Continental Airlines Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 25, 2014
Updated Mar 25, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • discuss a how you handled a difficult boss   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Intern, Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Crew Resource Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Car Ramp Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Newark, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, NJ
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Flight Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Newark, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, NJ
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It was union regulated.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Airplane Pilot Or Copilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Flight Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • Why do you want to be a flight attendant?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flight Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • Do you think you would be a fit for the culture at CO.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Structures Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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