I worked at Singapore Airlines full-time (More than a year)
Most people would say that flight benefits would be the biggest "pro" in the aviation industry. However, because I worked in the Houston office, our manager specifically said that we could not fly on any other carrier, in other words he wouldn't approve a letter for his employees to fly United, for example.
The "1 free ticket" a year is terrible. It's stand-by only and NEVER upgrade-able. If economy is completely booked and you are a staff trying to get on, even if there are business seats available...they will not let you on.
In other words, SIA is a TERRIBLE company, and there aren't any pros to this job what-so-ever.
I think there are too many to list.
The management is the worse part of this company. They have super smart guys that they stick all over the world for only a 2-3 year increment in order to control their relationships and management styles.
The main issue, is the amount of controlling that comes with this company. It is very discriminating to women, and even have different prices for your "1 free ticket" based on if you are a male or female.
The pay is AWFUL, they promise great bonuses at the end of each year, and yes, you do get a bonus...if the airline is making money, and at your manager's discretion.
I remember reading all of the reviews before taking the job in Houston and thinking, each company has it's faults...take my advice, don't take the job and save yourself so much time, it's not worth it.
Advice to Management
Quit paying for every Singaporean Man to get their education in order to have an "indentured servant" that you can control for the next ten years, and focus on hiring managers who really know what they are doing, especially in the sales office.
Singapore Airlines recently added a new method of interview which is video interview.
you use the app called 'HireVue' for the interview.
you get 30 seconds to prepare answers for each question and once you click 'start' button your answers are being recorded.
There were 3 questions : 2 speaking questions and 1 essay question.