Hard work, low pay, fear culture, but good for CV.
Cabin Crew (Former Employee) – Liverpool – 14 April 2016
Overall your total investment to become Ryanair cabin crew will be up to £4,500.. (inc. Training, accomodation, food, ID, loss of earnings, security clearances) please bare this in mind. Depending on your base this could be a good investment, if you are based in your homeplace, and many places have a low cost of living compared to the salary which is great. However many places do not, e.g. Stansted. Stay there for longer and the salary is good for the amount of work you do- but remember to save as the winter months are very quiet (again, depending on base), and remember you only get paid for your block hours and theres no guarantee of work. One month I got paid £300, I would say the average for the first year was about £1,200, however where I was living the cost of living was very cheap, and the salary will increase the longer you work there.
Most people will leave, many to other airlines, like myself, so its a great stepping stone, another benefit is that they offer you a 3 years contract which some airlines only offer 6 months. They work you like slaves however its a start for getting into the industry. Ryanair operation is like a well oiled machine, They offer no crew food, and expect you to sell sell sell. There is a pressure in the company when I was there that sales were put over safety, however I am more than sure that it is not like this anymore.
I do recommend ryanair as a start for a career as cabin crew, stay there for 14 months then move on. OR- if you get based in your home, then it is a good choice to stay, unless there are other airlines in your area.
Easy employment, many european bases, very stable roster
Tough management, no job security