Continental Airlines

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Continental Airlines Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
198 Reviews
3.8
198 Reviews
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Continental Airlines President and CEO, United Continental Holdings, Inc. Jeffery A. Smisek
Jeffery A. Smisek
76 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • the flight benefits were great too (in 31 reviews)

  • Management support, fair compensation, flexible schedules and generous travel benefits (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • If you are not a pet or favorite of immediate middle management, you can expect your life to be miserable (in 8 reviews)

  • Merger with United destroyed it (in 4 reviews)

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    Continental

    Former Employee - Senior Analyst Revenue Management  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst Revenue Management in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great company, with superb management team.

    Cons

    Merge with United - lower salary than other airlines

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    Good Part time Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    Great flying benefits and very flexible schedules

    Cons

    management went downhill when they merged with United

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I got paid to do my hobby.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Airplane Pilot Or Copilot  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Airplane Pilot Or Copilot in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The pleasure of flying for pay.

    Cons

    Putting up with the crap going through security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take info from the line pilots

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fantastic Comapny

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great place to work - fantastic leadership up through Larry Kellner

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to treating customers and employees with dignity and respect

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    It was a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continental Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Lot of integrity, pride and true team work.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kept open communication channels.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    CAL

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant  in  Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    After 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 ManagementAdvice

    With 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I was an avionics technician

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Avionics Technician  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They merged with American Airlines and had to make some cuts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    customer service

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hard 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent place to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Wonderful working culture and respectful employees.

    Cons

    Very good company and management, no bad reviews.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    great flight benefits, declining morale

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Sales in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    great flight benefits. easy to trade work schedules.

    Cons

    micromanagement, declining morale, benefits were eroding as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    count more than just beans

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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