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Continental Airlines Reviews

Updated July 13, 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. "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


  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. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "Fly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Continental Airlines part-time

    Pros

    Is good to See the world And meet new people

    Cons

    The worst is to Be away from family members

    Advice to Management

    Is an excellent company that allows us flexibility and benefits and is a family


  6. "horrible schedules horrible pay not caring company do. not apply"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time

    Pros

    nothing good BOUT IT AT ALL

    Cons

    RESERVE BORING LONELY FAR BAD MANAGEMENT


  7. "Flight attendant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time

    Pros

    My boss was the best person at that company. Many things are happening there but your supervisor will always look out for you and have your best interest at heart.

    Cons

    No real cons I can think of besides schedulers messing with you but it never actually happened to me.

  8. "Lead Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Continental was a great company to work for.

    Cons

    once United took over..management was intimidated and running scared


  9. "Flor attendant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Continental Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Peoples/Coworker/friends. Benefits cultural meetings. Flying to different places

    Cons

    I loved every minute of my job

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Ramp lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Continental Airlines full-time

    Pros

    You work with great people who care

    Cons

    Management like to micro manage, making you feel worthless

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better, give them the power back to run the operation.They know what to do! Not a piece of paper


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