Virgin America
3.6 of 5 77 reviews
www.virginamerica.com Burlingame, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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good fit for right person

Pilot (Former Employee)
Burlingame, CA

I worked at Virgin America full-time for more than a year

ProsEnergetic and exciting atmosphere for a young person especially. "Hip" culture. Massive room to grow.

ConsSpotty training department. Longer hours than established airlines, lower pay, and lack of good work rules or contract. Pilots only paid when aircraft is moving 5 mph or greater, unlike others. (no pay during pushback, or parked off the gate) Trip patterns do not take circadian rhythms into account at all. It is not unusual for a trip to end in the morning and be scheduled for a "redeye" the same night after a 12 hour "rest" at home base in mid-day. Frequent firings.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou are developing an adversarial atmosphere; you are clearly not "open door" like Southwest.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Confused airline with identity problems

Guest Services Team Lead (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at Virgin America full-time for more than a year


Pros: Great aircraft and great in-flight staff. Amenities are truly great… Cons: Still trying to figure out the kinks of the airline industry. Station… Advice to Senior Management: Don't hire legacy airline management. Create your own people. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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In Flight (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Virgin America full-time for more than a year


Pros: Growing company,hip young,adding many new faces,planes and cities Cons: Growing company ,small ,some of operations dealing with crews are… More

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