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British Midland Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  1. "Interesting role"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at British Midland full-time

    Pros

    Get to see European cities. Good pay if you want to be away from home all the time.

    Cons

    Usually couple if bad eggs bring morale down. Very unstable roata. Never plan a thing- you wont be able to do it.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out staffing once and for all.


  2. "Great company and industry to work in"

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    Former Employee - Head of Alliances in Ilkeston, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Head of Alliances in Ilkeston, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British Midland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very varied work and allowed me to develop my commercial skills significantly. There was also a great deal of autonomy in a very fast paced industry.

    Cons

    Long hours which were often unscheduled which meant planning and a work life balance often took a hit, but this is part and parcel in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Support staff

  3. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Heathrow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Heathrow, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at British Midland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company,decent wages,good colleagues,nice environment,good overall experience,also good hours if you live close to airport

    Cons

    Poor communication,bad management,lack of involvement,not enough meetings,also can be a better structure of the rostas in general.

    Advice to Management

    More staff training!


  4. "Top Airline!"

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    Former Employee - Fraud Analyst in Castle Donnington, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Fraud Analyst in Castle Donnington, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British Midland (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant company to work for. Excellent environment to work in with great colleagues. Given plenty of opportunity to contribute to the company. Sense of achievement after a days work there.

    Cons

    After being taken over by British Airways they eventually off-loaded all the bmi staff at castle donington making most redundant unless willing to commute to London every day.

    Advice to Management

    Know nothing of the re-branded bmi operation but hopefully you'll keep going for a long time and continue to do the bmi name proud.


  5. "Customer Service Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at British Midland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for with many travel perks across Europe and the Middle East. Nice friendly team and relaxed atmosphere at work.

    Cons

    Job security risk as not always been profitable and was then taken over by Lufthansa and subsequently British Airways. Now glad I left when I did but miss my colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Have better financial control and think carefully about route selection before operating as some routes lost a lot of money and had very few passengers travelling on them.


  6. "Flight Attendant"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British Midland full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was here very short period. Very nice staff. Equipment was good. Hours were manageable. Management very professional. Liked living in London.

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities and benefits. And had a hard time scheduling staff travel time. Training Info was ok. Others are better.


  7. "WHERE ARE THEY NOW"

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    Former Employee - CabinCrew in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - CabinCrew in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at British Midland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You don't do much work

    Cons

    You don't recieve any pay

    Advice to Management

    Why did you sell us off to the Germans?

  8. Helpful (1)

    "An excellent airline but doomed to failure; caught between a hostile macro economic environment and unwilling owners."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues are superb.
    Free sharing of information.
    No real politics between departments.
    Beautiful setting to work in.

    Cons

    Outdated IT infrastructure.
    No public transport.
    Job prospects in Derby are very uncertain, most operation looks to be relocated to London following the IAG deal.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the Head Office infrastructure..


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not all changes are good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great teamwork ( excluding executives)
    Freedom to develop
    Sense of inclusion in different departments if you wanted it

    Cons

    New management team in 2008 destroyed morale
    While vision may have been good for the business, it was never communicated well
    Superiority complex of new management and the attitude that their way was the best and only way
    Lack of understanding at head office of the complexities involved in international operation, just because an approach works in UK does not mean that it will work everywhere

    Advice to Management

    Adapt to what is needed in all markets and do what it takes to bridge the gap between goal and reality.
    Empower teams to do what needs to be done and not wrap everything up in endless decision making and then make a final mad dash to the finish line