Heathrow Airport Reviews

Updated 9 Jul 2020

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3.7
71%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
Approve of CEO
Heathrow Airport CEO John Holland-Kaye
John Holland-Kaye
80 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great flexible working environment and work life balance(in 11 reviews)

  • "Good pay, flexibility, agile working(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "no downsides about Heathrow airport in my opinion(in 12 reviews)

  • "24hr operation/lots of shift work roles(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager 

    I have been working at Heathrow Airport full-time

    Pros

    Employee perks and bonus, diversity

    Cons

    Too much politics, nothing else

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great, when the times were good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Heathrow Airport full-time

    Pros

    Was a forward-thinking, exciting business with ambitious plans. Had a good commitment to work-life balance and very supportive of agile working.

    Cons

    Bit of a clique culture, and being in it important to progress.

  3. "Secuirty officer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in Gosport, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Heathrow Airport part-time

    Pros

    Very sociable, I have worked and assisted many people over 13 years from all backgrounds and communities. A very diverse and busy environment

    Cons

    Working most weekends made it very difficult for a work and home life balance

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company for some"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Aylesbury, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Heathrow Airport full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If you are young enthusiastic and willing to give up everything you can go far quickly here, it is a good employer with good benefits, even though this is changing a little.

    Cons

    Its very easy to not fit in here, its very clique, and they seem to actively value youth over experience.

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    Heathrow Airport Response

    July 8, 2020Head of Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your views on working at Heathrow. Inclusion is incredibly important to us, so we'd like to hear more about your comments around fitting in. You can contact us through your People Business Partner or talk to someone through the employee assistance programme.

  5. COVID-19

    "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Lead in Heathrow, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Heathrow Airport full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Heathrow had a great culture for people to perform and thrive in their work. I felt supported and encouraged in the work I did and felt I was making a difference. I was given the training I needed to complete the work asked of me and given the freedom to explore opportunities that had benefit to the business. Due to the 2020 pandemic, I was one of many that left the company. It is a disappointment as I was not 'finished' with Heathrow.

    Cons

    The corporate decision-making system is a bit like treacle. It needs refining to help be more flexible.

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    Heathrow Airport Response

    July 8, 2020Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review, and it's great that you had a positive experience working at Heathrow. It is a difficult time for our colleagues and it's sad to see that you left us before you were ready. Keep safe and we wish you all the very best for your future.

  6. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heathrow, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Heathrow Airport full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They have strong values and look after their people

    Cons

    Concern around what will happen during the current climate, and if all good people focus will be lost!

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  7. "Great flexible working environment and culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Heathrow Airport full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great flexible working environment and work life balance

    Cons

    Can be limited to old processes and systems need updating

    Heathrow Airport Response

    July 8, 2020Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your views about working at Heathrow. We're looking to make long term changes from the lessons we 're learning from the pandemic and we want to go further to support agile working and even better work life balance. It's important that we return better than we were, and this includes simplifying processes and systems. We wish you all the very best for your future.

  8. "Good values and development opportunities"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Heathrow Airport full-time

    Pros

    Values, progression, benefits, pension, .

    Cons

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  9. "Global brand with a strong sense of purpose & values"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transformation Director in Winchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Heathrow Airport full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great business, variety and challenge.

    Cons

    Location, commuting times and access.

  10. "Nothing to review"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Security Operations Manager 

    I have been working at Heathrow Airport full-time

    Pros

    Great People who care for each other work here

    Cons

    Your face has to fit.

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