Turkish Airlines

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Turkish Airlines Reviews

Updated November 1, 2014
Updated November 1, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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Temel Kotil
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  1.  

    Thy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turkish Airlines

    Pros

    Positive growth, Dynamic Management, good salary

    Cons

    Too much politics, small airport,

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    As somebody else said good starting experience, but politics and bad management ruin everything

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Traffic Agent
    Current Employee - Sales and Traffic Agent

    I have been working at Turkish Airlines full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Well money is there, there are no cuts on anything, the marketing campaigns are massive and spot on. Employees have some tickets to travel for "free". The aviation academy courses are done by competent and passionate people.

    Cons

    Management, low, middle, high. All is decided by politics. There are no opportunities to grow if you are not turkish or affiliated to a political party. Management has no respect of local laws and for employees and their families. There is no people management course done for these appointed managers, they treat staff badly and think that staff is there only to "steal"money from the company. Most of the time managers think only about their personal business by using the local staff as personal assistants. There is no meritocracy. Difference in treatment between local staff and local but turkish staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should consider calling back all the useless managers you have abroad, they are NOT the face of the company (how can they be when most of them does not speak even english???) Try using the money the company is spending on those and give it so some worthy local manager that can do 100 times better than the turkish manager. Station managers are useless if they are not coming from an operative environment. Start by allowing local staff to grow in the company only by doing this you will have passionate and dedicated staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Turkiye's pride

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turkish Airlines

    Pros

    High tech, good funding, visible projects, great benefits

    Cons

    Slow promotion, too much bureocracy

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  5.  

    Perfect Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I worked at Turkish Airlines full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    leader of the industry in Turkey
    one of the best in Europe, competing with Lufthansa
    good salary comparing to other companies in Turkey
    easy to love the brand
    good place to gain experience and learn about industry
    CEO, Temel Kotil

    Cons

    promotions are based on politics, especially to the other countries
    networking is everything
    too much inadequate employees having references from politicians
    still, I would say that Turkish provides its employees with a number of career opportunities in other companies thanks to its stature and works
    hard to be hired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to say, they won't change their HR policies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    If its not because of the money, I would have left long time ago

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Representative
    Current Employee - Marketing Representative

    I have been working at Turkish Airlines full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary is good
    Employees got free ticket (on standby) every year

    Cons

    1.Everything is in Turkish, even during an internal meeting GM to manager spoke in turkish. This is disrespect to local staff.

    2.Too many turkish managers being located to local office. This gives no chance for local staff to develop and getting promoted.

    3.Managers being sent to local office are low educated, dont speak english well, having no respect to other, rude, and always look down on locals. They even bring up issue that locals are lower cast than turks. Oh, I wont forget also that one manager that I know was forging his university certificate to be able to work in our country. Really, that low?

    4. Too much bureaucracy

    5. Gap between managers and local staff salary are hilarious. Plus managers got bonus per 3 months and health insurance. Local staff got only salary. While locals are the one working like a horse, and the managers gone for morning coffee everyday (1hour), lunch (2hours), and another afternoon coffee (1,5hour)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If TK is really globally yours, use English for any occasion. English is a global language. Turkish is local language. So please, widen your world. The world is so much bigger than just Turkey.

    Call back other managers and let alone the country manager. Local staff can do the same, maybe better work than Turkish Managers. Look at other airlines, they only have 1 country managers and let the locals be managers. Its save TK's cost of migrating them in the other hand, it gives opportunity for the local staff.

    Build a standard and measurement in hiring people. Not every turkish can work especially as TK is going international. Get rid of those people who is not competent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Manager in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I worked at Turkish Airlines full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    New challenging working environment, good opportunities to make a career. Developing a great brand. Future growth is targeted. Young people working for the company.

    Cons

    State owned company, therefore human resources policy does not even exist. No performance measurement of the employees. Unusual and extremely much networking policy is relevant. Sometimes managers have no orientation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new human resources system

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I have been working at Turkish Airlines full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Turkish airlines which fly more countries than any airlines. Company gives free fly tickets for its employers

    Cons

    get being promoted is really hard

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good start, but now I'm waiting for the right offer to go away forever!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Traffic Agent
    Current Employee - Sales and Traffic Agent

    I have been working at Turkish Airlines as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Well, it's kind of working in a very rich environment, where money is not a problem.

    Cons

    The local turkish management. not organized, not capable to manage personnel, more focused on personal needs than the well being of the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should call back all lower management abroad and keep just a country manager on site. Local personnel does not need 24/7 supervision and most of the times is more capable than the turkish management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    The worst HR policy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialist in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Specialist in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I worked at Turkish Airlines full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel to many International cities.

    Cons

    If you do not have political affiliation with management`s, getting promotion is a kind of miracle.
    You have to be ready that your manager or SVP can not understand English.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Performance must be evaluated according to professional criteria, not personal or political. With this kind of HR policy, You may have a big problem to keep yespecially in a position airline`s well known reputation.

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    High branding but low management capabilities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Revenue Management Specialist in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Revenue Management Specialist in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I worked at Turkish Airlines full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong brand perception, ability to fly for free. The company makes traveling easy by providing cheap flights and discounted accommodations in many cities of the world. The overall brand name is prestigious and offers serious advantages when talking with outsiders regarding job issues.

    Cons

    No employee branding, no clear career steps given, unjust in many internal processes, employees are bipolar in cultural issues, there is no rapport with the higher management and frontline employees, office manager are incapable in terms of foreign languages ( 2 managers in London can not speak English!), management & marketing theories and employee communications. Employees are upgraded and promoted not according to traits but political interactions. Many managers are less knowledgeable and capable than their staff. The overall ego of the employees is high and the company culture is closed to innovation. Turkish airlines is just a generic company which simply copies other major airlines. The government provides fiscal and managerial support to the company so the expected profit is a bubble, the company is exoanding faster than it's capabilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truthful and provide internal justice. Pause growth and cure frontline personnel as they are the ones crating the brand image along with high budgeted commercials.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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