Continental Airlines Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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  1. very fun

    Current Employee - Flight Attendant
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant

    I have been working at Continental Airlines full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    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.


  2. Loved it - best corporate work culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Upward mobility for profession and supportive management

    Cons

    Low pay which can counter the great benefits received


  3. Great place to work

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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  5. 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 a 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 Management

    get unionized


  6. Helpful (1)

    I got paid to do my hobby.

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pleasure of flying for pay.

    Cons

    Putting up with the crap going through security.

    Advice to Management

    Take info from the line pilots


  7. Helpful (1)

    Hideous

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

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Loved working with the company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly people.great benefits great place to work

    Cons

    moved to Chicago and placed a lot of hard works jobless


  9. It was the best place I've ever worked!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Asa in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Asa in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None. I loved everything about Continental!


  10. The most wonderful place and people to work with.

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You meet so many new people.

    Cons

    Having to get used to the customers being so rude.

    Advice to Management

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic Comapny

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Go back to treating customers and employees with dignity and respect



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