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Ryanair Reviews

Updated October 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Staff travel is also another pro of working within the company" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Good salary and I can send my daughter to a good school" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "No basic salary, as most of us were contracted by AGENCIES" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Cabin crew training fee is too high" (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Technical Support Engineer"

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    • 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 (10)

    "No care about personnel"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (3)

    "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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    • 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.


  6. "Great place to work its a privilege to be employed in such a thriving business"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Learnt and still learning so much with great managers who help you grow to your full potential

    Cons

    Annual leave days need more to use the travel perks

    Advice to Management

    Look internally for talent you have so much of it home grown


  7. "Cabin Crew"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with some great people

    Cons

    Long days are killers
    Roster is 5 on 3 off can play stuff in your days off

    Advice to Management

    Treat us like actually human beings and not work monkeys

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not as bad as they say"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary - with the new contracts you get basic salary, flight hours and sales bonus, plus productivity bonus if you're responsible and reliable
    Good co-workers - it's more or less like one big family
    Stable roster - 5 days on plus 3 days off no matter what, you always get to come home
    Heaps of free time - 3 days off plus home standby
    Pretty relaxed environment, good working conditions (but I guess it depends on the base)
    Temporary transfers
    Would recommend to everyone who wants to start with this job or who wants to have a family and personal life also

    Cons

    Most likely co-workers as they really hire everyone and pretty much everyone passes the training so you get to work with people who cannot speak proper English or who don't even know how to disarm the slide
    Transfers - if you're not happy with the base you're in it's really hard to get the transfer specially to some locations by the beach
    Staff travel - don't think it's fair that pilots don't pay tickets while cabin crew has to pay the tickets with all airport fees so sometimes it's better to travel as a normal pax


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Cabin Crew based in Manchester"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good for experience
    - Met lot of amazing people/colleagues
    - Easy to get hired, so it's a great opportunity if you want to be in aviation
    - Good salary once you get promoted to cabin supervisor

    Cons

    - Bad Management
    - Company doesn't care about employees
    - Bad salary as a junior cabin crew

    Advice to Management

    They should care more about their employees!


  10. "business analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good manager and colleague. support each other.

    Cons

    some time is difficult to balance work and life.


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