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Old 9th Apr 2018, 15:50
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Originally Posted by SoundLesS View Post
In terms of living...well it depends. Its all very subjective. Do you like any easter european cities? Can you fancy living there? Ive been in 3 of them and its a step back in terms of many things, in the end you get used to it, but I guess not forever.

Life is mostly good in many bases, with parties and people going out, it depends a lot on commuters/small base with small amount of ac. The smaller the base the more family like the crew is.

One of the few good things about CEE is that you have relatively low amount of expenses, so Wizz can get away with their relatively low salary. If you check your account at the end of the month, which is what matters, then you will actually have a quite good amount left, on the contrary to many other european outfits.(Beginner FOs are excluded)

I wouldnt say stay away, but think twice. At the moments its pilots market, and Wizz doesnt seem to get that, so they made a new payment scheme with close to no payrise. In some bases a pay cut.
I was based in the Balkans for good 3 years, not in WZZ so I can't say specifics on the company, but as an expat I had a blast, people are very nice, everything is cheap so you can have a very comfortable life, the food was amazing and the plus was me being single in those times

Now, of course, as said before, look it as a means to an end; unless you get married with a local, your time in any of those bases will be temporary until you reach your goal, until then just keep building experience and have fun
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 21:43
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Originally Posted by Lolo75020 View Post
So what are new salariés? Is still Wizz one of the worst companies in the industry regarding packaging?

Their salaries are low, including the new package....are still very low....whatever you are base. They are starting to open bases in Western Europe ( London, Viena ) and those salaries are marginal to live accordingly....
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Old 14th Apr 2018, 23:10
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Originally Posted by flyhigh788 View Post
I also absolutely can not confirm that you should "stay away from Wizz".

The Training is pretty good, the conditions are definitely not as bad as some People write here and in my opinion it´s a good place to develop.

Regarding the new salary scheme we will see how it works the following months.
Originally Posted by schweizer2 View Post
Lots of us still havent received anything yet others have.. hoorah!
Originally Posted by the flu View Post
Hehe, me like
The new pay „shame” system is a big disappointment, still way below market standards. The payslips that the company send to their pilots to compare the new/old salaries are full of mistakes and it is obvious that it was released in a huge hurry...

Are you guys currently in Wizz? And could I possibly ask you a few questions?

I don't know how to PM, maybe it has been disabled for this thread...if that's how it works?
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Old 15th Apr 2018, 14:04
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Just joined Wizz, I was already type rated + base training.
It took me 4 months to finish the training (Intro course, all the stuff on the ground, 4 SOP in sims + 40 sectors of line training).
I have to say, very competent people except those that are a bit older and that still instruct the old "russian" way.
Overall, i was quite positive about it. Of course the salary is a disaster and no doubt many people are / will be leaving very soon but for some people willing to build hours or to upgrade to commander, it still remains a very good opportunity.
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Old 15th Apr 2018, 21:15
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@alohadje: just wait and see. with wizz, its a matter of when, not if...
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 21:24
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Salary packages had changed, looks like the thing has improved for some bases, specially for captains...but for F/O the thing got worse. I must to say they offer a great opportunity for direct entry captains...but salaries they need to improve dramatically, summer is coming, more pilots leaving than joining and airplanes arriving...Its a good school to get hours and build up experience...but thats all...unfortunately.
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 09:28
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Nothing will change in this company till it won't copy the RYR cancelation "episode". As a pilots we are not beneficial part of this airline profit. Even if it would earn billions instead of hundreds of millions it would't have any connection to our salaries. It is not South West where the crew members are treated with respect as a core of the company should be treated. In wizz top management see only excel tables and unit cost...

Wizzair is not an airline, it's a normal company as Tesco, Wall Mart, P&G and many others. It has to make profit regardless of anything. In the airline in my opinion there have to be some kind of a Legacy, Respect, Seniority. In these European loco models these values were ruined and erased.
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 15:02
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well said!
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 09:01
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‘It has to make profit regardless of anything’
The line quoted is quite correct.
Why would it be in business if it can’t make a profit.
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 14:41
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Does anyone have any info regarding non type rated DEC positions in LTN? I'm looking for info regarding the interview (is it in Budapest), do we pay the type rating/bonded etc, also what is a rough average on the gross salary expected with everything thrown in?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 22:40
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Few things are said here that are true.

Training department at least as far as I know was very good, high standards and good trainers, with a few exceptions.

From what I understand, it's probably slightly to easy to get Command there, as they are desperate for people to take their command on minimum hours, where competency is not always priority. This is based people I have spoken with within the company, and also what I have seen myself.

Other companies in Europe have much higher standards for Command training and qualifications, of course nice to your 4 stripes fairly fast, but I feel many individuals might not always be ready on minimum hours.

I believe airlines need to be aware of their growth, and movement to West European bases, as they do not follow the rules like others do, and they constantly try to push the limits on TC's and working regulations. Also their business model, makes them in my opinion a threat to all major European airlines, considering their questionable business model and unfair competition.

I was surprised that UK airlines allowed them to gain a foothold in the UK.

Remember it's your career, so study very well Rules and Regulations FTL's etc. as they don't mind being creative if it gains the company.
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Old 21st Apr 2018, 11:21
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I’ve sent in my application almost two months ago for Cadet Non Tr and still no reply back.
Does anybody know the usual response time?

thanks
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Old 3rd May 2018, 09:30
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The latest wizzair news are: the company is not issuing the „non incident/accident report” to the pilots any more. The idea is to make it more complicated to leave the company and limit the possible options... What a poor joke
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Old 3rd May 2018, 12:23
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That’s a report you can obtain from your CAA.
And most companies do not even require it, so not a big deal for most.
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Old 3rd May 2018, 18:32
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Originally Posted by the flu View Post
The latest wizzair news are: the company is not issuing the „non incident/accident report” to the pilots any more. The idea is to make it more complicated to leave the company and limit the possible options... What a poor joke
Bollocks. Only Base Captains are not allowed to give reference letters anymore. Has to be requested from either HR or Regional Managers. HR is sending it without any problems or questions asked in a few days, Regional Managers, however like to pretend that they haven't received the request... A couple of reminding emails and phonecalls usually works like magic. No incident/accident reports however are you local CAA's responsibility. You have to request it from them.
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Old 5th May 2018, 21:49
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Guys tomorrow I have an Assestment with Wizzair, practically in less than one week they called me so I had not enough time to prepare it. Going for NTR Captain, looking for the LH seat on the Airbus. Any help much appreciate it, also I had no clear the T & C so if someone can share it I will really appreciate.

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Old 12th May 2018, 12:41
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Hi everyone, first post here hoping to get some feedback. I have received the invitation for this new "video interview" they use as the first step for their hiring process (in my case for Cadet NTR First Officer).
Has anyone gone through this interview already? Do you know what kind of questions I can expect (technical type or more personal/experience/scenarios kind)?

Thank you for your help!

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Old 13th May 2018, 10:35
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It's not many questions, less than 10 in total. Both HR Nd simple technical questions.
What type of question they really ask I don't know but review as always Performance and Ops.

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Old 13th May 2018, 11:17
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Originally Posted by Banana Joe View Post
It's not many questions, less than 10 in total. Both HR Nd simple technical questions.
What type of question they really ask I don't know but review as always Performance and Ops.
Thank you! I'm reviewing a bit of everything, with a bit more emphasis on the Ops and IFR area, together with some typical HR kind of questions. I would have thought the most of the technical assessment was to take place onsite, should you be selected to continue after this shortlisting video interview. We'll see how it goes
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Old 15th May 2018, 14:40
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It is not so difficult

Originally Posted by 777uru View Post
Thank you! I'm reviewing a bit of everything, with a bit more emphasis on the Ops and IFR area, together with some typical HR kind of questions. I would have thought the most of the technical assessment was to take place onsite, should you be selected to continue after this shortlisting video interview. We'll see how it goes
Hey 777uru,

I just did the interview yesterday.
It is not really difficult. Just really starnge to talk to yourself on a computer screen.
My 6 questions were: How did you get into aviation and what ratings do you have nd how many hours // What are the advantages and disadvantages of beeing a pilot // What are your hobbies // What is AoA // How is "contaminated runway" defined // Describe the difference between Fly by Wire and conventional controls //
You have for every question 30 seconds preperation time. So enough to googel it and than tell them about it. For the personal questions you have more time to answer I think 2 minutes and for the technical questions 60 to 90 seconds.
They got me pretty well with the technical questions because I read somewhere that they only do HR questions but they invited me to Budapest so it seems it was not to bad.
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