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IATA Reviews

Updated Apr 1, 2014
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70% Approve of the CEO

IATA Director General & CEO Tony Tyler

Tony Tyler

(20 ratings)

25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Better than average pay, good benefits such as health insurance, holidays"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Reasonably good salary, but nothing special"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "In the pre-Tyler years senior management adopted a bullying style and set impossible targets"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Management by fear and blame culture"
    in 4 reviews
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Good

Analyst Remittance and Settlement (Current Employee)
Miami, FL

I have been working at IATA full-time for more than a year

ProsGood experience and good friends

ConsA lot of Burocracy here

Advice to Senior ManagementMore Empathy to employees here

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's a good stepping stone company

Analyst Remittance and Settlement (Current Employee)
Miami, FL

I have been working at IATA full-time for more than a year

ProsThe start up salaries are pretty good + the benefits such as vacation, sick days and insurance are great!

ConsNot a lot of oportunity to grow within the company + its hard to get a raise

Advice to Senior ManagementIATA should have a tuiton reimbursment policy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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IATA: Good on paper: terrible in practice. An overhaul is long overdue!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Miami, FL

I have been working at IATA

ProsGood benefits (healthcare, vacation/time off) and networking opportunity. The people are dedicated even though they often feel resentment toward the company and its "ways."

ConsInconsistent promotion standards. Hypocrytical when applying mission/vision statements. They expect 100% dedication without reciprocation. Salaries are below average when compared to similar positions in other companies. No true leadership vision and no planning.

Advice to Senior ManagementSet an attainable vision for the company and develop a plan to achieve it. Treat employees fairly. A title does not guarantee competency. Don't be so scared to get rid of the incompetent people in the company. Shifting them to other positions does not cure the problem.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a bad experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at IATA full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood salary and good people to work with (except HR).

ConsPeople connection is the key, not your knowledge nor performance.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone as they won't listen.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good overall experience

Intern (Former Employee)
Montreal, QC (Canada)

I worked at IATA as an intern for less than a year

ProsVacations (12.5 days every 6 months), very decent coffee machines.

ConsIf you do not work in a department with a good revenue / budget then you are not very likely to stay after your internship. Your position will be re-posted in the careers website even before you are gone.

Advice to Senior ManagementAfter several months of training and specialization many interns are let go given that permanent employees are more expensive to hire. However, one fully functional intern (potential permanent employee) can easily do the job of two new hired interns.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent Professional Exposure

Assistant (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I worked at IATA as a contractor for less than a year

Pros1) Top notch professional.
2) Glamorous Aviation Industry
3) Travelling
4) Great Perks

Cons1) Employee Development.
2) Excessively Luxurious Lifestyle

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good intent but ineffective change programs

Manager (Former Employee)
Geneva (Switzerland)

I worked at IATA full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCosmopolitan, good travel opportunities in some roles, package for more junior roles, e.g. interns, is good

ConsA painful gap exists between change program "happy" slogans and what occurs day to day. Senior managers stick strictly to making their numbers with no regard to the welfare of their staff. Carrier development and progression is an alien concept except for the lucky few.

Advice to Senior ManagementBox ticking exercises alone won't deliver happy staff. Having more managers who regularly talk and listen to their staff, and not just their SVP, would be a start. Looking out for the welfare of staff needs biting incentives not . If the staff ain't happy, new leaders should be found.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I learnt alot from my internship

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC (Canada)

I have been working at IATA as an intern for less than a year

Prosvery multicultural, people are nice and friendly, many conferences happening, chance to build a network of professionals, as an intern they give you a lot of responsibilities, which is a great learning experience

Conssalary too low, no room for career development, lots of politics happening behind the scene, people are not necessarily the best fit for their positions. I met people with no expertise who were having managerial positions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent place where to develop a great network in the civil aviation industry

Instructor (Current Employee)
Geneva (Switzerland)

I have been working at IATA as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGood international Environment and excellent travelling opportunities

ConsNot fully meritocratic and not to much dynamicity

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great workplace. Nice people from all over the world.

Manager (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC (Canada)

I have been working at IATA full-time for more than a year

ProsHigh salary, superb insurance, great work.

ConsPromotion is not so common.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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