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Company Overview: United Airlines

About United Airlines

Number of stores:
$37.1 billion (2011)
Chicago, IL
Jeff Smisek
Founded in 1926, United Airlines is the world's largest airline (in terms of passengers - kilometers flown). They offer connections to more than 1,000 destinations in over 170 countries.

How to Apply For a Job at United Airlines


You can search and apply for hundreds of different jobs at United Airlines directly through StartWire. When you apply through us, we'll even provide you with automatic application updates. These updates will let you know when your application has been read, and if you're still being considered for the position that you've applied for. Apply now

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Of course, you can also apply for jobs through United Airlines' hiring website. If you choose to apply through their site, don't forget to come back and log your application in your StartWire account. This way, you will always have a record of where and when you applied.

The United Airlines Application Process

For the sake of this application guide, we applied for a position as a customer service representative. Your experience may vary a little bit depending on the position that you're applying for.

Before you can apply for a job at United Airlines, you will need to create an account on their hiring website. Creating an account is simple, and will only take a moment of your time. You simply need to provide a username, password, and your email address.

Once your account is created, you will have the opportunity to upload your resume. Uploading your resume is not required, but it will make the application a lot faster -- United Airlines will pull data directly from your resume and use it to fill in a lot of the application fields for you. If you choose not to provide your resume, that's ok -- you can fill in all of your information manually.

At this point in the application, you will need to answer a series of questions about your education, work experience, and skills. For example, you may be asked how often you have used a computer in the last year, how much customer service experience you have, and if you are willing to work a variable schedule.

When the questionnaire is complete, you will need to provide some basic personal information including your name, address, phone number, and email address. You will also have the opportunity to paste in your cover letter and resume. While these fields are optional, you should definitely take advantage of the opportunity to provide them. Not only can a great cover letter and resume help you stand out in a positive way, your application will likely look incomplete without them.

Over the rest of the application, you will need to provide your work history, education, and references.

Background check

During the application process, you will need to consent to a pre-employment background check. Any employment offer that you receive will be contingent upon passing this check. You will need to submit your driver's license number, city of birth, and your mother's maiden name for use in the background check.

How to Get Updates on Your United Airlines Application

If you apply for a job at United Airlines through your StartWire account, we will provide you with automatic application updates. This way, you will always be able to tell when your application has been read and if you're still being considered for the position that you've applied for. Sign up now

Who is United Airlines Hiring?

United Airlines is an equal opportunity employer.

Jobs available at United Airlines

Many people assume that the only opportunities available at United Airlines are in airports. And while it's true that there are many jobs for pilots, flight attendants, and flight operations professionals, there are many other opportunities within the company as well. At their corporate headquarters, you will find positions similar those that you'd find in any other office (like receptionists, managers, programmers, accountants, and more). There are also opportunities in reservations, food services, network operations, and technical operations.

Types of people United Airlines wants to hire

For jobs that interface directly with the public (like customer service representatives, flight attendants, reservation attendants, and pilots), good customer service skills are very important. If you have any previous customer service experience, it would be a good idea to emphasize that experience on your cover letter or resume.

For all jobs, United Airlines wants to hire friendly, reliable, dependable, and hardworking people. Before applying, make sure that you research their corporate culture and values. If there is anything that you particularly relate to, that would be a good thing to mention on your cover letter (and during the interview process).

Business Summary


Walter Varney was the founder of United Airlines. Today, Jeff Smisek is the CEO.


United Continental Holdings is a publicly traded company (NYSE: UAL). In 2011 United Airlines reported $37.1 billion in revenue, $840 million in net income, $37.98 billion in assets, and $10.8 billion in equity.

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