Continental Airlines Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Pilot, Captain flying large commercial passenger aircraft throughout the world.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. More days off than most jobs. Prestigious job that garners respect from virtually everyone in your community, whether blue or white collar workers. Probably one of the best jobs a man or woman could hope to get. That is, if they enjoy and can handle the frequent challenges that are associated with flying large passenger jet aircraft.

    Cons

    Lots of travel, (about 50%), so when at work you are out of town and often out of the country. When you are 'junior" on the seniority list, then you have to settle for schedules that may not allow you to be home as often as you would like, or be available to attend some important family events or holiday gatherings.

    Advice to Management

    This company is expertly managed in all areas. I have no complaints or suggestions for improvement.

  2. I was an avionics technician

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in Orlando, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There were lots of opportunities for overtime work and they treated the employees fairly

    Cons

    They merged with American Airlines and had to make some cuts

  3. Helpful (3)

    Experience in Continental Airlines, Inc.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Flight Attendant in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - International Flight Attendant in Newark, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    When Gordon Bethune was the CEO it was truly the best place to work.

    Cons

    Now that it merged with United it no longer is the best place to work.

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  5. Working experiences at Continental Airlines

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Continental Airlines (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Travel benefits, discount offered from various companies, great friends.

    Cons

    No time for family, be on call first few years during reserve status

    Advice to Management

    Great management team

  6. Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Asa in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Asa in Newark, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best peope to work with!

    Cons

    There are passengers there! EGADS!!

    Advice to Management

    Sorry to see you all go!

  7. Helpful (1)

    Maintenance

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technician in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Satisfaction of work performed. Jack of many trades.

    Cons

    Poor communication skills. Uneducated. Iliterate. Mobster philosophies. Ww2 ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Eradicate greed. Reduce mafioso influences. Act like à normal human. Especially to others.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Use to be a Flight Attendant and enjoyed working for the company.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Denver, CO

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My schedule was great, I enjoyed flying.

    Cons

    Being on Reserve is hard.

  9. customer service

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great travel benefits at that time.... though with the merge I think a lot of commuting issues came up.

    Cons

    Hard on the family life but if you can endure your time on reserve I believe the schedulers at my time of employment were willing to work with trades and other issues that arose. BUT if you are on reserve they find ways to try & trick you . KNOW YOUR UNION.

  10. Excellent place to work for.

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

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful working culture and respectful employees.

    Cons

    Very good company and management, no bad reviews.

  11. Helpful (1)

    great flight benefits, declining morale

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Sales in Salt Lake City, UT

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

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

    Pros

    great flight benefits. easy to trade work schedules.

    Cons

    micromanagement, declining morale, benefits were eroding as well.

    Advice to Management

    count more than just beans

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