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

Old 23rd Sep 2012, 10:58
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: INDIA
Posts: 6
Interview in October

Could someone please brief me on the tech quiz and interview questions? Is the selection process tough?
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 11:41
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MainlandEurope
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....

its ridicoulous and Just like anywhere else ...youre a freaking "Resource"......

UP
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 19:45
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Join Date: Apr 2012
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@psvsa: if you want people to stop telling its good or bad the there is no point in this entire website :s

personally i think it's good that there are a lot of people telling what they think because the truth will be somewhere in between and the more opinions you have the bigger chance that that "average" is correct (or at least close to reality)

just remember that it's the posters personal opinion and in the case of good or bad NO ONE is right on the internet
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 11:34
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Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: France
Posts: 4
some questions

Hi Startright,

thank you for your clear picture.

The first main question for all the pilot waiting in the pool: can you confirm 100% of them will be called "one day"?

The second main question: you talked about a cascade. So I understood each pilot has a "number" and we are in a list (in compliance with the LoE receipt or date of interwiew). Is that Right?

These two points are very crucial to be in good spirits while waitting!!

Thank you for your answer
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 14:14
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Cuckoo land
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Just a little more info for all the swimmers and potential swimmers:

I am told that the current talent pool membership is approaching 500 people but the recruitment team is about to set off to Tunisia to interview a whole bunch of pilots. We understand that it's Nouvelair and if so all the candidates are already typed on 320/321. One would presume that, if they are successful, they would get a start date ahead of any NTR pilots.

There are pilots already in Doha that have been here in excess of three months and not even begun any aircraft specific training, many of these are experienced guys and gals and are just sat around waiting for sim slots etc.

The 787's (first delivery was scheduled for end of August) will probably begin arriving in December. It seems that pilots taken off other fleets for 787 training are now back on their original fleet due to the delay.

As you can see from the above the current situation is less than ideal and I would suggest that swimmers will have a longer wait than originally expected before a start date is offered.

On a slightly more positive note, QR still has lots of new aircraft on order (subject to some degree on the new airport being available in mid 2013) and, for a major carrier, still has an abnormally high number of resignations......for all the reasons listed in earlier posts. Therefore, pilot recruitment will continue for a long time to come, just not at the crazy rate previously seen.

Good luck and best wishes to you all

PL.
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 15:44
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Europe
Age: 40
Posts: 3
500 hundred in the pool!!!
How people being interview now can
expect to join early next year?
How many people join every month?
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 17:28
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Not in Doha.
Posts: 49
500 hundred in the pool!!!
How people being interview now can
expect to join early next year?
How many people join every month?
How many join each month,I don't know but, how they can still do interviews with 500 pilots in the pool does not make any sense. Surely there must be a lot of airbus rated pilots be in the pool. Now I am not trying to be insensitive towards any pilot thats hoping to get a interview. But where/when are they going to draw the line.
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 17:34
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Europe
Posts: 105
The HR strategy of QR is for me very bizar. 500 ppl in the pool and still interviewing people? I simply dont get it. I hope that for some people it will ring a bell and not to put all their eggs in the QR basket. If you get another job offer, take it and dont decline it because you might get a phonecall of QR!
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 22:08
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nice
Posts: 54
From what Ive heard QR needs 700 pilots a year, for the coming years.
Hence the reason 500 in the pool and still recruiting. The only thing Im worried about is the possible preference that will be given to tunesian residents.. Theyre recruiting there right now just as happened with spanair..
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Old 27th Sep 2012, 20:26
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Globe
Age: 39
Posts: 18
I dont get it. I interviewed in March, got good news 1.5 weeks later.
2 weeks after that I got the contract for FO A320. Than placed in the pool.

Why is there a big time diffrence from people to people. Some waited months for good news and contract and others a couple of weeks.

Any ideas on what QR base this on?

Happy Flying,
Jack
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Old 28th Sep 2012, 08:19
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Where aviation management replaces common sense
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I dont get it. I interviewed in March, got good news 1.5 weeks later.
2 weeks after that I got the contract for FO A320. Than placed in the pool.
Why is there a big time diffrence from people to people. Some waited months for good news and contract and others a couple of weeks.
Any ideas on what QR base this on?
Happy Flying,
Jack
Welcome to the randomness that is Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways have an organised chaos principle. It works by selecting the candidates that actually are close to the top of the pile or who require minimum training first then if you are lucky in the ocean of chaos, then you will get called.

My advice. DONT wait for the golden goose to lay its magic egg that will fix all your career dreams and jet fantasies.

Apply for many jobs, if one offers you the position before QR then TAKE it or give serious consideration too it.

QR training is average at best. Poor in alot of area's. (read previous posts) and you may NOT even pass your training!

People, stop dreaming $$$$$ and live your live. The QR fantasy is not what it seems (can be good, but is certainly balanced with ALOT of bad).
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Old 28th Sep 2012, 09:41
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Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: France
Posts: 2
I got the OK in May. From what I can see the recruitment was bassed on 2 new 787's a month from July and the continuing deliveries of 320's.

The 787's are not there yet and those internal transfers who have been 787 type rated are now back on their old fleets. That combined with Spanair and now, apparently, Nouvelair rated and experienced people coming in ahead of us non rated chaps - logical really but not what my bank manager wants to hear - means its all slowed down dramatically.

Back to flipping burgers for a while:
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Old 28th Sep 2012, 12:26
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Join Date: Apr 2012
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More pool info....

Hi folks,
Was interviewed in May, waited for ages for a reply and heard just last month that I was in. Been flying the 777 as an S/O (a fully rated one though not a cruise pilot) for 4000 with a carrier that has almost no movement. I was hoping to be in Doha by now but my email of 'congrats' said I'd hear more at the end of November.
Judging by what other pilots here have said I am a little confused. If there are 500 in the pool and even if they could recruit 70 a month and I was near the bottom of that pool and some guys had decided to go elsewhere......it would be 6 months from now (end of March) by the time I got started. But somebody mentioned that people being interviewed NOW would likely get a start EARLY next year. The numbers don't seem to support that.
Any other speculators out there (preferably people that work with QR already or know a very talkative friend who works there)?
Cheers
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Old 29th Sep 2012, 16:49
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 425
Does anyone know which engine is on the Qatar 787s? I saw that investigators found cracks in another of the GE engines. Just wondering if that will further delay the launch.
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Old 29th Sep 2012, 17:11
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: dry land
Posts: 96
Last I heard was 78's now not due until Nov/Dec. Those that have been type rated are returning to their original fleets until further notice. Possibly waiting for 2 a/c to arrive at the same time - which would limit positioning crews around etc.

Apparently imperfections in the cabin (after Farnbrough) and wi-fi/ife install on A7-BCB plus I think the engine issues may have also helped push delivery back.

A7-BCL flew its first flight on Wednesday 26th.
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Old 2nd Oct 2012, 19:42
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Everywhere!!!
Age: 38
Posts: 26
friend....I think you should keep your negative comments and ideas to yourself. Nothing is like you describe. The airline is expanding rapidly and the network as well.....so look at any other airline hiring and paying there pilots salary on time! The pool is a great idea till they get the rest of the new joiners done with there line and then start hiring again. I have been here in the airline for a year now! Im happy. if you have any questions or clarification I would be very happy to answer it.
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 12:02
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MainlandEurope
Posts: 112
Question ...

Good Afternoon,

I guess most People here are in this Pool .
One must understand the Timeline most of the Fellow Aviators experience.
I would like to know ,how was it 1 year ago ?
how was the communication ,like pass emails ...Letter sent ..DOJ Distribution and timeline.#+
How many Pools are there???


Personally my biggest Issue I have, is the uncertain "factor", which I always have to keep in mind .Despite I have a letter signed ,despite Im told all good ..its always this little man in my head telling me " and what u do when they stop hiring ,change plans only to typerated guys " .

Im quite certain that in a few months I willlook back and think ,"youre soo unpatient and why didnt u enjoy your off time !"--but this attitude I will have to learn ...start today !!!!(maybe)

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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 13:43
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Location
Posts: 29
Good evening,

I guess i have a very long way to go..
I got interviewed 3 weeks ago in doha and still waiting results..
I am not expecting to hear anything for a while..
I hope it's all good news...
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 14:06
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 511
upwhereibelong....to answer your concerns, its very simple. If you are afraid after getting the pass email that QR will not call you with a start date, ask one simple question: Has anyone passed the interview, got a success email, and NOT joined eventually. It takes ages maybe up to 1 year to join but I know of only one case on this thread where someone has been rejected after being told that they passed, and that was because he was a SO and passed a certain age limit while waiting. However, I have not heard of anyone not been given a joining date eventually.
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 14:14
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: italy
Posts: 128
Qr

Hi everybody,actually the interwiew are suspended right? I've heard that they'll start again at the beginning Of january any info about that?

Cheers
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