American Airlines Interview Questions

Updated Sep 23, 2014
Updated Sep 23, 2014
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    Purchasing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at American Airlines in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    This was the worst interview I've ever had in my life. I was given finance and math problems to answer while the interviewer sat and stared at me while I figured them with a pencil and paper. Normally, when math questions are asked in interviews, you are in a room with a test. Not this interview!

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to answer investment, finance (such as Return on Investment), and math problems. These problems were verbally given and I was expected to answer by working the problems with a paper and pencil while the interviewer sat and stared at me. Extremely unprofessional. Normally, if you are tested, you are given a room, a computer, and a typed test. And, this was for a low level, low paying position.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor At DFW Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at American Airlines in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    AA hires out the HR function and they call them Talent Services, American Airlines i.e. IBM Business Services
    I have yet talked to one person who speaks clear English. They sound like they work from home and really can’t provide any details after they have called you and tell you to call with any questions you might have.
     I’ve had better experiences talking to a wall.

    FYI if you live in the SEA, PDX area you can forget about a face to face interview in DFW or TUL unless you are willing to buy a ticket with no discount. This puts you at a big disadvantage right off the bat. You will find this out after you get your e-mail on June 21st stating your interview is scheduled for June 27th. Someone from Talent Services then e-mails you asking for your information for the flight so you respond on the 21st and when you don’t hear anything after days of trying to get hold of that person they call you the night of the 26th telling you that it’s a phone interview.

    One would think they might check flights and city pairs before e-mailing you and calling you about flights.

    Once the phone interview is complete expect not to hear anything for up to four weeks.

    Then you get an e-mail that you are going to the next level, they send you a link to another company who does back ground checks. You follow the directions to a T as stated on all the forms and blocks. Once you hit submit wait for two days and you will start to get e-mail requesting copies of documents because the company can’t verify any of the information you have submitted. Ok fare enough so you send them both scanned copies via e-mail and fax. Wait another two days and you will get the same e-mails again. You send everything again and even call to verify they received the documents if you get someone who speaks clear English you lucky and I would head straight for the lotto and buy a ticket. After six days of sending items back and forth they will tie it all together. Total days sending items back and forth are about 2 weeks.

    Now they are ready to fly you out for finger prints keep in mind you still don’t have the job, nor do you get to meet the hiring manager like to the others who got flights and got the opportunity to present nice clean hiring packages and examples of past work.

    In short if you live in the Northwest AA is very difficult to get on with. Look at Delta or another airline. I now see why American can’t make a profit i.e. has lost money. I mean the EPS for the last four years if not more have been in the negative. Not the AA I dreamed of as a kid and always wanting to work for.

    Go LUV i.e. Southwest

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Analyst - Marketing/Advertising/Strategy Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 week - interviewed at American Airlines in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was brought in for an in-person interview within 3 business days of being contacted by the hiring manager by phone.

    Upon arrival, I was greeted by a very friendly security guard who took my driver's license and provided me with a guest pass. About 15 minutes later, I was greeted by another person who led me to a vacant office where I had a one-on-one interview with a hiring manager. His questions focused mainly on my background, however he sprinkled in a few "what if" scenarios to get an idea of my ability to think strategically and under a bit of pressure. All in all, his questions were very clear and fair. I felt I answered them thoroughly.

    After about 45 minutes, I was then escorted to another room where I met with two more hiring managers from different marketing groups. They interviewed me "panel style", but were very warm and welcoming. Their line of questioning seemed to be a bit more focused on tactics and how I solve problems and would facilitate consensus among more senior team members/stake holders. After about an hour, my guide knocked on the door and led me out of the building. I was told that I would hear back from them within 2 weeks with a decision.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a very bad product and tell me why it's so bad and what I would do to overcome the challenges from a marketing perspective?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    MBA Rotational Program Strategy and Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at American Airlines in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    applied through online posting.
    telephonic interview, then one on one interview on strategy and airline industry.
    next a case interview by email, excel question.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Airlines in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through university - cleared the 1st round, went to the 2nd round which was a case study analysis. The last round is an onsite at Dallas. The 1st round has case based questions, the second round is case study analysis on the airline industry.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Production Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  DFW, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in DFW, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at American Airlines in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted within 3 days of applying. It was a group interview with 3 people. We each we asked the same questions. two people interviewed us. Very different from any other interview I'd been to.

    Interview Questions
    • We each had to think of one work to describe ourselves. Had to make sure yours was diffeent from the other two.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Chief Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at American Airlines in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    HR Personel, Director of Operations, Chief pilot from another base, LAX operational personal, and Chief Pilot System OPS were present.

    Questions were based on situational questions, past experience and opinions on company performance.
    All questions were fair and direct.

    Seemed touchy about executive bonuses during a period of employee givebacks.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you feel about the PUP?   Answer Question
    • Are you willing to enforce directives that you do not believe in? I.E. can you be relied upon to enforce a common corporate message?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Commodity Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at American Airlines in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Unorganized, and never heard anything back.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at American Airlines in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    First round was a career fair with current analyst.
    Second round is a phone interview with another analyst
    Third round is with 4-5 managers.
    Excel Test.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at American Airlines.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews and one on-site interview, phone interviews mostly about your resume and past experience, on-site interview starts with an presentation about your past work/project. then all day panel interview (3 interviewee for each interview, 4 interviews each about 1 hour), ask all kinds of questions, both technical and general. You must be well prepared for everything...

    Interview Questions
    • What's your approaches when dealing with hard-to-solve LP models?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

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