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Continental Airlines Reviews

Updated February 4, 2018
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Continental Airlines President and CEO, United Continental Holdings, Inc. Jeffery A. Smisek
Jeffery A. Smisek
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  • Middle management was extremely clueless as to the direction of the company (in 9 reviews)

  • Merge with united and moved out from Houston leaving the people behind (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Flight Attendant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel the world , great flying and health benefits , non traditional schedule

    Cons

    Being on reserve status


  2. "Anticipation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continental Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Job Security Health Benefits Retirement Benefits

    Cons

    Incentives Discount Access Work load Customer Service

  3. "Inflight crew member"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Tamuning, GU
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Tamuning, GU

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

    Pros

    Diverse group of employees who work well with one another. Excellent travel benefits

    Cons

    Commuting to and from home base may be a hassle especially during peak travel dates


  4. "Great process to go thru"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quick and efficient decision making

    Cons

    Personal time was lost ....

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Worked at CAL for 20 terrific Years, met LOTS of friends around the world, Was a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Continental Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gordon Bethune, was without doubt the very best thing that CAL ever had..

    Cons

    UNITED is the DEATH of CAL, Airline will never be the same.

    Advice to Management

    No longer around to really comment on this one... Good move to get rid of Jeff Smisnek, the schmuck... I think he was a POS.


  6. "Assistant Director"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great co-workers. Management Team always supportive. Teamwork exceptional. Fast paced numerous opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tested but when you have a passion for accomplishments it’s your responsibility to manage that aspect.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting a great frontline workforce.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work lots of friendly employees

    Cons

    Merger was a big mistake

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees happy by thanking them always

  8. "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.


  9. "It was a lot of fun and learned to have patience"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor Airport Sales in Maurice, LA
    Former Employee - Supervisor Airport Sales in Maurice, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were great and a fun environment to work in. The benefits were really good and experience was totally worth it all

    Cons

    The customers could be really ugly to you. Could have some extremely early mornings and really long days or extremely late nights


  10. "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.


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