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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  1.  

    rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Crew Scheduler in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    open, relaxed environment, good camaraderie

    Cons

    With UAL on the riegns, things are never going to be same...lack of transparancy in my opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    gotta keep your labor force in the loop guys

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A really great learning experience...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    Company tenets of Working Together and Dignity and Respect made for one of the best corporate culture environments I have ever worked in. It worked because it was followed by everyone, from top management to every level throughout the company.

    Cons

    Remains to be seen whether the merging of legacy Continental culture with the more aggressive United corporate culture will work in the end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dignity, respect and working together go a long way towards making the average employee feel vested in their work and the company goals - try to maintain as much of that culture as you can as the merger proceeds.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Continental was a great company, United's ways and methods are prevailing.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    The culture and teamwork. displayed on a daily basis.The travel benefits along with the excitement of working for a great airline.

    Cons

    Underpaid compared to industry standard. Management has their favorites, .Promotions are given to those who are liked and not always the most qualified.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The flight benefits were great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    The benefits were great at Continental Airlines. We got to see a lot of the world.

    Cons

    Advancement is based on who you know, not what you know. The merger will dampen it even further.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose the original Continental Airlines company culture.

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Started off Great but then.....

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

    I worked at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    -Work-Life balance was incredible. Time off is very flexible, whenever needed. The first manager I had would let us go early sometimes for happy hour! (too bad things didnt' stay that way)
    -Travel benefits are unmatched.
    -Lot of good people to work with (depending on group)

    Cons

    -Salary was mediocre compared to industry average. Lot of "new hires" fresh out of college.
    -Difficult to move up the ladder.
    -A lot depends on the group you are in. My first team was incredible, I loved it. Then they had cutbacks and I moved into a group that was horrible. Can be "clickish".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get caught up in the corporate madness. Remember your employees are what run your company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cargo Administrative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cargo Administrative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    flight benefit ,be part of a good company

    Cons

    good costumer service,equal opprtunities,treat people with dignity and respect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be better each day

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall experience has been very rewarding and overall like family.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    The people are terrific and when mananger is lacking others step up to the plate to assist you in doing an excellent job for your co-workers and customers. The opportunity to work for an organization that expects you to work with the same dignity and respect we all should have learned as a child and a must in the house.

    Cons

    The workload is extremely heavy do to continuous cut-backs. Doing the work of 2-3 people without additional compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust is a two way street.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place, it's a shame they merged

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structures Engineer Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Structures Engineer Intern in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    Great benefits even for intern, great people, very fun and pleasant place to work in

    Cons

    A bit less pay, but it is worth it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great manager. At least for Structures Engineering

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    enjoyable place to work

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

    I worked at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    people are great - the team I was on was enjoyable. depends on the controller group though

    Cons

    pay could be better for a finance job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    they say they have an open door policy but they do not

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Continental Airlines

    Pros

    help customers get thru the mess of trying to fly

    Cons

    bad customer policy bad handling of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    honesty would be a refreshing change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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