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Don't waste your time, this company is anything but great...

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

I worked at Singapore Airlines full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Most people would say that flight benefits would be the biggest "pro" in the aviation industry. However, because I worked in the Houston office, our manager specifically said that we could not fly on any other carrier, in other words he wouldn't approve a letter for his employees to fly United, for example.

The "1 free ticket" a year is terrible. It's stand-by only and NEVER upgrade-able. If economy is completely booked and you are a staff trying to get on, even if there are business seats available...they will not let you on.

In other words, SIA is a TERRIBLE company, and there aren't any pros to this job what-so-ever.

Cons

I think there are too many to list.

The management is the worse part of this company. They have super smart guys that they stick all over the world for only a 2-3 year increment in order to control their relationships and management styles.

The main issue, is the amount of controlling that comes with this company. It is very discriminating to women, and even have different prices for your "1 free ticket" based on if you are a male or female.

The pay is AWFUL, they promise great bonuses at the end of each year, and yes, you do get a bonus...if the airline is making money, and at your manager's discretion.

I remember reading all of the reviews before taking the job in Houston and thinking, each company has it's faults...take my advice, don't take the job and save yourself so much time, it's not worth it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit paying for every Singaporean Man to get their education in order to have an "indentured servant" that you can control for the next ten years, and focus on hiring managers who really know what they are doing, especially in the sales office.

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  1. Singapore Airlines Cabin Crew

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    Former Employee - Flight Stewardess in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Flight Stewardess in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Singapore Airlines full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, being able to travel around the world, nice co-workers, meet awesome peoples, stay at 5 stars hotels.

    Cons

    Have to stay there at least 7 years to be able to get promoted, worked with top 10 senior crew aka mentally disturbed people that u wished never exist in this world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop doing "cut cost" on the flights because its making crew jobs more difficult. Passenger wont understand the situations as they know exactly they can get anything they want.

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    Neutral Outlook
  2. Fantastic Learning Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Singapore Airlines full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of resources available for support, though time resources are at a stretch most often.
    Some independent thought is encouraged.
    Job rotation is encouraged.
    Always a challenging environment to hone's one skills - plenty of issues to tackle all the time.
    Knack for hiring a lot of good people who do their best to support each other.

    Cons

    Multiple levels of bureaucracy to get through for approvals.
    Healthy amount of politicking.
    Dominated by concerns for corporate policies which has become the foremast of direction.
    Weakening leadership skills in higher management - too much perspiration, not enough inspiration and charisma.
    Extremely lean hierarchy i.e. one person does 3 people's jobs worth.
    Very outdated and biased HR system. With little thought put to reforming it.
    Conservative company culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refer to the cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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