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United Airlines Benefits

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  • 401K Plan  (119 comments)

    “100% matching up to 4% of base salary, plus 2% company contribution that fully vests after 3 years. They use Fidelity. Pretty good plan.”

  • Employee Discount  (93 comments)

    “Free standby travel. If there are empty seats on the plane, employees and their parents and children can fly for free. Priority is based on tenure...”

  • Health Insurance  (67 comments)

    “Decent coverage through BCBS for around $150/mo for the most comprehensive plan. You get a $48 monthly credit if you don’t use tobacco.”

  • Apr 01, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Houston, Texas

    Best thing is the unlimited, free travel for yourself and your family. Also good insurance.

  • Apr 23, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Analyst in Chicago, Illinois

    Terrible, embarrassing parental leave policy. No day-to-perks. Stingiest company I’ve ever seen. 100% 401k match up to 4% of base salary 10-15 days PTO starting Little to no paid parental leave Standby travel for employee, spouse/friend, and parents. Based on tenure with the company. Mediocre benefit because they’re pretty good at filling their domestic flights with revenue passengers. Good if you’re single and can go anywhere at a moments notice. Do not expect any pizza parties or company-paid happy hours or anything. Zero financial outlay for employees that’s not directly related to performance of duties.

  • Apr 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Curomer Service in Los Angeles, California

    The benefit package of United Airlines is good. The travel benefit and health insurance are the base things to consider. The pay depends on whether you are with the management, salaried or union group.

  • Apr 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Maintenance Training Scriptwriter in Houston, Texas

    Overall, it was a pretty good 401(k). They had a matching plan and a variety of investment plans designed to suit your needs, depending on the level of involvement you wanted to have with your investments. So that's a good thing.

  • Mar 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current cargo internal support in Chicago, Illinois

    flight ticket and on-site free clinic

  • Mar 30, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Flight Dispatcher in Chicago, Illinois

    401k, time off and travel benefits are the best things.

  • Mar 08, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Newark, New Jersey

    The company does not offer education assistance.

  • Mar 08, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Flight Attendant in Newark, New Jersey

    Great benefits package overall.. Health, dental, vision, 401K, etc.

  • Mar 25, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Houston, Texas

    Pretty decent insurance coverage and travel benefits if you are very flexible with your travel plans and desire to travel a lot

  • Mar 12, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in San Francisco, California

    The best thing about the benefits of working at United is the flight benefits! Although you have to fly “space available” and boarding priority is seniority-based, there is still nothing better than being able to fly wherever you want for a small service charge that’s deducted from your paycheck- imagine flying first-class to London, round trip, for $200! Plus deep discounts on hotels and other airlines.

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