United Airlines Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2020

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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz
Oscar Munoz
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  1. Featured Review
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    "Fantastic company to work for."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flight Benefits are a fantastic benefit..

    Cons

    Commute can be very long if you don't live in the city...

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  2. "Great company to work for! Lots of opportunities for success!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Numerous people to network with in all aspects of the operation.

    Cons

    Subject to cylces of layoffs due to market or circumstances?

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  3. COVID-19

    "Great Airline"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Manager Gate Operations in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fair, great people, great pay, awesome leadership, excellent advancement opportunities

    Cons

    CaronaVirus, covid19, ruined everything had to retire to protect my pension lump sum

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  4. "Great career choice for anyone who is not tied down at home and works well in unorthodox situations."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - International Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Airlines full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This job has given me a wonderful opportunity to see parts of the world I otherwise would not have.

    Cons

    The amount of time spent flying is very taxing on the body.

  5. "The sky is the limit"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Airlines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with smart & talented people. Improving org culture. Standby travel benefits on United and other airlines.

    Cons

    It's a large company where many departments tend to operate differently. This presents challenges that can sometimes stunt growth/new opportunities.

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  6. "Deligent Senior DevOps Engineer"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior DevOps Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Airlines full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Environment with nice staff

    Cons

    Heavily involved with the tools

  7. "Good Company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at United Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good company with good perks and benefits.

    Cons

    Very large so you are quite literally just a number. Very cut throat management.

  8. "Flight Attendant"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Airlines full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of travel, good pay, decent medical benefits

    Cons

    As a new hire you sit "reserve" and on call 24/7, however you do get a minimum of 8-10 days off a month free from duty

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  9. "Policy always has a work around"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Free coffee and decent winter parka

    Cons

    Lower level management encouraged to manage by intimidation. Getting around written policy by loop holes is the norm. When employees know their boss has their back, the team culture succeeds every time.

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  10. "Has the potential to be a great company to work for."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - In Flight Base Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at United Airlines full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, travel perks, promotes safety

    Cons

    Often times toxic work environment with upper management . No pension, crappy retirement packages

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