United Airlines Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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United Airlines President & CEO Jeffery A. Smisek
Jeffery A. Smisek
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Pros
  • Flight benefits are awesome to have by the side when seats are available (in 130 reviews)

  • Travel benefits if you can get on a plane (in 87 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior Management may force you to move to different location or ask you to work from multiple locations without any extra benefits (in 31 reviews)

  • Top heavy company paying millions in bonuses to upper management but outsourcing jobs because of budget cuts (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Middle Management

    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at United Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in. Great Network.

    Cons

    IAD Hub needs drastic improvement

    Advice to Management

    MIddle Management is not heard. Given the company open door policy. Compensation for middle Management is lacking when compared to hourly and Upper Management.


  2. Amazing Internship Program

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

    I have been working at United Airlines

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

    Pros

    Amazing internship program. I love the people that I am working with here as a lot of the employees here are fun to be around. The internship events are well organized and the perks that come with the job are great! Hours are also flexible as well as long as you get the job done so I have no trouble getting up for work in the morning.

    Cons

    Can't think of any yet


  3. Flight Operations Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Operations Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Flight Operations Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at United Airlines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons for working at United Airlines are the: people, environment, culture, benefits, location, flexability, and passion

    Cons

    I have not found any downsides


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  5. Great Culture, Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at United Airlines

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

    Pros

    I'm halfway through a 12-week internship, and it has been one of the most positive employment experiences of my life. Everyone has been very helpful in bringing me up to speed and teaching me the things I need to know for success. There's a very collaborative atmosphere, and I have had no problems reaching out to people in multiple departments who are willing to share their time. Pay is very generous for a student internship, and of course flight benefits are something that few employers can offer. Expectations are made very clear, and I have been given more than ample support in reaching my goals. They are also very respectful of employee needs and concerns from everything I've seen.

    Cons

    There are the same organizational issues with any large corporation -- IT delays and such. It seems at times that intern work assignments are not as well planned as I would hope, which has led to occasional down time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, for the most part. This is a time of unprecedented prosperity in the airline business, but don't fall into the temptation to overspend that comes with this success.


  6. Internship Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at United Airlines (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are lots of advancement opportunities, a great way to get noticed by the company as an intern, lots of respect earned by the interns, great travel privileges, and the ability to work with upper-level management to solve legitimate pressing issues for the company

    Cons

    There is a bit of disorganization due to the large size of the corporation. For ex, it took a while for me to receive the correct software on my company computer because of the simple bureaucracy and security procedures required by the company. After this was settled, I had no problems.

    Advice to Management

    Interns appreciate the management support and are excited to get involved how they can. United has a very strong track record of allowing interns to work on complicated and sensitive projects - keep it up!


  7. Aircraft Mechanic

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - A&P Mechanic in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - A&P Mechanic in Portland, OR

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A&P License Specialist...Engines and Airframe

    Cons

    I have no cons in my experience.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent Worker 25yrs Experience ,Commercial Aircraft.


  8. Flight Attendant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at United Airlines full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Travel benefits, have made lots of friends all over the world.

    Cons

    Exhausting, not a good job for someone with kids.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with the schedules.


  9. Nice Internship

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

    I have been working at United Airlines full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Everyone is willing to help
    -Meaningful work, not just getting coffee and things of the like
    -Many intern events
    -Nice 401K
    -Great hours

    Cons

    -The IT department needs a lot of work
    -Salary is on the low end for finance internships


  10. Food Production

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Production in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Food Production in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at United Airlines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to grown in the company, plus you receive all the benefits, plus the airline tickets.

    Cons

    The company didn't have any cons.


  11. Equipment Room Clerk

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

    I worked at United Airlines part-time

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

    Pros

    It has great benefits, In all a great place to work

    Cons

    Some supervisor steels from the company, and takes other peoples word for not doing anything.

    Advice to Management

    Start checking on you supervisors more



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