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South African Airways CEO Monwabisi Kalawe
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Free tickets fr"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at South African Airways full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    you get to fly for free

    Cons

    job insecurity nobody knows what is going on

    Advice to Management

    promote free within


  2. "Dissapointed with growth or lack of"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at South African Airways full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Medical and Travel Perks and 401k plan

    Cons

    no room for growth; the position you hire into is the one you will always have; they prefer to hire from the outside rather than promote from within

    Advice to Management

    Your mamangement style is 50 years old and is based on fear and oppresion!


  3. "Exciting challenge"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great, supportive director. Responsibilities and management self-realized

    Cons

    New meaning to organized chaos.

    Advice to Management

    open and honesty carriers a lot more weight than general talk


  4. "SAA"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None Really. It is not a nice place to work and I would not recommend it.

    Cons

    Unstable and unorganised. There is no future in a bankrupt company.

    Advice to Management

    The business needs to be taken into the 21st century


  5. "Great people, great product"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at South African Airways full-time

    Pros

    - UK team is fun, dynamic and forward thinking
    - Great autonomy
    - Management open to all ideas and contributions
    - Great work environment
    - Amazing benefits
    - Exciting product flying to some of the most beautiful countries in the world

    Cons

    - Head Office can be frustrating
    - salaries quite low


  6. "Area Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at South African Airways full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    South African Airways has extremely high standards and the training is rated as one of the best internationally. This is an extreme advantage in any career to keep growing as an individual and team player. I left the employee of SAA in 1998 and have been missing my Airline family.

    Cons

    There are hardly any cons working for South African Airways - maybe the remuneration is something that could be addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Identify your strong employees and grow them further instead of losing them to other airlines or others in the travel industry.


  7. "Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at South African Airways (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Frequent Trainings, travel benefits, loveable brand

    Cons

    Limited room for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Implement job rotation


  8. "Great Travel benefits but outdated Reward policies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at South African Airways full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rebates are good as well as alliance travel benefits

    Cons

    No Incentives
    Goverment owned
    Not a profitable Airline - may change if Airline is privatised

    Advice to Management

    To turn the airline toward becoming profitable it needs to come from the leadership of SAA. One clear directions, not many different directions.


  9. "technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good company to work for and nice packages

    Cons

    too much politics in management

    Advice to Management

    have interest in the company


  10. "Good benefits, zero growth"

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    Current Employee - CSA
    Current Employee - CSA
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at South African Airways full-time

    Pros

    Great exposure for networking opportunities
    Full Training
    Competitive salary

    Cons

    Extremely restricted room for growth
    People still in same positions after 15years within company


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