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Updated February 18, 2018
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Pros
  • Flight Benefits , Health Insurance & 401 Match (in 44 reviews)

  • This position is great if you like dealing with the public and travel benefits (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Alaska Airlines acquisition, low pay (in 22 reviews)

  • Acquired by another company with wavering commitment to teammates and work life balance (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "HQ Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HQ Supervisor in Burlingame, CA
    Current Employee - HQ Supervisor in Burlingame, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Created and airline guest love

    Cons

    No cons best place to work


  2. "best for travellers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    free flights and for family too

    Cons

    terrible hours for your first two years

  3. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Team to work with

    Cons

    Some improvements needed for a better work environment.


  4. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin America part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flight Benefits , Health Insurance & 401 Match

    Cons

    There not enough teammate and alot of politics.


  5. "Inflight Team Member for 4 years"

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    Former Employee - In Flight Team Member in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - In Flight Team Member in San Francisco, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wow at the beginning this was THE place to work! And we all loved it! Best uniforms, great benefits, felt like a huge family and everyone loved being there! We felt pride in what we were doing even if it was a grueling red eye!
    Boy did that change when the company went public. It only took a few months after going public that you could tell that things were already starting to change. Then the offers to buy us started rolling in. Rumor after rumor and we finally sold out to Alaska and the rest is history. They essentially killed Virgin America even though they will say they want to implement what Virgin America stood for into their workplace, it will never be up to the standard that we created and worked towards!

    Cons

    Sold out to Alaska...
    Not competitive pay scale, compared to other airlines


  6. "CSS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People to work with. Fun Airline. Good Pay. Good Felx

    Cons

    Tough operation in IROPS.


  7. "VXFOREVER"

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    Current Employee - In Flight Teammate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - In Flight Teammate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Virgin America changed the airline industry on the West Coast and became a great competitor, the culture and brand was amazing, and it's sad to see it go.

    Cons

    None that I can state.

  8. "Was fun"

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

    I have been working at Virgin America full-time

    Pros

    Free flights, flexible hours, amazing teammates to work with

    Cons

    Management was unreliable, inconsistent, and often misinformed and not helpful with operational issues.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps try different recruiting methods. Consistently promoting people who do not have experience in the department they are now managing


  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virgin America (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You meet the best people with fun personalities. Cute uniforms. Great company culture. You will never wana let go of your flight benifits.

    Cons

    Not the best pay. Being on reserve is tough. Crashpads are tough and Alaska Airlines is talking over so the company culture is dying


  10. "It was good while it lasted!"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant
    Recommends

    Pros

    VX did a wonderful job of training their employees! I worked here during a huge growth spurt. Best job of my career!

    Cons

    None to speak of!


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