Ryanair Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2020

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2.9
43%
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39%
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Ryanair CEO and Director Michael O'Leary
Michael O'Leary
334 Ratings
Pros
  • "Staff travel is good but not as beneficial as it used to be(in 40 reviews)

  • "Roster 5 days working 3 days off(in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "If some turbulence happens during the flight the cabin crew need to be very confident and always smile to show passengers that nothing serious happened(in 32 reviews)

  • "Long hours of work / Not paid for delays(in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Application for Job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Poland, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow an become good at what you do

    Cons

    absolutely i think there are no down sides actually

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  2. "A very good job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Poland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice environment, very likeable people, very good salary (I am based in Poland)

    Cons

    Self-employment contract, after 6 months you pay a higher amount of ZUS and it dos not depend how much you earn.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lots aspects depend on your base."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Baden, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Meet a lot of Young people but it is not enough to rest

    Cons

    Bad working conditions, bad salary, lot of pressure for sales results

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Ryanair Review"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -get to live in a new place

    Cons

    -most likely won't be able to chose base when first entering the commpay -Pressure for sales -Undeserved promotions just because of connections and tricks -used to have to pay for the training course

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad for beginning"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - perfect for people with no work experience - very good training - safety and security way better than in other airlines -no matter how badly they speak about the airline I have to admit that was on highest level, - newest fleet in Europe - stable roster 5:3

    Cons

    - they don’t like if you are sick too often, call you out to Dublin for some meetings giving you warnings, most probably cause they don’t need you anymore since you, for example paid your training in total already and you have to make space for new ones who’s salary will be minimized by the training costs, - salary is avarage like in most european airlines, had to pay the income tax myself - that was really bad - you do very embarrassing things on board like selling scratch cards... better to go and hide in the toilet if you want to skip it, - it all depends when you are based, I had a nice one where we didn’t have that much pressure on doing all that ryanair circus (selling etc)

  6. Helpful (19)

    "No care about personnel"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Cabin Crew Junior in Spain, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair for 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.

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "Awful employer. Interesting work."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ireland, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time for 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.

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "Technical Support Engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent company and prospects with competitive salary.

    Cons

    Building and facilities were not modern environment to work in

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "not the best company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Ryanair

    Pros

    fun nice environment challenging nice crew variety of bases

    Cons

    low pay no benefits no health insurance ugly uniforms no compensations

  10. "Customer Service Support"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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