Ryanair Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
20 Reviews

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    Working in IT

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Good to have on your CV

    Cons

    Not a lot of investment in IT over the past six years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in IT - you're behind

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great place to work for a while ago,but i wouldnt recommend it for anyone now..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew Supervisor  in  Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew Supervisor in Barcelona (Spain)

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

    Pros

    -chance to live abroad
    -in some bases good salary but it is almost a mission impossible for new crew
    -stafftravel (however in some cases staff pays more then pax,so the main advantage is that the price of the staff ticket is always the same,even if u buy it only few hours before the flight)

    Cons

    -depending on the base,your workload can be almost unbearable
    -expect long workhours (mostly 10-12 hours spent actually on the aircraft)
    -terrible treatment from supervisors and crewcontrol
    -basically no respect for employees,they are only numbers for the company
    -very low salary for new employees,especially in wintertime when there are less flights
    -altough they promise you a comission,most of it is not paied (again depending on bases),what the company claims on stock discrepancies (altough they have no provement)
    -terrible quality of uniform
    they dont provide not even water (in some places it is available in the crewroom but in my base the tap doesnt work,you either buy it from the machine or take it from the toilet)
    -as there are over 50 bases around the network,there are almost no staffparties funded by the company (again depending on the bases,in places where the sales are good,some of the retail companies sometimes pay a party for the crew),i havent had a christmas party in the last 5 years
    -managers are unbeliavablly unprofessional,it all depends on who you arw friends with not what are you capable off
    -because of the financial crisis very few cabin crew resigned in the past few years what means no chance of promotion for existing staffmembers,this leads to a high level of frustration and bad atmosphere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Captain  in  Stansted, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Captain in Stansted, England (UK)

    I worked at Ryanair full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great for flight school graduates, fast track command and good salary.

    Cons

    Pressure to do more under severe time constraints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff how you wish to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    data analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    plenty of data, various of tools ......................

    Cons

    no training at all, tight schedule........................

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience but in a short term ! If you you are ambitious not a place to stay for long time...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The Co-workers and a very good and relaxed work environment. Opportunity to work with different cultures every day and get a unique customer service experience

    Cons

    Company cultures & values and also poor senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change promotion guidelines. Get to know employees better before promoting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Jump start for a career in aviation

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew  in  Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Leeds, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good international working environment
    Living abroad
    3 year contract
    Getting to fly to different destinations
    Discount for staff travel

    Cons

    No Career progression
    Salary very low
    Only earn as long as I have flight hours, the moment you step in the crew room and have to be stuck for hours sometimes on the ground due to weather/various delays, is not paid at all!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run and don't look back !

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    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Ryanair full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Staff flights if you like traveling being able to go anywhere in Europe last minute

    Cons

    Awful environment to work in , constantly watching your back , Management have no respect for their teams , you are treated with very little regard, this unfortunately reflects on how employees treat Customers , why would anyone work for this company ? I had a wake-up call and left , no regrets :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some self-respect and treat people like human beings ,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Simply stay away no matter what they promise you (it's lies anyway!)

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    After several years of working for this company I still can't say what pros are! Probably none unless you're into masochism

    Cons

    Abysmal
    if you see Ryanair as an opportunity to get into aviation world and then move somewhere else, it's still now worth it - this company will ruin your dream leaving you bitter and burnt out. Try EasyJet for that matter, definitely a nicer company to work for!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You keep loosing customers and you know it, Europe's most hated airline!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, company hates us but the job is fun!

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor  in  Weeze (Germany)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Weeze (Germany)

    I worked at Ryanair full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice team, chance to work in a multi cultural environment, salary is not bad in the summer time, a lot of free days

    Cons

    Forced unpaid leave, bad salary in the winter, company doesn't care much for us, some colleagues are cruel, some passengers are rude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take Michael O'leary away

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Awful place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Ryanair full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay was not so bad as it is now, since back then your earnings were tax free. The crew.

    Cons

    You are just a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people like human beings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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