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Etihad Airways Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good travel benefits and a chance to maximise your potential" (in 28 reviews)

  • "great allowances and very good salary :)" (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Working hours and work life balance" (in 13 reviews)

  • "All cabin crew have to be based in Abu Dhabi ; therefor very far for many staff" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Perfect place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Etihad Airways full-time

    Pros

    Salary,benefits,opportunities,chance to see the world

    Cons

    Managment, not so many new destinations after 1 year of flying


  2. "Was once "best in class", just not anymore."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Etihad Airways full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flight benefits are the BEST in the industry, PTO, and retirement benefits. Chance to work with some of the most brilliant minds in the sector. Growth opportunities for those who are politically savvy.

    Cons

    - Lack of job security - company has been in a state of restructuring for the past 3+ years.
    - Poor hires and appointments have been made in the name of restructuring causing high performers to exit and leaving the organization to be run by sub-par managers and their lackeys.
    - Addl. workload without extra compensation
    - Most employees uncertain about the airline's strategy

    Advice to Management

    Bring in top outside talent instead of reshuffling existing leaders every few months. Practice real meritocracy across all levels. Support professional development of all employees at least at the same level as UAE nationals.

  3. "Cabin crew"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Travel benefits and no income tax.

    Cons

    No union.
    Poor management.
    Unorganized.
    Unpredictable life style.
    Everything depends on top management.

    Advice to Management

    They should Listen to the employees too.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Airport Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Etihad Airways full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good package, conditions and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    A very toxic environment to work in. The airline has deteriorated rapidly in recent years.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "EtiHad was a great dream"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Etihad Airways full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Was the fastest growing airline in the world

    Cons

    Closing many stations now


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible Management EY is suffering big loss for 2 years over $1 billion. Staff leaves cant stand management politics"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Etihad Airways full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flights benefits, medical and PTO, 401k

    Cons

    Favoritism, Hire due to physical attributes not because of skills

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff with respect they are not slaves but they are the one working hard to support EY goals. Management is pushy what to do instead of encouraging staff what to do. Terrible! Its a bad middle eastern culture! full of arrogance!


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Terrible USA management"

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

    I have been working at Etihad Airways full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Travel perks, 401k and basic healthcare

    Cons

    Terrible management in USA. Too many dictators, no leadership, management heavy with minimal staff out in field selling.

    A lot of false promises and bad or nil communication.

    False promises on inventive / bonus plans

    Large pay gaps

    Arrogant dictatorship and stale sales ‘leaders’

    Advice to Management

    Start to value your staff or what’s left of them. Lose the arrogance.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Bittersweet experience"

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    Current Employee - Airport Operations Crew Member in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Airport Operations Crew Member in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good flight benefits, decent pay, good medical

    Cons

    Poor management, job uncertainty, internal politics, Etihad is going through a huge loss for the last 4 years. They have been firing people left and right. I wont recommend any one to join this company as this is a sunken ship.

    Advice to Management

    They should focus more on dedicated employees


  9. "Etihad Airways"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Etihad Airways full-time

    Pros

    Commitment to innovation. Multicultural employee base.

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Foster a more collaborative and positive work environment


  10. "cabin crew / flight attendant"

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

    I worked at Etihad Airways full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    opportunity to travel a lot, fly with id90/id50 (etihad employee' special rate), see different countries, base in abu dhabi, provided apartments, health insurance, tons of discounts for cabin crew in restaurant/hotels/shops in abu dhabi

    Cons

    tough job, no balance between life and work, may cause serious health problems

    Advice to Management

    management was nice and always tried to do their best