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Helpful (1)

Demoralising

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at IATA

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

You can learn about airline industry

Cons

However the hierarchy and politics are a burden

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    Unique, potentially great, unfortunately a nightmare

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Director
    Former Employee - Assistant Director

    I worked at IATA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Unique example of a private body governing a whole industry. Potentially great opportunity to lead innovation, change, technology and governance for moving the industry towards its future.

    Many great individuals within the mid & senior management, but unfortunately not reespected/recognized by the executive management (see the "cons")

    Good compensation package.

    Cons

    Power is usurped/confiscated by the (former) CEO, who is managing by fear with the help of a few devoted followers (executers) who have no ethic, no vision and no sense business. CEO's decisions are all serving his individual success vis-a-vis the industry to whom he is lying on real achievements and delivered value.

    Advice to Management

    The new CEO should conduct a full overhaul/re-engineering of the organization and open a new era with the airlines (industry). Hopefully, many valuable resources are available inside. Therefore, he should spend time listening to those who have skills, experience and motivation.

    To succeed in this enterprise, he should:

    1. ensure immunity to those who will talk (they are traumatized)
    2. get rid of all apparachiks of his predecessor (including silent accomplices)

  2. Helpful (3)

    Inhuman HR dept., Incompetent Senior Management: Don't even think of going anywhere near IATA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at IATA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Better than average pay, good benefits such as health insurance, holidays. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    No salary increases even to compensate for increasing cost of living or inflation. Outdated system of review. Management by FEAR. Spineless, self serving Senior Management looking only at very short term gains with scant regard for the needs of their Members. Employees treated as slaves. The place is now run by young MBAs and project managers with no knowledge whatsoever of the airline industry. Tremendous pressure on everyone to sell everything from Manuals, consultancy services to training courses at ridiculously high prices. All this to support lavish business lifestyles and outrageously generous packages for the chosen few.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of everyone from the HR dept. from Assistant Director and above and do that quickly. Revamp the entire Senior Management:get your own people with industry knowledge and experience. Get rid of MBAs hired from various management consultancies who have zero industry knowledge and bring back the experienced, dedicated veterans who were fired only to make the numbers look good in the short term and to reduce the average age of the employees to 35-36 years. Most importantly, walk the talk: treat employees as real Human Capital not an expendable commodity.

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