Continental Airlines Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
- Popular Job Titles:
- Flight Attendant (6)
- Manager (3)
- Analyst (2)
- Marketing Manager (1)
- Airplane Pilot Or Copilot (1)
- Airport Sales Agent (1)
- Industrial Engineer (1)
- Senior Manager (1)
- Technology Intern (1)
- Structures Engineer (1)
- Systems Engineer (1)
- Revenue Management (1)
- Ramp Agent (1)
- Project Manager (1)
- Senior Financial Analyst (1)
- Senior Analyst (1)
- Engineering (1)
- Developer (1)
- Cargo Agent (1)
- Customer Service Agent - Ramp (1)
- Technology Interview (1)
- Car Ramp Operations (1)
- Crew Resource Analyst (1)
- Intern, Human Resources (1)
Intern, Human Resources Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Continental Airlines.
Interview Details – Everyone was very personable, professional, business attire a must to be seriously considered for employment.
Interview Question – Expect to answer questions in the fashion of what you can do for them; not what they can do for you. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Two week process. Pleasant. They will call your references.
Very Easy Interview
Crew Resource Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Continental Airlines.
Interview Details – The job is posted on company intranet. You submit your resume through resumix and hope they call. Go to the interview, and two of the supervisors interview you with the standard structured interview. Questions like "What was one of the most difficult things you ever had to deal with at your last job?"
Negotiation Details – No salary negotiation offered - take it or leave it.
Car Ramp Operations Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Continental Airlines in May 2009.
Interview Details – Online resume netting with manager 15 min 10 year back ground check
Negotiation Details – None
Very Difficult Interview
Flight Attendant Interview (Positive Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Continental Airlines.
Interview Details – There are multiple phases in a single day for some and spread out over multiple days for others. Then if you make it you are invited to 6 week long initial training. That is the intense part.
Interview Question – The teamwork breakout sessions. Shine here. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was union regulated.
Airplane Pilot Or Copilot Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Continental Airlines.
Interview Details – The best way to get an interview is to be recommended by an active Continental, (now United), Pilot. There are minimum qualifications required for resume's and applications to be accepted and reviewed, and these vary from time to time. Currently a new pilot applicant must have at least a Commercial Pilot's License, Multi-Engine, Instrument ratings, a First Class Medical certificate, and a minimum of 2,500 hours of flight time, with a minimum amount of that time being logged as "Pilot in command". A 4 year college degree is also preferred, but not absolutely required. Military experience is a plus, but many non military pilots are hired. Once called for an initial interview, you will receive a physical exam from a company doctor. You will be interviewed by an HR person first, then a pilot review panel. You may be asked to fly in an aircraft simulator to demonstrate skill levels during certain instrument approaches or emergency conditions. Following this process, which may take two to three days, you will be sent home to await a possible phone call and offer of employment, which will include a class training date, where you will join about 20 other "new hire" pilots in a two month training course. Every new pilot serves a 1 year probationary period during which they are not protected by the union, and could be fired for cause at any time. Following this first year the job is much more secure.
Interview Question – Tell us why you believe you will make an excellent pilot for our company for the next 30 years? View Answer
Negotiation Details – There are no negotiations in this business as a line pilot. Salaries and job requirements are negotiated and set in stone. You are a seniority number here.
Flight Attendant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Continental Airlines in November 2011.
Interview Details – After having a telephone interview I was sent an email asking me to fly into Houston, TX for an all day interview. I was flown out from California and placed into a meeting room with about 50 other canadates. There was a small orentation followed by a 1:1 interview. I was asked to come have lunch and come back for a 2nd interview. After I was asked to sit with 2 head of personnels/CEO. Offered to join and start training class in 2 months.
Interview Question – Why do you want to be a flight attendant? View Answer
Very Difficult Interview
Flight Attendant Interview (Negative Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Continental Airlines in September 2011.
Interview Details – Applied to the company website. Contacted almost a month and a half later.
Offered choices of dates to fly to Houston to personally interview.
No phone questions.
Arrived at group interview in the am with about 70 candidates.
As I approached the interviewer, she looked straight at me and said
Flatly, nothing special...
I was floored and astounded how absolutely rude she was.
Interviewed with a gentlemen who was also short and very impersonable.
Asked to come.back for second face.to face interview. Using the star method,
Answered questions well, I thought. Same astoundingly rude lady interviewed me.
She asked.me if I thought I was a good fit for the company and I thought.
Not really, I'm not an ***hole.
Do not work here, these people think their primadonnas.
They forgot how to treat people.
Interview Question – Do you think you would be a fit for the culture at CO. View Answer
Very Easy Interview
Senior Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Continental Airlines in January 2009.
Interview Details – While my interview for this position was farther back than 2009 I had to do this for the site's requirement. When I interviewed they performed this STAR interview process which includes Situation, Task, Action, Result. Everyone interviews by this standard and it is more of a "fill in the blank" process for us. If we simply have something on paper to show that the person fulfilled these requirements they are in. Realistically, we already know who we are going to hire but for the Affirmative Action aspect of our hiring we must have documentation to show that we did not discriminate.
Interview Question – Name a time when you had to deal with conflict in the workplace. How did you handle it? View Answer
Negotiation Details – We have a grade level system that does not allow negotiations. It is very similar to government employment.
Structures Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Continental Airlines in April 2009.
Interview Details – 1 or 2 managers during interview. It was nice and fluid