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Ryanair Reviews

Updated July 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Staff travel is also another pro of working within the company" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Good salary and I can send my daughter to a good school" (in 16 reviews)

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

  • "Safety is not anymore a priority, sales ARE the main priorities, you are a good cabin crew only if you sell" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Technical Support Engineer"

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    • 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 (8)

    "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 (2)

    "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. "Digital makes real here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Owner in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Product Owner in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tech-saggy company with a great room to improve professionally.

    Cons

    Too much focused on e-commerce. Might be good to open to other digital markets

    Advice to Management

    It might be great to give a little more freedom to the Product team to find new market niches.


  7. "Not too bad"

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    Current Employee - Senior First Officer in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Senior First Officer in Brussels (Belgium)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Roster ( 5 on, 4 off)
    salary good

    Cons

    Management does not care for it's employers, you are just a number.

  8. "People are great - the offices not so much"

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

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time

    Pros

    -Great people to work with
    -Meet lots of different people, work with a whole crowd of cultures

    Cons

    -Delays almost every day
    -People in management/office rolls can be hit or miss
    -For such a large company it has a lot of problems...


  9. "customer service talking to people at the airport"

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

    I worked at Ryanair part-time

    Pros

    ok to work for was just a stop gap between jobs

    Cons

    no cons ok to work for no problems i came across

    Advice to Management

    all ok keep up the good work all good


  10. "Cabin Crew"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to live/work abroad.
    Lots of days off/standbys.

    Cons

    Too many standby/short flights = less money.
    Don't earn enough from airport standby.
    Really irregular hours.


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