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United Airlines Chicago Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  1. "Sr Technical Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Planner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Planner in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of great people to work with and for

    Cons

    i really dont have any cons


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture, Excellent Recruiting, Interviewing & Offer Process"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager, Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Airlines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Welcoming culture, friendly faces, hard-working, focused colleagues. Despite recent bad press, inside there is a real turnaround happening under the new CEO, the employee energy is palpable and everyone I've encountered wants to do the right thing for employees and customers.

    Cons

    At Willis Tower there is one bathroom per floor and it's always jammed and gets a little dirty, quickly. Cost of health & insurance benefits is very high, but you could consider it offset by the generous 401k match and employee travel benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on the employee and customer and ignore the uninformed social media trolls who know nothing about running a company this size.


  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Airlines full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Great pay. Can vacation every month

    Cons

    Need more international flight from Chicago. Sub CO


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  5. "Good company with an awesome perk - flight benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flight Benefits, Dynamic Industry, Diverse

    Cons

    Very Political, Low 401(k) Match, Below Market Pay


  6. Helpful (2)

    "United Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Network Planning Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Network Planning Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Airlines full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    United has a great corporate environment. The people are friendly, and the hours allow for a great work/life balance. On top of that, the pay is great, and the benefits are even better!

    Cons

    Working at a large company can be overwhelming, but I have found there is a lot of support and fellow coworkers are always happy to teach you the ropes.


  7. "Positive Review"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Airlines full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The international service is worth the tough times, and the layovers are divine. The best ship I have ever jumped to, the grass is greener on the other side.

    Cons

    Low pay rate which can feel like struggling. 5 years until any sign of a human life begins to return to yours.


  8. "Fun job, great benefits and the opportunity to travel."

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Airlines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Travel benefits, per diem, flexibility, great coworkers, awesome layovers in different places around the world, opportunity to work in different areas, great money.

    Cons

    Customer service can be hard with different groups of people flying. Reserve can be hard if you have family or other engagements.


  9. "Corporate Support Center - Benefits Dept."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong work ethics, passion to help the Company be successful. Enjoy the evolving Company Culture. Kudos to the managers and those below the manager level, they give it their all to lead the Company forward. They are the back bone to the success of United.

    Cons

    Top leaders are always changing, lack strategic vision.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees, you will be surprised at how much they can change the spectrum in more ways than one.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Flight Attendant"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great insurance and travel benefit. Very flexible hours. You can work more or less hours. I can take a week or months off during slow season. No job would be like this!!!

    Cons

    High season can be busy with short call out to the airport but not too bad.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "You should care."

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You don't sit in an office, you meet thousands of people, you get to make a difference in someone's life.

    Cons

    You leave your family sometimes when you don't want to.


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