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Pros
  • flight benefits, fast paced, people interaction (in 35 reviews)

  • Great travel benefits and working rules (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • The occult seemed to have taken over the company shortly before the merger with United (in 7 reviews)

  • Everything is based on seniority-but this is the same of any airline-not specific to Continental (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Flight Attendants....little appreciation!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Newark, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work-regs. flexibility/ ability to drop down to 0 hours if necessary/proud to have held together/ Great people everyday you get to work with/ convenient for mothers

    Cons

    Under-compensation/ Company alters computers to their advantage/ lack of Union representation

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge how hard everyone works and reward for being voted "Best Flight Attendants in N. America"


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Okay company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They give good employee feedback. Working with the customers on flights can be fun. Going to different cities is a blast and working with other flight attendants and the crew is fun. I visited many different cities while I was working for them. They have a modern fleet of airplines and they try their best to provide good customer service to all the people that fly on the airline. They are based in Houston, so if you are based in Houston, TX, you will have the ability to fly more flights and get in your hours for the month. I really enjoyed working for them.

    Cons

    Passriding can be difficult. Sometimes managers are too busy.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the small people.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Continental is the best US carrier to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A company with good leadership and vision towards the future. They seem to proactive instead of reactive to the pit falls of the industry.

    Cons

    It is an Airline and like all of the otheree carriers the airline business is tough one.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making customer service number one. We are still full service and not a low cost carrier. Keep it up


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Continental is a leader among airlines as a place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - B757/B767 First Officer/Pilot in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - B757/B767 First Officer/Pilot in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Continental Airlines has a great corporate culture. Employees on the whole are respectful toward each other. Continental Airlines also has one of the best airline management teams.

    Cons

    Contnental Airlines is still subject to the downsides of the industry. Management is quick to pass on pay cuts, and very slow to provide raises.

    Advice to Management

    With oil at $40 a barrell it is time to give employees some raises. Additionally a major motivator of your employees is nonrev pass travel. As loads increase, you should consider giving each employee two sets of positive space first class passes.


  6. "Continental... still working hard and flying right."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They treat all their employees with respect. I truly feel the upper management understands that a company succeeds from the bottom level employees up.

    Cons

    I worked for another airline years ago and honestly feel like Continental has a good grasp on creating "lines" or set schedules for the flight attendants, however, some of our bases seem to have new employees on call a lot longer than others. I think they need to look at what bases such as Newark are doing in order to have an overall standard. An average wait for a line in Newark is around 2-3 years compared to Houston which is 8-9 years.

    Advice to Management

    I think they're doing a great job! Keep it up!


  7. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I get to travel all over the world and get paid for it.
    I also meet all kinds of people from all walks of life, and I enjoy working with my coworkers.

    Cons

    Since I don't live at my base, I have to commute.

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. "Continental Airlines is the best!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - International Service Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - International Service Manager in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great morale, and flexibility of schedule.

    Cons

    Lot's of time away from home, and holidays missed.

    Advice to Management

    Get us some big airplanes, and lets expand more internationally!!!!


  9. "Senior Management Sucks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Gate Agent in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Gate Agent in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits. Travel. Flexability. Pay is decent for what we do.

    Cons

    Senior management at Houston Airport. Senior Director, Assistant Directors and hub Mangagers all need to be replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Stay at work once in a while and appreciate your employees. Employees not Equals or Hub Managers. It seems like the A.D.s a re always playing golf or leaving once the Senior A.D or Vp is gone and then they pull a hub Manager to cover them so they can leave. They are Over paid and all they do is shoot e-mails back and fourth.


  10. "Continental Airlines is a great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Care Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility is the best reason to work for Continental Airlines

    Cons

    Pay isn't the greatest because of 9/11. But it is getting better

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the job you are doing