I applied in-person and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Air Canada.
Interview Details – I got a call from the hiring manager to have an interview in Montreal. The interview was quite extensive. The first part was an excel type question/quiz. It had 4 questions, but you had to write why you came to the conclusions that you did. Then it was followed by a math test. After this was the first round of interviews with the hiring manager and another director from a different team. After this was just a meeting with the director of the group and just a chat about your past experience. Then it was back to one more round of interviews with the hiring manager. Then I flew back right after this.
Interview Question – What do you believe is the optimal load factor? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate
I applied through other source and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Air Canada in November 2013.
Interview Details – Left hand didn't seem to know what the right hand was doing vis-a-vis Talent Acquisition Department run by IBM and the Station Manager at the airport. Had fabulous interviews with both. Weeks passed. I had to call to find out whether the job was filled or not.
Interview Question – "Knowing that this is union position, how would you handle witnessing another employee doing something that is against company policy?" Answer Question
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Air Canada.
Interview Details – 3 rounds of interviews
First was a phone interview with someone from HR
Second I met with the actual hiring manager
Third I was called back for the last round. It was with the hiring manager and his colleague.
Clear process and they were honest about the situation.
Interview Question – None.
Very straightforward questions.
Typical HR/personality questions. Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Air Canada.
Interview Details – Air Canada did not originally hire me. I was from another component. We merged.
I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Air Canada in November 2013.
Interview Details – Phone interview, two language tests, face to face interview with the typical behavior question, like 6 or 7. The last question was about a scenario one about baggages at check in.
Interview Question – Tell me a time where you work under a lot of stress. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Air Canada in November 2013.
Interview Details – 1st basic phone interview 2nd language test 3rd face to face
Interview Question – they have a sheet of questions they are going to ask all basic interview questions. Answer Question
Interviewed at Air Canada
Interview Details – Applied online, took an online test, had a face to face interview and then was asked for a medical test. Still waiting on the response.
Interview Question – A task you had to do which needed to be rectified. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Air Canada.
Interview Details – Initial contact is to request a time or a telephone interview. This is a preliminary interview in which the HR person screens for salary mismatch, language competency.
Interview Question – Salary requirement View Answer
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Air Canada in May 2013.
Interview Details – First interview was a short phone interview. Literally only about 10 mins with some very basic interview questions to ensure you are customer service oriented and fit the minimum qualifications.
Second interview was much more involved. You are herded into a room of 300 or more other interviewees, fill out paperwork, and sit in a room of rows and rows of chairs, facing a projector screen at the front. Upper management did a short presentation about the new airline we were interviewing for, Rouge, as it had not launched yet, followed by a presentation about the reality of the position (pay, working schedules/conditions, seniority and vacation time, etc.). Then the process began. You wait in the big holding room (it's a good idea to show that you're social by chatting with other interviewees) until you are called in for your 1-on-1 interview. I went through the full 3 steps of the interview and there were still many people who hadn't been called into the first step yet, so be patient and ready to spend all day there if necessary. So if you make it through the 1-on-1, which involves basic interview questions, character/personality questions, and experience-related questions (and a language test if you speak another language, I don't), then you go back to the holding room and wait to be called for step 2 - which is a group scenario interview. If you get to step 2, be prepared to work well with others and problem solve. You and 3-5 others are brought before 3 or 4 upper management and asked to first choose as a group a 'head flight attendant' and then work together to figure out how to deal with basically a 'worst flight ever' scenario. My group worked really well and all made it through to the third step of the interview process. You go back to the holding room until they call you again into another room with another small group. There you read and (if you agree to the terms) sign some paperwork and are given an appointment for the final interview, which is actually the physical. If at any point you don't make it through any of these steps, and/or if you make it all the way to the end and get a physical appointment, you are escorted out through a back door.
The final, third part of the process is the physical. You go through all the expected tests - ear pressure, hearing, drug screen, basic vitals etc. etc. If you are in good health condition, and test negative in the screen, you are sent on your merry way. You will get a call with an offer when the upper management put you in an open position.
Interview Question – "What is your greatest fault?" (follow-up question to "What is your greatest skill?") Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Spoke to some current Air Canada flight attendants. I wasn't comfortable with the lifestyle that went with the job. For example, you will rarely if ever get holidays off until you acquire some seniority (could take years), you will be required to work many days in a row with little rest or down time before you are on another crazy schedule again.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Air Canada.
Interview Details – Applied online and got a phone interview 3 weeks later. Phone interview consists of basic HR questions. Just sound passionate about your work really. Followed by an in person interview 1 week later. There are 3 AC employees present; the HR person, your new potential manager and a colleague. Have examples and situations you have dealt with. 1 week later they will let you know if you got the job.
Interview Question – There is a small test at the end. Really specific to the job description. View Answer
Negotiation Details – You cannot really negotiate as they have a pay scale in the company.
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