Qatar Airways

Qatar flagQatar | Flag Carrier airline
3.4
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4 reviews Fleet: 258 On order: 192
ICAO: QTRIATA: QRCallsign: QATARIFounded: 1993

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Excellent company

5.0 Star icon First Officer - Former employee
Feb. 09, 2022
CheckmarkRecommended to other Pilots CheckmarkPositive business outlookCheckmarkApproval of management

Pros

Excellent company

Cons

Living in the Middle East could be tough

Advice to management

The workload is high

Advice to future employees

Better if go with family

Worst company I've ever experienced in my life to be an employee.

2.2 Star icon Captain - Former employee
Jul. 03, 2022
Cross markRecommended to other Pilots CheckmarkPositive business outlookCross markApproval of management

Pros

Good staff travel, good school fees

Cons

Respect for contractual working conditions. Management culture. Respect for international laws. Revenge attitude

Advice to management

They do not accept advice.

Advice to future employees

Do not go there! I read this kind of advice and disregarded and I went there. Immediately after I joint, I realized my mistake. Qatar as a country have no respect for human rights, Qatar Airways is worse and can only do that because they are a very important company in Qatar, they control everything.

Poor company culture & few upgrade opportunities

3.2 Star icon First Officer - Former employee
Apr. 25, 2023
Cross markRecommended to other Pilots CheckmarkPositive business outlookCross markApproval of management

Pros

Major airline with all the related benefits & perks. Great fleet & expansion.

Cons

Poor company culture in terms of crew management and approach safety - very much punitive. Upgrade takes a very long time, and pass rate is ridiculously low. Not a nice country to live in as an expat.

Advice to management

Evolve towards a real just culture, consider First Officers as future Captains instead of flaps operators.

Advice to future employees

Decent airline for Captains, poor for First Officers.

BE CAREFUL

3.2 Star icon Captain - Former employee
Feb. 15, 2024
Cross markRecommended to other Pilots Cross markPositive business outlookCross markApproval of management

Pros

WORLDWIDE OPERATIONS IN ALL KIND OF WEATHER CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENTS. YOUR AERONAUTICAL EXPERIENCE WILL BE ENHANCED DRAMATICALLY. You will be flying in cold weather conditions, in ITCZ, high density airports with limited nav aids. Carry out circling and visual approaches. RNP AR , steep approaches like in Kathmandu. Great opportunity for Command Upgrade and fleet change.

Cons

toxic reporting culture starting from Cabin Crew who are mostly uneducated and brainwashed by the upper management who seek to micromanage every aspect of the operations by adopting a blame and punitive culture. As Result, the working environment is narrow minded, with TOTAL LACK OF VALUES such reciprocal respect, empathy, trust, compassion, freedom of expression etc.. ROSTER IS ROUGH flying east to west with minimum rests. 5 days in a row including 3 nights in a row. Fatigue reports might hit you back. hours in the bunk are not factorized meaning you will be flying 1200 or 1300 hours in a year and can not log the hours.

Advice to management

It will just take generations to change. It is part of the country and young society culture trying to fit in a western show business model. There are not short cuts when it comes to that. Qatar skipped all the steps or old civilizations and as consequence its people just believe they can buy everything and EVERYONE WITH MONEY. You can not buy values such integrity, respect, empathy or life experience or even basic education.

Advice to future employees

consider only as last option and career patch.

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