Cathay Pacific

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Cathay Pacific Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
66 Reviews
3.3
66 Reviews
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John R. Slosar
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good travel benefit and short working hour (in 6 reviews)

  • Cathay City is easily accessible (surprisingly) and the work life balance is excellent with most of the office closed by 6 (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Limited to only people with right of abode in Hong Kong; does not compensate for interview-related travel (in 5 reviews)

  • pay relatively low compare to other airline (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Airline!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific

    Pros

    People, travels, discounts, getting paid

    Cons

    Passengers, management, bad roster, iConnect

  2.  

    Learned to deal with difficult superior

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cathay Pacific full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible schedule, flight benefits, work nights - so no traffic.

    Cons

    Inconsistent overtime payment, inconsistent schedule, and terrible work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your subordinates and what their needs are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overview of job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bar and Cabin Crew  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Bar and Cabin Crew in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Always fly to the same destination so you can get used to it fairly fast. Only operate one of two night flights out of LA so you have the day to run your errands and night flights means passengers mostly sleep when they get on board. Paid from engine on to engine off plus 30 min of ground pay.

    Cons

    No chances to operate to other countries and there's a quite a focus on seniority in the company. The pay is quite low as well if you fly the average amount of flights given to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Unforgettable experience when ur young

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Travelling the world, meeting new people

    Cons

    Poor management, non union,
    Low salaries wage

  6.  

    An unforgettable adventure.

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay (for high school grads), health benefit, and working conditions.

    Cons

    Working culture differ from areas. Body clock constantly have to readjust itself, and can be straining to the body/health.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good company to work for if you like traveling and doesn't mind long traveling hours

    Current Employee - Flight Attendant
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific full-time

    Pros

    great travel benefits
    intensive training program, good for personal growth
    21 days off a year
    paid sick days
    opportunities for growth within the company

    Cons

    asian company culture who values seniority
    excessive workload
    demanding hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should take better care of their employees.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience, not for long term

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cathay Pacific

    Pros

    you get to travel, once the plane lands you're free from your job

    Cons

    politics, asian culture with senority problems

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great company withlow advancement oppr in MIA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cargo Officer  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Cargo Officer in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific

    Pros

    Flight benefits
    Leader airline in the world

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement other than in Hong Kong

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great team to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive  in  Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Executive in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Office culture that is staff orientated.
    Full medical aid and pension plans more leave than any other airline
    Investment in fleet means that planes are new and on standard with rest of the industry.

    Cons

    Thanks happen very slowly at times, centralization makes it difficult to get work done on time.
    Procurement systems very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in staff an staff morale, ensure that staff salaries match living standards in specific countries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Balance of life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Balance of life and good travel benefit

    Cons

    Lack of promotion opportunity and seems compressing the employee benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should align the benefit with global aviaition industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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