Cathay Pacific Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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Pros
  • Good travel benefit and salary package (in 6 reviews)

  • good culture and better work life balance then other companies in HK (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Living in Hong Kong isn't the cheapest (in 6 reviews)

  • Cathay is an airline, oil price volatility hits it hard (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Cathay Pacific allowed me to see the world in a different perspective!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cathay Pacific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are many benefits of working with Cathay Pacific which includes bonuses, food, 90% off of flights, cash allowance, and etc!

    Cons

    If you're willing to be away from home for more than half of the time then this would be the job for you. Also, most of the crew speaks Cantonese so if you speak another language then be prepared to be singled out sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, management was great!


  2. Flight Attendant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great if you like flying to Hong Kong or if you enjoy Asia. No reserve for juniors.

    Cons

    Poor pay. No variation of routes. Unfair promotional system. Non Union. Expensive concession tickets. No control or bid option for schedules

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and more concern for staff and Theyr wellness


  3. Helpful (1)

    Long shifts but flexible days off

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Base Crew in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Base Crew in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, profit share by company and performance bonus paid regularly, low priced air travel opportunities for family members, flexible day off schedules, base staff supportive of scheduling needs

    Cons

    Quality of passengers decline, lack of support from company on disputes, long hours and shifts, lack of sleep, jetlag

    Advice to Management

    Provide more manpower in the office to further support staff maintain a quality work-life balance


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  5. Customer Service Agent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Chance to interact with people from various different backgrounds, including celebrities/public figures in some cases. If you speak foreign languages, you may have the opportunity to use them when interacting with certain people.

    Cons

    Schedules may be irregular. Because flights may depart/arrive at times when people are normally asleep, it may take a few days to adjust to the working schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Give people more advanced notice if they are vulnerable to being removed from their positions. Also, be more transparent about the reasons for doing so.


  6. Helpful (1)

    very focused on guest experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    will innovate to improve quality of guest experience

    Cons

    none that I could see


  7. Helpful (1)

    Learned to deal with difficult superior

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cathay Pacific full-time (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 Management

    Listen to your subordinates and what their needs are.


  8. Overview of job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar and Cabin Crew in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Bar and Cabin Crew in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific full-time (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.


  9. Unforgettable experience when ur young

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. An unforgettable adventure.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cathay Pacific full-time (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.


  11. Great Airline!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People, travels, discounts, getting paid

    Cons

    Passengers, management, bad roster, iConnect



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