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My experience was terrible

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Former Employee - Reservation Team Member in Kent, WA
Former Employee - Reservation Team Member in Kent, WA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

it's a way to earn a quick paycheck

Cons

They don't pay much for all the work you have to do, I wouldn't wish this job on my worst enemy

Advice to Management

Stay away at all costs

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  1. good fit for right person

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    Former Employee - Pilot in Burlingame, CA
    Former Employee - Pilot in Burlingame, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Spotty 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 Management

    You are developing an adversarial atmosphere; you are clearly not "open door" like Southwest.

  2. Highly motivated workforce / very dynamic working environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Virgin America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative ideas encouraged
    room for growth
    passionate employees

    Cons

    job stability unknown
    low wages along with pricey Bay Area living expenses

    Advice to Management

    listen to your workforce and foster great promotion from within.
    don't be afraid to try bigger riskier ideas.

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