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Virgin America Manager Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2018

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Virgin America CEO C. David Cush
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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Burlingame, CA
    Recommends
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    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virgin America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Virgin America had great employee engagement activities. The HQ work environment had little down time--always working on multiple deadlines.

    Cons

    Understaffed, caused excessive workload. The annual employee goal assessment was designed to measure/manage long-term projects however, most projects were very short and not on the radar when the annual goals were established.

    Virgin America2018-04-10
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Brand Manager"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Burlingame, CA
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    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virgin America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are awesome, culture is great, travel perks, great brand and product, overall opportunities and life experiences - both internal and external.

    Cons

    Alaska Airlines acquisition, low pay.

    Virgin America2017-04-24
  3. Helpful (2)

    "An Airline people love, a Company and culture that people LOVE to work for."

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    Current Employee - Manager At HQ in Burlingame, CA
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Culture, management, benefits, people, work/life balance and reputation. Excellent flight benefits and 401K plan.

    Cons

    Low Salary and limited career growth opportunities at HQ. Poor vacation accrual.

    Virgin America2016-06-02
  4. Helpful (2)

    "There is no better airline to work for"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Burlingame, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lean HQ makes for entrepreneurial spirit and great collaboration. Each teammates work counts and has a visible impact across the organization. Very casual atmosphere, from the way people dress to interactions with each other and highest levels of leadership. A brand that resonates - teammates are proud to work for Virgin and it can be felt across the organization.

    Cons

    Payed time-off and telecomuting policies need updating to be competitive in Bay Area. 2 weeks yearly PTO for HQ teammates is well below what peers at other Bay Area companies get - work life balance would be much better if it was not for that.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from other bay area companies to implement flex-time policies, otherwise, keep doing what you're doing.

    Virgin America2016-05-29
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Best place I've ever worked"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Burlingame, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Virgin America is fun, vibrant, and energetic. The leaders of the company allow you to be creative in solving problems. The people who work at the company are great. The group is passionate about the company mission and each person is vital in achieving those goals.

    Cons

    The company is rapidly growing. Wish some of the benefits could be a little more robust and creative (more vacation days to take advantage of the flight benefits, on-site child care, etc.).

    Virgin America2014-01-13
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Learned a lot, growth opportunities are limited."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Burlingame, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virgin America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great teammates, mostly smart people, great brand, lots of company activities, positive space flight benefits.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are limited, work never ends, team is extremely lean.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to keep good people, it isn't always about the money.

    Virgin America2014-01-24
  7. "Exciting time for growth"

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    Manager 
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    I have been working at Virgin America

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Very much a family atmosphere. Always many activities going on and work is truly valued by management.

    Cons

    Long hours with little vacation and personal time. Pay and relocation package are below average, even for the airline industry.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure you continue to value and reward employees for achieved success. Continue to invest in making virgin america a great place to work.

    Virgin America2010-08-28
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