Qantas Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
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  1. Varied opportunities over many years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qantas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many and varied roles across many different businesses. Good opportunities to grow for those who are willing to manage their own career.

    Cons

    Poor performance is not well managed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the focus on poor performers and review all roles to see what they really contribute

  2. Toxic management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

    I have been working at Qantas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    travel benefits, shift workers have good amounts of time off if feeling fatigued for most of those days doesn't phase you.

    Cons

    constant negativity from management ever since dixon was in charge. failure to invest in the right aircraft leading to losses leading to even less investment in the business for the airline that made all the money for the creation jetstar which is now leeching it to death. hyper focus on jetstar nothing on qantas unless directly threatened by a competitor. constant downsizing. it seems as though management focus is to just facilitate the slow closing down of a national icon. very sad to see.

    Advice to Management

    there is no point telling management what to do, they have a plan and it doesn't involve qantas succeeding. not when there is more jetstar adventures to fund overseas at the expense of qantas.

  3. Slash & Burn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Qantas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was great to be working for an Iconic brand - sadly not any more

    Cons

    See above- people are tired , undervalued and over it !!

    Advice to Management

    You can only trot out the chicken little // sky is falling in mantra for so long . Staff are over it . Talent have left - all you have is a carcass of a once great airline .........Next ????

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  5. Great culture and great people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Qantas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The culture and the people make Qantas what it is. I worked here 10+ years because of the wonderful opportunities to progress my career

    Cons

    The current financial situation is currently making this difficult with more and more work being expected of the reducing workforce. My work/life balance was not great but I really did enjoy what I did.

  6. Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Qantas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for a high profile company

    Cons

    Very unstable environment due constant restructuring. Career development and progression are very limited in recent years.

    Advice to Management

    It is very damaging for the company with people see hard working high performers had to leave the company due restructuring. The restructure process has not been seen as transparent nor fair.

  7. Great company but seems to have lost its way more recently

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Qantas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    * People I worked with were great and I made some long-lasting friends
    * Flying benefits are wonderful as long as you fly outside of peaks/school holidays and you have a senior enough job to be eligible for business or first class
    * Compensation on par with industry

    Cons

    * Senior leadership don't lead by example - not one of Alan Joyce's direct reports left when the business was restructured at beginning of 2014 but expect 5000 people below that level to lose their jobs.
    * Still a "jobs for the boys" culture

    Advice to Management

    * If you want respect from the people who report to you, lead by example and COMMUNICATE!!!

  8. Legacy airline manging decline

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Qantas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff travel benefits are good but largely illusory during peak times (eg school holidays)
    Office in Mascot has been recently refurbished
    The Qantas brand attracts good candidates so the quality of professional colleagues is generally high

    Cons

    Internal politics are awful - largely a result of poor business performance, history of government ownership and merger with TAA.
    Too many legacy employees on inflated salaries and benefits
    Employees are openly hostile toward senior management (especially pilot and engineer groups).
    Almost a complete lack of trust between staff and management - worsened by announcement is 2014 to make 5000 staff redundant with no plan for the turnaround of the airline

    Advice to Management

    There is no vision for turning Qantas around other than to try and manage its decline in an orderly way and replace it with Jetstar. This is demoralising for staff.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Who you know - not what you know

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Executive in Sydney (Vanuatu)
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Executive in Sydney (Vanuatu)

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

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

    Pros

    Built on a good reputation and strong brand recognition

    Cons

    Expectations to work overtime hours
    Unrealistic and unachievable goals and targets
    Management is old and stuffy, no room for fresh ideas
    Promotion is limited unless you know someone or are the manager's pet
    Micromanagers and over bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Shake up management team by bringing in people outside of industry, with fresh ideas and intelligence

  10. A decent balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Qantas part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyable work atmosphere, Senior management are very participative, problems resolved fairly easily, commited and dedicated work team

    Cons

    Unsociable hours, restricted benefits and further career opportunities

  11. Great company with great people but lacks senior direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent staff development and travel opportunities

    Cons

    Lacks direction from senior management and difficult to plan for as the company is always in reactive mode.

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