Continental Airlines

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Continental Airlines Reviews

199 Reviews
3.7
199 Reviews
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Continental Airlines President and CEO, United Continental Holdings, Inc. Jeffery A. Smisek
Jeffery A. Smisek
77 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)

  • 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.  

    GREAT PLACE TO WORK!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - International Flight Attendant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great travel benefits and working rules. Great pay and co-workers were the BEST in the business.

    Cons

    Some short overnight trips and being on "reserve" for the beginning of my career as a Flight Attendant. Also, the company has completely changed and the service has gone down hill since merger with United Airlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    United Airlines name, reputation, and the inflight employees have damaged the wonderful reputation Continental had as a hometown airline! Continental had the best service and ground crews. Now with the injection and combination of the United employees, things have gone down hill. I am sad for the Seasoned veteran Employees who worked so hard to make the reputation for CAL and in one stroke of a pen from executives have ruined it by merging with UAL. The tail may be the same but the company sure isn't. The ratings below are for CONTINENTAL NOT United.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Too Bad it's gone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Continental Airlines (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    All around great place to work

    Cons

    Merger with United destroyed it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Loved it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    Free flights, free flights, free flights

    Cons

    Middle management was extremely clueless as to the direction of the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the best careers...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative
    Current Employee - Administrative

    I have been working at Continental Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management support, fair compensation, flexible schedules and generous travel benefits!

    Cons

    Possibility of undesirable shifts--until you accrue seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the basics, don't let the unions run the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Loved it - best corporate work culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Upward mobility for profession and supportive management

    Cons

    Low pay which can counter the great benefits received

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Valued employee input and contributions and created a fun work environment for all.

    Cons

    Work-life balance in a competitive airline industry made things tough at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Loved working with the company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    friendly people.great benefits great place to work

    Cons

    moved to Chicago and placed a lot of hard works jobless

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It was the best place I've ever worked!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Asa in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Asa in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent benefits, free travel, huge discounts on cruise ships, rental cars, and hotels.

    Cons

    None. I loved everything about Continental!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The most wonderful place and people to work with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    You meet so many new people.

    Cons

    Having to get used to the customers being so rude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire only Flight Attendants that have been flying for at least 5 years to be managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Pilot, Captain flying large commercial passenger aircraft throughout the world.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. More days off than most jobs. Prestigious job that garners respect from virtually everyone in your community, whether blue or white collar workers. Probably one of the best jobs a man or woman could hope to get. That is, if they enjoy and can handle the frequent challenges that are associated with flying large passenger jet aircraft.

    Cons

    Lots of travel, (about 50%), so when at work you are out of town and often out of the country. When you are 'junior" on the seniority list, then you have to settle for schedules that may not allow you to be home as often as you would like, or be available to attend some important family events or holiday gatherings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company is expertly managed in all areas. I have no complaints or suggestions for improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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