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Found 336 of over 338 reviews
3.8
72% Recommend to a Friend
Virgin America CEO C. David Cush
60% Approve of CEO

Found 336 of over 338 reviews

3.8
72%
Recommend to a Friend
60%
Approve of CEO
Virgin America CEO C. David Cush
C. David Cush
194 Ratings

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  • "low pay ($14.47) for an overload of work and constant yelling from guests(in 31 reviews)
  • "Also management tends to delegate bigger responsibilities to favored employees.(in 22 reviews)
  • "Besides the below industry pay, lack of career growth, and breathtaking favoritism, Virgin America’s biggest problem is the disconnect between HQ and the stations.(in 13 reviews)
  • "Managers are able to apply any kind of punishment they feel necessary.(in 7 reviews)
  • "No Work/Life Balance(in 7 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Unique and special company

    Jul 11, 2022 - Airline Pilot 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people and great product

    Cons

    Sold to Alaska airlines so no longer in existence.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Virgin America

    Apr 20, 2022 - Senior Payroll Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flying Perks were great. The best

    Cons

    There are not cons with the company

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Best Airline to Work For...EVER

    Nov 29, 2021 - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Best Company to work for, I never had a bad experience, I looked forward to going to work every day and I knew that my work family was behind me 100% for any situation that came up.

    Cons

    Towards the end, those of us who were able to stick around until the full acquisition took place, was like watching your best friend leave you forever. Every day, more people had left, and what remained was just a skeleton of a company that had been the best in the industry.

    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Fun and great company, crappy job position

    Aug 12, 2021 - Guest Service Agent in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flight Benefits, A-lot of camaraderie with staff and co-workers, Fun corporate events to attend

    Cons

    Flight Benefits on STANDBY, dealing with the front lines of angry and rude people especially during weather delays which seemed constant, not great pay for all that you are responsible for

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Best Airline Ever.

    Jul 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great teammates and great place to work.

    Cons

    Sad VX was acquired by Alaska Airlines.

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Best Culture

    Apr 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Culture, teammate centric, innovative, great flight benefits

    Cons

    Acquisition to Alaska Airlines eliminated HQ staff

    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Once in a lifetime

    Apr 9, 2021 - Supervisor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They created an airline people loved.

    Cons

    They didn't have enough to survive.

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Amazing & Awesome

    Jun 22, 2020 - Customer Service in Burlingame, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Best company I've ever worked for

    Cons

    They are no longer around

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great job

    Sep 9, 2019 - Flight Attendant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fun job, go places, see things, and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Need to be able to work crazy hours

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  11. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Not at all what I expected or wanted.

    Oct 10, 2019 - In Flight Team Member in Burlingame, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Diverse and inclusive company. Progressive policies.

    Cons

    Dismal pay. Scheduling and management were not consistent in their policies. No sense of loyalty to their crew. Pilots were often sexist and even egotistical at times.

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Virgin America has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 338 reviews left anonymously by employees. 72% of employees would recommend working at Virgin America to a friend and 49% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Virgin America employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Virgin America. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

72% of Virgin America employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Virgin America 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Virgin America to be culture, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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