Emirates Airline

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Emirates Airline Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
65 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Multicultural Environment, professional work environment (in 7 reviews)

  • Experience working with people from different nationalities (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Fear culture, cabin crew treated as kindergarten children or as numbers, therefore a position most suitable for younger people under the age of 30 (in 4 reviews)

  • Old boy network from Middle East & Europe runs deep (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    It was good 10 years.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emirates Airline

    Pros

    Great package - Salary, Apartment, new destinations

    Cons

    Tough schedule, away from home

  2.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emirates Airline full-time

    Pros

    its a good company to work for

    Cons

    you work alot of hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    A good experience with a growing company

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Emirates Airline full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company had lots of resources & deep pockets

    Cons

    Old boy network from Middle East & Europe runs deep

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emirates Airline full-time

    Pros

    - Free and discounted tickets for yourself and immediate family around the globe.
    - Professional Staff
    - Excellent training facilities at the Emirates training college
    - Fantastic Human Resources Department
    - Hardwork Pays

    Cons

    - Slow personal growth
    - The Salary structure and additional benefits is low compared to the industry/Market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Emirates Airline is a good place to gain experience and explore your potential

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    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader

    I have been working at Emirates Airline full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Friendly management, benefits with discounted tickets. It's almost impossible to get terminated unless you do something seriously wrong. If you proactive and technically good then you are noticed.

    Cons

    Lower salary, people who get along well with the management tend to get better chances in terms of promotions. They have to run more surveys to know how the employees feel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to give equal chances to all nationals and limit nepotism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Senior Solutions Specialist

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    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Specialist  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Specialist in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Emirates Airline full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent company with amazing flight benefits.
    multicultural ethnicity. Colleagues from around the world.
    Latest in technology and equipment
    Great place to grow professionally

    Cons

    Sometimes the work gets more due to ever increasing size of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Once in a lifetime experience anyone should try!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Emirates Airline for more than a year

    Pros

    The best advantage is travelling for free and seeing sooo many amazing countries and experiencing life from a different perspective. Discounted tickets for you and family members. Discounts for food and drink and free gym in Dubai, and sometimes overseas. Free accommodation in Dubai, plus tax free salary. Expenses like water, gas, electricity is paid for, and only internet and phone bills need to be paid. Transport provided. Basically save your whole salary! Meet a lot of people and plan amazing vacations and get to stay free in resorts and 5 start hotels when working and get discounts when travelling as passenger. Lot of nice bars and clubs and nightlife but I became quite bored in the end. Amazing friendships and fond memories for sure.Finally it looks amazing on your CV!

    Cons

    Dubai gets really boring and tedious after awhile you need to constantly reinvent yourself and find things to do. Company is very strict and the more it gets bigger the more the rules tighten up because it wants to live up to high quality standards. No unions to back you up for your rights. Amazing if you find the love of your life, if not you are doomed to fake relationships with mentally imbalanced people in Dubai. Very easy to play around as it is a transitory place. People stereotype you a lot by nationality and judge you depending on culture. Homesickness and depression is a reality in this job. You will miss important dates, birthdays, weddings of loved ones. Sometimes the swap system makes you do same flights every single month till you get sick of the same flights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would help if not all performances are judged by flight reviews as at the end of the day crew are human and I believe most flight reviews are demotivating. There needs to be another system to evaluate good and bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Hard, physical work and extreme long hours, but overall company benefits are worth it.

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    Former Employee - Senior Flight Steward  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Senior Flight Steward in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at Emirates Airline as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours especially when studying part-time. Great travel benefits. Ample training in-house and regular promotions.

    Cons

    Overly strict management creating rules/regulations that stunts the "fun" aspect of travelling. Very fussy and rude customers to deal with on a daily basis, i.e. overall customer profile can be very challenging to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership of ground-management and in-flight management needs to compliment each other better in order to create a better and friendlier/less stressful work environment for their in-flight staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    professional and cosmopolitan work enviroment

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    Current Employee - Senior Flight Steward  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Senior Flight Steward in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Emirates Airline full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good benefits in term of accommodation allowance and fly tickets. from a cabin crew view, it's a fair promotion systems, constructive training and workshops

    Cons

    A lot of training training, some of them are just useless. Discrimination when it comes to nationalities. So many updates in short time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please consider cabin crew for internal jobs. Do not under estimate their professional experience. Consider those who have degrees and give them the chance to get to other jobs within the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Meh...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Emirates Airline as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - You get to see the world
    - Work is physically tough, but not mentally challenging
    - People are impressed by the name when you tell them you work for Emirates

    Cons

    - As cabin crew, no regard is given to sleep/awake schedules. You may work 6pm- 4am one day, and then 2am to 10pm the next day. This is the biggest complaint.
    - The busiest times at the airport are 2am to 4am- you WILL be TIRED all the time.
    - As a flight attendant, routinely working in excess on 100 hours per month. This will result in being on-duty more than 140 hours month.
    - Limited opportunities to swap duties and days off.
    - As a flight attendant, only 8-10 days off per month, rarely grouped in days of 3 or more. Very atypical for the industry.
    - Customer profile is among the most difficult in the industry
    - "staff tickets" are very expensive compared to ther airlines I have worked for. Unlike these other airlines, you don't have the opportunity to fly (for free or by paying) business or first class until you're a purser (minimum 5 years in the company.)
    - Middle management cultivates a fear culture. Instead of doing a good job because you're motivated, everyone does the minimum required to not get an appointment with management.
    - No outlet for employees to voice concerns.
    - Onboard rest is inadequate (3:30 when on duty for 20+ hours)
    - Your life revolves around work. You hardly have a day when you're not exhausted, or are trying to adjust yourself to the time of your next duty (remember you might get home at 8am (having worked through the night), and have to be at work at 8am tomorrow)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Get started on solving the problems as soon as possible!
    - Biggest issue: We will work hard, but give us the time off we deserve to recuperate so we're physically and mentally ready for our next duty.
    - Listen to crew feedback. Just because the computer says a crew member had enough time to sleep, doesn't mean it was feasible (we also need time to eat, shower, go to the grocery store, meet with friends....)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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