I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at US Airways in February 2014.
Interview Details – I was picked but overall it was a good experience. There were about 28 candidates in a room and it went just like glassdoor.com said it would. I think I may have been too enthusiastic and talked too much because whenever I saw a flight attendant I would say Hello, My name is Valerie. How are you doing? Nice to meet you. I talked a lot to the other candidate in the room whenever there was downtime. I did great on my 1 minute presentation I made eye contact with everyone and said all that I had written down while all the recruiters where busy writing away on their clipboards. The group activity was the same situation about a plane crash in Canada but each group had a piece of paper with different items (can of Crisco, alcohol, map, chocolate bars) that we had to number in importance as to how important it was to our survival. While we were doing that a recruiter was grading us and how we were reasoning. Then a recruiter asked different questions as to why we thought the items were important (each person from a group had to volunteer to write the 5 most important items on the board). One person said that the Crisco Can would be useful b/c the shiny part of the lid (w/sun reflection) could be used to get someone's attention. Then she asked what was the international emergency distress signal and one girl said 3 consecutive shots (impressive answer). Then after lunch the recruiter read the list of all the people who were cut (about 15) and mine was one of the last . :(
Interview Question – What is the International Distress Signal? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at US Airways in March 2014.
Interview Details – Submitted online application and received an email a few weeks later to do a video interview. About 2 weeks after I was invited to go to Charlotte for a face to face interview. They flew me down in the early morning and instructed us to go outside and a shuttle would drive us to the flight center. One shuttle arrived and it was a 10 person van for about 80 people so it took awhile to get over there. The first 40 to arrive went into the first group. We did a reach test and a jumpseat test first. After that we went into a conference room and the recruiters were introduced to us. They were all flight attendants. One lady was an absolute doll and couldn't have been more gracious and genuinely friendly. The others were non-approachable and did not seem helpful or friendly. I tried talking to a few but they seemed disinterested, like we weren't supposed to be conversing with them. We had a presentation on USAirways and the new American Airlines. Then they told us when they called our name to go to the front, introduce our selves, say where we flew in from, and to list what we believed our the best 3 qualities that a flight attendant should have. After that we had lunch and they came back in a little after 12 and said that what was the end of the day and said H.R. had a few questions for some people and if they call your name, to stay behind. They called 4 people and thanked the rest of us for coming. Those 4 were offered positions.
Interview Question – What do you believe are the 3 best qualities a flight attendant should have? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at US Airways in February 2014.
Interview Details – I applied online and a few days later was contacted via email. I was requested to complete a video interview. After completing that, the following day HR called and asked to schedule an in person interview.
So like others, I thought, "Wow! They're flying me to and from Charlotte, NC! I'm going to nail this!" The tips given to me by HR via phone were to come with energy, energy, and more energy. Not difficult.
My current job is a recruiter and I was appalled at how this day was orchestrated. As other reviews state, they begin the day with the overhead bin/jump seat test. Easy? I think so. Next you are brought back into the room with the other 40 or so candidates in your group. Two recruiters present a PowerPoint on U.S. Airways and who they are, the benefits, the pay, etc. I took notes and others did too. From a recruiting standpoint it looks really good, but I also wanted to take notes on the company I would potentially be working for. This part was then followed with Q & A. I asked one question, as you should show interest to a potential employer. So come prepared with a few questions, incase someone asks your question.
Next, they want to hear from you. They call everyone up one at a time to present themselves in 60 seconds or less to the group. You state your name, where you flew in from, and three qualities you believe a flight attendant should have. I do public speaking every day so I had fun doing this. ...but this was pure TYPE CASTING.
Another video is shown on the merging of AA and U.S. Airways, followed by Q & A.
Then the last activity happens at 11:30; crash scenario. I followed others advice and worked well, or as best as I could with the 3 people in my group who were very aggressive. I listened and contributed.
Lunch will begin at 12pm and you will feel like you are at the airport. Ice berg lettuce with meat, cheese, etc. on top in individual plastic containers. I don't eat any animal products, so I drank some more water -_-.
At 12:30 you come to the realization that you and about 35 others just took part in a massive cattle call, type casting situation. You have no chance no matter how well you listen to others or don't, how friendly or unfriendly you are, how well you spoke or didn't in front of the group.
I mingled with others, but I'm not nearly as good as being phony as others were. I talked to the recruiters one on one. Some recruiters are really nice, others you question if they're human or why they're so snooty.
Really I had no chance. I was just one of many extras for the day. It doesn't matter who you are. They have their agenda and the rolls they need/want to fill. Sorry I'm not an awkward, nervous, soft spoken, older male.
They tell you it's an interview on the phone, then they switch it to this is a recruiting day on your confirmation email. Hey they said it; but recruiting to hire is what happens.
My group had so many great, skilled, well qualified, experienced people from all walks of life. However, that day they weren't looking for any of our qualities to fill specific roles that day.
You will hear a few names called (3 men; 1 woman) who need to see HR to answer a few questions. The rest of us will hear in 48 hours.
So don't take it personally, but do. I made friends and spent my day at the airport hanging out with them, so that was great.
Interview Question – Only one question was asked to everyone: In 60 seconds, state your name, where you flew in from, and three qualities you believe every flight attendant should have. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at US Airways in February 2014.
Interview Details – Absolute waste of time from start to finish of the interview process. The interviewers are flight attendants that absolutely unprofessional. They are not Human Resource professionals of any sort. They were once in your position and are eager to make you feel uncomfortable. Very amateur and fake.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at US Airways in January 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online and that day received an email to complete virtual interview. Received a call later that day inviting me to face to face interview.
I got to the interview and there were around 40 other applicants. We first were lined up and we did the height test and seat test. Then back to the room where we watched a video about US Airways. Then the ONE QUESTION that the entire process was based on was next... we all had to get up in front of the entire room of applicants and recruiters and tell what it is we thought makes a great flight attendant. After that, the recruiters knew who they would hire.
They told us thank you at the end of the day (which was over after lunch) and that we would receive an email within 24 hours telling us our next step. Then they said we need "more information" from the following people. They called out 5 names and those people went with a recruiter down the hall. The rest of us were dismissed. Those 5 people were hired or offered a job. The rest of us were not. That simple.
Interview Question – What do you think makes a great flight attendant? Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at US Airways in February 2014.
Interview Details – This is in response to the last post of the 57 year old US Airways candidate I thought this was very important to post for others to review----
I was just scheduled for an interview today and when asked if I had any questions, I said yes! I said I have a concern (I noticed on some online forms that people are coming out of the interview sessions and indicating that they are only picking young people. The response by the recruiter was "well yes of course it's just the opposite that we would prefer younger people so we can mold them our way" this recruiter misunderstood me and thought I said the opposite. So there you have it! Proof positive ! It's possible they are only dragging older people in to comply with federal law, but just not taking them in the end. That is a waste of my time as a professional. And if you look on YouTube and see the classes that graduate, they are all very young people . It's really sad.... Shame on you US Airways.
Interview Question – 9 simple questions VIA video interview View Answer
Reason for Declining – Because of confirmation of age discrimination with US Airways
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at US Airways.
Interview Details – filled out the application and got an email to call a number for an on phone interview. Completed the interview and they offered me a in person interview the next week. attended the group interview session and they talked to us about the position and then began to interview us individually. i passed the interview and they offered me a position, now i am waiting for all of my background checks to get throught
Interview Question – all really simple questions View Answers (2)
Negotiation Details – no negotiation
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at US Airways in January 2014.
Interview Details – I applied online in December 2013. I received an email two days later telling me to call them for an interview if I was still interested in the position. They called me before I had seen the email. I had a phone interview that lasted about 35 minutes. At the end of the interview I was offered an in-person meeting in Charlotte, which I was sent a ticket for. I arrived with about 55 other people, and we were split into two groups of about 30 each. We watched a PowerPoint about corporate practices and history. Each applicant was called to the front of the room to introduce his or herself, where s/he is living, and "three things that make a good flight attendant," in under a minute. Let me say here that I teach and I stand in front of classes of about 20 students, so a similar-sized group, but in this case I stuttered and gesticulated wildly and looked like a total weirdo. I'm super-goofy and I laugh a lot. Very "unprofessional!" My best advice to other applicants is to PRACTICE saying simple things like "I'm x and I live in yz yadda yadda." See how you look when you speak, try to BREATHE, etc. My teaching vibe is VERY casual and it didn't translate well to this situation. I've been on other airline interviews and I ALWAYS freeze up with terror when I have to present to the group, so, seriously, PRACTICE your skills at this. There was a group activity involving a hypothetical plane crash, and after that we were given lunch, and the recruiters returned and called 5 names ("We need more information from the people whose names we will call") from my group of about 30. Everyone else was put on the shuttle back to the airport. Although the recruiters were emphatic throughout the day that "EVERYONE WILL HAVE AN ANSWER WITHIN 48 HOURS!", I received a TBNT email three weeks later. I am an LOD speaker that US Airways/American is SPECIFICALLY hiring for, but I applied for the LOD position separately, and that application is "still pending," while the US domestic application says "no offer given." I'm a early-middle-aged (??? whatever that means) woman, so I have had a LOT of jobs. I have never been canned (well, once, but it was a really long time ago), but for each in-person interview I have EVER had (over 25 of them), I have been offered a job. I was a little bummed that I didn't get a chance to talk to a person at the in-person in Charlotte, because I've always had success that way, but there are THOUSANDS of applicants, and almost everyone I saw at this gig was FAR MORE polished than I am. Practice speaking, it can only help you in a number of life situations!
Interview Question – (Specific to my resume: I run a small press, where I print stationery and give typesetting and printing lessons): "What's are the best and worst things about being an entrepreneur?" View Answer
I applied online - interviewed at US Airways in July 2013.
Interview Details – There was open communication from the beginning. Information was timely and accurate. The actual interview process was a great learning experience. It was great to interact with flight attendants that has been in the business for several years, learn about the pros and coons of the job. The daily challenges, memorable moments and how it impacted their family life.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time you dealt with an angry customer, and what you would have done differently? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at US Airways in April 2013.
Interview Details – The process is just as everyone says it is. A large group of people 60-100, introductions, height and seat test, groups, one on ones. Expect an 8 hour day and the majority of that day is waiting inside the room as they all collaborate outside. If you do not get a job offer that day then you did not get the job. Look clean and polished.
Interview Question – No difficult question. Expect to be asked what is the pros and cons of being a FA. Answer Question
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