United Airlines Employee Reviews about "away from home"
74% would recommend to a friend
(70 total reviews)
67% approve of CEO
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- "Great benefits and change to meet a lot of people from all over the place." (in 782 reviews)
- "Flight benefits are great when it’s not the busy season and you can actually get a seat." (in 531 reviews)
- "people are great and fun to be around." (in 296 reviews)
- "The travel benefits are great Ability to transfer across departments can enhance skill set Very dedicated to DEI" (in 285 reviews)
- "Great coworkers and awesome to be part of United Family." (in 99 reviews)
- "The management is poor and I’ve observed some people take advantage of their supervisor positions." (in 269 reviews)
- "Low pay and you get hired for one job but don't get to do it for over three months" (in 219 reviews)
- "Long hours and the Union didn't give good support when you really needed it." (in 83 reviews)
- "Upper management is also unwilling to appropriately compensate the engineering structure as a whole." (in 68 reviews)
- "Low salary at the start" (in 61 reviews)
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Updated Dec 6, 2023
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- 5.0Jul 30, 2021Airline PilotFormer Employee, more than 10 years
The pay is great and the benefits are favorable. The time off is excellent after you gain seniority.
The time away from home and family is trying. Some days have long hours on international flights.
- 4.0Sept 5, 2023Flight AttendantCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
Free flights and travel opportunities Flexible schedule Opportunities to meet new people Health insurance.
Time away from home Weekend and holiday work Frequent time zone changes
- 3.0May 5, 2016Flight AttendantFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsNew York, NY
A great job for someone who can be away from home for several days at a time.
Low pay and ever changing schedule.
- 5.0Sept 1, 2018International Flight AttendantFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsNewark, NJ
I worked for Continental then United and felt they created a professional, caring and inclusive environment for becoming a successful flight attendant. I was impressed at the level of training and importance that is put into Flight Attendant position. The flight benefits, health/dental, and 401k benefits were very good. My background in other corporate environments and being a small business owner gave me a base to make some comparisons on income potential, and I felt as though after just a couple of few years of being a flight attendant, the pay rate really starts to increase and your flexibility on how you work improves. I've made life-long friends and have traveled to places I've never imagined. There is such a sense of pride in knowing you are making an impact on so many people's lives in a single day of flying. Your friendly smile and helpful attitude to safety and service might be a small fraction of a person's day, but it can be the fraction that turns their day from bad to good, and that's so encouraging. Your day can also be very different from the day before, sometimes working with a completely different crew. For me, that was always exciting.
It is definitely a lifestyle choice because you are traveling and away from home or your family for a significant amount of time. In addition, I commuted to my base, so getting to work was sometimes a challenge because you fly standby a lot and you plan very much in advance to get to work if you commute. If you choose to commute to your base, be prepared for this.5