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Old 14th Dec 2020, 22:21
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People who left the company this year: Head of Maintenance, Head of Ground Operations, Head of Operation Control Center, Head of Organization Development, Head of Internal Audit, Head of Financial Planning & Controlling, Chief Investment Officer, EVP/Group Chief Operating Officer, EVP/Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Things might not all be well then?
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Old 14th Dec 2020, 22:30
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They are experts for good PR and media advertising... They entered domestic market in Norway and Italy with hope for good load factors however LF are really weak (20-30pax). Without government support I am not sure for how long can they last with current cash burn... And Varadi started secondary business recently... I hope they will survive this winter until demand starts picking up again. Maybe this is the point where Wizz Air will finally become socially responsible towards their employees and change their attitude towards the stakeholders and stop focusing on shareholders only.

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Old 15th Dec 2020, 07:57
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Captain Salary at Wizz flying 3 days in November (10 days mandatory unpaid leave) = 2200 Euros.

I cannot imagine how much are making FO.

plus, bases in Eastern Europe than a Western Europe Pilot is hard to accept.

good luck Varadi and his team. Next months they are going to face what they created during pandemic.
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Old 15th Dec 2020, 08:14
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you forgot Pilot Recruitment Manager 🧐
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Old 15th Dec 2020, 09:59
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After two verdicts against Wizz Air by the Supreme Court in Romania, the airline is facing a further judicial blow. The Court is asking Wizz Air to admit defeat & publish the summary of those decisions in the national press & Wizz Air on-board magazine. The verdicts say Wizz discriminated against workers who tried to form a trade union and unfairly dismissed union representatives
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Old 15th Dec 2020, 14:27
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Pearlharbour

I couldn't even count managers only Heads and above.
29 office positions are listed as vacant on their website at this moment, most of those for 3-4-5 months already. They can't find people even during these times for the pathetic compensation and conditions. El jefe told the press repeatedly that it's no problem if the office is understaffed because then the people need to prioritize their tasks to perform the most important 80%, the remaining 20% is unnecessary anyway. That's aviation for you. I'd say you better go for 100% when filing flight plans, arranging HOTAC, recording MELs, notifying crew members (just like disarming doors and performing stabilized approaches etc) but then again I must be too old to comprehend modern management practices.

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Old 15th Dec 2020, 17:45
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Does anyone have some info on how they will handle the contracts for the Sankt Petersburg base? I doubt they will have the same system as in the EU or in Ukraine...
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Old 17th Dec 2020, 12:22
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Wizz is not looking for current hrs or flight in last 12 months. All they want is your current Airbus Rating with Hrs on Type, they invite random for assessments each week. But despite of it, they are only looking for holding pool. Usually they invite 8 experineced pilots. First day, they are going to do test, group exercise and interview. Usually this day 6 pilots will not pass. Next day is SIM check and psychometric test. Due to no demand at all, the pass rate is very low. In my opinion it would be better to do a skype interview like in the past and invite the candidates for sim afterwards. Otherwise its just waste of money and time to go there during the pandemic. (own experience)

Dont waste your money buying some prep. service online, all you need to know is ATPL by heart

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Old 17th Dec 2020, 12:51
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Neufunk

That is going to be a tough nut to crack as i doubt they can pull the same stunt as in Norway with Polish crew flying out of their respective bases. No wonder the project has been postponed indefinitely.
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 07:20
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amazing... thank you for sharing. I expect this Wizz policy against pilots in Europe will have an outcome very soon.
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 08:17
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And what's the point of that? Keeping the recruitment team busy just so that they don't follow those who were fired or sent on unpaid leave?
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 10:06
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Pearlharbour

That was about the pass rate also during the good times to be fair.
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 10:38
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can you elaborate. Because I hardly believe that to be the case.
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 10:55
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Back in my day (2012 that is) half of our group got invited for sim on day 2. Don't know how many of us actually passed but i did and flew for them for a few years before moving on greener pastures. The only reason i would go back if I'd be out of a job now just to get current and recent again then probably would bail on the first occasion for something better. But that said i doubt if they'd hire me. As far as i know they don't take people who worked for them before even though I've left under good terms with notice served and no outstanding bonds, whatsoever. Getting a letter of recommendation out of them was a pain in the a*s though.
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 12:21
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Back in 2015 it was not easy to be even called for an assessment, without going to an open day first, if not rated.
In my group out of about 25 that showed up at day 1 about 10 made it to day 2, and 3 or 4 eventually were offered a start date at the end of the whole assessment.
And speaking to other guys the same happened in all other assessment days, at least in that period.

I don’t know if things changed later on, probably yes, since they grew considerably from that time.

Unless a local cadet, or rated with plenty of hours, joining Wizz as direct entry non rated FO has never been a walk in the park, to put it mildly, despite never been the best employer around.
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 12:24
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A321drvr

I know at least one guy that was re-hired a couple of years after leaving, but that was in 2017. He was also upgraded straight away, and made base captain soon after, go figure
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 12:25
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Wizz had pass rate around 30% before... However, since 2019 it changed a lot due to high demand I guess...
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 15:30
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Something which might help is residing in a city where they foresee an expansion and hence demand for crews soon. That has always been one of the selling points of Wizz to prospective applicants - being able to work locally and sleep in your own bed every night. That being said, it's always been a two-way street as many of the applicants are mainly interested in joining because that's one of the few opportunities to fly commercially and be based in certain locations - or, quite often, even the only one.
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Old 19th Dec 2020, 10:12
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To sleep in your own bed, while working for an airline is the highest achivement you can make. Commuting and being away from home for many many weeks does not contribute to your performance at all.
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Old 19th Dec 2020, 10:40
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True that - and it gets a lot worse when you're no longer in your 20s, single, with no dependents and with relatively young and healthy parents. That's why I wouldn't be quick-handed to judge anyone for the compromises they make for the sake of being based in their home city. You never know what their personal circumstances might be. Maybe they have no viable alternative.
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