Continental Airlines Interview Questions

Updated Aug 10, 2015
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    Aircraft Mechanic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Continental Airlines (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    3 stage interview process, progressing from line mechanic, lead mechanic and supervisor, and finally management. Went over basic mechanic responsibilities and experience, general discussion on problem solving techniques with challenge to relate to real world experiences, again based on actual past issues with emphasis on how they were overcome! Review training and line experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Again, problem solving techniques, emphasis on employee to employee working relationships.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No real negotiations as this was a union contract that required adherence to the contract terms.

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    Flight Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    The process was fairly easy. Interviewers were always watching us. There was a group session, where we worked together as a group and were asked to tell something about another individual from the group.

    Interview Questions

    • How will your past work experiences benefit you for this position?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    interview process was via a panel; jobs were posted internally and externally

    Interview Questions

    • discuss a how you handled a difficult boss   1 Answer
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    Intern, Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Continental Airlines (Baltimore, MD).

    Interview

    Everyone was very personable, professional, business attire a must to be seriously considered for employment.

    Interview Questions

    • Expect to answer questions in the fashion of what you can do for them; not what they can do for you.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Two week process. Pleasant. They will call your references.

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    Crew Resource Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Continental Airlines.

    Interview

    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

    No salary negotiation offered - take it or leave it.

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    Flight Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Continental Airlines (Newark, NJ).

    Interview

    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 Questions

    Negotiation

    It was union regulated.

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    Airplane Pilot Or Copilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Continental Airlines (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Tell us why you believe you will make an excellent pilot for our company for the next 30 years?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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.

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    Flight Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Continental Airlines (Houston, TX) in November 2011.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Why do you want to be a flight attendant?   1 Answer
  10. Helpful (1)  

    Flight Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Continental Airlines (Houston, TX) in September 2011.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Do you think you would be a fit for the culture at CO.   1 Answer
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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Continental Airlines (Cleveland, OH) in September 2011.

    Interview

    There were multiple questions all in the STAR behavioral interview process. Give situation, task, actions, and results for each question. There were approximately 6 or 7 questions and you had 2 teams of 2 interviewers, that re-asked the same questions but phrased them differently. If you are not familiar with behavior based interviewing it could be hard...

    Interview Questions

    • Give me a time when you had a challenging work situation and how you handled it?   Answer Question
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