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Continental Airlines Houston Reviews

Updated June 3, 2017
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Continental Airlines President and CEO, United Continental Holdings, Inc. Jeffery A. Smisek
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  • The occult seemed to have taken over the company shortly before the merger with United (in 7 reviews)

  • Middle management was extremely clueless as to the direction of the company (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Team Leader"

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    Former Freelancer - Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Freelancer - Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Continental Airlines (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    was a great airlines to work for

    Cons

    there were none the was great

    Advice to Management

    yes


  2. "DIGNITY AND RESPECT???"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a check at best... at least in my former department

    Cons

    Incompetent middle management... subjective treatment... classless individuals

    Advice to Management

    Drain the swamp.

  3. "Senior financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flying benefits are the best perk of working in an airline. Very organized company with great leadership in general and with good processes

    Cons

    Merge with united and moved out from Houston leaving the people behind. I do not have any other cons, in general was a great experience.


  4. "Sales and Marketing Business Development"

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    Former Contractor - Services - Level C in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Services - Level C in Houston, TX

    I worked at Continental Airlines as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Treated with dignity and respect

    Cons

    Merging with another airline not great

    Advice to Management

    people first


  5. "Flight attendant/purser"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I really don't know were to start but i guess if I must pick one a that moment I got to visit destination that I had only read about. I also must say I love people all shapes sizes and personalities. Truly I do!

    Cons

    Long delays which is to be considered and out of control. Passengers generally walked off understanding. I truly belueve people like and want information.

    Advice to Management

    Believe in your people. If you take care of your employees they will without fail will take care of you and will understand.


  6. "Load Planner"

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    Former Employee - Load Planner/Lead Agent in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Load Planner/Lead Agent in Houston, TX

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is pretty easy to move around within jobs once you decide you would like to move to another position within the company management encourages you to do so and does what they can to help you transfer to another area for job growth.

    Cons

    The pay for this important job seemed to be low for the amount of responsible that is placed on you.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people and notice how much they are contributing to the overall company goals and reward them accordingly.


  7. "Missing the best airline ever!"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Flexible schedules and good benefits. I worked in a few different departments and everyone was very nice.

    Cons

    Moving departments was difficult for newer employees as everything was based on seniority. Pay scales were on the low end of the spectrum.

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay to those who really have to work hard, especially when constantly required to work mandatory OT.
    Bring back profit sharing!

  8. "Recovery Coach/ Community Health Worker/ CHW"

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    Former Employee - Former Flight Attendant in Porter, TX
    Former Employee - Former Flight Attendant in Porter, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Continental Airlines (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Meeting people and travelling all over the world.

    Cons

    The hrs. are very long.


  9. "Don't drink the kool-aid."

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    Former Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was steady employment and you could travel if you were able to get back home. That's about it.

    Cons

    Dignity and respect only existed for a select few.

    Advice to Management

    Suggest a complete reassessment of middle management and supervisors. There really are a lot of unprofessional individuals in some key positions. In my own observation during the decade I worked there, it did not matter how well you did your job. You were judged by whether you were in the good graces of your immediate supervisor. It was horrible. I left several years ago having simply had enough. The "Go Forward Plan" was, and I can only speak of my departments only, an empty document as it pertained to working conditions and treatment.


  10. "Great Company and Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Real team atmosphere, unique benefits (ability to travel), positive experience, global exposure.

    Cons

    Compensation and lack of advancement opportunities.


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