Continental Airlines

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Continental Airlines Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.8 197 reviews

59% Approve of the CEO

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

Jeffery A. Smisek

(76 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Good Part time Job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat flying benefits and very flexible schedules

    Consmanagement went downhill when they merged with United

    Yes, I would 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

    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

    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)

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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