Pros: still better wages after top out than most companies
Cons: erosion of benefits, lack of dignity and respect for co workers
United Airlines was a great company to work for, but in the current market, following the merger with Continental Airlines, the new leadership has insisted than an job within the airline industry is no longer considered a job with career expectations. In fact, it has been summarily discouraged by upper level management that anyone of the rank and file should remain with the company more than five years.
Most of the job groups that comprise United's rank and file are union, but from the top it has been made clear that unions are not wanted by the company and the company refuses to abide by the railway labor act at every turn.
The environment has turned from employee input to micro management at every level. Benefits have eroded severely and retirement affords a pittance of what it did ten years ago.