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Dublin Airport Authority Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "Soldier at Irish Army (PDF Member)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Got plenty of experience over the years on various different weapons. Experienced a 6 month tour of duty. Was a really great experience. It was something totally different than the average job. I've gotten some good extra driving licences that I've put on my civilian driving licence and they'll always stand to me. Have Had the privilege of working side by side some really great people, people that I will know for the rest of my life and I always know will have my back and I'll have there's for whatever reason.

    Cons

    There are a lot of them. Trying to get certain courses that you'd like is tough due to seniority or simply because your not been given the course and thats that. Better look next time!!.... Being paid an extra €13 for a 24hr duty and that's including weekends. You might get an extra day in lieu of pay for a Saturday or Sunday but what's an extra day when you've still got bills to pay. If you live far away from home i.e. You're based in Dublin but live in Galway and you've no choice but to live in, then you're going to have to live in the terrible conditions living-in quarters in Barracks. You may be put on duty at anytime for another member who have taken a sick day. It happens a lot too. There are plenty more Cons but you'll be reading for the day!!

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the morale that the army used to have but has been gone for so long.


  2. "Graduate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Involvement in key projects within the company

    Cons

    Can be slow to adapt to change

  3. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work/life Balance is great in daa

    Cons

    none cant think of one


  4. "Junior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dublin Airport Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pays twice a month, ok salary,

    Cons

    not a great place for young people who are ambitious and energetic, its great if you want to settle down in life take it easy, pay your mortgage, highly hierarchical. The only reason they are doing great is caz they are the only airport in dublin- power of monopoly

    Advice to Management

    Change


  5. "daaIT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dublin Airport Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great and wonderful people to work with

    Cons

    Top management does not have a clue about IT, they need more training in terms of what IT is all about....CIO is an accountant who understands only P&L accounts.

    Advice to Management

    CIO and his bunch of VP's need to learn what IT is all about


  6. "Busy environment. Happy Atmosphere."

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    Current Employee - Operations in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Operations in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dublin Airport Authority full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professionalism. Excellent career opportunities.

    Cons

    Not paid for breaks.
    No perks.
    No Work/Life Balance

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff more.


  7. "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work there are the reason someone would stay!

    Cons

    The pay could be better

  8. "operations"

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    Current Employee - Operations in El Terminal (Venezuela)
    Current Employee - Operations in El Terminal (Venezuela)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    plenty of oprotunity
    great co workers
    good pay progression

    Cons

    long shifts
    work/ social balance
    working shift can be physically and mentally draining

    Advice to Management

    listen to front line staff


  9. "Airport police and fire officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job Security that's all I can think of

    Cons

    Pay scale reviewed to the detriment of the employee - Constant labour court cases between daa and the trade Unions - Cost recovery Contribution - Pension fiasco - Corruption regarding Promotions - Lack of Transparency - Poor morale - No benefit -


  10. Helpful (1)

    "daa as a Business"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Busy, growing airport which means that there are always big projects in the pipeline and new infrastructure plans to get involved in.
    You get the airport buses half price which is handy for commuting.
    Although the salary is unbalanced, mine was very competitive.

    Cons

    Poor organisation in many areas. There are many lines of reporting and dotted lines all over the place, so it's not always clear what your role is or who you work for.
    There is no succession plan. Promotions tend to be "longest serving employees", which is unfortunate as many people choose the airport as a job for life and have a family legacy here.
    No flexi-time or working from home options. Most employees still clock-in/out.
    Unfair/unbalanced contracts. New contracts are 9-6pm with 20 days holidays only. Older contracts offer better salaries, holidays and working hours.
    Unless you are someone senior who has been in the business for a great length of time, your staff carpark will be 15-20 minutes walk away from the Terminals. But you can take a shuttle bus.
    An hour for lunch can be excessive in an airport. There is nowhere to go except the pricey retail outlets and restaurants.
    It feels very political and oftentimes, decisions are made which may seem illogical.
    Not much tolerance for diversity and inclusion. These initiatives are only beginning to be rolled out.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a better work-life balance and flexible working options. There is no reason why office-based employees cannot work at home when it is required.
    Proper succession planning is needed, where individuals are considered for promotion based on their skills and expertise, and that everyone can aspire to a career path.


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