

Updated 29 May 2020

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4.0
86%
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44%
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Virgin Australia Airlines CEO  John Borghetti
John Borghetti
86 Ratings
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  • "Only being able to plan your life from roster to(in 17 reviews)

  • "Early starts, working weekends, shift work(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Love this job!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - International Flight Attendant in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Excellent company overall Great staff travel benefits 6 weeks annual leave You get to sleep on the job! On long international flights you have “crew rest” for up to 5 hours Great employees

    Cons

    Shift work Long hours Often away for holidays and special events eg birthdays Jet lag

    Virgin Australia Airlines2020-05-09
  2. "Best Place to Work."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - International Flight Attendant in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff Travel, options for Leave without pay when you need it, 6 weeks annual leave, maternity leave, development programs, ability to move within the company.

    Cons

    Jet lag can get to you when you do big trips with only a couple of days off in between

    Virgin Australia Airlines2020-05-29
  3. "Great but struggling"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Head of Revenue Management Development in Brisbane

    I have been working at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Great people Excellent perks Fantastically challenging and interesting industry Good staff engagement and communications Awesome CEO (P Scurrah) Diverse career opportunities

    Cons

    Financially unstable Innovation slow due lack of funds Red tape in decisions

    Virgin Australia Airlines2020-05-26
  4. "Airline Reliability Engineering"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reliability Engineering is used extensively across the company to drive operational improvements. It is a very rewarding position as it allows you as an individual to drive change.

    Cons

    Due to lack of capital investments, the reporting database was dated. Due to the growing size of the database itself, it required monetary funding to transition into a newer, more robust system. Unfortunately due to the limited funds available, the department had to live with headaches created by this.

    Virgin Australia Airlines2020-05-23
  5. "Great culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pilot in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly fun staff, excellent conditions

    Cons

    Weak job security, uncertain future

    Virgin Australia Airlines2020-05-07
  6. "Excellent organisation with great people culture"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Revenue Management Specialist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people culture and a fantastic group of ppl to work with. Excellent travel benefits.

    Cons

    Some legacy systems and processes. Unfortunately not many long haul routes like Qantas.

    Virgin Australia Airlines2020-05-07
  7. "Valued Employer"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Specialist in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Provided Airline Service for Australians beyond expectations originated

    Cons

    Challenged with GFC 2008 debt recovery to all company stakeholders as the expansion of the business with inventory and upgrade from former Virgin Blue to Virgin Australia retained debts which forecasted complete recovery with service.

    Virgin Australia Airlines2020-04-30
  8. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew Supervisor in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Doing what I love every day which makes it feel like I’m not working at all

    Cons

    Early starts, working weekends, shift work

    Virgin Australia Airlines2020-04-28
  9. "Cabin crew"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Australia Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Best airline in the world

    Cons

    I can’t find any cons

    Virgin Australia Airlines2020-04-25
  10. "Great atmosphere great people"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Virgin Australia Airlines part-time

    Pros

    team effort, great staff travel, helpful management, customers love the airline

    Cons

    systems are dated, pay is low

    Virgin Australia Airlines2020-04-20
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