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Good place to work but pain to get messages to anyone and to get tour pass Alot to do but training is slow and the amount of times where you don't now what's happening is a problem
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I would not recommend working at Menzies aviation. 4 on 2 off shift patten. No work life ballance at all. Great staff but the senior management micromanage the site manager. Its always take take take. Please be advised this is not a good company at all. The culture from the senior management is terrible.
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Never work for this company

What is the best part of working at the company?Diabolical and toxic Company to work forWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Everything. They push everyone to their limits and give nothing back in return What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Awful, toxic, draining, stressfulWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Absolutely horrendous, always understaffed
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Productive, progressive

Great place to work, receive support from management. sometimes staff shortages make it hard, gained a lot of skills and experience, totally worth it.
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Friendly and focused

What is the best part of working at the company?The other guys on the ramp and the environment What is the most stressful part about working at the company?When flights are delayed and time runs shortWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Friendly time focused safety first What is a typical day like for you at the company?My typical day involves working on six to eight flights
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  • Time and location flexibility

Terrible place to work. Would not recommend at all

Terrible workplace, next to no management and no structure. You get thrown In at the deep end straight away with no help and no guidance, team leaders are useless and there is no team or again any structure. Majority of the day will be spent on your feet with no breaks at all you’re not even allowed to go back to the break room for a break or even a drink if you are on a 8 hour or long shift. They expect you to be full of energy and act like it’s the best thing in the world that you’re there. They talk behind your back and say and discuss things about your personal life that you might have disclosed with someone you may find friendly in there. There’s no structure at any point not from the duty managers or supervisors or team leaders. You are offered no help or guidance even if you beg and plead and will only help or talk to you if it benefits them in any way.




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Toxic culture

The culture of favouritism and selective competency is insane. If you aren’t in a clique you’re deliberately made to feel under valued, whilst told the opposite. Senior management add no value to the environment and culture and seem to feel that they are doing you a favour with low salary and inflexibility. Staff are nice when they are awake. The job is good as a temporary filler but nothing more.


Nice people


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Friendly working environment.

What is the best part of working at the company?Co-workers and management are easy to get on with. Not a stressful job. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Not came across anything to stress me out. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?The work environment is quite relaxed during downtime but can get buy, staff help each other out. What is a typical day like for you at the company?A typical day is pretty routine as long as everything goes to plan.
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good work, hours arent usuall business hours as its in aviation. its fun work in a high stakes envirnment. lots of jobs to be done and care needed to not kill yourself
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Stay away

Train you up with big selling it as a dream job which it isn’t Very unsociable hours. Not a very good atmosphere. Glad to be away from there. Short on wages all the time No respect at all No pros and plenty of cons


Staff car park if you want your car damaged


Long hours no breaks and underpay in wages
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Good culture, harsh hours

The culture was amazing. The type of place where you give everyone a hand shake when you start your shift. The supervisors were nice, and there was a strong sense of working together effectively to get everything down. There is conflict with some of the other agencies you work with which can lead to issues, but the people will stick up for you if you don't make bad errors.


Down time during less busy periods


Vastly rotating roster
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Working for menzies

Good place to work but shift work can put a strain on a family life .Pay is good but in return total compliance required.Your opinion doesn’t count. No input required from employees.
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Busy and stressful, but fun at times

It is a very varied environment, where you have to deal with not necessary happy passengers, but you can make nice friendships there with colleagues. Management okish...
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Great team to work with

Been working with Menzies for a few months and have found everyone has been pleasant and easy to work with. Plenty of opportunity to progress if you have the motivation
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Could be a lot better

Very busy at times, with no help from anyone.Some colleagues are great but others don't really do anything and hide from customers.Overtime is not worth it.Shift pattern is awful, with a lot of shift that have only 11 hours beween them.A lot of favoritism.
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Avoid at all costs

Useless managers, especially at Finnair, you’d think it’s the passengers who’d annoy you but they’re really nice and friendly. Staff are great but management let down the company
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Good place to learn the industry, however not a career for most.

Great job to get your foot in the door in an aviation environment. I learned a lot about the industry. Shifts are normally around 10-12 hours (if full time), 4-6 hours (if part time) working 4 on 2 off basis. Meaning normally only getting one weekend off every 5 weeks. The shifts themselves can be busy for a few hours during peaks, and at first can be quite stressful however once you are comfortable in the role the job becomes easier. Training was basic and I learned most by shadowing other colleagues and figuring it out as I went along. Uniform also takes a while to arrive and is poor quality, jackets will rip easily, fleeces are cheap. However, it’s not all bad - the people you work with are great and working in an airport environment is second to none, the downtime between flights means you sometimes have days where you have 4-6 hour breaks. Management are fine, and laid back, helping out when needed, most issues are out of their control and the issues are with the company themselves such as the poor pay and bad working conditions. I do recommend this job for those wanting to start their career in aviation however progression is slow.


Great colleagues, working around planes.


Poor pay, unsocial shifts and slow progression.
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Under staffed

Great friends but management don’t care about its staff, Loads of overtime, Cold in the winter and very hot in the summer Some staff are very rude Some managers have no idea how to manage


Free carpark


Shift work not family friendly
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Good people to work with

Overall the job was quite good, one of the reasons I think that the job was a good job was because of the people that I was working with they could improve on the work life balance
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don’t have much to say about this company but all I can say is not the best and not the worst, could’ve been treated a lot better as most of us were looked down on as aircraft cleaners. Also a lot of drama and arguments- it was like being on an episode of Shameless but never ending
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Not so good

Working 16 hours with 5 hours sleep and back for 14 to 16 hours.Safety has no importance to the management and they pressure everyone to stay as much as possible! No working time directive and no recognition.Management is clueless and uninterested, pay is low to average snd the workload is horrendous...5 to 7 flights a day, no time for a a one word, Menzies!
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Based on 2,707 reviews

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2.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.5 out of 5 stars for Management
2.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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