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"good fit for right person"

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Former Employee - Pilot in Burlingame, CA
Former Employee - Pilot in Burlingame, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Virgin America full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Energetic and exciting atmosphere for a young person especially. "Hip" culture. Massive room to grow.

Cons

Spotty training department. Longer hours than established airlines, lower pay, and lack of good work rules or contract. Pilots only paid when aircraft is moving 5 mph or greater, unlike others. (no pay during pushback, or parked off the gate) Trip patterns do not take circadian rhythms into account at all. It is not unusual for a trip to end in the morning and be scheduled for a "redeye" the same night after a 12 hour "rest" at home base in mid-day. Frequent firings.

Advice to Management

You are developing an adversarial atmosphere; you are clearly not "open door" like Southwest.

Other Employee Reviews for Virgin America

  1. "Inflight"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - In Flight in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - In Flight in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Virgin America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growing company,hip young,adding many new faces,planes and cities

    Cons

    Growing company ,small ,some of operations dealing with crews are inconsistent,


  2. "Confused airline with identity problems"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Services Team Lead in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Guest Services Team Lead in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virgin America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great aircraft and great in-flight staff. Amenities are truly great and enjoyable.

    Cons

    Still trying to figure out the kinks of the airline industry. Station supervisors are terrible. Bring too much of the legacy carriers over with them.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire legacy airline management. Create your own people.

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