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Good company but lots to work on.. like many others ;) LA Based Inflight

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Current Employee - Flight Attendant  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at Virgin America full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

The People! Amazing! I've made friends that I seriously never though I would. Flight benefits are ok..I've had better.. But with inflight you've got jumpseat agreements which are great! Money is not bad..for a relatively new carrier.. 1st yr 20 ,2nd 22 ,3rd 24 and so on.. Im sure pay scales will change. Minimum hrs is 70 max is 130.. If you work your butt off you can make good money. You get incentive pay after I believe 80 or 85 hours. But tax deductions suck!! Get married or make some babies. Lol. Its a different culture here which will, unfortunately, eventually die but great while it lasts..Easy job, good $$!

Cons

Health insurance is expensive.. Stick to your spouses insurance or your parents and save money! Job security is not very good here at Virgin.. Five years and still no profit,, Now they are asking for voluntary leaves and cutting down flights.. like half. Its great that they're doing something about it but its worry some when your load factor is at 70% after all that. Honestly.. If I we're you consider Southwest or JetBlue before you come here until (if) we succeed. Its a great job but not much room for growth.. Besides lead position. If you want to move up the later you have to brown nose A LOT! Again great company but do yourself a favor and consider looking else where for something stable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ehh.. never listen anyway..

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Virgin America

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    fun and customer oriented

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GST
    Current Employee - GST

    I have been working at Virgin America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - paradise for passangers
    - fun environment
    - innovative ideas
    -many young people fresh to the industry
    - constant boost and reminders of company culture and values

    Cons

    - favoritism
    - putting guests needs way up high in the priority list
    - no internal guidelines or Policies and Procedures that leads to inconsistency in implementing company's policies throughout the company
    - expensive health benefit packages
    - no incentives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    equal application of work rules to every employee
    more intensive plans

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    My experience was terrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reservation Team Member  in  Kent, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Reservation Team Member in Kent, WA (US)

    I worked at Virgin America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    it's a way to earn a quick paycheck

    Cons

    They don't pay much for all the work you have to do, I wouldn't wish this job on my worst enemy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay away at all costs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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