British Airways Employee Reviews for Flight Attendant

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Good work environment
Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  London / Gatwick Airport, West Sussex3 February 2018
Working at British Airways helped me with a lot of things. From seeing the world to developing my social skills and confidence. However after a while i decided i wanted more of a challenge, so resigned. Working for BA was an amazing experience, but now i'm looking for something completely new.
Pros
Executive travel
Cons
n/a
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Brilliantly employer
Cabin Crew Member (Former Employee) –  Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 & 3 Station22 January 2018
Worldwide network, great employer and pension plus travel benefits. Great rostering allowing crew to visit a variety of location not just one or two.
Pros
Destinations
Cons
Tiring profession
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Productive
Mainline Cabin Crew (Euro Fleet) (Former Employee) –  Fleet20 January 2018
There is no typical day at work when working for an airline,you can be in any par of the world at any given time.
You learn how to deal with difficult situations from disruptive customers to medical emergencies.
Management were supportive and expect 100% dedication from crew.
Hardest part of the job is being ready to go anywhere in the world at a moments notice.
Best part of the job working with great people and seeing the world.
Pros
Travel
Cons
Long hours and being away from home
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Fun Workplace
Air Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  Heathrow, Greater London15 January 2018
Very fast paced
Worked in a team
Reliant on team members
Be conscious of time restraints when serving food and beverages
Be safety conscious at all times
Pros
The people you worked with
Cons
Long hours on a regular basis with little acknowledgment of achievements
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Love that job, not the company
Flight Attendant/Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  Greater London11 January 2018
I worked for Mixed Fleet out of Heathrow as cabin crew. Mixed Fleet is a low cost, hard-working, harsh terms and conditions newest contract within the BA fleets. You work to the max possible hours, often grounded due to reaching 900 hours per year, low flight pay, low basic. On average you take home around 1400 GBP. The management treats mixed fleet crew as a second-class citizen if not worse. You often hear you can not do this cause you are mixed fleet, or you have to do this cause you are mixed fleet. I loved the job, but not the company.
Pros
staff travel benefits
Cons
low pay, no chance to enjoy the staff benefits
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awful company
Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  Heathrow, Greater London10 January 2018
Never would I ever recommend anyone to work for this company. Greedy management who take what they can and leave you dry. No work life balance at all and pay is awful.
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Never a dull moment
Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  Heathrow, Greater London5 January 2018
The hours are unsocial, and the pay is inadequate.

The best part of the job is getting to travel the world, and the company are good with allowing you to 'bid' for favorite destinations.

Staff Travel means you can take loved ones away with you.

Good for short term but not for a career.
Pros
Travel
Cons
salary
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Excellent place to work.
Cabin Crew Member (Current Employee) –  LHR3 January 2018
A fun and professional environment to work in and to be part of one of the worlds largest airlines is a real eye opener into the world of aviation. Management are there to help and guide you but you are treated like an adult and expected to act that way.
Pros
Staff travel, aircraft, travel the world.
Cons
Long hours, no guaranteed time off.
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Good
Senior Cabin Crew Member (Former Employee) –  London Heathrow Airport, Greater London15 December 2017
Good company to work for. Potential for fast track promotion dependant on merit, not length of service which is good.
Company need to focus more on well done and celebrating success of colleagues in business. especially during around the holidays, a thankyou and merry Christmas card wouldn't go a miss and would be very much appreciated.
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Fantastic Lifestyle
Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  London Heathrow Airport, Greater London7 December 2017
Enjoyable lifestyle and a wonderful job for completely customer oriented individuals. Travel and life experience are wonderful perks of the role itself.
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British airways
Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  Heathrow, Greater London4 December 2017
No true understanding of team work or true employee care. Management were unprofessional and rude apart from few. Pay was absolutely horrendous. Unfair acknowledgement.
Staff are ungrateful and aim emotions towards each other with no professionalism or decorum. Possibly the worst company I have worked for.
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perks and benefits are great but work is hard.
Cabin Crew (Current Employee) –  Heathrow, Greater London2 December 2017
perks and benefits are great but work is hard, you have to be very punctual and on time for obvious reasons. get to stay at very luxury hotels for a short duration on stay overs however you have to be prepared for combatting tiredness and fatigue and manage your home life well.
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Social workplace
Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  Heathrow, Greater London1 December 2017
It's a social place to work however, the job is changing. It's not how it used to be. Pay is minimum and the days are long. Rest and breaks are shorter. It's great place for a gap year.
Pros
Travel the world
Cons
Long hours and stays away from home
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Good for young people
Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  Heathrow, Greater London30 November 2017
The lifestyle is hard, be prepared to revolve every aspect of your life around the job. The pay is poor, the moral is bad, and the progression is slow and long. Good for young people who are living at home and don't have financial commitments. Too risky for those with mortgages etc to know if your wage will cover your bills.
Very independent role, do not expect support from company.
Pros
Great for seeing the world and working with lovely crew
Cons
long hours, bad pay.
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Travel the world
Cabin Crew (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London21 November 2017
Exciting company to work for with opportunity's to travel the world and grow within different departments within the company. Lots of people to work with.
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It's a lifestyle, not a job.
Qualified Mixed Fleet Cabin Crew (Current Employee) –  London Heathrow Airport, Greater London10 November 2017
Once you understand that you are just a number and will not be treated as an individual by management you will get on totally fine here. Slight bullying culture at times - you need to have thick skin. Can be a lot of fun, but very hard work and little-no work-life balance.
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great job to travel
Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  Manchester10 November 2017
cabin crew is an amazing job and its looked at as being to much of a face type figure. A lot of safety goes into this role and looking after the crew, aircraft and passengers and there is no credit for this hard work.
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Ok
cabin Crew (Current Employee) –  London / Gatwick Airport, West Sussex7 November 2017
The job is a great way to travel for free. However over the years the standard of the company has slipped and it makes for an unpleasant working environment.
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British airways
Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  Heathrow, Greater London25 October 2017
Good company to work for if you love traveling. Lots of lovely destinations. It’s a hard job and the flights are challenging.
You’ll need a lot of patience and customer service skills to enjoy this job.
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Big changes to working conditions
Cabin Crew (Current Employee) –  London Heathrow Airport, Greater London5 October 2017
BA have changed their employment conditions and are no longer the great employer they once were. They don't encourage cabin crew to stay for long, thereby saving money on sick pay, maternity and pension.
Pros
Travel and cheap flights if you can afford them.
Cons
Long hours, bad pay
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