Avios Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated 23 Jun 2019

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  1. "Great Company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avios full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paid educationals around the world, many benefits including travel concessions and great people to work with

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Political and incredibly hierarchical but with good intentions and heart in the right place!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - really great people who work within Avios across the business - people are very smart and everyone is open to helping you out, supporting you and offering advice - pay was good - perks were good - work environment is really nice - lots of opportunity to take ownership on projects and initiatives - exciting time to be part of the travel sector with lots of focus on Loyalty - flexible workings meant you don't have to be in the office 5 days a week and you're actively encouraged to work from home and other locations (London, Heathrow, Gatwick). - there is a sense of everyone is in it together - no one is expected to come in at 9am and stay till 5:30pm

    Cons

    - The company holds such a wealth of experience and knowledge but the recent developments meant much of the responsibility around deployment, execution and ways of working firmly lay with the airlines Avios works with - who couldn't care less about Avios and Loyalty but just getting people to fly - there is a lot of politics and nastiness from the group businesses which Avios employees have to work with and it can sometimes take its toll. Especially when their bad behaviour (disrupting meetings, failing to attend session, failing to follow-up or sign off, misunderstanding propositions and mismanagement of marketing, pride, fear of being replaced and general shouting loudest to win) gets 'rewarded' with extra 121's and coffee catch-up's with the senior leadership team whereas you get pulled aside and scolded for the smallest intrusion into their 'space' - you do feel a little, sometimes that you're walking on egg shells around partner airline staff which isn't nice - everyone worked in the airlines and for years has been part of this problem, then get promoted into Avios and some how can't understand why things don't progress fast enough - you have to wait a really long time to get access to staff travel, but colleagues at the airlines get them same perk much sooner (this is fairly logical, but is still a tad annoying). - there is sometimes unrealistic expectations on delivery on items that are complicated and involve many stakeholders across the wider business

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "A business for those that don't fear change and progress"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avios full-time

    Pros

    Great People Accelerated change in the business and marketplace means plenty of variety in job content Great travel benefits Plenty of opportunities if you are willing to really challenge yourself Excellent learning opportunities and in house trainers Potential annual bonus payments A great approach to flexible working

    Cons

    Fast change may not be for everyone Occasionally speed is prioritised over quality in project delivery Additional Bonus KPIs affect annual bonus payments even in years of record profit which can cause some demotivation

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  4. "Great place to get experience in the travel loyalty industry"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avios full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Very interesting field to work in. Great work benefits and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Many internal changes and restructures have happened in recent years which can cause work to be unpredictable. Priorities change very often, so it's difficult to understand the long term company vision.

  5. Helpful (6)

    "It's all going down hill"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avios full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flights. There are some great people that work there. The local shops.

    Cons

    Staff are demotivated. Very low morale throughout. Nothing done for staff or customers, just continuous budget cuts to save £££. No support for employees, like it of lump it attitude. Continuous redundancies and no job security. Ongoing bad, knee jerk decisions to cut costs. Not a nice environment.

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  6. Helpful (6)

    "Sadly a formerly friendly business going to pot"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avios

    Pros

    Friendly teams and great people doing their best and working hard in very challenging conditions. Decent salaries and benefits. Ability to work from home.

    Cons

    He who shouts loudest gets their projects through. No sense of business priority, the sales teams run around signing new deals and promising the earth without any reference to whether its technically feasible. Certain Senior Managers are building empires and trying to undermine other senior managers. No sense of collaboration at the upper levels with some bullying. No morale, christmas parties kept getting cancelled, IT Teams all on edge knowing that in the near future they will all lose their jobs and get pushed out at the behest of IAG.

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  7. Helpful (13)

    "Avoid if you want a career"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Staff travel perks Laid back culture Work from home culture Some great people

    Cons

    HR director is the least human man i've had the pleasure of meeting Company is lacking direction resulting in decisions constantly being made then overturned. Trying to be international but not sure how Meeting culture - lots of talk then little action Lack of real career opportunity - come here if you want to cruise

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for a career that will challenge you"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Avios

    Pros

    Period of change means lots of interesting projects to work on Great people to work with Good support and recognition from management team

    Cons

    Commute can vary considerably dependent on the motorways Lots going on means that the preferred approach isn't always clear

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Rapidly deteriorating!"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Avios full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Travel industry discounts (concessions themselves are poor) Avios for Salary scheme (discounted points purchase) Some great people Convenient location for some (albeit isolated)

    Cons

    Very low morale and lack of team mentality (blame culture) Some dead wood! Ridiculous internal politics Very hierarchical/lack of empowerment MD Lack of consistency between teams (flexible working etc.) Lots of talk about strategy and business objectives, but the proposition needs an overhaul before growth plans could be realised

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  10. Helpful (7)

    "Poor leadership and no prospects"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Avios full-time

    Pros

    good location some great people still there free coffee

    Cons

    Senior leaders are just yes men for BA and IAG. Seem to make strategy up as they go along. Perks eroded over time to be worse than most. training is a joke, promise much deliver little.

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