Virgin Atlantic Airways

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Virgin Atlantic Airways Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fun company.

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Its a fantastically fun company with amazing perks. From time off, sick days and their health care packages. And the travel benefits are unmatched.

    Cons

    Not many. The biggest complaint I had was they simply are not a good paying company. Even the managers are grossly underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop looking to always save a nickel when it comes to paying your employees what they are worth. Raises are insulting. Start paying just a little bit better and you'd be the best company in the world to work for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    awesome

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways

    Pros

    well paid, supervisor was helpful

    Cons

    working during holidays, no family time

  3.  

    Excellent company. Family feel but a big firm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free and discounted travel perks

    Cons

    Lower than standard salaries. As with all of the airline industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Various positions at the USA headquarters in Norwalk, CT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Travel benefits, 401k plan, profit sharing

    Cons

    All major decisions have to come from the UK, Outsourcing of many departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep more of the jobs in-house.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent!!! Until 9/11 happened. Then there were a lot of changes.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways

    Pros

    The travel benefit's were great!!!

    Cons

    Dealing with irate customer's could get overwhelming!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employee's what they are worth!!!!

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager

    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Entreprenuerial environment, fast-paced, creative, good health benefits, flight benefits, great opportunity for growth, flat organizational structure, open door policy, fun place to work

    Cons

    Travel industry is constantly in flux which requires employees to be adaptable to change. Lean staffing means you need to be proficient with MS Office products. These are not negative, just a reflection of the work environment.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place!

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The Product & People, and the wonderful chairman Sir Richard Branson
    Will try things and see if it sticks, Virgin mentality, wonderful travel benefits.
    Love the renegade take on things, challenge the status quo.

    Cons

    Need to ensure that it is aligned with the "new" world. The try it all mentality can sometimes back fire. Need to get new IT systems and services, the company should focus on this area.
    Low salaries in the US compared to competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for talent to grow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best UK Airline

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    Current Employee - FMU in New York, NY
    Current Employee - FMU in New York, NY

    I have been working at Virgin Atlantic Airways part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    fly free, great team members, excellent customer care

    Cons

    there are none that i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brief Experience but offered some stellar highlights

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    Former Employee - TCO in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - TCO in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Spending an initial two weeks in London to train was stellar.

    Cons

    A little lacking in total overseas infrastructure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on some form of Intra-Region travel of will ultimately suffer the same fate as Pan Am.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun environment for a job starter

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    Former Employee - Passenger Service in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Passenger Service in New York, NY

    I worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's fun experience if you are an outgoing person

    Cons

    No benefit less chance to get promote

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