Continental Airlines

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Continental Airlines Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Reliability on Senior Management Statements - NOT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    Flight benefits and exposure to upper management. One of the great things about Continental is the exposure to upper manaagement, I have experienced this at another company but there were only about 100 or so employees, this is not something one would normally experience at companies the size of Continental.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't stand behind their word.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When employees are informed of important information pertaining to their employment (seniority) they SHOULD NOT back track on it later.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work that did not pay off!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant Scheduler
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant Scheduler

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

    Pros

    Great company that should have given its employees a better retirement plan and protection for their seniority benefits. Medical insurance and 401K plans are good.

    Cons

    No guarantee that you still have a job the next day. They can always just tell you that you are no longer needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep politics away from this job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Working at CO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    Most of the people are friendly and decent to work with.

    Cons

    No room for career advancement or growth unless you know the right people, your credentials don't matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to develop your employees, successful employees means a successful company.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Pretty exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern

    I worked at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    Got to see aircrafts on ground and maintainence details.
    Got chances to fly to different hubs.

    Cons

    Pretty exhausting since you have you travel back and forth to the airports.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It is a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    Fly free benifit, offer very good working culture, honest and open communication, good place to learn and develop your skills.

    Cons

    There is very limited chances of promotions. Airlines industry offers many uncertainty over the future. Most airlines companies keep losing money because of gas price.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    No comment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    Good place to work and challenging projects

    Cons

    Runs pretty lean and high expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a better work life balance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    not what it use to be, it has gone down hill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    travel is great flight are not that full

    Cons

    management has no clue as to what is on the line. Maybe if they were a bit more active and fly a few trios they would be able to understand whats going on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be careful of what you say to manangement. the jr employees are writting up sr employees and its getting petty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not all it's hyped up to be...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    Travel benefits, health care benefits, environment is probably not as political or competitive as similarly sized corporations, many highly talented colleagues with great skills to learn from.

    Cons

    Very low pay for most managers, vast "old boy" network, women and minorities are only marginally represented, an almost weird lack of direction that leads many employees to be unproductive while a few others seem to do all the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously consider pay raises to recruit and retain talent at the middle level, encourage visibility and productivity from the vast and numerous layers of directors, senior directors, and vice presidents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Okay and Sad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    Great place to work, great benefits, great coworkers, great time. Traveled many places, lived in many different places as a result of job

    Cons

    Is all this coming to an end withe the merger. I am worried that the ways of united will affect our comapny

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not merge, well it is entirely too late. Who is going to bailout the employees now? Where are we going to go?

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a good place to work at the time,.it's a shame that it had to end

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    flexible schedules, good employees and good benefits.

    Cons

    They furloughed all the employees that have been there over 11 yrs or less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should have more loyality to your employees who have been here through the years.

    Disapproves of CEO

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