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Helpful (2)

Fair experience but has the potential to be something very special.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at United Airlines full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Flying benefits of course (when you can get on the plane)

Cons

Long hours, low salary compared to those in same or similar positions in the company, merger madness, low morale, rampant negativity, and lack of direction from the top.

Advice to Management

Don't forget the employees are actually people with lives, families, goals, and feelings. The employees matter just as much as the bottom line.

Other Employee Reviews for United Airlines

  1. New initiatives and strategies not welcomed. Company is still stuck in Medieval age!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Safety Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you love traveling and don't care much for your take home salary, perhaps, you are welcome here.

    Cons

    The company still operates on an old metric. I bet United's highly skilled may not compare with other industry's best. I believe the reason is not far-fetched. Since they don't pay competitively for outstanding performance, most management personnel are switched around; no new strategies, same old, same bureaucracy. Good luck with it.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in talents, search deeper. Provide the tools needed to do the job. Be prepared to let go those who aren't giving their all to the company in terms of time and resources. Go ask the tech geeks and other competitive industries. They changed from Old Jack to New Tom. Times have changed!!!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Travel benefits not worth the hassle

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Transportation is an interesting field, and airlines are an important piece of the global transportation network, so the work is interesting. The flight benefits allow you to travel to cool places for free (if you can get a seat).

    Cons

    The merger with CO has been an overwhelming disappointment. Poorly executed from the beginning, even after several years there are readily apparent divisions within the company between the two sides. Systems integration continues to be an ongoing disaster. Attempting to get things done across different workgroups is a frustrating exercise, many senior leaders seem to be more concerned with the path that absolves them from any accountability rather than pursuing the correct strategy. Flight load factors continue to rise and over the years it has become much more difficult to use the flight benefits. If you like spending hours at the airport on edge staring at the standby list, then this is the job for you.


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