Working at Qantas:

Qantas Airways Limited is one of the leading passenger airlines globally. The airline is Australia’s largest, servicing the majority of the domestic market for flights. Qantas employees over 15,000 people in Australia, with headquarters in Sydney. Qantas Group also owns and runs the Jetstar budget airline.


Airlines & Aviation

Company Size

10,001 – 20,000


Women employees

14 weeks

Paid parental leave (in addition to Govt. leave)


Key management roles held by women

1 weeks

Paid secondary carers leave (in addition to Govt. leave)

Above data sourced from companies own website and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA)

Qantas’s Scorecard

A list of the local awards and recognition the company has achieved for gender equality and workplace culture initiatives.


Not a WEGA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality  The Workplace Gender Equality Agency awards a Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation. It is a voluntary leading-practice recognition program designed to encourage, recognise and promote organisations' active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.


Not a WEGA Pay Equity Ambassador  Workplace Gender Equality Agency Pay Equity Ambassador organisations must have: undertaken a pay gap analysis of its workforce in the last two years, taken action on the results, reported pay equity metrics to the executive and board, and communicated their pay equity initiatives to their employees.

Employee Ratings

Scores for Qantas are based on 16 ratings*

Overall Job Satisfaction (out of 5)



would recommend to other women


believe women are treated equally to men

Equal Opportunities

We asked current or past employees to give Qantas a rating out of 5 stars for equality. The data displays how satisfied reviewers are with equality of leadership opportunities and pay.

We also asked how equally they believe all employees are treated regardless of differences inc. gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age etc.

  • Representation of women in leadership – 4 (out of 5) 80% 80%
  • satisfaction with pay – 4 80% 80%
  • employees treated equally regardless of difference – 3 60% 60%
  • CEO supports gender equality – 5 100% 100%


We asked employees to give Qantas a rating out of 5 stars for the level of flexibility offered for work scheduling, hours and location. We also measured support for paid time off, including annual leave, personal leave and sick days.

  • support for Flexible work – 5 (out of 5)
  • ability to work remotely – 4
  • ability to work part time or compressed days – 5
  • ability to take paid time off work – 4


We asked employees to give Qantas a rating out of 5 stars for their policies and practises that support parents and families.

  • Parental leave policy & practises – 5 (out of 5)
  • support for taking parental leave – 3
  • support for families – 3

Development & Enrichment

We asked employees to give Qantas a rating out of 5 stars for the support they received for their learning & development, mentorship and wellbeing at work. We also asked how supported they feel by management.

  • Learning & Development Opportunities – 1 (out of 5)
  • formal & informal mentoring – 1
  • supportive management – 1
  • wellbeing initiatives – 2


We asked employees to give Qantas a rating out of 5 stars for how respectful and inclusive the culture is.  We measured how responsive Qantas are to issues raised and how equally all employees are treated at the company. Finally, we measured how comfortable reviewers felt to bring their ‘whole self’ to work and be accepted.

  • respectful & inclusive colleagues – 5 (out of 5)
  • employer responsiveness to discrimination – 3
  • sense of belonging – 4

*Above data was crowdsourced from community surveys and as such is anecdotal

Employee Reviews

We encourage women to leave anonymous reviews of their experiences at Qantas. These are individual opinions and personal stories, that may provide insight into what it’s really like to work at the company, however they have not been verified.

five stars

“”Great benefits, limited career progression for working parents”

Overall Job Satisfaction:  3 / 5 

Do you believe women and men treated equally?


What’s unequal?

“Promotion. Flexible work is offered, which is great. In my experience management were supportive of my return to work part-time after maternity leave (I was previously full-time). I have been overlooked for career development opportunities and promotion though, I believe, due to the fact I am part-time. Women who are not parents and those who work full-time roles, are promoted over those who work part-time, despite not having the same qualifications or experience.”

Have you been treated unequally due to aspects of your identity?

“Yes. Parental status”.

One thing they can improve: 

“Promoting more women to leadership roles

Would you recommend this employer to other women? 

“Yes. This is by far the best place I’ve worked in terms of flexibility. The parental leave policy is good and the company has a paid parental leave policy.
I have also been supported to work part-time as needed.
It’s very dependant on who your manager is though.
I will be returning to a new manager after having a second child. There is less certainty around the support I will receive.
I am happy to return part-time but part-time staff are overlooked for promotion, so my prospects for career progression will be limited. It’s a shame as it’s a progressive company in many ways, but the invisibility of part-time workers, particularly parents, is a challenge.”

Position / Department:


Anonymous Reviewer

Mid Level, Posted 2022

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