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IATA – Switzerland – “Antiproductive open space offices”

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2.1 59 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

IATA Director General & CEO Tony Tyler

Tony Tyler

(20 ratings)

24% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Better than average pay, good benefits such as health insurance, holidays(in 7 reviews)

  • Reasonably good salary, but nothing special(in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • In the pre-Tyler years senior management adopted a bullying style and set impossible targets(in 16 reviews)

  • Management by fear and blame culture(in 5 reviews)

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    Analyst Remittance and Settlement (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsGood experience and good friends

    ConsA lot of Burocracy here

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore Empathy to employees here

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good overall experience

    Intern (Former Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsVacations (12.5 days every 6 months), very decent coffee machines.

    ConsIf you do not work in a department with a good revenue / budget then you are not very likely to stay after your internship. Your position will be re-posted in the careers website even before you are gone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAfter several months of training and specialization many interns are let go given that permanent employees are more expensive to hire. However, one fully functional intern (potential permanent employee) can easily do the job of two new hired interns.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Professional Exposure

    Assistant (Former Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    Pros1) Top notch professional.
    2) Glamorous Aviation Industry
    3) Travelling
    4) Great Perks

    Cons1) Employee Development.
    2) Excessively Luxurious Lifestyle

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I learnt alot from my internship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Prosvery multicultural, people are nice and friendly, many conferences happening, chance to build a network of professionals, as an intern they give you a lot of responsibilities, which is a great learning experience

    Conssalary too low, no room for career development, lots of politics happening behind the scene, people are not necessarily the best fit for their positions. I met people with no expertise who were having managerial positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great potential but poor senior management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat intrenational environment, culturally diverse, lots of travel, good salary and great benefits. It is a good environment to spend 3 to 5 years and move on.

    ConsLack of opportunities for professional development since senior management doesn't want to invest in employees and courses. Senior management incompetent and takes credit for all the achievements. No salary increases. Working atmosphere is pretty bad and moral low. New DG didn't do lots of changes (made lots of promises though).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good and bad

    Intern, IATA Distance Learning Support (Former Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsOpportunity for students that are still in university and new grads; opportunity to work inside a major organization and gain a lot of knowledge of the air transport industry.

    ConsAs soon as you are done an internship they can easily forget about you; they hire a lot of interns because they are a lot "cheaper" than full-time permanent employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive for chance for interns to grow in the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intern (Current Employee) Amman (Jordan)

    ProsGood co-worker communication skills
    Nice people in general

    ConsHigh ups policies are strict and rigid with no respect to lower employers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cosmopolitan, relaxed atmosphere but disorganized (2006, not 2008)

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsColleagues are from all over the world and generally very motivated. Relatively relaxed atmosphere, great location in downtown Montreal and very nice building. HR is able to fast-track foreign employees and also provide free French classes through the Québec government. Clubs allow for getting to know employees outside of work.

    ConsManagement, and senior management especially, was often disorganized and very last minute. Micromanaging on the part of senior managers. Employees come and go - lots of turnover. There's a lack of job security.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease be better organized, consider retaining employees rather than retraining temps, micromanage less and leave it to middle managers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A mix bag of ups and downs.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people to work with.
    A vast amount of knowledge.
    Administrative inferno has been lessened in small increments.

    ConsMore work is needed in making viable changes.
    Changes to benefit the member airlines are happening faster than changes that will benefit and enhance employee conditions.
    Recognition of the Band A and Band B levels is not fairly evaluated.
    These people are the ones that know most if not all of the internal processes and procedures of the company. How would IATA operate without these people?

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook around the Senior Management Team, when was the last time anyone of them was either let go or left on their own accord?
    Start with HC, Finance and Corporate Planning, they do not run the company.

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    Good place to work for a couple of years

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsOrganization with international prestige, knowledgeable staff in general, good salary package, tax free status, 25 days vacation, good benefits in general

    ConsNo promotions (in general), no career development, inefficient internal procedures, no adequate senior staff, no pay raise

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