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Hi just wondering if anyone on here works for or knows much about GAL (Global Aerospace Logistics) in Abu Dhabi?

I have a telephone interview on Monday and I'm looking for some insight to the typical questions they may ask?

I know the general type of telephone interview questions but I was thinking they may ask some company specific ones.

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Kind of depends on who the interview is with. Are you interviewing with other military folks (I am assuming you are military), or is it with HR?

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Kind of depends on who the interview is with. Are you interviewing with other military folks (I am assuming you are military), or is it with HR?
Not too sure who it's with, the HR officer I presume as it was her that emailed me initially although I have also been in contact with my would be supervisor over there.

Yes I am ex-military just left the Air Force in December.

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I worked at a sister company to GAL, but they are all setup generally the same. If it is with HR I would be very surprised if the person has any actual knowledge of what the company does. You will be asked very general HR type questions (e.g. tell me about an experience you had with a difficult co-worker, that type of BS). One thing they probably will ask is about experience working with people from different countries and people who are not native English speakers

I am guessing they have a project or are about to land one and are hiring you to fill a role on that project. Which is just generally how they work. Your would be supervisor is really the one who will make the decision in the end, the HR interview is somewhat a formality from what I could tell.

One thing to be aware of is these are not the most employee friendly companies. If they are not making you a really sweet offer (50K+/month) I would be pretty hesitant. They will tell you all about job security, but there really is none.

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Yeah I kind of expected them to ask those types of questions, I have been in contact with the supervisor for a while now and he said he'd be on the panel for the interview but I imagine that'd be for a face to face one? He said in one of the emails that none of the questions should be very taxing and I should breeze it but that still doesn't help my nerves! lol

There are two posts available for the role and he does seem quite keen on me, he has spoke to one of my old bosses who he is friends with who subsequently recommended me and all the comms I've had with him have been positive.

I'm not too sure about money and stuff but considering I'm on the equivalent of only 7000 AED(I'm currently a postman) in the UK at the moment I'd be happy with anything upwards of 15,000 AED, not that I'd complain if they did offer 50,000!

Any idea what the average salary is with GAL?

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Yeah I kind of expected them to ask those types of questions, I have been in contact with the supervisor for a while now and he said he'd be on the panel for the interview but I imagine that'd be for a face to face one? He said in one of the emails that none of the questions should be very taxing and I should breeze it but that still doesn't help my nerves! lol

There are two posts available for the role and he does seem quite keen on me, he has spoke to one of my old bosses who he is friends with who subsequently recommended me and all the comms I've had with him have been positive.

I'm not too sure about money and stuff but considering I'm on the equivalent of only 7000 AED(I'm currently a postman) in the UK at the moment I'd be happy with anything upwards of 15,000 AED, not that I'd complain if they did offer 50,000!

Any idea what the average salary is with GAL?
I don't know what your military experience was or how many years, but the Brits/Yanks I knew from G@L or other E@I companies all seemed pretty experienced, many I think were on full military pension. I would certainly not tell anyone you are happy with AED 15,000 at the outset. I am pretty sure most of the Brits were getting in the AED 50K range (Salary about 30-35 + housing), but again they were probably about 20 years experience.

I do not want to dissuade you, they do some interesting work and I am sure have interesting projects. I know people who have worked with E@I for years, and made a lot of money. But the company considers ex-pats disposable and your job is never truly secure. The mindset of if I work hard and do a good job all will be well does not apply. From my perspective, the only real reason to join a company like them is m-o-n-e-y.
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I was a Survival Equipment Fitter in the Royal Air Force for 9 years but they would extend my contract as they were making loads of redundancies as I was leaving, jobs for what I do are very rare here in the UK and abroad for that matter so when I found this I pounced on it.

Haha yeah I know what you mean about being happy with 15,000, I'd definitely keep that close to my chest until I saw what they offered, but if it was anywhere in the region of 30,000 I'd be very happy that's about 80% better than anything here in the UK.

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Quick update, had the phone interview this morning, I have been offered the job, now I just need to wait and see what kind of package they offer.

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i work for GAL... i'm assuming you're a blackhawk guy. Contact me via PM and i can answer any question you have but i'm not gonna put it out to the public. I think you will be happy with the salary you are gonna be offered.
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i work for GAL... i'm assuming you're a blackhawk guy. Contact me via PM and i can answer any question you have but i'm not gonna put it out to the public. I think you will be happy with the salary you are gonna be offered.


I have been interested in working with GAL for a few years now and finally a position which fit my skillset has presented itself. I would like the best chance at landing this job so if there is any advice that you may lend please let me know. I am primiraly looking for a POC in the HR department or maybe someone doing direct hire. Thanks in advance

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