Emirates Group Interview Questions

Updated Jun 25, 2015
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    Manager Solutions Delivery Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Emirates Group (Atlanta, GA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    I had a great experience flying with the airlines and the 4 day break in Dubai about 3 years ago was wonderful. So this made me look for jobs in Dubai. Upon research, this looked like an organization with great growth and good employee benefits. So I have been applying for many eligible jobs over the last 3 years. Finally, I heard back from the company.

    Applied late Sept 2014, received email for 30 minute video interview in late Dec 2014

    The interview request came with terms and conditions showing pretty much all the benefits but without the basic salary to which most of the benefits are tied. Terms and conditions are confidential, so I cannot share details, but looked generous on most counts. Upon request, I provided details of my current salary with breakdown before the interview.

    Did not like the interview process.
    1) To start with, for a 30 minute interview, the interviewers came in 6 minutes late and finished the interview 7 minutes before end time.
    2) The room had so much echo, that during my video interview it was so difficult to understand what the interviewer was asking. In spite of letting the interviewers know of this right at the beginning, the technical interviewer was sitting so far from the microphone and I had ask most questions repeated 2-3 times.
    3) The interview started with recruiter saying that this is the salary cap we can offer. Do you want to continue the interview? I said yes, let's continue and I will let you know later after I crunch my numbers if I am still interested. I cannot understand why they did not communicate this in the original terms and conditions. It would have helped me a lot to decide if I even wanted to attend the interview or not, saving everyone time. (mind you, my interview was at US time 11:30 PM, ie, Dubai local time 8:30 am).
    4) I felt that the technical interviewer was very unprofessional with her expressions on my responses. Even if my answers did not meet their expectations, I would expect a polite and courteous response. The technical interviewer was making signs to the recruiter to cut the interview early as though I could not see them. This really upset me.
    5) Also based on the information provided so far, the allowance constituted around 40% of the package thus making the base pay small which is used for all other benefit calculation. Even though my current salary details were made available, the potential offer barely matched my current package.

    I sincerely hope this was just my bad experience and that most others are taken through a better process. I still think Emirates can offer challenging and satisfying opportunities, but I am out after this experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you govern your project?   1 Answer
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    Business Development and Planning Specialist- SD and Cabin Crew Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Emirates Group (Dubai (United Arab Emirates)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    1. Apply through EK job center online- CHECK
    2. If Shortlisted Video Interview- CHECK (mine was with HR and Senior Manager of specific Department)
    3. If Shortlisted Assessment Centre HQ- CHECK
    full day of activities starting
    -given case study need to develop PP presentation 1 hour to prepare to deliver to HR, Sr Mgr, and VP of different department at the end of day
    -followed by Excel exercise 1 hour (I totally bombed this but I think it was simple just I had no excel really for years)
    -followed by quick break
    -group work to figure a solution to fictitious scenario of building an object each player has several cards with certains details for help to figure solution must develop as group etc. full panel watching
    -then given Case Study 15 minutes to prepare for Role Play in my case had to discuss with Stakeholder how to tackle issue with conflicting timeline, priorities while panel of HR, Snr Mgr, VP of different dept watching,
    -followed by 1 hour to prepare post Role Play PP on strategy discussed in the Role Play,
    -followed by the initial Presentation to full panel
    4. If selected, face-to-face interview with possible psychometrics...- NOGO did not make to 1:1 interview stage

    Interview Questions

    • job specific to previous experience with Program Management, size of projects, type, role, etc
      why do you want to leave current employer etc. Do you have PMP cert?
       
      Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Business Technology Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Emirates Group (Dubai (United Arab Emirates)).

    Interview

    Online application was submitted many months before. Received email from HR seeking opportunity to arrange Skype call. The Skype call involved a small panel and a brief interview. Following this I was invited to complete full assessments as detailed below.

    1) Psychometric Test
    Previous day received email with link to online testing. This also include a link to samples for second type of testing that would be done on-site. These online tests were straight-forward to complete, candidates should complete all without struggling. The Psychometric tests that are done on-site, using a computer, are time limited. In this case it is rare that candidates complete all the questions.

    This is followed by a meeting with Emirates' Psychologist, to review performance and discuss personality traits. This was also straight-forward, and completed in a friendly and open manner.

    At end of this day the candidates were given a tour of the accommodation and health venues. This involved a bus tour of Dubai, accompanied by staff representing the company. This granted an opportunity to ask questions relating to life in country and matters relating to family life.

    2) Assessment & Interview
    Candidates were given a briefing document (task to complete), access to a computer, and 1 hour to prepare a presentation. Individual candidates then gave their presentation to a panel of staff. The presentation was limited to a total of 20 minutes, including questions from panel. Later in the day the candidate was asked to return for a formal interview, with same panel of staff. The panel interview is not time limited.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview was friendly, no particularly tricky questions - yet panel did seek insights from specific examples in career history.   Answer Question
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    Supply Chain Graduate Programmer - Nestle Middle East Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Emirates Group (Dubai (United Arab Emirates)).

    Interview

    I applied online in February, you have to fill the whole application to be considered. Three days later, I received an Online Assessment invitation, it's a timed Psychometric Test, including Verbal, numerical, and Abstract reasoning. By the 24th of April, I received an invitation to the HR interview. After the interview, there was another pen and paper psychometric test. Then I received the invitation to the two-day Assessment center in Dubai. The 1st day consisted of: Negotiation exercise, group exercise, individual exercise and a presentation. I did not pass the first day, but whoever passes, gets an overnight case study, and has to prepare a PPT presentation.

    Interview Questions

    • You need to be prepared for tough questions regarding the case studies you get in the Assessment center. Be creative with your answers.   Answer Question
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    IT Continuity Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Found the role through the group career website which is excellent and provides great details; Had a telephonic interview first to describe my profile; Then had a face to face to face with would be boss and his boss along with HR representatives; Interview was open and professional; It was a good experience

    Interview Questions

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    PR Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Emirates Group (Dubai (United Arab Emirates)) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Phone interview with a 2-day assessment and interviews when successful. 6 candidates - preparation of a PR case, group discussion, and presentation of the case in front of HR and hiring manager. Successful candidates (3) invited for the next day: psychological testing, verbal and abstract testing, interview with psychologist and then HR and hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • They want a reference of the applicant's current manager. That's quite a lot to ask for and nobody in the pool of candidates was comfortable with that request (obviously!).   Answer Question
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    Airside Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Emirates Group (Dubai (United Arab Emirates)) in December 2011.

    Interview

    Hiring process if quite lengthy and pain staking when it comes to joining EK group.First is the join formalities all the paper work.Accepting the contract.Getting police clearance,getting ID card process done,getting medical done,collecting uniform,and lots more out of my head atm.

    During interview you are given 5 pieces of paper with written subjects upside down.You need to lift 1 of them and given 5 minutes to construct all data in your mind on it .Next they will ask you questions regarding the matter relating to your life and you need to provide as much information as possible.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself?
      Why you wanna join EK Group?
      Who is your role model?
      How would you describe team work?
      How do you define working under pressure?
      Are you aware of the income your gonna be paid?
      Does any of your relative work with us?
       
      1 Answer
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    EMERGENCY PLANNING COORDINATOR Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Emirates Group (Dubai (United Arab Emirates)) in October 2011.

    Interview

    3-stage procedure for the shortlisted candidates:The first stage involved team work on a hypothetical emergency case. Second stage: Commenting on a extract from the company's emergency procedures. Preparing a presentation regarding your action plan during the first 90 days at work and then presenting this to the HR team. Third and final stage (only for 2 candidates): IQ test, psychological evaluation and interview and final interview with HR team and the line manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Decsribe a conflict with your superiors and the way you handled it   Answer Question
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    Airport Customer Service Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Emirates Group in September 2011.

    Interview

    it takes time waiting for the confirmation.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think you are the best candidate for this job?   Answer Question
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    Ramp Controller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Emirates Group (Dubai (United Arab Emirates)) in June 2011.

    Interview

    online application, call for written test, group discussion, powepoint presentation, psycometric test and final interview

    Interview Questions

    • desciption of self along with previous experience   1 Answer
    • situation problem solving people management and soft skills   1 Answer

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