British Airways
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Decent enviroment secure, everyone gets a fair chance at promotionKeep your nose clean youll be fineMost staff from same backgrounds so everyone gets along ok


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Early/late starts
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Spent a good 35 year’s there good company to work for but they lost there way in last few years I left after 35 year’s cause they way it was being run towards staff and passengers and the turning point was when they closed my pension
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fun workplace

it fun working in teams at british airways. it was very physical job loading and unloading bags. I worked for 20 years starting at terminal four first and then moving o to terminal five finally
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what is the company about

This is a nice company I enjoyed my over 40 years with this company I was working in friendly and well organised surrounding. Mainly my duties was in baggage hall but I did support in different department IE lost bags where you support external costumers. Some time working with baggage very pressured but if you use pristine handling technique it make much easier to preform.


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relaxed working environmemt,physicaly quite demanding ,

After working in the close knit enviroment of gatwick baggage for thirteen years,I was saddened by british airways decision to discontinue the ramp operation.I knew baggage operation quite well after so many years but decided to relocate to Heathrow where I remained for a further four years,finaly leaving in august 2016,due to the traveling involved. At Heathrow the job was quite a bit heavier due to the nature of the long hall operation.I made numerous good friends while with the company and would like maybe to work with some of them again.


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odd working hours
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Fun Work Place

You can be rostered onto various points so I like a bit of variation in my jobs, it's an extremely fun and enjoyable place to work especially because of the people you work with. A day can variate between driving containers of bags to and from the aircraft and offloading them. I've learnt a lot whilst being at BA, especially being wary and taking responsibility for everything you do. The management aspect is a tad lackluster due to management not building rapor with colleagues and never have a decent relationship with them because they just consider you a "number". My co-workers are the the main reason I go to work because they make the day enjoyable. The hardest part of the job is the shift work. Having done it for nearly 3 years I would say I am use to it but you never get used to it. The most enjoyable part of the job is the people as I have previously stated.


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Minimal social life
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Interesting place to work with great benefits

Enjoyed working British Airways, great company, great staff. good shifts time and great benefits packages. Loads of opportunities available if wanted to change jobs
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Great Atmosphere

The day to day job involved loading the passengers luggage onto the aircraft ready for the flight to take off. It was a good job and provided all the training nevertheless, it was not suitable to me.
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Prestigious company

very busy Aviation Ramp Agent operations in connecting inward and outward loading of baggage and delivery to reclaim halls


Pride and Dignity in workplace


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Great place to work

A thriving airport market leader where there is great opportunity if you are willing to seek it.


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shift work
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A new experience

Working at the airport was quite something. Working the shifts was a new experience for me. Learned a lot as never worked at an Airport before. Driving a different vehicle near the aircraft was a new experience. The hardest part of the job was getting use to the shift pattern. Most enjoyable was being outdoors. management were quite fair and cooperative.Wish I could have stayed longer on this Job.




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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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