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British Airways Overview

www.ba.com
Harmondsworth, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1919
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Airlines
$10+ billion (AUD) per year
Competitors

Lufthansa Group, Emirates

A member of the royal family of European airlines, British Airways (BA) carries passengers and cargo to more than 150 destinations in some 75 countries from hubs at London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The carrier operates a fleet of about 240 aircraft ... Read more

Mission: To Fly. To Serve.

British Airways Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None that I have found after 9 years

    Cons

    Way to class conscious. If you are very good at your job you have zero chance of promotion as your superiors are afraid that you are more competent than them and show them up.

    Advice to Management

    Stop your practise of the old boys brigade and yes men and promote people who actually do want to make the company better. Get rid of your ridiculous class structure system and accept people for who they are. When promoting people choose them on merit and not preconceived ideas and set whims.

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British Airways Photos

British Airways photo of: Mixed Fleet Cabin Crew
British Airways photo of: Mixed Fleet Cabin Crew
British Airways photo of: Cabin Crew
British Airways photo of: Mixed Fleet Cabin Crew
British Airways photo of: Cabin Services Manager
British Airways photo of: A380 Heathrow
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British Airways Interviews

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    Commercial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Heathrow, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at British Airways (Heathrow, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Online application, telephone interview, online tests, in-person assessment (case study and then a strengths interview). Easy application process up until in-person assessment and the interviewers were friendly.

    However, the lady I met at the careers reception desk at Waterside was very rude and despite giving her accepted paperwork for ID verification etc. she said she could not accept it. Additionally no expenses are paid which is disappointing, even more so when they don't even bother to give feedback - given I took a whole day out to attend it does not take long for a quick email or follow-up call.

    The case study element of the interview was challenging, mostly due to it taking a very different format to the majority of consultancies, professional services firms or even investment banks. A little note to advise candidates to brush up on Excel skills prior to the interview would have been nice, at least for candidates who tend to use other (and more complex) programmes to analyse data. It was a curveball that then set the tone for the rest of the process.

    Interview Questions

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British Airways Awards & Accolades

  • Ranked number 1 employer for Logistics, transport and supply chain, The Guardian UK 300, 2018
  • Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2018
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