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Joining Qatar Airways (QR) - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Old 3rd Mar 2011, 21:55
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Smile QR interview

vivesaan you are SPOT ON Man !!!!!!

I just did my interview and that's exactly what I got......now waiting for the results (2-3 weeks).

By the way the guys that conducted the interviews were VERY NICE GUYS, I was impressed.

Anyone interested in QR, I would strongly recommend that you stop reading the **** on Prune and check it out for yourself.

Of course QR is not perfect, but do you know a company that is ????? let me know
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Old 3rd Mar 2011, 23:09
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Good luck but from someone who was where u are now 2 1/2 years ago, dont spit up at the sky, it tends to fall back in the face...And I say that as a caution...

Even though this forum can get a little melodramatic, all the post on this one page in particular are very objective of the current situation...Not saying to anyone don't come, just REALLY understand here you have no rights, its money and that's it...Fleet xfer, upgrading, seniority, etc are all about "right place and right time" mentality, no fairness what so ever in any aspect and for sure no explanation...Here one day gone the next...come with no expectations...see what surprise the cereal box has inside for u and that's it.
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Old 3rd Mar 2011, 23:20
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I don't think that going for an interview qualifies you to say that the posts on here are '****'

As for the 2-3 weeks, I'm going to bet it won't work out that way!

A colleague of mine has been waiting since early December for an answer, still nothing! I attended an assessment after him and got an offer after 2 months of waiting!

It amazes me that an airline that needs so many pilots to cope with the forecast expansion, to compete with EK, is so inefficient and getting bums on seats!

Good luck anyway!

ASL
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 01:18
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Yes...I've also heard the same, that even if you ask the team at interview how long they'll take to reply, it can be much much longer than what they state. Whatever QR's game plan consists of in working this way, it can and has backfired when people take other offers elsewhere. It's strange they're still at it considering all the costs they incur to interview so many and then lose some of the selected few because of their own negligence.
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 04:13
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It wasnt like this .Last year recruiting was getting the job offers out in a week, but the former recruitment manager left and came back but as chief pilot fleets. The new recruitment manager is a local, so thats why its probably so slow now
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 08:14
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74 world..how can you have an objective judgement of the airline simply based on the recruitment team...?
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 10:11
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There are a lot of very experienced first officer on all fleet, better qualified and experienced than a lot of "coming from nowhere" DEC's.
According recent memo 2 F/O's were fired because of drinking problem and CC abuse.

Do you call them "experienced".
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 10:35
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The Qatar First Officers were flying while intoxicated? Or did they consume more than 1 drink per hour during their off days?

The term "drinking problem" may mean very different things based on the culture. What a Qatar local may deem alcohol abuse may be simply titled "breakfast" to an 80 year old Czech grandmother.

I am interested to know if the pilots were indeed flying intoxicated, thus a firing is naturally warranted along with jail time. However, if they were fit for duty while operating aircraft then I do not see the issue.
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 11:44
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QR interview

AirSpeedLow don't shoot the messenger......all I can tell you is what I was told before the Sim That is: 2-3 weeks for an answer.If it takes 2 months EVEN BETTER ! .......I have few things going on right now.....
Regarding what I said about this "QR post", MOST of it is crap.....wake up its a RUMOR BOARD, nothing else

Loc22550, mate, as I've told you before I am looking forward to joining QR, if it is not what I was expecting I will simply leave, but I won't be wasting my time on Prune complaining.

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Old 4th Mar 2011, 13:56
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I'm not sure how you thought my post was 'shooting you' about the time they told you, I was merely telling you of my experience, which isn't rumor, it is FACT!

What else is fact, are a lot of the experiences that QR guys have posted on here, so after one day and (in my experience with them) a lot of waiting around, you can hardly say the guys out there are spouting '****'!

Personally I don't have the arrogance to dismiss the experience of others who are in a position better to judge than myself, or indeed to tell somebody to 'wake up' when all they were doing was passing on some information that may in fact help me in some way!

All the best with all of your ventures, and QR of course!
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 15:06
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"experienced" means....EXPERIENCED.....!
It has nothing to do with wrong personal attitude!
Please rephrase your post and enlight us with your definition...
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 19:44
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http://www.pprune.org/middle-east/44...ving-gulf.html
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 20:37
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Sorry AirSpeedLow I may have misunderstood your post. I presume you are trying to share some info with others. Again I can only mention what I was told.
The reason they are taking at times so long to reply, could be that they are waiting to take deliveries of more A/Cs or the training dept is full, who knows..

I am glad to hear that you "don't have the arrogance to dismiss the experience of others", but I hope that you don't blindly believe what's written on Prune.

Funny that some of my mates in QR (there 5-9 years) are not complaining about the company, but at times about DOH.
The only thing correct on this post is regarding the guys on the 320 fleet getting F*****. But QR accepts resignations at any time, so there is an option if life is so miserable !

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Old 6th Mar 2011, 10:10
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There are lots of people here that doesnt complain about the company.

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Old 6th Mar 2011, 15:43
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... cheer up guys ... you know what they say

Some things in life are bad, they can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble give a whistle
This will help things turn out for the best

Always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the right side of life
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Old 6th Mar 2011, 19:11
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QR

Buns I get your point !....but I know some guys in QR NOT from third world countries that DO ENJOY working for QR.
The others (from the Western world) should go home if they don't like it.

Look, we all know the "deal" before getting in. For those that didn't know, I guess they haven't done their homework before joining.

Again, QR accepts resignations at any time!!!!! no one has to stay....
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Old 6th Mar 2011, 20:00
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I dont agree with the "if you dont like it you can just leave" attitude.

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Old 7th Mar 2011, 01:51
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Ok, first of all, does everyone that has a job have 'fun' ? I'm sure all the expat pilots at KAL, CAL and the like are skipping whistling and dancing to work.. This is a JOB mate nothing more nothing less. Play with the train set the way they want it played with and go home. In the end, all the aircraft are new, destination base is vast and growing, the money is easily 100 fold more than i made at the beginning of my career, not to mention that I love to fly and i get plenty of that as well, to be honest i do enjoy my profession, there is no one who can take that away from me.
Yes the airline has it's unique ways as does EK and EY. wake up man, this is the Middle East and thats what you get. I dont agree with some of it and neither do the rest, but stomping your feet and throwing your toys out of the crib all night long will not solve your own personal problems either mate.

Jump into your aircraft, complete your commercial task like a professional and collect your money for it. When something better comes along, then jump at it. That IS the way it is. The values and working conditions that you will find in other parts of the globe differ from this part, so best you get used to that idea and get on with it like the rest.
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Old 7th Mar 2011, 05:45
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For me it is just hard to accept that management are going out of their way to give pilots a hard time. When the company has such potetial. And money wise dont be fooled its not that good.
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To Flapsfullretard
As you mention 40% of QR Pilot are unprofessional! How did you rated these pilot? How did you come out this figure? How do you define professional pilot? I guess those professional pilot who fly better than you are the amount of 60% professional. your big ego one day will destroy you. If you are so good, why don't you work for your home country flag carrer ( British Airwasy ). And since you are no longer working in QR, why are you still so concern about this company? you should pay more attention European major airlines's news instead of ME.
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