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Ryanair Reviews

Updated June 26, 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 19 reviews)

  • friendly people, good salary, fun (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • too long shifts, no basic salary, no possibility to grow (in 14 reviews)

  • Cabin crew- in my opinion make not enough comparing to the stress levels they have to endure (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (1)

    "Awful employer. Interesting work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Customer Service Support"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "not the best company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "ok"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the roster is fix so you can plan your 3 days off

    Cons

    you are just a number to them

    Advice to Management

    take care of your employees


  6. "Appreciative Former Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic , fast paced, successful company. Very well run organization . Excellent staff travel, great job security, great place to learn, and to work hard. Internationally renowned Irish multinational company. Prospective employers know that you can work hard and take direction after you have completed a number of years at Ryanair. This is very positive.

    Cons

    Company does not provide healthcare, pension contribution, gym membership etc

    Advice to Management

    Introduce profit sharing and other benefits to employees.


  7. "Ryanair"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    During my time here I met a whole range of people and it was a great experience.

    You were given a months roster which was good because you can make plans on your days off.

    Cons

    Training was extensive and expected to cover living in London for about 2 months.

    Pay was deducted every month due to covering the costs of the course and the uniform (which you have to hand back anyway when you leave even though you've paid for it).

    The company hires anyone and everyone. On my flights I would be working with other crew members who barely spoke English, those who had a bad mental health record and someone with a heart condition. Seemed slightly dodgy considering the whole examination is in English and they have to undergo a medical check.

    The roster was a week of earlies and a week on lates which wasn't the best because you could never have a set routine. Your body would finally get used to waking up at 3 in the morning/going to sleep at 6pm for you to then alter it so you could last until past midnight. Killer!

    Senior management didn't really care and had no time for compassionate leave no matter what the circumstances.

    I was made to feel like a minority because I was English. The staff are from all over Europe and so they would all be quite clicky sometimes and speak in their own language when they were with their pals.

    Advice to Management

    Screen the potential employees more throughly instead of letting potential liabilities rack up and work.

    If someone is sick or needs time off don't make them feel like it's the worst thing ever and it's their fault. Things happen which is out of people's control.

    Get rid of agencies and just have Ryanair direct.


  8. "ryanair"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time

    Pros

    it's a good way to start

    Cons

    Condition and contract are not the best


  9. "Cabin crew supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staff travel
    Nice experience
    Travel to many countries

    Cons

    Many costs for the beginning

    Advice to Management

    Training fees not so high


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Always getting better ??!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant

    I worked at Ryanair (Less than a year)

    Pros

    staff travel; fixed roster

    Cons

    Sales Pressure; Abuse of power; no team spirit


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