United Airlines Employee Reviews about "flight attendants"

Updated 27 Jul 2020

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  1. "I love working here"

    5.0
    Current Employee - United Airlines Flight Attendant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at United Airlines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Travel privileges, Annual raise, Flexibility

    Cons

    Flight attendant lifestyle isn't for everyone Jet lag

  2. "Great Perks"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Airlines full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Always on the go, great travel benefits, exciting life style

    Cons

    As a junior flight attendant you dont get much say in your work schedule, you are pretty much at the whim of your airline. But if you dont have family or kids thats not to bad.


  3. "lots of things have to be improved"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great flying benefits - good 401k

    Cons

    - poor management - they don't have how flight attendants life is - could have a better contract

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Very flexible working hours"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Airlines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As aviation industry, the world is smaller than other people who stay in same city all the time, the working schedule is very flexible since we don't work by 9-5 but we working when airplane flies.

    Cons

    Sine travel is strong part of the life, international flights means jetleg, day and night switch, summer and winter can be happening one day ( because at winter can be snow in the north and Hawaii still nice like summer right?) That means: not everyone can be flight attendant, if travel is something you don't like.

  5. "United Airlines Flight Attendant"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Airlines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Starting Salary, Flexible schedule, lots of International and Domestic destinations, Company values its employees.

    Cons

    Starting out as a Reserve Flight Attendant

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    "Flight Attendant Contract needs work"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - 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

    Great colleagues, most supervisors are ok, United is buying newer planes, great route network

    Cons

    The Flight Attendant contract needs a ton of work. Higher hourly is needed (we make less than Delta/AA). Flying is very hard on the body, we should be compensated fairly with more humane work rules and salary.

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    "United Airlines"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting to meet new awesome people, learning about different cultures, food, dance etc.

    Cons

    One of a major con of being a flight Attendant, is Jet log.

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    "Flight Attendant Job Information"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    International and Domestic travel benefits for self and family. Flight benefits are dependent on whether there is additional space available on the aircraft. They are called "Stand-By" tickets (unconfirmed seats... you get to the gate and put your name on a list... then ONLY if there is space available... you will get assigned a seat/ ticket). Total cost of flights for self and a very select number of primary beneficiaries(I had 3) will cost you approximately 10-15% of ticket price. This percentage can change depending on where you are flying to. I paid $150 for a one way ticket to Tokyo.

    Cons

    You do not get to directly choose your base location from ALL of the United bases! When you are in training you will be given a list of bases with available flight attendant openings. We were given 6 choices of locations around the United States and asked to rank our preferences. Then when we received our base assignments our entire training group was sent to only 2 of the 6 bases. We were told we could transfer within 6 months. Although this is true... if the base you are wanting to work out of does not have openings you will not be able to go there until space becomes available. Some places have a transfer waiting list of 1,000+ people. All transfers are based on seniority. Also, Flight Attendant Pay does not change whether you are based out of SFO (higher cost of living) or Houston (lower cost of living). Having experienced being based out of both base locations; I can definitely say that a salary of $1,600 a month while living in the bay area should be illegal.

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    "Good company"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Airlines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    United has a very relaxing environment all in all. It gives you room to grow

    Cons

    I believe the flight attendant schedules can be altered !!

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    "Fear Based Environment"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exceptional travel benefits. Excellent pay past the 5 year mark. Amazing flight attendant coworkers and work group.

    Cons

    Inflight Management at lower and mid level tries to motivate flight attendants by creating a fear based environment, ring by fear. Serious unethical and often illegal behaviors and actions carried out by supervisors and managers. Company's stated values and culture are a charade in the inflight department . Standards, company "values", and ethics are expected in the flight attendant role but leadership makes their own rules. Leadership and management never takes responsibility for even the most obvious or blatant mistakes no matter how harmful to the flight attendant work force. Flight Attendants arriving at international Layovers and company fails to secure hotels, and still refuses to take any responsibility or apologize. No concern for their employees welfare or well being on any level, but they expect complete and utter loyalty. You are just a number. Uneducated, inexperienced and unequipped individuals given power as supervisors. Since the merger this company is an outright disaster!

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