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KLM Reviews

Updated 13 Nov 2019

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3.7
86%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
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KLM CEO Pieter J. Th. Elbers
Pieter J. Th. Elbers
86 Ratings
Pros
  • "fijne lokatie, groot bedrijf, leuke collega's(in 11 reviews)

  • "Afwisselende carriere mogelijk en veel mensen veranderen van baan iedere paar jaar(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "000 medewerkers is het bedrijf, voor mij te groot en onpersoonlijk geworden(in 13 reviews)

  • "Door de grote van organisatie kunnen de mogelijkheden wel tijd kosten(in 12 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Thetford, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KLM part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Staff travel, can go to KLM long haul after 5 years in the company, good Sadlery and benefits, lots of varied nightstop destinations

    Cons

    Multi sector days 5 days away at a time, different hotel every night, packing and unpacking suitcase daily, only 2 cabin crew per aircraft

    KLM2016-10-16
  2. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to start - KLM UK Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at KLM full-time

    Pros

    Many good engineers and mechanics to work with

    Cons

    Poorly organised, a lot of frustratingly slow days

    Advice to Management

    Get more in touch with the staff, definitely an us and them feel

    KLM2016-06-29
  3. "cabin crew life"

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

    I have been working at KLM full-time

    Pros

    good balance of work and personal life, money, quick feedback from company, professional

    Cons

    not that much cons probably little bit old school style

    KLM2019-10-31
  4. "The Sky is blue"

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    Former Employee - Purser in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KLM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best employer in the world

    Cons

    Away from home all the time

    KLM2019-10-10
  5. "A nice company to work at"

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    Current Employee - Product Owner 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good life-work balance Nice colleagues Interesting industry Opportunities within the company

    Cons

    Slow decision-making can block speed and innovation

    KLM2019-09-23
  6. "You join it for the rest of your working life."

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    Current Employee - IT Senior Specialist in Schiphol-Rijk
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLM part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Strong commitment company-employee Good salary Standby tickets, even better for long term employees

    Cons

    Cooperation with Air France is difficult KLM tends to try every management style, but then slightly later Airline industry is prone to heavy swings, but usually we cannot afford any expenses for software and hardware.

    KLM2019-08-15
  7. "Forward thinking airline"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KLM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great leadership with strategic thinking, you get to learn alot and there is teamwork.

    Cons

    Very limited career growth opportunities.

    KLM2019-08-22
  8. "Great for me"

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    Current Employee - LAE in Milan

    I have been working at KLM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    never punished even for repetative lapses

    Cons

    anarchy is the best characteristic

    KLM2019-07-18
  9. "Interesting company suffering from to many powergames"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Schiphol
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of interesting challenges, big projects, interesting technological and managerial challenges. Drive to excel.

    Cons

    Way too many power games at the top, by both AF and KL managers. Too centrally managed causing slow innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Move from centralized to federated model and put control way lower in the organization in order to stimulate entrepeneurship.

    KLM2019-07-11
  10. "Reliable"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KLM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Reliable, excellent employer, professional development opportunities, good benefits

    Cons

    Large company, this can make it somewhat unpersonal

    KLM2019-05-29
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