Ryanair Flight Attendant Reviews

Updated 15 May 2020

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2.6
42%
Recommend to a Friend
25%
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Ryanair CEO and Director Michael O'Leary
Michael O'Leary
16 Ratings
  1. "Nice first experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    One of the few companies that accept applications even if it's your first experience Good salary

    Cons

    Depends on which base you get You have to pay for the course

    Ryanair2016-02-20
  2. "Good for starting a career."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Stansted, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to live somewhere else in Europe. Salary is not great but good for start.

    Cons

    Salary is not great if you plan to stay for long. Work hours can be very long and tiring.

    Ryanair2019-09-22
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Ryanair workforce intl"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Flight Attendant in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair

    Pros

    They pay you on time. You get a 3 year contract after completing the course. You can take up to 5 months unpaid leave and 19 days annual leave which you get paid 60 gbp per day taken.

    Cons

    The annual salary is maximum £15000 a year. You have to pay for your own training (€2500 if paid in full €3100 if paid by monthly deductions from your salary) + find your own accommodation at the training. They do not care about your health or wellbeing or if you have a roof over your head as you get sent out the day after your completion of the training course to the country where you must be based and immediately have to sort out your own accommodation. When a problem occurs or they're in fault they will always shift the blame not to have to pay you back or reimburse for their own mistakes. They expect all paperwork within a record amount of time but it usually takes them a couple weeks to get yours if you need it.

    Ryanair2016-06-20
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not so bad as many people would say"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet fantastic people, travel opportunities, discounted fares, loads of spare time

    Cons

    Difficult shifts, pressure from the managers, physically stressing, not the job of a lifetime

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    Ryanair2015-10-11
  5. "Good for first job"

    3.0
    Former Contractor - Flight Attendant in Bucharest
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable roster, new ish aircraft, no flights during nighttime

    Cons

    Bad culture inside company, no seniority

    Ryanair2020-05-15
  6. "Good experience but not the best one"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Flight Attendant 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair for more than a year

    Pros

    - Ative, fun and different job - Different people, countries cultures and passengers - Make holidays in other countries (payed by you of course)

    Cons

    - Low salary for the job (i was working in germany and receiving less than minimum wage there) - Company doesn't really care about you - You can' be sick or it's a problem - Bad for people that like routine and fix schedules (doesn't happen here of course)

    Ryanair2020-05-09
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Faro
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    3 days off in a row

    Cons

    Don’t respect the employee, always looking for something to screw you up, obsession with sales, they don’t deserve most of the employees they have, divide to conquer is their philosophy, terrible working environment

    Ryanair2020-05-09
  8. "Flight Attendant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Düsseldorf
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can meet a lot of people and you don't work that much.

    Cons

    Salary and conditions could be better.

    Ryanair2020-02-10
  9. "The Ryanair experience changes a lot depending on where you are based"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Arrecife, Canary Islands
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working few days a week with a good salary

    Cons

    Managerial disorganization and no respect for the employers

    Ryanair2019-11-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience, great colleagues, nothing else"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time

    Pros

    Paid training course and the first uniform is offered. A 5/3 roster, planned one month ahead and confirmed every week on fridays, which is a HUGE plus to make plans and such for holidays. You go home every night; it's great when you have a family. Bases all over Europe. Logically, some are hard to get. You can become a chief cabin crew after only one year. To climb the ladder is pretty easy, as long as you're a good seller... which leads me to the downsides of working for Ryanair...

    Cons

    A lot of pressure on sales, and sharing between the crew is forbidden. You're being put in competition, that's not good for teamwork. Staff travel is not necessarily cheaper than passenger tickets. It's impossible to have relatives or friends enjoy any travel benefits. Chief cabin crew have a few 'free' tickets, but they have to book their flights long ahead. 'They' don't listen to you. The pay is on the same basis for anyone thorough the entire network. While it's fair on the paper, you don't live in London or Dublin with 1500€ like you live with the same amount of money in Budapest. Even while having a medical certificate, you will get a meeting after calling sick more than 3 times within a year. 25mins turnarounds. Most of the time, it's not realistic and you get blamed for being late.

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    Ryanair2019-08-18
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