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Turkish Airlines Reviews

Updated July 28, 2017
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Turkish Airlines General Manager, CEO, and Director Temel Kotil
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  1. "export specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Turkish Airlines full-time

    Pros

    great people, great opportunities, good environment

    Cons

    poor salary, politics inside the company


  2. "Turkish Airlines"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turkish Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have worked in Turkish Airlines more than 10 years. It is one of the biggest airlines companies in the world. Compensation and benefits are good , if you stay longer you get discounted flights.

    Cons

    if you don't like aviation you may feel overwhelmed with the tasks, because flight operation goes 7/24

  3. "Cargo Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flight benefits and health insurance

    Cons

    Bad upper management, nepotism, no career opportunities, they want you work 24/7 and not paying well.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "turkish airlines"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Turkish Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    free or cheap airline tickets

    Cons

    discrimination against women
    discrimination against religion
    discrimination against political affiliation

    Advice to Management

    be honest
    be fair


  5. "Nice Brand"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Turkish Airlines full-time

    Pros

    - You get to buy tickets really cheap, for you and your first degree relatives.
    - Work with nice people
    - You have an impact in the general operations.

    Cons

    - Not much of salary raise
    - For software engineers, there is not much of a career path to follow.

    Advice to Management

    You should provide your employees a career path that they feel challanged and will be rewarded if they are able to follow it.


  6. "Finance Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a good environment with friendly people and very knowledgable. There are plenty of growth opportunities and the business is global.

    Cons

    Nothing really, the company is great and I had a great time interning there. The heirarchy is a bit too much, but the rest is okay


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Watertown, MA

    I worked at Turkish Airlines (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everything! This is a great place to work.

    Cons

    There is not much to stay.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Lack of local support and structure"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and Benefits make Turkish Airlines a solid choice when finding a new job. If you manage to stick with them for a while, you also get the bonus of free or cheap tickets to anywhere they fly or often where partner airlines fly. Your training will often send you to Turkey for what amounts to a free vacation with some schooling during the day.

    Cons

    The company as a whole is entirely too stuck on the past. They are truly a Turkish company. There is a general attitude of every man and woman for themselves, and everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING, must go through a chain of command for approval. If I wanted to buy a box of staples I would likely need approval. Their biggest problem is that for a global company they are still so heavily focused in Turkey. The headquarters and most of the support staff and call centers are all located there, and often times they do not speak english, which at this time is the global language. Constant complaints by customers talk about an inability for people within the company or at the call centers, to understand their problems and assist them. There is a distinct lack of understanding of the global marketplace, and it hurts their ability to expand. After seeing things from the inside, it is clear that if the company was not so hooked into the government of Turkey, that it would fail. However that connection, which allows low pricing, also hurts the company. The company is basically controlled to a large degree by the politics in Turkey. They rotate staff, which while it allows for staff to see more of the world, also hurts local offices. If someone has just figured out the local market and is suddenly replaced by someone who does not understand the local market and comes from another part of the world, it hurts that office. This is a constant thing with Turkish Airlines, and if you do not transfer where they want, you are forced out. We have lost many a great employee because they did not go along with the herd. This company seems strong from the outside, but from the inside it seems weak and I still do not understand how they are currently successful with the amount of internal infighting and issues with the companies structure.

    Advice to Management

    You are a global company. Act like it. You micromanage far too much from Turkey and in reality should have regional headquarters managing local offices in that area, instead of having all these tiny local offices all over the world forced to report to HQ causing all sorts of delays due to the time differences, and issues due to the language, cultural, lifestyle, and monetary adjustments. Do not move major staff around so much. In the travel industry you need to know your market so you can sell to them. Having people constantly rotating around may give people a broader world view, but it hurts local markets. Learn to truly be a global company. Turkey is not the center of the world, and the global language is not Turkish. When customers call, they should be able to deal with people who understand them, and as of right now, English is the global language. Your employee's should speak it, especially if they work in local offices not in Turkey.


  9. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is the best airline company in Europe

    Cons

    Work Schedule is a little bit hard,because you have to work late night at least 2 nights a week but depends on which department are you working.


  10. "Administrtion Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Turkish Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    profitability, beneficial career

    Cons

    better raises, more man power


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