I have heard that NZ
are great. The pay may not be the best in the world but it is still competitive. The best thing I hear about it is the way that these two airlines treat their staff. I have been told that the managment and workers get along quite well and are very respectful to each other.
An example is a few months ago when an NZ
744 cabin crew encountered a suicide incident near/on top of their bus. NZ
cancelled that particular flight the crew was on and flew them back by them selves, also allowing them to take time off for counciling etc...
All the passengers were rebooked onto other flights.