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Ryanair Reviews

Updated April 24, 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 13 reviews)

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

Cons
  • too long shifts, no basic salary, no possibility to grow (in 12 reviews)

  • IF AS CABIN CREW you are sick (3-5 days in a row) they invite you to a meeting (so that you are warned that nxt sick you are out) (in 13 reviews)

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  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
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    • 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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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  5. "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


  6. "Hard work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Parking for €8 a month, and easy access from highway.

    Cons

    Zero flexibility, micromanagement, vague policies.


  7. "Good place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    friendly people, good salary, fun

    Cons

    long hours, bad cabin managers trying to get the every sector target

    Advice to Management

    TEACH YOUR NO1 to be NICE!!!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "call centre"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the pay was good for a student

    Cons

    The work was a distraction for me, but not for others.


  9. "Cabin Crew"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Cabin Crew Crewlink Contract in Bishops Stortford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Junior Cabin Crew Crewlink Contract in Bishops Stortford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fixed Roster 5 days working 3 off
    Friendly coworkers if they are the same rank as you and you have some good days

    Cons

    Base supervisors
    Targets
    Poorly treating their staff
    And the list goes on... There is no basic salary, transfers to other bases are based in the connections you have

    Advice to Management

    Be better with your staff, we are human beings.


  10. "Cabin (S)Crew"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You have lot of free time, and can meet amazing people (if you get to the right place). Salary is always on time.

    Cons

    Idiot expectations for nothing in exchange, but as you have simply no rights ("if you don't like it then leave") the is nothing you can do about it. People, who should have never been hired to deal with costumers are in leading positions (Senior cabin crew, management), if you are not flying enough you will have a horrible salary, as you are payed only for your flown hours (if your flight is late you will not get payed for anything but the actual hours of flying), but of course you have to pay for your course (wich is BAD). Standby days...can have a lot, you have one hour to reach the airport, if not called on duty, you are not payed. No food/water on board, so if you do not have...basically you starve, as you are not allowed to take anything unless you pay for it. My personal favorite...no sick leave and no sick pay, somehow they alwys manage to make a mistake in your informations, so you are never entitled to have any benefits. To summarize, one of the worst companies I have ever worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes listen to your employees and do not expect too much if you are not givin anything to them, they hate you for a reason. Start with Junior basic salary...and burn (s)cewlink down, along with Workforce!


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Bully Tactics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swords (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swords (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    your colleagues tend to be nice and there are some nice people working there. nice office building but that would be it!

    Cons

    A lot of cons - the managers are bullies and if you look around they are mostly all male - says something about gender diversity right there!
    You have to pay for everything - if you go on a day trip to the UK and come back in the same day you have to pay for your breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee etc... all at your own expense! Nothing back!! and it is expected that you go last minute - as in the night before you are told that you are on the first flight in the morning out of there,

    They do not care how you get to the airport either - even when the buses are not running at that time - get a taxi at your own expense again.

    Salary also well below market rate.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your staff as they are the people leaving with all the knowledge and start appreciating them!!


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