Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Worldwide > Middle East
Reload this Page >

Emirates (EK) Interview - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Middle East Many expats still flying in Knoteetingham. Regional issues can be discussed here.

Emirates (EK) Interview - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Old 16th Jun 2018, 06:32
  #4461 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: chennai
Posts: 3
Emirates Interview

Originally Posted by dustyflightdeck View Post
Latest pilots jobs website
Hi there, I was unable to see your reply. Could you kindly mail me @ [email protected]. Your inputs will be much appreciated Sir.

You canít use the Private Messaging system, add url links or images until you have an established posting history.
INTREPID23 is offline  
Old 17th Jun 2018, 10:59
  #4462 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 203
Originally Posted by AIMINGHIGH123 View Post
These posts are helpful on making decisions.

What would you consider a good salary for a wife to be on?
My wife has a few job options if we decide to make the move and we think the salaryís on offer for her profession are good but hard to gauge if it will be worth it.
You canít generalise, it depends on her profession. If, for example, she is in a medical field sheíll probably find it quite easy to get a job. If sheís western trained such jobs can pay very well.

On the other hand many organisation right now are cutting costs left, right and centre. Replacing expensive western employees with cheaper ones in every area possible.

A salary that seems good or even amazing to you at home may not go far here when you factor in the cost of living.

As with all the other stuff people are talking about on here, do your research! Speak to people already here.
bigdaviet is offline  
Old 17th Jun 2018, 21:23
  #4463 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: athens
Posts: 1
About the short term memory test

hi all...
Can anyone tell me the difficulty level of short term memory test? comparing with the test in lpj? three or four things to remember each time?
thank you so much
sadece is offline  
Old 18th Jun 2018, 19:41
  #4464 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: overthere
Posts: 2,986
I think it was three. Or was it four? Ahhhhhh.....I can't remember.

I think there may be more important things to concentrate on.
donpizmeov is online now  
Old 19th Jun 2018, 19:05
  #4465 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Egypt
Age: 31
Posts: 68
guys anyone else having assessment on 23rd of July. ? if so pm me so we can share stuff .
7oodaz is offline  
Old 20th Jun 2018, 13:26
  #4466 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 203
Originally Posted by AIMINGHIGH123 View Post
My misses had job offers before salaries ranged 25-50k depending on accommodation. She is in finance masters in Economics, speaks Arabic.
She didnít take the positions at the time because I would never have got a flying job then. Now I am in a better position which is why we are considering it.

To Edit. AED a month one job was paying in dollars.
Obviously make sure those are genuine offers. If they are you and your wife will enjoy a very high standard of living in Dubai.

I enjoy living here but I think a lot of people reading that will think ďWhy on earth come to EK if your wifeís career can bring in that kind of money?Ē Unless she can only earn good money in Dubai, of course.
bigdaviet is offline  
Old 20th Jun 2018, 16:11
  #4467 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sandpit
Posts: 476
Though I hate to say it, you will have lots of money but you will see little of each other.
felixthecat is offline  
Old 20th Jun 2018, 19:06
  #4468 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Dubai
Posts: 67
Originally Posted by bigdaviet View Post


Obviously make sure those are genuine offers. If they are you and your wife will enjoy a very high standard of living in Dubai.
My wife was made similar promises of big salaries and career opportunities before we came to Dubai which greatly influenced my decision to move here. All lies of course and when you arrive here the real offers are much much lower and even then they will screw you out of most of that as well. Now she wasted several years trying to build a career that will never exist here. Beware, Dubai isn't the place it used to be for jobs!!
dustyflightdeck is offline  
Old 27th Jun 2018, 11:55
  #4469 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: everywhere
Posts: 16
Guys, does anybody know if the 1000 hrs wide body experience for Dec at EK is a must have or it can be superseded by exceeding all other requirements?
Thanks for any reply.

Last edited by redbaron60; 27th Jun 2018 at 13:08.
redbaron60 is offline  
Old 27th Jun 2018, 17:15
  #4470 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: England
Posts: 4
Iíve been at the company two years now and the amount of changes in my terms and conditions for the worst, has dramatically affected my opinion of Emirates.

Iím looking at other options now and even a career change because theyíve ruined flying for me so much.

The rumours are true, the company is run by FEAR and INTIMIDATION. Not a safe environment to be operating aeroplanes at max hours per month. The pilots are scared of th management.

We will be the first operator to crash a 380, not because we have the greatest number of 380ís but because of the above.

I would really think twice about coming to Emirates and Iím open to anyone contacting me for other information if you need it.

Sorry to be so negative but itís the truth and if I was looking at applying I would want everyone to be honest with me.

The moral on the line is super low and the work environment is depressing. A cabin crew member committed suicide because of the changes theyíve made to there contracts. A pilot maybe next.
IHEK is offline  
Old 28th Jun 2018, 02:28
  #4471 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Middle East
Posts: 71
Originally Posted by IHEK
I’ve been at the company two years now and the amount of changes in my terms and conditions for the worst, has dramatically affected my opinion of Emirates.
Care to elaborate as to exactly what in your contract, that you agreed to when signing, has been removed/downgraded?
Fuzuma is offline  
Old 28th Jun 2018, 06:39
  #4472 (permalink)  
short flights long nights
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 3,446
Originally Posted by IHEK View Post
Iíve been at the company two years now and the amount of changes in my terms and conditions for the worst, has dramatically affected my opinion of Emirates.

Iím looking at other options now and even a career change because theyíve ruined flying for me so much.

The rumours are true, the company is run by FEAR and INTIMIDATION. Not a safe environment to be operating aeroplanes at max hours per month. The pilots are scared of th management.

We will be the first operator to crash a 380, not because we have the greatest number of 380ís but because of the above.

I would really think twice about coming to Emirates and Iím open to anyone contacting me for other information if you need it.

Sorry to be so negative but itís the truth and if I was looking at applying I would want everyone to be honest with me.

The moral on the line is super low and the work environment is depressing. A cabin crew member committed suicide because of the changes theyíve made to there contracts. A pilot maybe next.
So two years ago you read all the stuff on here and did not believe it? Got yourself into a 5 year bond and thought... they must be making the stuff on PPRuNe up.... ?
SOPS is offline  
Old 28th Jun 2018, 07:17
  #4473 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: In the back of a bus
Posts: 998
Hope he used a VPN to make that post....

I don't disagree that a bad event is getting likelier by the day but to put it so absolutely while still flying for them.... got balls or crazy from lack of sleep... or both
givemewings is offline  
Old 28th Jun 2018, 07:19
  #4474 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Dusty West
Age: 50
Posts: 628
Originally Posted by SOPS View Post

So two years ago you read all the stuff on here and did not believe it? Got yourself into a 5 year bond and thought... they must be making the stuff on PPRuNe up.... ?
SOPS,

Anyone who currently works, or has worked for EK will quickly realize that EK hires globally. At any point in time there will be an airline ceasing operations and its pilots will be looking for work, actually they have been doing this since even before the Ansett days. They also prey on pilots wanting to fly the "biggest and best" in the industry and therefore giving little regard for the lifestyle it affords. It is difficult for those to really know what happens at EK, most applicants see the factuality's of the big shiny airplane, chauffeur drive to work, villa, free power, water and gas to name a few. However, you don't understand the reality until after a couple years pass then you hear the story that IHEK is telling and you hear it a lot these days. The reality of this place has been posted for years and most people will only give a slim regard for what is written here therefor they will keep coming. Hats off to EK, they really don't want you to stay more than 7 - 10 years anyway, you're too old, becoming a health cost and a salary expense. We all know that the reality here is that you will work very hard, be fatigued and walk a very fine line all the while knowing that fate can play a very large role to being terminated even for a relatively small reason.
The Outlaw is offline  
Old 28th Jun 2018, 08:19
  #4475 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 223
redbaron60

Some guys seem to think that as long as they have a few hours, that will suffice to fly heavies in the LHS from day 1. The EK route structure is varied and can be very challenging - B777 over the N Pole in winter with little diversionary a/fields in case of some citical emergency, just 1 example. That's why EK have a minimum requirement for LHS.

Maybe you should all ask yourselves what experience Flag Carriers need for LHS on heavies, and see how relatively low the experience requirements set by EK are.

I would not wish to be a pax with 2 low-level experience guys/girls up the front.
gehenna is offline  
Old 28th Jun 2018, 11:28
  #4476 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Europe
Posts: 62
I donít have an opinion on minimum requirements for DEC, but not so long ago 1000 hrs wide body was not required.

All the DECís that came then seems to have done quite well...
Stjuk is offline  
Old 28th Jun 2018, 11:32
  #4477 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Dubai
Posts: 67
Originally Posted by gehenna View Post


I would not wish to be a pax with 2 low-level experience guys/girls up the front.
Better not fly EK then as the turbo prop FO joiners will be upgrading soon enough!!!
dustyflightdeck is offline  
Old 28th Jun 2018, 13:05
  #4478 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: lost
Posts: 86
Originally Posted by dustyflightdeck View Post
Better not fly EK then as the turbo prop FO joiners will be upgrading soon enough!!!
They have Starred Captains, quite capable of bringing this Tp pilots up to the Ek high Standards. Right ?
desertcamel is offline  
Old 28th Jun 2018, 13:53
  #4479 (permalink)  
short flights long nights
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 3,446
Originally Posted by The Outlaw View Post
SOPS,

Anyone who currently works, or has worked for EK will quickly realize that EK hires globally. At any point in time there will be an airline ceasing operations and its pilots will be looking for work, actually they have been doing this since even before the Ansett days. They also prey on pilots wanting to fly the "biggest and best" in the industry and therefore giving little regard for the lifestyle it affords. It is difficult for those to really know what happens at EK, most applicants see the factuality's of the big shiny airplane, chauffeur drive to work, villa, free power, water and gas to name a few. However, you don't understand the reality until after a couple years pass then you hear the story that IHEK is telling and you hear it a lot these days. The reality of this place has been posted for years and most people will only give a slim regard for what is written here therefor they will keep coming. Hats off to EK, they really don't want you to stay more than 7 - 10 years anyway, you're too old, becoming a health cost and a salary expense. We all know that the reality here is that you will work very hard, be fatigued and walk a very fine line all the while knowing that fate can play a very large role to being terminated even for a relatively small reason.
Good point, Outlaw. Cant argue with that.
SOPS is offline  
Old 28th Jun 2018, 14:33
  #4480 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NQLD
Age: 35
Posts: 251
Originally Posted by dustyflightdeck View Post
Better not fly EK then as the turbo prop FO joiners will be upgrading soon enough!!!

Ooh look out for the scary Turbo prop drivers.....

I was waiting for a derogatory comment to surface at some point.
aviation_enthus is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.