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    Former Employee - In-flight Team Member in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - In-flight Team Member in San Francisco, CA

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    Fun company to work for, perks, get to travel and meet a lot of people. Employee perks are awesome. Would go back.


    Pay is set, can't negotiate

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    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Virgin America (Burlingame, CA).


    Applied online, received a phone interview about 2 days later. I was invited to the group interview at my own expense in San Francisco, CA. There were about 12 candidates so it was an honor to be there. Everyone is watching you and all of the staff you encounter with have an input on the final decision. We played some fun icebreakers, one of my questions were, Tell me what was the worst job you had and why? Remember no matter what keep it positive. After the icebreakers there was a presentation on company policies and if selected the next steps. Then the 1 on 1 interviews. At that time everyone was very comfortable with each other. About 2 days later I was called to go further with the process by completing the drug and background test. When those cleared I was offered the position and a training date. They offer paid training about 1400 for 5 weeks. Everything else your on your own. The first day was very exciting and fun!! We met management for the first two days then the real fun begins. Your sent to get uniforms your company badge picture taken, manuals and fingerprints all in the first week. A test was in 3 days and all have to be at least 90%. Make sure all forms are completed correctly. Even though you are only asked for 10 years of background your whole life is being checked, and is being held accountable. I saw people being dismissed in as little as 3 days. Management is always looking for ways to dismiss you if your not perfect.

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    After passing all of the interviews, backgrounds and personality, drug test I was still dismissed after 3 weeks because I checked a box to the best of my knowledge on info 25 years prior. My advice is to mark the just in case I forgot something box if it exist.

Virgin America Awards & Accolades

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50 Most Innovative Companies, BusinessWeek, 2009
Most Eco-Friendly Airline, SmarterTravel Editor's Choice, 2010
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Headquarters Burlingame, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Public (VA)
Industry Travel & Tourism
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

An offspring of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, Virgin America took flight just as high fuel prices and a recession rocked the airline industry. In 2007 the carrier launched service from San Francisco to Los Angeles and New York, and now serves more than a dozen destinations in the US as well as Canada and Mexico with a fleet of 25-plus Airbus A320 jets. It competes as a low-fare carrier, but distinguishes itself from rivals by providing first-class service and myriad in-flight entertainment options. In 2010 Virgin America's ownership shifted; a group of US investors... More

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