Continental Airlines

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Continental Airlines Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
199 Reviews
3.7
199 Reviews
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Continental Airlines President and CEO, United Continental Holdings, Inc. Jeffery A. Smisek
Jeffery A. Smisek
77 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    very fun

    Current Employee - Flight Attendant
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant

    I have been working at Continental Airlines full-time

    Pros

    flight benefits, crews, customers, touring the world, overnights

    Cons

    crews, bases, senior mamas. per diem is low, transferring is hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be realistic with newhires on how hard it is to find a place after training...maybe allow them to speak with other classes during training.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Was furloughed

    Former Employee - International Reservationist in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - International Reservationist in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I loved working in reservations. the flight benefits were great too.

    Cons

    I got laid off because of the bad economy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get unionized

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  5.  

    I got paid to do my hobby.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    It's fine

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Continental Airlines as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fee for travel (not airfare) on standby for pleasure travel.

    Cons

    Flying standby means being granted a seat on your flight after all paying passengers have been awarded their seat and after every employee with an earlier hiring date than you have been awarded their standby seat. Good luck ever getting on the airplane. If the aircraft or flight cancels, you're on your own merit and can be stuck for days.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Hideous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Scheduler
    Former Employee - Crew Scheduler

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Sometimes you get to fly. getting back is tough.

    Cons

    Awful lower level management. No respect for non-union employees. Abuse and favortism is rampant. If you are not a pet or favorite of immediate middle management, you can expect your life to be miserable. I can't begin to describe how awful it was to work in that place and how glad I was when I finally left. Initiative is not rewarded. Training is awful. I have since moved on and am very happy in the position i have now at another company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Complete review and overhaul of middle and lower management - down to supervisor level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Loved working with the company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    It was the best place I've ever worked!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    The most wonderful place and people to work with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    You meet so many new people.

    Cons

    Having to get used to the customers being so rude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire only Flight Attendants that have been flying for at least 5 years to be managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fantastic Comapny

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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