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Ryanair Employee Reviews about "roster 5"

Updated 17 Feb 2020

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354 Ratings
Pros
  • "Staff travel is good but not as beneficial as it used to be(in 39 reviews)

  • "5/3 roster, always coming back home after work (great for those who have family waiting for them)(in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "If some turbulence happens during the flight the cabin crew need to be very confident and always smile to show passengers that nothing serious happened(in 31 reviews)

  • "Long Hours & a lot of pressure(in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Ryanair is not that bad as a company, but..."

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew Member in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    5/3 roster, always coming back home after work (great for those who have family waiting for them)

    Cons

    UK salaries are the lowest in the network, especially if you're starting now We don't have too much support Very disorganized company

    Ryanair2019-12-27
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet and work with people from many different cultures, learn a lot from training/ on the job. Good roster 5 on 3 off

    Cons

    Not payed for delays etc, earned half the amount my friends from other airlines earned but worked much more. Bad management abusing their power, sales pressure, no travel benefits staff travel only for yourself and sometimes more expensive than booking as a passenger

    Ryanair2019-08-08
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Cabin Crew"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Luton, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work / Life balance is good as you can travel on your days off. Work with great crew. Amazing 5/3 Roster. Staff travel - Good for Peak season / Last minute booking.

    Cons

    Long hours of work / Not paid for delays Not enough staff benefits Pay is minimum and based on hours / sales commission. Pressure on sales targets. Career progression is slow.

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    Ryanair2019-05-03
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Perfect experience in aviation but very demanding and aggressive company. Not taking care of their employees at all."

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    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Stansted, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    5/3 roster pattern Experience in aviation

    Cons

    Only 25% of the crew works directly for Ryanair. They only pay for the flight hours, not the hours spent on duty (sometimes you get stuck on the ground for hours). Contractors have 0 hours contracts. Unrealistic sales targets, debriefings and meetings if not matched. Crew are not allowed to call sick otherwise threatened with dismissal and demotion. Many of the cabin crew speak very poor English. Poor working conditions.

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    Ryanair2018-10-07
  5. "Cabin crew"

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    Current Employee - Junior Cabin Crew Crewlink Contract in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time

    Pros

    Flexible roster. 5 days busy-3 days off

    Cons

    Bad organization of the company. Many ours of delays without being paid.

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    Ryanair2018-07-29
  6. "Cabin Crew"

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    Current Employee - Junior Cabin Crew Crewlink Contract in Bishops Stortford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fixed Roster 5 days working 3 off Friendly coworkers if they are the same rank as you and you have some good days

    Cons

    Base supervisors Targets Poorly treating their staff And the list goes on... There is no basic salary, transfers to other bases are based in the connections you have

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    Ryanair2017-04-16
  7. "always getting better only for customers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time

    Pros

    the roster 5-3 is nice

    Cons

    getting promoted on the base of your individual sales

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    Ryanair2017-01-11
  8. Helpful (18)

    "Totally Bad Airline, in all its aspects."

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    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Stansted, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You meet lots of international people, sometimes the crew is funny, stable roster (5-2 off-5-3 off), good salary during summertime only. Lots of bases around Europe, possibility to get a transfer anywhere based only on you sales performance.That's all.

    Cons

    You have to pay for your training course (2000 € approx) to give in advance or giving 1200 € in advance and then deduction from salary for the next 8 months. Totally sales orientated airline, with managers and supervisors blaming on you if you don't sell beers, chips, scratchcards etc, making you feeling like an undeserving person. You have to pay for your uniform every month, actually a really crap uniform, not sized and low quality material. Initial salary with training deduction is 600 to 800 € depending on how many hours you fly and the base, first months are really difficult to survive, struggle to eat. You have to pay for your staff travel, if you want to go back home you have to pay minimum 50 € one way, infact it's better checking the online Ryanair website for cheaper fares, even because as a staff travel your seat is not guaranteed. No food for crew, you have to pay even for your Kitkat, or bottle of water. They keep you on stress continuosly, and if you call sick it's going to be a fight between you and the company, they gonna investigate on you, on why you called sick, what do you eat, and giving you ultimatum that in case you call sick again you going to be dismissed, that is what happened to me. Promotions and base transfers based purely on a sales performance and attendance basis. If you leave the company before one year contract, you need to pay 200 € plus the holidays you had in the past plus the allowance they gave to you at the beginning for a total of 1000 € approx. Base supervisors always ready to blame on you, checking your grooming, checking your bags, and stressing you all the time. Competitions always in progress between crew members, who sells a lot could win trips or dinners.

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    Ryanair2015-12-10
  9. "Be prepared for the worst"

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    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ryanair

    Pros

    5-3 roster basis Get to meet nice people

    Cons

    Rarely got to have the right salary Pressure to sell They treat you as a number not a person

    Ryanair2020-02-17
  10. "Cabin Crew"

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

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

    Pros

    Roster 5 days working 3 days off

    Cons

    -Bad salary -Bad attitude from management -Sometimes they don't respect your roster -They can change you to any base at any time -Pressure about sales -You are not compensated if you're good

    Ryanair2020-01-27
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