British Airways Work Life Balance FAQ

Read what British Airways employees think about work life balance at the company and make sure this fits your lifestyle. Employees have questions about everything from the work from home policy, overtime and flexibility.

British Airways has a work life balance rating of 3.2.

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6 English questions out of 6

26 January 2021

What is working from home like at British Airways?

Pros

Easy and quick process. Cab facilities Staff travel

Cons

Low wages No work from home Outdated software used

No work from home

26 January 2021

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25 July 2021

How is the work/life balance at British Airways?

Pros

Good benefits, such as pension, work life balance (as part time) good salary (as part time) compared to other companies

Cons

Treatment of staff could be improved.

Good benefits, such as pension, work life balance (as part time) good salary (as part time) compared to other companies

25 July 2021

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21 September 2019

What is overtime like at British Airways?

Pros

Good location. Green walks and parks. On site parking.

Cons

BA do not treat staff well. They do not provide basic facilities such as fresh water and coffee. Staff have to pay for everything. They mistreat staff, yell in the office, intimidate them, refuse to pay contractual pay and do not promote them whilst they are expected to work over 60 hours per week and on weekends with no extra pay or time off in lieu. The systems are outdated and new systems are not functioning properly. Everything is done manually and any attempt to improve systems or working conditions is met with fierce opposition. BA managers encourage an atmosphere of distrust between employees.

Advice to Management

To earn the respect of employees, BA management have to start listening to employee complaints. Many talented people are restricted by managers with large egos who do not listen and do not care about working conditions. As a result, internal systems are in disarray and employees are unable to perform their duties properly. The culture is if you do not behave in a manner to your own detriment or if you have a better idea than your manager you will not progress. It is an inhumane working environment. My advice is to take control and stamp out bad behavior and introduce expected behavior policies that are strictly adhered to. Training on professional behavior is badly needed. At BA bad behavior is rewarded whilst good behavior is punished. It is the worst place of employment I have ever seen.

They mistreat staff, yell in the office, intimidate them, refuse to pay contractual pay and do not promote them whilst they are expected to work over 60 hours per week and on weekends with no extra pay or time off in lieu.

21 September 2019

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26 September 2019

Does British Airways reimburse for mileage?

Pros

can get standby with one world alliance partners, small base at gatwick, most aircraft have recently been refurbished

Cons

pay is low, only two nominees on staff travel, not many long haul routes from Gatwick

pay is low, only two nominees on staff travel, not many long haul routes from Gatwick

26 September 2019

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27 August 2021

How are flexible working hours at British Airways?

Pros

Nice and caring culture, people are friendly, and flexible working hours

Cons

low pay and short layover

Nice and caring culture, people are friendly, and flexible working hours

27 August 2021

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