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KLM Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2019

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Found 158 reviews

3.7
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81%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
Approve of CEO
KLM CEO Pieter J. Th. Elbers
Pieter J. Th. Elbers
82 Ratings
Pros
  • "Afwisselende carriere mogelijk en veel mensen veranderen van baan iedere paar jaar(in 10 reviews)

  • "Open, warme, familiaire sfeer en enthousiaste collega's om mee samen te werken(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Daardoor veel ouderwetse zaken binnen het bedrijf(in 11 reviews)

  • "Doorlooptijd is lang voor projecten(in 11 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "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
  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. "Nil"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good company CEO, local management not that great.

    Cons

    Bad increment, high turnover for new staff, Air france constantly going on strike, which hurts our remuneration package for the year.

    Advice to Management

    Group management, please try to prevent the strikes. Are strikes some kind of benefit that I am not aware off?

    KLM2019-05-26
  7. "internship"

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

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

    Pros

    You have a lot to learn there.

    Cons

    Transportation expenses cannot be fully covered.

    KLM2019-04-24
  8. "Could be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nairobi

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

    Pros

    Great teams and management direction

    Cons

    career progression is very slow and biased towards HQ staff

    KLM2019-04-17
  9. "Team is very disorganised, company has old mindset"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Amsterdam
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only one: you get discounted flights after 6 months of working.

    Cons

    Company feels like it's still in the 80's. They do a lot of manual work pen and paper. The teams are very disorganised, and for data scientists the work is not great. Quality of data is poor, there is not much room for machine learning applications, it's mostly analysing (poor quality) data and showing plots to stakeholders.

    KLM2019-05-11
  10. "You have a specific job description but you still need to have around skills to meet the market requirements"

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    Former Employee - Ticket Sales Representative in Accra
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The international exposure to current trends and forces is great

    Cons

    The renumeration is lousy

    Advice to Management

    Match the earnings in this part of the world to Europe

    KLM2019-04-01
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