Continental Airlines

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Continental Airlines Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
201 Reviews
3.7
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Continental Airlines President and CEO, United Continental Holdings, Inc. Jeffery A. Smisek
Jeffery A. Smisek
78 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • the flight benefits were great too (in 31 reviews)

  • Management support, fair compensation, flexible schedules and generous travel benefits (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • If you are not a pet or favorite of immediate middle management, you can expect your life to be miserable (in 8 reviews)

  • Also, the company has completely changed and the service has gone down hill since merger with United Airlines (in 4 reviews)

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    Continental

    Former Employee - Senior Analyst Revenue Management in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst Revenue Management in Houston, TX

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company, with superb management team.

    Cons

    Merge with United - lower salary than other airlines

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Continental had great travel benefits and forward thinking in regards to technology. The co-workers there are fantastic and are "all in" for taking whatever measures necessary to keep the company moving in a forward direction.

    Cons

    Like some of the other posts; the salaries there are "known" to be far below the market for the 4th largest city in the USA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of the talent you have and the company will continue to prosper; just the opposite if you don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    GREAT PLACE TO WORK!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - International Flight Attendant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great travel benefits and working rules. Great pay and co-workers were the BEST in the business.

    Cons

    Some short overnight trips and being on "reserve" for the beginning of my career as a Flight Attendant. Also, the company has completely changed and the service has gone down hill since merger with United Airlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    United Airlines name, reputation, and the inflight employees have damaged the wonderful reputation Continental had as a hometown airline! Continental had the best service and ground crews. Now with the injection and combination of the United employees, things have gone down hill. I am sad for the Seasoned veteran Employees who worked so hard to make the reputation for CAL and in one stroke of a pen from executives have ruined it by merging with UAL. The tail may be the same but the company sure isn't. The ratings below are for CONTINENTAL NOT United.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too Bad it's gone

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Continental Airlines (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    All around great place to work

    Cons

    Merger with United destroyed it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Loved it - best corporate work culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Upward mobility for profession and supportive management

    Cons

    Low pay which can counter the great benefits received

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Valued employee input and contributions and created a fun work environment for all.

    Cons

    Work-life balance in a competitive airline industry made things tough at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I got paid to do my hobby.

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    Former Employee - Airplane Pilot Or Copilot in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Airplane Pilot Or Copilot in Houston, TX

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pleasure of flying for pay.

    Cons

    Putting up with the crap going through security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take info from the line pilots

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved working with the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    friendly people.great benefits great place to work

    Cons

    moved to Chicago and placed a lot of hard works jobless

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It was the best place I've ever worked!

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    Former Employee - Asa in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Asa in Houston, TX

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent benefits, free travel, huge discounts on cruise ships, rental cars, and hotels.

    Cons

    None. I loved everything about Continental!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Comapny

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work - fantastic leadership up through Larry Kellner

    Cons

    When they merged with United it killed the soul of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to treating customers and employees with dignity and respect

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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