Emirates Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2020

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3.8
77%
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Emirates Chairman and CEO Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum
Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum
597 Ratings
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  1. "great place"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Emirates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Family, Great, food, yes , everything

    Cons

    this place has no cons to it best ever

  2. "One of the most amazing opportunities"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Egypt, Etowah, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emirates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    One of the most amazing opportunities to work for

    Cons

    Improve my qualifications and experience

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Underpaid overworked junk system"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Finance Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Emirates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Travel for cheap/flexible management/outstanding medical benefits

    Cons

    Low pay/Plagued with system issues/Workloads and responsibilities change so often management doesn’t who is doing what, management doesn’t care to upgrade or provide better working system

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  4. "managment was so poor"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Emirates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    pay and benfits were good compared to any other job in dubai

    Cons

    management was awful as they were not supportive, and they always makes you disappointed

  5. Helpful (4)

    "Salary"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Lounge Agent in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Emirates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fairly easy task. Rotating day off system. You can change with your colleague to make vacation arrangement.

    Cons

    Not much career growth opportunities if you are based in San Francisco. There will be much more different roles in United Arab Emirates.

  6. "Staff nurse"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse in East Jordan, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Emirates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Staff nurse in emergency ward ;medical ward and hemodealysis ward

    Cons

    emergency ward ;medical ward and hemodealysis ward

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  7. "Fun and fulfilling work for the right person"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Emirates full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel, have time off, free accomodation

    Cons

    Long work hours and demanding shifts

  8. Helpful (11)

    "Good if you're young and want to see the world"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew/Flight Attendant 

    I worked at Emirates full-time

    Pros

    -Get paid to travel the world, stay in 4-5 star hotels, with avg. 24 hr layovers at destinations -Employer provides housing, utilities, transportation to & from work -Good health insurance and health care -Can achieve seniority relatively quickly -Reserve/on-call duties are only 2 months per year for all crew (not seniority based) -Good discounts around Dubai at restaurants, bars, beach clubs, shops

    Cons

    -Housing is shared (typically 2 bed/2 bath for 2 crew) and is assigned to you along with a flatmate. It can be difficult to change accommodation or flatmates. Single accommodation is only allowed for pursers (flight managers). You can take a housing allowance to find your own place, and if you are married this is your only option, however, the allowance will not get you very far in Dubai. The company's apartments are typically nicer. -Sick/attendance policy is stricter than most international airlines -UAE aviation regulations allow crew to operate for 7 days on, 1 day off then 7days on, 2 days off. Most other regions do not allow crew to operate for more than 5 days straight (not including layovers).

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits, questionable officer culture"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Affairs Officer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Emirates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, excellent health insurance, decent profit share

    Cons

    Low mobility, questionable promotion practices

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great travel perks, physically tiring, does not lead to many opportunity when it comes to career path"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emirates full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work and life balance, never carries any works home so days off are mine to enjoy without having to think about work. Getting to visit different cities twice a week, great opportunities to see the world, if you haven’t already done that. Staff travel ticketing system is great, can travel with other airlines using staff tickets as well.

    Cons

    Physically tiring, may experience chronic fatigue (everyone does), chronic insomnia, sleep disorder. So even if I get to visit wonderful different cities twice a week, I don’t feel like I can fully appreciate/enjoy the time due to physical/mental fatigue. Company culture is strict when it comes to SOP, which is great. Company culture is also more hierarchical rather than being egalitarian, despite the fact that majority of higher management staffs are from the UK. In terms of career path, not many is being offered to cabin crew, promotions are available rarely only according to company’s requirements. Appraisal programs, I find very ineffective, as we are being assessed by senior colleagues on the same flight, who most of the times were quite unsure how to give constructive feedbacks. It’s a tiring job if you are not a people person because you will constantly be working and meeting with people from different cultures all the time (there are pros and cons to this)

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