I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at American Airlines in January 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online around 10/30/12, received an invitation to do a video interview about one month later. The questions are consistent with what everyone has been saying so I won't mention them. I did the video interview then another month in december I received a phone call that I was invited to go to Texas on 1/17/13.
The interview process, again, is consistent with what everyone has been saying. I felt I had a upper hand on who did not do their research. They did the who's who exercise, then the group interview followed. I did what basically anyone would. The entire time in both the exercise and the group interview I smiled, I had great energy and worked with everyone as a team and was friendly with everyone around me even before the interview started. I did what I could to stand out , like be the group leader and present our selves to the room in the who's who exercise.
The interesting thing is that the first thing they said no one will hear back same day. They said we would hear back within 2 weeks whether or not we got the job or not. From what I heard, this is not consistent with how they've been hiring.
After the group interview we went back in a room and somewhere they deliberated , called us out by name and walked us to the door as we "casually spoke" and got to ask any questions. The second we parted ways I knew I didn't get it. It just didn't feel right.
In the group interview, in retrospect I think being the first to respond may have been my downfall. My confidence and lack of nervousness may have may have came off as a bit overbearing in all honesty. Hopefully others can learn form my mistake I just wanted to make sure I put my best foot forward. I guess I should of pretended to be nervous and timid.
So they were dishonest about hearing back within two weeks. This kind of gave the people who left false hope to only be disappointed when they got home. I heard people from other interviews were crying after their interview so I guess to keep the tears out of the site they told us that crock.
I don't remember seeing everyone leaving with us to the shuttle, even ones who were called before myself, some people were left behind and I'm assuming they did their one on one and fingerprinting etc. I didn't say it then but based on what my friends who got the job told me, if you're waiting for the shuttle without doing anything else you didn't get the job.
Now that I was back I had to make some life decisions that would be impacted on whether or not I got the job so I decided to call the talent services number they leave in the email to see what the status was. They said it was under review. Then shortly after that i got an email saying i was not chosen.
I think it was kind of messed up they would had me waiting 2 weeks, lucky I called.
Things you should know:
Base pay $21.26
Per diem $2.00/hr domestic $2.20/hr international
They said it could be between $600-$800 per month but I'm sure they are over estimating to make it look good.
Average hours\ @ $21.26 is 75-80 hours a month.
Average days is 15-18 per month
Your uniform will cost $800 dollars however they'll take between 16 and 20 dollars per check to pay it off over the course of 2 years.
Your going to be on alternating reserve / scheduled. First month schedule, the next reserve etc.
Average per diem hours @ $2.00 is 6 hours when you're on " reserve " ( on call ). They explained this as having to sit at the airport for at least 6 hours and you wait and see if the other flight attendant will make it to the airport, this means that you made 12 dollars over 6 hours to potentially waste your time if the other FA shows up.
If the flight attendant miraculously didn't show up they pay you for 3 hours flight time @ $21.26 out of that potential 6 hours you waited ( the remainder at $2.00) IF the flight is LONGER than 3 hours. if the flight is LESS than 3 hours, they pay you the flight time and the per diem.
They recommend you have $3000 to make a deposit for a apartment incase you get based away from you own city. However, they give you unlimited passes to travel between your own city and the city you have to fly out to but they don't recommend it.
They decide who gets based where with a huge consideration on your age.
If it concerns you, JFK and LGA, MIA are junior bases so you're likely to get it if its your first pick and the oldest. Senior bases are of course their larger hubs , Dallas, Chicago, LAX etc.
Good luck to anyone who I interviewed with on the 1/17/13 I wish you all the best in training and future endeavors !
Interview Question – They give you flash cards in the group interview to answer. Not hard questions, but you just have to think on your toes Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Airlines in February 2011.
Interview Details – I had an initial phone interview that lasted about 30 minutes, with primarily "tell me about yourself questions". The second interview was in person and we discussed a lot of scenario questions. However, the interview was more to determine if my personality would fit into the culture.
Interview Question – Tell me how you handle difficult colleagues. View Answer
Negotiation Details – not much room for negotiation, very quick
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at American Airlines.
Interview Details – Entire process took about 3 months I applied in November and was sent an email regarding a panel interview for January. Interview was a scripted 3 person interview they took turns asking questions such as "Tell us about something you've learned in the past year and how you've applied it in your work." Typical interview questions. In addition there was a writing sample required which you have 30 minutes to complete. A few of the questions I remember are: What are the five stages of planning? and How would you foster a self forming team?
Interview Question – They run an agile shop so many of the technical questions were geared toward Agile. There was no mention of Agile (Scrum) listed in the job posting. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Airlines.
Interview Details – Applied online. The company was hiring dozens of new customer service representatives for the frequent flyer program. Received a call from HR department and scheduled an in-person interview. The interview was conducted at headquarters. It was a group interview in which everyone was asked the same question, and we took turns answering them. Afterwards, we each had to pass a basic computer skills test in Microsoft Word/Excel and answering questions from the website. Out of a group of 12-15 candidates, 3 were hired. Other groups were around the same or fewer. After passing the interview, was officially offered the position over the phone and after accepting, directed to go through a heath screen and urine test. After that, training was 3 weeks, full-time. Needed to pass some tests to pass training.
Interview Question – What experience had we had with the frequent flyer program. View Answer
I applied online - interviewed at American Airlines in October 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process is by far the most best interview system I have seen. It is comprised of an online assessment first then a video interview. If are successful in those tasks you are then asked to update or include more info on your application. Again, if successful, you will be invited to interview in person at AA Headquarters.
Interview Question – No difficult questions Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Airlines in May 2011.
Interview Details – Hiring procedure for the first time IT job at American Airlines is not the exemplary model in the IT industries. Although getting better, there does not seem to be a group dedicated and focused to only the hiring process. Rather, the hiring process for the new IT employees is not so uniform. Interview questions are prepared only within a month ahead of the interview date, and this results in the inconsistent interview standards from year to year when the company tries to hire the new employees. Some interview questions created by the employees are not thoroughly looked over and reviewed, so it often happens that the candidates have to deal with ambiguous interview questions. The opponents in support of the process may defend the process by claiming "it is based on a trust-system between capable employees who are developing the questions," but that perspective is only ideal and only works well if everyone involved in the process is capable and 100% dedicated to make the interview process better.
Interview Question – Technical questions involve the basic string character manipulation problems, data structure and algorithm questions, and API usage problems. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Always negotiate
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at American Airlines in October 2013.
Interview Details – 1. Applied for online on 10/10/2013 took about an hour and a half
2. 10/16/2013 received invitation for webcam interview. Just 6 questions
3. 10/18/2013 got email to complete/update online applications. Just to confirm all info is accurate
4. 10/21/2013 interview invitation to Dallas for final interview
5. 10/22/2013 received flight itinerary. They fly you in and out for free.
6. 10/29/2013 Big day!
-Appt was at 10AM. Be very nice, say hello to everyone. Eyes are alway on you.
- 1st task write a small paragraph about where you would fly to and why.
- moved to your HOME ROOM were your separated into groups of 5-7
- there will be about 5-9 other flight attendants observing everyone during icebreaker
- icebreaker: draw a circle in the middle state three things everyone in the group have in common.
- then draw lines out of circle stating something unique about yourself.
- after everyone is done with the drawing process each group will have to present there work. within the group pick your speaker. you guys will go up, speaker will introduce themselves, then everyone else will introduce themselves as well. speaker will state three things in common then repeat there name. after each group member will have to state one of the unique statements that does not belong to them. Then one of the other groups will have to say which statement belongs to who in the presenting group. everyone will go up and present
- after group activity everyone will be called out in random order to be interview by two flight attendants in groups of 5
- you will be asked random questions. some groups will be asked two Q's. some will be asked all 5 Q's.
- after group interview you walked back to hOME ROOM and a presentation about a day of a flight attendants and AA and what the company is blah blah blah blah.
- during the presentation the other flight attendants will be determining who will be called out for finger printing and reach test. about 13 of us were called out for one on one. everyone else was sent back to airport.
- please remember: even if your fingerprinted, that doesn't me you got the job, that was just another form of alimentation process.
I stayed in touch with 5 other people that were fingerprinted and they all got the job except me. i had done so much research and everyone said that if you got FP that is was official you got the job! i im leaving proof thats not true! so please treat the whole process as an interview and be on your best behavior until you received an official email. I was overly excited and thats where i failed. so please take my mistake as a learning experience and take it serious til the end.
1. Wear a SUITE!
2. Nails done.
3. Hair up! in a bun is preferred
4. i was told to have lips and nails match in color but i didnt. i had french done with neutral lip color.
6. they want to see you nice, kind, helpful, willing to share. a smile at all times, laugh, and have fun.
7. Interact with EVERYONE, the people in your group, the ones not in your group, the flight attendants. Be yourself!
8. take extra pens if you can. take notes.
Interview Question – it was like a regular interview. Everyone i fingerprinted with got called back except me lol View Answers (3)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Airlines.
Interview Details – Started with a phone interview and then brought me in and had 4 seperate interview. interview questions were all basic standard HR behavioral questions
Negotiation Details – They did not negotiate
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at American Airlines.
Interview Details – being a contract resource is long process of getting through the Allegis (3rd paty company, who maintains contract resources). AA hiring manager post a job requirement on Allegis to be available to allowed vendors to propose relevent/fit resume for that position. The hiring manager then selects the candidates and invites for interview. If selected they confirm the vendor company about the selection of the candidate.
Negotiation Details – No negotiation in AA contract rate but there could be negotiations (with your company) if you are on some other company's payroll and working for AA.
I applied online and interviewed at American Airlines.
Interview Details – i applied on Sept 3rd of 2013. I just recieved a call yesterday informing me to check my email for the virtual interview. I was asked 6 questions given a few seconds to prepare for a response and given 3 mins to reply. I am now wating to hear back about my online interview, will update this in a few days.
Interview Question – there were no difficult questions or unexpected questions. They were very simple so dont over think, I hope i didnt and that I came off genuine. Answer Question
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