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Ryanair Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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Ryanair CEO and Director Michael O'Leary
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Pros
  • Staff travel is also another pro of working within the company (in 20 reviews)

  • Good salary during summer months (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • too long shifts, no basic salary, no possibility to grow (in 15 reviews)

  • Cabin crew- in my opinion make not enough comparing to the stress levels they have to endure (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company and prospects with competitive salary.

    Cons

    Building and facilities were not modern environment to work in

    Advice to Management

    Improve working environment


  2. Helpful (3)

    "No care about personnel"

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    Former Employee - Cabin Crew Junior in Spain, GA
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew Junior in Spain, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flight x hour pay was ok, you come back home after work, 3 days off, some collegues are very nice. 1200 euros new joiners allowance. But not if you leave the company before 1 year.

    Cons

    No chance to have a permanent contract after years in the base you want to be even if you stay there 10 years in a renewed fixed term contract, no extra hours paid, no sick pay, standby days not paid, no food or drink and only on a standby staff travel and have to pay for it, sometimes moore expensive than a pax normal ticket.
    The work clima is competitive between collegues, fighting for on board sales bonus, bullying sometimes or just stressed people.
    Long hours 4 sectors most of the time wake 4am morning and back home 6 pm or from 11.00 am till 12.00 midnight.
    You have to pay the course and all expensive.
    No transports paid or benefit at all.
    Ive never been rewarded for nothing even if i had good sales skills or worked for long days, never had a complimentary letter, nothing, management really totally don't care, only letters to report you if you do a little thing stupid, if you get sick to many times with a medical certificate, you are punished with no christmas or summer annual leave, no base transfer opportunity, or having a meeting with management in Dublin. In general it is only a punishment environment the only way to have small benefits its by recomendation or be very friend of management.
    No basic salary, that mean 0 euros if you are based in a seasonal base expect minimum of 3 month without flying i had 5, standby months only 1 day of work in one month.

    Advice to Management

    You prefer hire new unexperience cabin crew giving a bad customer care than reward old ones, in fact after years I get same moneys of new joiners, fake promises about staff travel benefits telling that were willing to travel around the world?

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Awful employer. Interesting work."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Ireland, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ireland, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A salary is about the only thing you can look forward to . That and one day you will resign.

    Cons

    Probably the worst airline you could have the misfortune to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Try and treat yourself staff better than O' leary treats his horses.


  4. "not the best company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun
    nice environment
    challenging
    nice crew
    variety of bases

    Cons

    low pay
    no benefits
    no health insurance
    ugly uniforms
    no compensations


  5. "Customer Service Support"

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

    I worked at Ryanair full-time

    Pros

    You'll gain great experience in a large company that services 30 international markets. Good management.

    Cons

    The company only offers the minimum amount of holidays - 20 days per year. It's out in Swords, near the airport so it's difficult to get to if you don't drive.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more social activities.


  6. "Great to start your career, but no consideration for employees needs"

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    Current Employee - First Officer in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - First Officer in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salary is quite ok.
    Most of the colleagues are well prepared and nice to work with
    Strong SOPs
    Safety culture
    Great 5 on 4 off roster

    Cons

    The company does not consider the employees at all.
    The base transfers are given without any logic or seniority and this is the main reason for so many pilots leaving

    Advice to Management

    They should publish on the company website lists with the queue for each base for the transfers (1 for FOs 1 for CPT, 1 for LTC, 1 for LTE). I doubt the management is gonna read this, but if it will happen, and they will follow this exactly, they will see at least a 10-20% reduction in pilots leaving


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Recommended"

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    Current Employee - Captain in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Captain in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great career perspective
    Great opportunity to live in Europe
    Salary market value
    Great collegues to work with
    Great SOPS
    International company working with all the nationalities.
    Great start of your carreer, or close to your retirement. For the middle life, building up conditions and family conditions it is not really the place.

    Cons

    You have to make sure that you arrange your taxes and paperwork properly, this company will let you alone with this.
    Some private time will go up in working to get your paperwork arranged and declaring the taxes.
    Insecurity about the bases and contracts, there is no transparant system, different stories are around. It sometimes looks like a Roulette, You can be really lucky good luck!

    Advice to Management

    Please take of your experienced crew, you do not seem to care. You loose a lot of good people, for very small reasons. This is all due to the lack of seniority system, and the lack of respect for HR. And then you have to train new people, it will take them years to gain the same level of experience, if they haven't left yet again.

  8. "Good place to work"

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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 Ryanair full-time

    Pros

    Innovative company with great ideas and great people

    Cons

    No pension, only discounted healthcare and not enough holidays

    Advice to Management

    More holidays please


  9. "Operations officer"

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

    I worked at Ryanair full-time

    Pros

    The people who work there are great and very much in a team

    Cons

    Managers not trained professionally enough. Very hard to deal with and get answers which were needed on a daily basis

    Advice to Management

    Respect you employees


  10. "good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    very nice colleagues in an international invoroment

    Cons

    no trust, and no flexibility

    Advice to Management

    trust people and listen to the employees


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