Ryanair Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Ryanair CEO and Director Michael O'Leary
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  1. Avoid! Probably good for young graduates.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryanair (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Full exposure to the airline industry. Some very nice people who are treated badly a lot of the time unfortunately. Can be a good place for youngsters to learn.

    Cons

    Lies lies and more lies. Some management good - majority very poor. Many prepared to back stab. Reputation within the industry is poor - but I guess you should know that already. There are some horrors in there - much worse than the CEOs controversial image.

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect to get away with treating staff like trash forever. The knowledge they gain at Ryanair may come back to haunt you in the future. Treat people with outside experience with respect and be aware of putting very young individuals in high positions just because they are cheaper/more intimidated.


  2. Flight Attendant

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Teacher in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I worked at Ryanair full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great team and environment I had a lot offun

    Cons

    super strict management and very pushy with sales


  3. Helpful (4)

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ryanair (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good to meet new countries and get a first experience

    Cons

    Complete lack of respect for employees, zero hour contracts, ruthless and under trained managers. Huge training costs and no social protection. No access to Unions and serious consequences when challenging manager's decisions

    Advice to Management

    Be more respectfull of your staff and comply with european regulations regarding social protection


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  5. Helpful (2)

    cabin services supervisor

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew Supervisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew Supervisor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Once you get a Ryanair contract, the money is good and possibly one of the very few reasons why people stay. The people who work here are mostly amazing, a nice, fun atmosphere among colleagues. Even though staff travel is not the best, you still have the chance to travel around Europe and connect with family and friends.

    Cons

    it might look like there are great opportunities to get promoted, etc. The truth is there aren't, really after you've become a supervisor. The management has no consideration for its employees at all. I do understand that there are so many of us, but sometimes, individual circumstances should be considered. When you ask for something which would be considered normal in other places, it's a big deal. Everything is a big deal. Virtually impossible to get holidays in the summer. In my base we are not allowed to wear a coat in winter or ponytails, things that exist in other bases. Staff travel could be better (and cheaper).

    Advice to Management

    The company is finally realizing that they should treat the passengers better and we've seen some great innovations in this regard. Sadly, the same positive outlook doesn't apply to the staff. Our conditions get worse and worse. Happy staff= happy passengers. A concept totally alien to this company


  6. Helpful (2)

    A lot of free time for reasonable pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryanair

    Pros

    Great for young people. Plenty of free-time. Return home every day. Meet hundreds of people from different cultures. Reasonable salary.

    Cons

    Very hard to step ahead. Very random working hours. Early shifts start at 5.30 am. Can get stressful. Physically tiring.


  7. Helpful (2)

    lack of professionalism

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    Current Employee - Call Center Agent in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Current Employee - Call Center Agent in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    salary, only this, no other pros

    Cons

    lack of professionalism lack of promotion opportunities lack of professionalism superiors scams on bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Chng Managment


  8. Helpful (4)

    They worked us to the bone, i had boils on my chest from the stress.

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Ryanair

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

    Pros

    Brilliant experience, they give you tons of responsibility but sit over you like a hawk. Sink or swim environment.

    Cons

    Managers are totally over bearing. The culture is created by the top man, the CEO, who is a complete bully.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your staff like slaves, wake up and maybe take a few management courses to see how other companies do it.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Very positive experience as was hired as soon as I finished college. Gained invaluable experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work in Open door policy Great mixture of people from all walks of life Modern offices Discounted flights

    Cons

    No flexi time or part time Employer does not contribute to pensions

    Advice to Management

    Make more of an effort to help the new joiners settle in


  10. Helpful (3)

    ok

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Pisa (Italy)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Pisa (Italy)

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Young and vibrating work environment. A lot of nice people in the staff. Good balance between work and free time.

    Cons

    It requires a lot of flexibility, expecially in case of weather disruptions and delays. Be ready to be very patient with customers.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Fast paced environment with lots of opportunities for career growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time

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

    Pros

    I have been working in the commercial department of Ryanair for the past six months. Overall my experience has been positive. My team are extremely helpful and there is always good communication from management. The work is challenging and there are a lot of opportunities to learn and develop new skills. Pros: Good salary and varied work; Good communication; Approachable management and friendly work environment; Great staff travel benefits; Fantastic new offices with great facilities.

    Cons

    Cons: There is no overtime.



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