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Flybe Reviews

Updated 8 December 2017
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  1. "Every day is different, never a dull moment."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exeter, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flybe full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The teamwork and the friendly environment. We work really hard and get the job done whilst supporting and assisting each other. We really pull together when we need to. I have been here for 17 years and wouldn't have stayed if I didn't still want to be here. I want to share in the future success of flybe. It is great to be part of such a brilliant Company. I really love to come to come to work.

    Cons

    Canteen facilities - don't get excited about it! Internal communication could be improved a little to keep staff informed of changes and updates of the business.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "A company undergoing positive change and investment...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Applications Service Centre in Exeter, England
    Current Employee - Head of Applications Service Centre in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flybe full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Undergoing a period of positive change with significant investment in technology.
    - Friendly, caring and helpful work colleagues.
    - Opportunity to influence positive change.
    - Discounted flights and additional airport related benefits (discounts, free parking etc.).

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  3. "Still here 10 years on!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial in Exeter, England
    Current Employee - Commercial in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flybe full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - I have been able to gain experience in a lot of areas of the business, staring as Cabin Crew now in Marketing with various roles in between.
    - I am constantly feel like I am challenged... it's not the same everyday.
    - Great people... the people make the business.
    - Supported... true there have been some difficult times however with the direction the company is going in, and the leadership we now have things have improved and I have the support I need to do the role.
    - Constantly learning new things.
    - Decent staff travel.

    Cons

    It's work... and I'll always rather be on a beach somewhere so there will always be con's but here is a couple...
    - Out of town... if you forget your lunch there isn't a huge amount of choice
    - Flexible working policy needs to be worked on / enforced
    - Big meeting culture (yes they need to be done but I need to complete my actions too).
    - No performance related benefits

    Advice to Management

    - Continue in the right direction, but bring policy into the modern era, (from what we can wear to work, to away days, pizza Fridays etc).
    - Reward performance


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  5. "Great People, Hard Work, Exciting Industry"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flybe part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great industry to work in located in the South West there is nowhere else you can work in an airline. People are fantastic, hard working and dedicated to the industry and love Flybe

    Cons

    Hard work, not a con if you like to work hard, however, there needs to be some cultural improvements, especially from senior managers who can be 'direct'

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees nicely, the stick approach doesn't work well for most people and you will get better engagement. You have great employees that want to do a good job.


  6. "Cabin Crew"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Flybe full-time

    Pros

    Work colleagues make the company / day fun
    Annual leave

    Cons

    Dated aircraft causing delays and disruptions everyday
    Management don't care about staff (cabin crew) who are the "Face" of the company
    Managers won't respond to your emails
    A lot of times your dealing with difficult situations on your own.
    Long working days, min rest

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your staff and come online to see what we have to deal with each day.


  7. "Tech review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Flybe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Multiple Aircraft Types. Discount on travel.

    Cons

    Poor pay with regard to industry average

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay for engineers and technicians


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    "IT staff"

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    Former Employee - IT Staff in Exeter, England
    Former Employee - IT Staff in Exeter, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flybe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice view on the planes and runway.

    Cons

    Corrupted, run down, non profitable for many years.

    Advice to Management

    Retire


  9. "Layed back careless employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Cabin Crew in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Senior Cabin Crew in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Flybe full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Left at your to get on with
    Mangement dont breath down your neck
    Easy work but long day compared with competitors
    Nice uniforms provided
    Short working days

    Cons

    Pay not too good in relation with industry
    Poor management careless attitude
    Promotion not on merit but length of time served
    Double standards in terms of duties, if you want anything doing its illegal but legal if they want you to.
    Run like a family business than a large corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff and take action
    Be honest and up frount
    Reply to emails dont ignore your staff
    Keep up with industry competitors


  10. "Licensed aircraft base engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Exeter, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Exeter, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Flybe (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good time off, only really work for half the year.

    Cons

    Terrible managers, and pay is below UK average.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip. Look at other mro's, copy some successful ones. Simple.


  11. "Don't care about their people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Exeter, England
    Former Employee - Finance in Exeter, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cheap travel to lots of interesting locations, and nice people at middle manager level. I'm afraid that's about it.

    Cons

    This is a company that doesn't care about their people - there's a hire and fire culture and it starts at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Take culture seriously and stop paying lip service to it. Recognise it's not all about the top people making as much money as possible but about being fair to everyone else.


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