I worked for BA for near 25 years, what a place to work up to the time they moved to terminal 5 and changed over to a bonus based salary system. That is when the moral was depleted and the company started to fast track new starters to job they are not qualified to to. Still a good company to work for but not as good as it was or could be.
Cabin Crew (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 14 March 2018
I enjoyed working at British Airways, I got to do a lot of travelling and meeting new people. Obviously, as there are to all jobs, there were downsides such as management being seemingly none existent. This doesn't effect day to day work.
Airline world always very intresting as dealing direct with the airplanes
INTERNATIONAL AIR FREIGHT / RESERVATION AGENT (Former Employee) – Provincia di Milano, Lombardia – 12 March 2018
Very big international company where i had the chance ti start my experience in the logistic world . Handling and organisation of the bookings and full operation . Fully trained by british for handle any type of goods and learn the basic rules of the logistics .
Cardiff airport I heard was a no go by others but decided to keep an open mind, first day in I had misplaced a tool which I reported.. was then accused of stealing said tool then sacked. Management in BAMC is atrociously bad and accusations seem to be sprung loaded there. I hear stories of people getting sacked for things as minor as checking mobiles.. a case of politics gone mad in my eyes.
Cargo Oficer (Current Employee) – London Heathrow Airport – 7 March 2018
Amazing people to work with, learning new skills in everyday work life, salary can be better for the new recruits but everyone has an option to progress to different departments internally and internationally
Cabin Crew (Former Employee) – Heathrow, Greater London – 6 March 2018
Done this job for nearly 6 years, enjoyed it but hard work. Great people work for this company but seems to be getting less and less fun and more hard work for what you do I think the crew should be paid a bit more.
Cabin Crew (Former Employee) – London – 5 March 2018
Had fantastic time there travelling the world, and exceptional training and instructors when joined. Felt like it was family, but I have heard that the pay has reduced by a mile these days, as I was on the old Lord King pension and salary contract scheme that has been excellent. Would go back as it was a fantastic part of my life
Aircraft Technician (Former Employee) – Cardiff International Airport – 25 February 2018
The maintenance was to the highest of standards BUT all to often the flow of work was interrupted or completely stopped by poor management decisions. This had all the potential to be a fantastic work environment except for the politics of the company
Cabin Crew Member (Former Employee) – London Heathrow Airport – 23 February 2018
I worked in the days when travel was not as widespread as now. The work was much tougher as we would have to serve hot meals, liquor service , refreshments ,all on a short haul flight. All transactions were done mentally...no calculators and many different currencies.
Saw lots of places in Europe and further afield.
The British Airways of today bears no resemblance to the 70's and 80's, especially in its management .
In charge crew member [Purser] (Current Employee) – Heathrow – 22 February 2018
My job in the airline industry was for me an eye opening to different cultures, religions, people and food from around the world. Learning the respect of others who have different views on god, customs and believes. Learning about new people and their habits is for me a very enriching experience of life. I will never regret having done a job like cabin crew. I have learned so much about life, respect and to appreciate others.
Sales Consultant (Current Employee) – Newcastle, UK – 19 February 2018
The good reviews on here are all from London airports. The Contact Centres are dreadful. Management treat you as a number. The role is constantly changing and Targets get higher and higher. New Salaries and Commission for new Starters are a joke. The only thing that’s great are your colleagues.
Must have excellent customer service skills and enjoy working long shifts and unsociable hours, but the rewards are far greater as you will travel the world and see many different countries and cultures, and over time gain much experiance in many different ways in this job .
Interesting industry with very experienced workforce
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – London Heathrow Airport – 9 February 2018
Working for BA is full of ups and downs. Even though the operation is based on process and structure you have to expect the unexpected, a curve ball could be thrown at any minute. BA is mostly a culture of bringing potential through the ranks to although more recently grads are being placed into management positions based on the uni degree and not on practical man management experience.
workforce experience, ability to learn from everyone around you