Continental Airlines Interview Questions

Updated Oct 6, 2014
Updated Oct 6, 2014
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    Flight Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
  2. 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
  3.  

    Intern, Human Resources Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
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    Crew Resource Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed 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
  6.  

    Flight Attendant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed 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 applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed 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
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    Flight Attendant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 daysinterviewed 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.  

    Project Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Continental Airlines in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by human resources who administered a 30 min phone interview. Following day was contacted for a face to face. Two weeks later contacted for a second/final interview. Hiring Manager was very polite. Process time was average for a hiring process. Hiring Manager asked general, "what makes you the best fit for this position, how do you handle stress, etc...." They waited for compensation results which I was told is tailored to individual's experience, education and ability. For an airline, compensation is going to be relatively low compared to other industries. End result I was not offered position, likely because of my experience, Master's degree and certification, probably couldn't justify my hiring over what revenue would be driven by the position. I knew this before I applied, had a friend working there who quit to make 75% of what average PMs make so I was naturally assume they pay less than that. Just be yourself.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situational problem and describe how you thought of a solution, communicated it, implemented it and what were the results of that decision.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Customer Service Agent - Ramp Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norfolk, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norfolk, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Continental Airlines in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I saw postings on Continental's website for part-time and full-time positions in Norfolk for the ramp. I applied and recieved a call from HR about a week later. The HR rep was very nice and kept things pretty informal. She went through the basic qualifications, work history, and disqualifiers. Basically to confirm that you are eligible for the position and if you're a good fit. She said she would forward her notes to her supervisor and give me a call later in the week. She called me back 2 days later to confirm that I was chosen for a 1:1 interview. An email was sent to me that day with all instructions, paperwork, etc.

    Sit down interview was the following Tuesday @ the Norfolk Airport in a conference room. I was being looked at for the part-time position, which there were 4 spots. 6 people were there including myself. They sat us all down and give the basic presentation with benefits info, job description, duties, company history etc. They they called us in 1 by 1 for the sit down. The sit down included 1 HR rep from Newark and the local station manager. It was pretty straight forward. Read questions directly off a sheet and took notes as you talked. After the 5 questions or so, they went over your resume one last time and opened the table for your questions. Everyone was very nice and kept me relaxed. Was told they will be contacting successful candidates by phone by the end of the week. (interview was today 6/22/2010).

    Hope to hear back from them.

    EDIT: Continental called me today (6/23/2010) extending an offer which I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to work with a difficult colleague.   Answer Question
    • Tell us about a specific situation where you were aware of ethic wrong-doing. How did you handle it? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    • Tell us about any time you were placed in a leadership position on the spot. What were your initial thoughts? How did everything turn out? Would you have liked to stay in that position knowing what you knew after the fact?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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