Continental Airlines
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Flight Attendant Interview

Flight Attendant
Houston, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Continental Airlines in September 2011.

Interview Details – Applied to the company website. Contacted almost a month and a half later.
Offered choices of dates to fly to Houston to personally interview.
No phone questions.

Arrived at group interview in the am with about 70 candidates.
As I approached the interviewer, she looked straight at me and said
Flatly, nothing special...

I was floored and astounded how absolutely rude she was.
Interviewed with a gentlemen who was also short and very impersonable.

Asked to come.back for second face.to face interview. Using the star method,
Answered questions well, I thought. Same astoundingly rude lady interviewed me.

She asked.me if I thought I was a good fit for the company and I thought.
Not really, I'm not an ***hole.

Do not work here, these people think their primadonnas.
They forgot how to treat people.

Interview Question – Do you think you would be a fit for the culture at CO.   View Answer

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Industrial Engineer Interview

Industrial Engineer
Houston, TX

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Continental Airlines in December 2008.

Interview Details – Talent focussed interview with a script that a hiring manager has to follow and submit to hr. Usually process may take between 2 to 3 different interviews for this or managerial positions. Have to have specific examples - most candidates struggle with this either because they are nervous, not well prepared or just simply incompetent.

Interview Question – Tell as about a time when you demostated initiative   Answer Question

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Manager Interview

Manager
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Continental Airlines in January 2010.

Interview Details – Group / Panel interview.

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Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Continental Airlines in June 2010.

Interview Details – Was contacted by human resources who administered a 30 min phone interview. Following day was contacted for a face to face. Two weeks later contacted for a second/final interview. Hiring Manager was very polite. Process time was average for a hiring process. Hiring Manager asked general, "what makes you the best fit for this position, how do you handle stress, etc...." They waited for compensation results which I was told is tailored to individual's experience, education and ability. For an airline, compensation is going to be relatively low compared to other industries. End result I was not offered position, likely because of my experience, Master's degree and certification, probably couldn't justify my hiring over what revenue would be driven by the position. I knew this before I applied, had a friend working there who quit to make 75% of what average PMs make so I was naturally assume they pay less than that. Just be yourself.

Interview Question – Describe a situational problem and describe how you thought of a solution, communicated it, implemented it and what were the results of that decision.   View Answer

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Analyst Interview

Analyst
Houston, TX

The process took 2 months - interviewed at Continental Airlines in March 2010.

Interview Details – for the first 20 minutes they are talking about the company and yourself just a little bit. Final 40 minutes is based on a booklet that they have and they are asking bunch of "Zingers". I was not prepared and I was quite sure that I could not get the job.

Interview Question – Tell us about a time that your technical knowledge was not adequate to solve a problem that you have faced   Answer Question

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Technology Intern Interview

Technology Intern
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Continental Airlines in April 2009.

Interview Details – Just simple HR questions and some stuff about resume. I guess I did well but had limited experience for the position.

Interview Question – Describe about your Project experience with Java   Answer Question

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Airport Sales Agent Interview

Airport Sales Agent
Houston, TX

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Continental Airlines in February 2010.

Interview Details – Overall very easy interview and was approved for transfer. Bad part is, there are no jobs available for transfer. Basic questions, helps to just read a basic interview book so you don't panic with questions you haven't thought of. Most interview books will have most of the questions they'll be asking. If your here already it's 1:1. When I started here over 10 years ago, it was a group interview, much like inflight. Then they weed you out and then it goes to 1:1. When I first started at CAL it took awhile for the hiring. Sent in my resume and play the waiting game.

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Flight Attendant Interview

Flight Attendant

I applied online and interviewed at Continental Airlines.

Interview Details – I received an invitation to interview in Houston several months after filling out their online application. It began with a brief video and orientation. Afterwards, we were called one by one for our interviews. Everyone was friendly and did their best to make us feel comfortable. Unfortunately I didn't receive an offer, but it was a good experience just the same.

Interview Question – None of them were terribly unexpected. I would say the standard behavioral questions.   Answer Question

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Flight Attendant Interview

Flight Attendant

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Continental Airlines in October 2011.

Interview Details – After the 1 on 1 interview, I was told I would hear something in 2 weeks. I knew then that I was not going to be offered a job. Another applicant was told to take the shuttle to the airport but not tell anyone that she was to come back that afternoon for another interview.

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Developer Interview

Developer

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Continental Airlines in October 2010.

Interview Details – Phone interview for screening candidates

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