Continental Airlines Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Okay company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Continental Airlines

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They give good employee feedback. Working with the customers on flights can be fun. Going to different cities is a blast and working with other flight attendants and the crew is fun. I visited many different cities while I was working for them. They have a modern fleet of airplines and they try their best to provide good customer service to all the people that fly on the airline. They are based in Houston, so if you are based in Houston, TX, you will have the ability to fly more flights and get in your hours for the month. I really enjoyed working for them.

    Cons

    Passriding can be difficult. Sometimes managers are too busy.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the small people.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Continental is average

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

    I worked at Continental Airlines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    travel benefits are the only thing that was above average

    Cons

    volatile industry makes for tough working conditions

    Advice to Management

    dont lay off employees in favor of promoting senior management


  3. Helpful (5)

    Continental is not as good as it seems in the main line media. Growing percentage of unhappy employees!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    To be affiliated with a Company that consistantly wins awards & is looked up to in the Industry.

    Cons

    If you ask the people working within the Company and the way people are under-paid and have less benefits than other major airlines even though we are supposed to be the best in the business the employees are not anywhere near what American/Delta/United/Northwest/Southwest pay & benefits. That's even after those companies have went through bankrupcies and cut backs they still do better that Continental employees.

    Advice to Management

    The tide is changing. Employee Moral is coming down and it shows in our performance and work. Wake up Management, I see it daily in my department. Listen to the people that do the job daily. Not the Managers! Technology needs to be improved. It takes money to make money.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    This job can be really great at times, and at other times--not so much.

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

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I love the people I work with. I love to be able to get away from home and not have to worry about household duties everyday. Also, it's nice to be able to have easy access to warm places when the weather at home is less than favorable. I have a good amount of vacation time and 15-18 days off a month.

    Cons

    It's an airline and the airline industry is notorious for their frequent instabilities in relation to the economy and other factors. Flight delays are very frustrating. Our typical workday can be very long and exhausting--up to 14 hours and occasionally more. Living out of a suitcase can sometimes get to you.

    Advice to Management

    It's not good to be so removed from your front-line employees. Employee morale is greatly improved when they feel that senior management care and are willing to personally listen to their feedback.


  6. Helpful (2)

    See the world and get paid(although not very much).

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

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If your goal in life is to see the world, then the airline industry might be right for you. My opinion is that Continental Airlines is one of the leaders in the industry. You get paid to see the world, although it is not very lucrative at first. With seniority comes better pay, schedule flexibility, and choice of destinations. Continental has the youngest fleet in the industry, so mechanical delays are less frequent than most airlines. Continental is also the best paying airline in the industry, in respect to the flight attendant career. Management has excellent communication skills, daily updates are available via email or voice mail.

    Cons

    My following comments aren't specific to Continental Airlines, but common to the airline industry. Your pay does not begin with check in at the duty desk (one hour before departure) but only once the passengers are completely boarded and the boarding door has been closed. Your pay then stops once you land and the boarding door is once again open. As an in-flight crew member, you aren't paid for time spent in the airports between flights(up to several hours each day). This might translate to a 13 hour duty day, but in reality your getting paid for 6 hours(actual flight time). You will be declaring poverty at the beginning of you career.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management is doing a fine job considering the mess the airline industry is currently in.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Reliability on Senior Management Statements - NOT

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

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Hard work that did not pay off!

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep politics away from this job.


  9. Working at CO

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

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Pretty exciting

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

    I worked at Continental Airlines

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  11. It is a good place to work

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

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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.



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