Continental Airlines
3.8 of 5 190 reviews
www.united.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

Continental Airlines Reviews

Updated Jan 21, 2014
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3.8 190 reviews

                             

61% Approve of the CEO

Continental Airlines President and CEO, United Continental Holdings, Inc. Jeffery A. Smisek

Jeffery A. Smisek

(72 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I got paid to do my hobby.

Airplane Pilot Or Copilot (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Continental Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe pleasure of flying for pay.

ConsPutting up with the crap going through security.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake info from the line pilots

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fantastic Comapny

Executive Assistant (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Continental Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat place to work - fantastic leadership up through Larry Kellner

ConsWhen they merged with United it killed the soul of the company

Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to treating customers and employees with dignity and respect

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was a great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Continental Airlines full-time

ProsLot of integrity, pride and true team work.

ConsVery little and few. Number of vacation days...

Advice to Senior ManagementKept open communication channels.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Flight Attendant (Former Employee)
Newark, NJ

I worked at Continental Airlines full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThey provided an amazing product and were composed of the best flight attendants

ConsAfter the merger many managers started making life harder for the staff out of fear for their job. The quality of the product CAL offered dropped

Advice to Senior ManagementWith any merger your people are likely to get scared. Ensure the quality of the treatment of the people who provide your product/future product. It will benefit you in the end.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I was an avionics technician

Avionics Technician (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL

I worked at Continental Airlines full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThere were lots of opportunities for overtime work and they treated the employees fairly

ConsThey merged with American Airlines and had to make some cuts

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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customer service

Flight Attendant (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Continental Airlines full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat travel benefits at that time.... though with the merge I think a lot of commuting issues came up.

ConsHard on the family life but if you can endure your time on reserve I believe the schedulers at my time of employment were willing to work with trades and other issues that arose. BUT if you are on reserve they find ways to try & trick you . KNOW YOUR UNION.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent place to work for.

Intern (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Continental Airlines full-time for less than a year

ProsWonderful working culture and respectful employees.

ConsVery good company and management, no bad reviews.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great flight benefits, declining morale

Sales (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I worked at Continental Airlines part-time for more than 10 years

Prosgreat flight benefits. easy to trade work schedules.

Consmicromanagement, declining morale, benefits were eroding as well.

Advice to Senior Managementcount more than just beans

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Continental Airlines

ProsRespect from Upper management all kinds of benefits

ConsLong hours and unsatisfied customers

Advice to Senior ManagementDoing great

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A good place to work, but busy

Flight Dispatcher (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Continental Airlines

ProsGood benefits (pension + 401K match), Decent Salary, Nice Co-Workers, Decent Medical benefits, and a pretty good pay scale compared to the industry as a whole

ConsSometimes management seems to play favorites and promote people without actively posting that a job is available; workload can be kind of high depending upon the day/weather/etc.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you merger your company, don't give the company you're merging with every single thing they ask for if you're going to be the person who is in charge of the company once the merger is complete.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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