Virgin America Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Pros
  • The flight benefits are great and we stay in some pretty great layover hotels (in 12 reviews)

  • Great brand to be a part of in terms of recognition as a disruptive force in an otherwise mundane industry (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • No work/life balance at least at my station (in 4 reviews)

  • Salaries are also on the lower side, as the airline industry is very competitive (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Flight attendant

    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in America, OK
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in America, OK

    I have been working at Virgin America full-time

    Pros

    Well my name is wissal sahli I'm 22 years old 170cm 60kg white light brown hair green eyes I speaks writes reads more than three languages English French and all Arabic accents flight attendant it's my dream and working for u its a wish I hope it will become true it's my American dream , I love America and people of America, why I'm thinking that I should be apart of ur team well I love helping people and working as team traveling is my favorite thing in the world meeting and making friends hopefully that will happen

    Cons

    I don't think there any downsides well I'm speaking of my self because for me it's the perfect job I can dream of having

    Advice to Management

    I'm hard worker and I never give up working for u its my dream and I'm welling to give the best of me so please help me make my dream become true and I promise that I will do more than my best


  2. Pay is set

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - In-flight Team Member in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - In-flight Team Member in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Virgin America

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

    Pros

    Fun company to work for, perks, get to travel and meet a lot of people. Employee perks are awesome. Would go back.

    Cons

    Pay is set, can't negotiate


  3. Working here was exciting and a great experience.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - In Flight Team Member in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - In Flight Team Member in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Virgin America full-time

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The uniforms and the trench coat are very sexy. You feel proud to wear it and stand out.

    Cons

    Upper management constantly looking for reasons to dismiss you than to keep a good, hard working person. No job security

    Advice to Management

    Trust in all of the tool you have created to ween out what you don't want in your company. Getting hired is already a difficult process once you have a great team encourage them for a successful company instead of looking for reasons to dismiss without reasons or warnings.


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  5. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - First Service Teammate
    Former Employee - First Service Teammate

    I worked at Virgin America

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great health and flight benefits. Awesome culture and very welcoming, nice people.

    Cons

    Management can be difficult and unfair


  6. Helpful (1)

    Amazing company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Guest Services Teammate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Guest Services Teammate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Virgin America

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, met amazing people, very flexible schedule after initial training and many opportunities to move within the company

    Cons

    First few months you're on probation and cannot do shift trades, pick up or give away hours


  7. Virgin America Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture. Great travel and health benefits. Good leadership that keeps the employees informed.

    Cons

    Salaries are much lower than the industry standard. Short staffed so there are lots of multiple duties and responsibilities. No room to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the startup mode and Starr staffing up like a regular competitive airline.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Flight attendant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virgin America full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture is great, the people are upbeat, and it's a good way to travel.

    Cons

    Management can be shady, things are a bit unorganized because it is a relatively new airline, not as high paying as other airlines

    Advice to Management

    Work with the people, not against. Be honest about things that aren't going smoothly.


  9. The best

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virgin America

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

    Pros

    Good people great pay and travel

    Cons

    Away from home a lot, but it is the nature of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Ask staff for their suggestions on improving operations.


  10. Helpful (1)

    flight attendant

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Virgin America part-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great people to work with on the plane... great pilots and ground staff...

    Cons

    eco sucks and so does managers... they don't care and try to fire you every chance they get... don't care how happy where are... treat us like dirt and don't give us time off.... blame us for world hunger and death in the world... we do no right by company.... we have amazing tech teams but can be fired for reading a kindal...

    Advice to Management

    lightin up trust your work group and give them more freedom and for love of all things let the use PED


  11. Helpful (3)

    Flight Attendant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virgin America full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Co-workers are amazing. Have not had one experience were someone wasn't wiling to pick up a shift etc. Flight benefits, the ability to travel and experience other cultures etc.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the job you can be away from family and miss holidays, birthdays etc. etc. On call.



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