Continental Airlines Jumps to No. 18 In FORTUNE`s “100 Best Companies to Work For” List

For the third year in a row, Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL and CAL.A) today was named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE magazine in a study conducted in conjunction with the Great Place to Work Institute of San Francisco. Continental, the top-ranked company based in Houston, jumped to No. 18 on the list from last year’s ranking at No. 23. In number of employees, Continental is the largest of the top 41 companies on the list.

“Once again, Continental has proved that it is at the top of the industry,” said Chairman and CEO Gordon Bethune. “Every year, my 53,400 co-workers continue to make Continental an even better place to work.”

The study selects the nation’s best companies to work for by evaluating work environment and company culture, compensation and benefits, and other measures of job satisfaction.

In addition to company-provided information, a survey sent to randomly selected employees determines the company’s ranking on the list. FORTUNE and the Great Place to Work Institute created the random selection process and the survey, which asks employees to evaluate trust in management, pride in work and relationships with co-workers.

The rankings will appear in the Jan. 8, 2001, issue of FORTUNE magazine.
San Francisco Customer Service Agent Doug Brown helped deliver the entry to the Great Place to Work Institute.
“We deserve it,” Brown said. “However, just as with all of the other awards we win, we will have to keep doing what we have been doing in order to win again next year.”