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

Old 19th Oct 2009, 15:59
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It takes an average of 6 weeks to get an invitation.
I think it could be right place right time....sent mine second time round via dhl, so tracked it all the way to somebody in HR who signed for it and recieved a good email 8 days later! This was for a december invite. Could be they make the decisions at a certain time in the month. Did send a app via Royal Mail but I think it is still stuck in Manchester! 8 weeks later....gotta love the UK's mail system!

Onward to the interview and cheers for all the info!
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Old 19th Oct 2009, 17:14
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I'm not having much in the way of luck these days. Oh well Too late now.

Thank you to the post office. Forgive me if I don't send an Xmas card.

Maybe I could get a temporary job in the sorting office. I hear there will be vacancies there soon
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Old 20th Oct 2009, 16:20
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Best time to call

Greetings all,
I understand that in Doha the business hours are different for government entities, Banks, and Post Office, even restaurants. I would like to know what are the business hours of Qatar Airways and what is the best time to call them. Thank you beforehand for the info.
PS Any of you lads invited for the first week on Nov.-Post me
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Old 21st Oct 2009, 12:48
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Interview

Could you please tell me, How was your job interview???

Regards,
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 19:54
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Hi jmc08 I'll be there the 7th of december. I'm looking around to try to understand how the selection will be! I hope to hear you with any news about that!bye
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Old 23rd Oct 2009, 03:14
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Hi Guys,

Have an interview invite aswell for the end of Nov. Good luck to all those who are waiting.

Any information regarding the interview process would be appreciated.

Regards
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Old 23rd Oct 2009, 09:28
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Wink

Ok guys
Just a friendly advise

Donít any of your read the thread: Human Rights At Qatar Airways.
Read it.
Let your wife read it.
Let all your relatives read it.
And then ask them if they think itís a good idea to enter this mad house.

Donít only think about yourself and your career.
Donít do the same mistake as many of us down here did.
95% of all the bull shit you read about QA is facts.
Read the thread: Human Rights At Qatar Airways.
Fly safe and donít forget you lovely family.
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Old 24th Oct 2009, 19:24
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Thank you for the advise Spirit1.

With all due respect however, why do I run across people who have a vastly different experience than you? And why is it when you read the internet message boards, EVERY airline in the world is a terrible place to work?

Again I do not want to come across as ungrateful for the input you provide here. But there are about four or five of you here who are very vocal about how bad it is there. I know four guys I call and email on a regular basis who work there, and their experience is very different than what you guys communicate on here.

As a divorced and unemployed pilot, and Qatar being the only place that I have an interview right now, it seems a lot better than my alternatives, even if you guys are correct.
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Old 25th Oct 2009, 21:19
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I have a question I'm hoping someone here can help me with. I applied at QR in August 2008 and received a pdf letter from the HR dept. saying that I had been shortlisted into the interview pool and would be contacted for an interview in the future. It has now been over a year (yes I have sent in c.v. updates). There was mention a while back that they had problems with there resume pool? Do I need to re apply? I have emailed a query to QR's HR dept, however, no reply.

I am a CRJ pilot in the 3100hr TT range, I would imagine that I would be around the bottom of the c.v. pool but I would like to know where I stand and what the status of my application is/ (was?).

Recommended actions?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 06:48
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NEDude

May be Spirit1 is right. There are a lot of nasty things here. But for now it is a good choice. Join the club and good luck.
All the best!
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 11:58
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devorced unmployed

You think if you are devorced that you will have fun in QR ? Try it out and you will have CEO on your neck ( it is his airline they are his crew)

Unmployed it is a bad sitiuation i can understand it . Well join and see for your self . It is all fine till you get reported as they say it does not matter how you do your job it just matter who go in 9 floor and talk about others . What do you think why QR has so many threads on PPRUNE ?
No job sure get one but we told you so mate dont say you didnt know .
And plz ask dfro 160 ACN ( air crew noticess) which will tell you where you are alowed to step and where you are not otherwise buy a vaselin .
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 17:53
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Who ever said anything about "fun". I certainly did not. I am a Mormon, there are quite a few limits on the "fun" I can have - can't even do the alcohol thing.

But I am divorced so I do not need to worry about my family having to adapt to life in Qatar. That is the point I was getting at.

Just got an email from a friend over there and his biggest complaint was it is hard to get back to the USA much other than vacations. He occupies his time by working as much as possible. That would be my plan as well - work hard, make money and pay off debts. Perhaps learn a new language or two, or some other skill, during my down times. I have no interest in going out and partying or running around with cabin crew.
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 02:34
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DEC position

Hallo

I have applied in August 2009. I have been told by QA that they are not interviewing any DEC untill Jan or Feb next year. Now is this true or is it just a way of telling me that I wont be invited ?

Any up date on DEC position is welcome
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 04:11
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Now the all important question..IS IT WORTH WORKING FOR QR FOR THE LONG TERM ?
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 06:02
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IMHO there is no advantage! A captain with 20 years experience in QR will have the same salary as a captain with 5 years experience in QR...! (No increase after 4 years seniority in the respective grade..Is this normal for a so called 5 stars airline....??Have a look at EK,AA,EY.....!
NO PENSION plan(promised by our CEO ..6..years AGO!!!!!), so again no benefit for a long term carrier.No Bonus.
The only benefit i can see is on the End of service benefit, based on the seniority in the company! thats it!
Cheers.

Last edited by loc22550; 27th Oct 2009 at 07:32.
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 12:29
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loc22550

The Goat doesnít care if you have 20 years experience or 1 year in QR. Actually in this airline they don't care if you have 20 years or 1 year of previous experience ( all fleet has insurance). The Goat just care about today. Tomorrow will be another day. And the Goat is just waiting for your resignation or he will discharge you if he doesnít need you anymore. This is normal for a so called 5 stars airline. It is simple and true.

P.S. QTR is a 5 starts airline for passengers not for Flight Deck crew. Actually as all private company.




ALL THE BEST!
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 13:09
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I have applied in August 2009. I have been told by QA that they are not interviewing any DEC untill Jan or Feb next year.
I applied for a DEC position in August and I have had no reply at all!
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 18:39
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Those who are complaining, FEEL FREE TO LEAVE
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 23:30
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Hello

Hi congrads on the interview and you are right hi whats was your back ground cos i also wont to apply but not sure if i can get an interview... any info will help thanks
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Old 28th Oct 2009, 00:34
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Anyone willing to comment on the current timetable following the interview?

How long after interviewto find out?
How long after finding out to start?

Did get an answer to the pay question from one of my friends over there. For those interested - the company will advance you one half of your monthly guarentee on day one. If you start near the beginning of a month, you will get a paycheck at the end of that month.
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