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Virgin Atlantic Airways Interview Questions

Updated Jul 20, 2017
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    Customer Service Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Virgin Atlantic Airways (Boston, MA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The online application is long you need a good 45 minutes to complete it. After comleting the online application I recieved an email approx 2 weeks later informing me of an online interview that had to be completed withing 24 hours.

    The online video interview was fine however my phone kept freezing and buffering and I kept getting bumped out of the interview. Make sure that you are somewhere that has a very strong internet connection.

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Virgin Atlantic Airways (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    very long, this process took over 4 months, the process was dragged out for 5 months only to hear thanks but no thanks, glad I took the offer I received about 2months ago, but if you go to their website the job is posted again, makes you wonder if they really have an opening.

    Interview Questions

    • how can you grow the business and knowledge of Delta airlines since you share some London flights   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (4)  

    GS Team Member Zone I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Virgin Atlantic Airways (New York, NY) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Interview process took place at a hotel in Queens, New York. Interviewees are then placed in a room and seated at tables forming your group. Process includes ice-breakers (you are seated at a table with a certain amount of people, this depends on how many overall are being interviewed for the day). The interviewers (5 or more) talk about themselves and their experiences at the company etc.. Each group is then given some typical ice breaker questions and you work as a group and do a mini presentation (usual questions relate to YOU and an experience). The groups all present their presentations while the interviewers observe. Then once all groups have presented their findings, you learn about salary, opportunities etc etc related to company and what you expect or want followed by questions. Then ice breaker is over and lead out into waiting area and to be called for individual interviews. You are interviewed and evaluated and observed during this process. Entire interview process from start to finish(ice-breaker - individual screening) may take 4 hours, this all depends on the number of people being interviewed for the day and how long each interview takes. Personally my process took about 2 hours because the groups were small and I was fortunate to be one of the first names called for individual interview.

    Application process also included on online application (since some time has passed I think the app. online was 30 mins. to 1 hr or so) that was long as well. Applied for position mid Sept. and by beginning of October got response about position and interview outcome.

    Entire process took about 3 weeks which included an online application,phone interview, group interview and individual interview and wait time for results on entire process. Wait time for results from group/individual interview was about 1 week. Not familiar with this style of interview process (group interview) but it was still good to experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How does previous work relate to the position? Why this company? What do you bring to the table? Were there any policies from your previous employment that you didn't like? How did you improve your environment in your previous job? What sets you apart from the others?   Answer Question

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    Parts Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Virgin Atlantic Airways (Salt Lake City, UT).

    Interview

    There is an online form that needs to be filled out. Than you will be called for an interview that is pretty standard. Includes 2 supervisors and questions asked are very similar to any other interview.

    Interview Questions

    • There are no trick questions. They just want to get to know you and want to know you care.   Answer Question

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    Business Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Bend, IN
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Virgin Atlantic Airways (South Bend, IN).

    Interview

    After I applied I did not hear back until almost a month later. Interviewed lasted about 35 mins. Quick job personality questionnaire. Interview was about a month ago and haven't heard back.

    Interview Questions


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    Crew Scheduler Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint George, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Virgin Atlantic Airways (Saint George, UT) in January 2013.

    Interview

    You do a group interview first, have a brief description of yourself memorized, don't just show up and name drop. If you make it past that one you'll have a panel interview. The questions are straight forward and not that difficult. They ask you if you have ever been late to a job.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me a negative question like what are you not looking forward to do at this job.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They called me up and told me I had the job and were dumbfounded when I told them I wanted to think about it. I think they assume everyone wants to work for SkyWest, so what is there to think about.


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    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Virgin Atlantic Airways (New York, NY) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Professional, courteous, and personable. A recruiter called to phone screen me, and then another person called (the hiring manager.) The time commitment was honored, ample time was given for me to prepare prior to the call.

    Interview Questions

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    Facilities Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Virgin Atlantic Airways (Norwalk, CT) in August 2010.

    Interview

    Online Application, Email follow up, Phone Call, Interview and a week later Final Decision.
    Interview was very simple. Basic questions were asked.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you a good fit for this position, and what can you bring to Virgin?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation


  9. Helpful (5)  

    Flight Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Virgin Atlantic Airways (Salt Lake City, UT) in June 2009.

    Interview

    The interview process is an open interview. The company does a presentation as to what the position will entail. For those that are still interested, stand and do a brief self introduction and express why they feel they are qualification for this position. If you pass that part of the interview, then you get broken off into smaller groups and more questions are asked. Again, if you pass that part of the interview, then you are giving an individual interview. You then leave and are notified any where for a day to 2 weeks later if you have been selected to continue for training. This does not guarantee a position. The training is 28 days of class. You are tested everyday, and if you fail or show less then desirable qualities during this process you are excused. This can happen at anytime, I, literally, saw candidates sent home the day before graduation. After you graduation from training, you are sent of a trip with a senior FA to evaluation your performance. If you pass that, THEN you have a job.

    Interview Questions

    • What I found most difficult is the month of uncertainty. It's obviously intentional. They need to know you can hold up under stressful circumstances, and it's good training because in many flights you are the only FA and need to be able to feel confident in yourself and your abilities.   Answer Question

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    Sales/Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Virgin Atlantic Airways (Norwalk, CT) in July 2007.

    Interview

    I had a pre-screening interview with HR to verify that it was worth conducting a full interview. The full interview was done in two phases - first they ran through the job function in a casual call. Then we got back on the phone a few days later and did a formal interview where I was asked to frame myself in the context of the job.

    A lot of things were promised from their end that I would be wary of when considering an offer. Flex time, work life balance promise, etc are all put on the table, but inside, you'll find that none of these things happen. When you travel internationally, for example, even if you lose part of your weekend for work travel, you are expected back in the office at 9am the day after you arrive back, even if you landed at midnight.

    Interview Questions

    • From looking at your resume, you don't seem to have any of the experience we are looking for. Why should we bother continuing the interview process with you.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The offer made was lower than what I expected and they refused to negotiate even a dollar of the offer. They refused to pay relocation fees as my job wasn't considered sufficiently senior. I know others have had some negotation success, so I would recommend staying firm. The HR team here works to bring employees in at a rock bottom salary, rather than bringing them in at a compromised level where the employee remains satisfied by compensation. Once inside, there is almost no room for salary improvement.


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