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United named a 2018 best place to work by glassdoor

By The Hub team, December 06, 2017

With an overall company rating of 4.3 (on a scale of 1-5) – a significant increase from 3.2 in 2015 -- United was ranked 55 on Glassdoor's 100 Best Places to Work -- U.S. Large list, which ranked companies with more than 1,000 employees. In addition, United also earned a Best Places to Interview award for 2017, ranking 28th on the list of 100. Glassdoor has more than 35 million reviews and insights for more than 700,000 companies, all of which can be considered for the awards.

During a fireside chat Oscar attended at this year's Glassdoor Annual Conference in September, Glassdoor founder and CEO Robert Hohman emphasized United achieved "one of the biggest turnarounds in employee sentiment" that he has ever seen, which Oscar attributed to his "listen, learn and then lead," approach toward earning trust and improving employee morale.

United named a 2018 best place to work by glassdoor

Here are some examples of the comments employees submitted anonymously to Glassdoor:

  • "Great people, who have a passion for working at United. A company that is investing in its people while focusing on its customers." – Managing Director
  • "Excellent company… highly professional. Excellent benefits and great co-workers." – Captain
  • "United is a really cool place to work due to the environment and also the people I work with. Also, the benefits are superb and I'm always happy to go to work." – Ramp Service Employee
  • "This company is amazing because of so many reasons but my number one reason is because they honestly care about the employees and take care of them. It's not just about the customer, it's about the customer AND the employee." – Customer Service Representative
"It's truly an honor to be part of an elite group of companies recognized for fostering a collaborative, diverse and encouraging work environment where everyone can thrive," said Employee Relations and Engagement VP Jill Eshbaugh. "More meaningful to us is that we earned the award thanks to the feedback of our own employees, which demonstrates the belief they have in our vision and our commitment to excellence."

The Employees' Choice Awards program, now in its 10th year, relies solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies via Glassdoor. The Best Places to Work were determined using company reviews shared by U.S.-based employees between Nov. 1, 2016, and Oct. 22, 2017.

This is the first year United was honored among the Glassdoor Best Places to Work, but our company rating overall has been trending up over the past 12 months, a reflection of the changes we've made toward creating the best airline to fly on and work for.

United Cargo operates more than 11,000 cargo-only flights in one year

By The Hub team, March 19, 2021

On March 19, 2020, United operated its first flight carrying cargo without passengers on board. While the passenger cabin was empty, its cargo hold was completely full, carrying more than 29,000 pounds of commodities from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

A year later, United Cargo has operated more than 11,000 cargo-only flights carrying more than 570 million pounds of freight. To support the COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts, United Cargo has also transported more than 113 million pounds of medical and pharmaceutical products on both cargo-only and passenger flights as well as approximately 10 million COVID-19 vaccines, providing global communities access to the items they have needed most.

10 tips for spring travel

By The Hub team, February 24, 2021

Whether you haven't flown with us for a while or just need a quick refresher before your spring trip, read this list of tips to know before your flight and arrive at the airport travel-ready:

1. Download the United app for contactless bag check, travel assistance and more

Before your flight, download the United app to view your flight status, check in, sign up for flight notifications, locate departure gates, access our free personal device entertainment when available and more. We've also updated our app with new features that can make your trip a little safer, including contactless bag check.

Don't forget to use Agent on Demand for help with any and all questions you may have before your flight. This new capability is available at all our U.S. hub airports and allows you to use your own mobile device to contact a customer service agent via phone, video or chat to help with day-of-travel questions while you're at the airport. Learn more about Agent on Demand here.

United joins UNICEF COVAX initiative

By The Hub team, February 19, 2021

This week, we were honored to become the first U.S. airline to join the UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by transporting the vaccine and other critically needed supplies to underserved areas of the globe.

"We are committed to helping the global community in any way we can, and we all must work together to do our part to bring this health and humanitarian crisis to an end," said Director of Cargo Specialty Products Manu Jacobs.

We will leverage our expertise to transport these critical pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments around the world safely, efficiently and expediently. We are proud to partner with the United Nations to support this global effort and provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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