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I have been working at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time
Flight benefits, good work-life balance and recognizable brand. Pay is fair for the area, Norwalk, but some employees love to complain their salaries are too low just because they obviously live way beyond their means. I feel for the ground staff but there are a few vocal HQ employees who think they're entitled to big bucks just for sitting around trying to look cute during 9 to 5, all the while dangling their LV in everyone's faces. The pay is fair for those who don't pretend they're living in Greenwich. Outside of this group, coworkers are largely wonderful.
Potentially too much travel for those who have families. A few bratty people, as I mentioned above... problem is VS can be a dumping ground for bad personalities and untalented workers simply because once they get in the door, they stay for many many years because they can't find anything better. This is not the majority but it is more prevalent in certain teams.
Advice to Management
Please focus on hiring talent and rewarding talent - not just bringing in a constant flow of cheap labor.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Virgin Atlantic Airways (New York, NY) in September 2014.
Interview process took place at a hotel in Queens, New York. Interviewees are then placed in a room and seated at tables forming your group. Process includes ice-breakers (you are seated at a table with a certain amount of people, this depends on how many overall are being interviewed for the day). The interviewers (5 or more) talk about themselves and their experiences at the company etc.. Each group is then given some typical ice breaker questions and you work as a group and do a mini presentation (usual questions relate to YOU and an experience). The groups all present their presentations while the interviewers observe. Then once all groups have presented their findings, you learn about salary, opportunities etc etc related to company and what you expect or want followed by questions. Then ice breaker is over and lead out into waiting area and to be called for individual interviews. You are interviewed and evaluated and observed during this process. Entire interview process from start to finish(ice-breaker - individual screening) may take 4 hours, this all depends on the number of people being interviewed for the day and how long each interview takes. Personally my process took about 2 hours because the groups were small and I was fortunate to be one of the first names called for individual interview. Application process also included on online application (since some time has passed I think the app. online was 30 mins. to 1 hr or so) that was long as well. Applied for position mid Sept. and by beginning of October got response about position and interview outcome. Entire process took about 3 weeks which included an online application,phone interview, group interview and individual interview and wait time for results on entire process. Wait time for results from group/individual interview was about 1 week. Not familiar with this style of interview process (group interview) but it was still good to experience.
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Since Virgin Atlantic was founded in 1984, we've become the UK's second largest carrier, flying from London to 36 of the world's major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Cape Town and Tokyo. We don’t do ordinary. We prefer to leave the run-of-the-mill, the so-so and the average to others. Our business is about delivering the dazzling, serving up the spectacular and making the most marvelous memories - for every customer. Which is where you could come in. Everyone that works here - be they front of house or behind the scenes - has ...