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Updated Jul 22, 2014
IATA – Switzerland – “Antiproductive open space offices”

IATA – Switzerland – “Antiproductive open space offices”
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2.1 60 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

IATA Director General & CEO Tony Tyler

Tony Tyler

(21 ratings)

25% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Reasonably good salary, but nothing special (in 8 reviews)

  • Better than average pay, good benefits such as health insurance, holidays (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • In the pre-Tyler years senior management adopted a bullying style and set impossible targets (in 16 reviews)

  • Management by fear and blame culture (in 5 reviews)

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    Analyst Remittance and Settlement (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    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

    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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    2 people found this helpful  

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    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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    Solid experience, great name of your CV, lots of experienced people to guide you

    Intern (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros- lots of senior staff with a broad experience
    - very good salary for an intern
    - good brand for your CV

    Cons- very fixed employment structure, tough to move between departments
    - lower level staff have less room for development
    - Lack of incentives for staff to perform, IATA is a non-profit organizations that gets easy money. There is therefore little incentive to create greater efficiency within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a structure that is less 'top heavy', introduce commercial incentives to create a more effective operational structure.

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

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    1 person found this helpful  

    change is the constant

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

    Prosinternational company with multi-cultural staff. Great colleagues and professionals. People are passionate for the industry. An interesting experience in a different non-profit organization where sales and marketing drive the business

    ConsManagement by fear. Weird atmosphere. People were treated poorly. Only a chosen few could beneficiate to some training or any other treatment, such as bonus or awards.

    Advice to Senior Managementrespect your people. believe in the values you have posted on every walls.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience with very little to no prospects - definitely not the best option as a career starter

    Intern (Former Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsGreat knowledgeable people from around the globe. Working environment and corporate culture are good - a lot of activities to stay both mentally (industry updates during lunch breaks, conferences and business trips) and physically (team building and football club) fit, learning curve and great feeling of making a contribution to something big.

    ConsNo promotion prospects is the biggest concern. Interns seem to be considered as cheap labor force and are hired when the company is "out of hands" on a project. Hence, chances of staying after an internship are close to zero. HR policies with fancy wording are good only on paper, internal promotion doesn't work due to both lack of motivation (interns come and go, hence the long-felt attitude that you are here only temporarily) and lack of job openings (huge gap in terms of availability - almost no entry-level positions that I could consider a continuation to my work as an intern; an absurdly big number of senior management job postings though).

    Advice to Senior ManagementInternship program should be designed as a way of prospective development for an organization, and not a temporary fix to a worker shortage problem.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a bad experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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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