Continental Airlines Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
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Continental Airlines President and CEO, United Continental Holdings, Inc. Jeffery A. Smisek
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Pros
  • the flight benefits were great too (in 31 reviews)

  • Continental had great travel benefits and forward thinking in regards to technology (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Middle management was extremely clueless as to the direction of the company (in 8 reviews)

  • Also, the company has completely changed and the service has gone down hill since merger with United Airlines (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Continental Airlines

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Continental Airlines (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive, get things done culture. People valued.

    Cons

    Industry pressures in early 2000's


  2. Material Specialist

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    Former Employee - Material Specialist in South Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Material Specialist in South Houston, TX

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It was ok.Loved the travel benefits.

    Cons

    The management was the most difficult.


  3. 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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company, with superb management team.

    Cons

    Merge with United - lower salary than other airlines


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  5. Good Part time Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great flying benefits and very flexible schedules

    Cons

    management went downhill when they merged with United


  6. Helpful (1)

    I got paid to do my hobby.

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pleasure of flying for pay.

    Cons

    Putting up with the crap going through security.

    Advice to Management

    Take info from the line pilots


  7. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic Comapny

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Go back to treating customers and employees with dignity and respect


  8. It was a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continental Airlines full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot of integrity, pride and true team work.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Kept open communication channels.


  9. Helpful (1)

    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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. I was an avionics technician

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    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  11. 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 (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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.



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