Compass Airlines Reviews

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Flight Attendant On Embraer 175

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Compass Airlines full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    New aircraft with only 2 F.A. on board.

    Cons

    I don't have any negatives to report.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Control in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Control in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Compass Airlines full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, everyone desires to get the planes in air safely and quickly.

    Cons

    Not enough employees, parent company has a do more with less mentality. Low pay for some positions.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more experienced people, up the pay.

  3. Helpful (2)

    It's ok.. Good place to start not to stay!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Compass Airlines full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to get started
    Build resume
    Good place to learn about the airline business

    Cons

    Not good place to grow
    Bad inflight management
    Always seems to against its flight attendants
    Awful turn over rate

    Advice to Management

    Needs more change in management than in flight crews

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  5. Helpful (5)

    Great people, limited airline benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Compass Airlines full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Free and reduced travel for employees and parents on entire Delta Airlines system. Flight Attendant jumpseat agreements throughout industry including American, Jet Blue, United , US Air, SWA, so it is easy if you are a commuter. Crews are great, it is a smaller company, friendships built. Make sure you love the airline industry because reserve (on call ) is brutal for the first year or two.

    Cons

    No buddy passes. Also, because of its relationship as a Connection carrier with Delta Airlines, free and reduced employee and parent travel is reserved and boarded at a lower priority than mainline Delta employees and retirees. This includes travel on our own airline. This can be and is a real burden on families with children or retired parents. In addition, though the Delta Connection airlines (of which there are five or six) operate around 50% of all Delta domestic service and get better scores than Delta mainine, they do not get bonuses or profit sharing from DL. Pay is average, a recent union contract got the flight attendants out of one of the lowest paid Flight Attendant tiers and up to industry standard and longevity raises for regionals. Career opportunities upward into management is limited, inflight service and training has been hired predominantly from outside the company. Needs more diversity in management and pilot hiring.

    Advice to Management

    For the owners of the company: We are in the big leagues with DL and can't be getting by on a shoestring. Occasional blizzard snowstorms and stranded employees with no hotel accommodations and no effort by the company to accommodate will not be forgotten. For senior mgt: Try to schedule out of the office more and fly around with crews occasionally to see what the problems and strengths are of the company. For inflight supervisors: Get out and meet with crews more often and see how the crews are doing, take note of catering and cleaner problems as they happen; don't focus so much on office work. Try to fly a trip now and then. The curent impression is that supervisors care only about attendance and whether a scarf is tied or not.

  6. Helpful (1)

    I like Compass Airlines but it has it's issues.

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    Current Employee - Co-Pilot in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Co-Pilot in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Compass Airlines

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The airline is reasonably well run from a day to day point of view. Ground handling is well done and maintenance is prompt in base.

    Cons

    The staffing is 5-10% below plan so schedules and flexibility suffer. Expect near minimum days off and frequent calls to work forced overtime on days off.

    Advice to Management

    Improving staffing would reduce complaints.

  7. Helpful (3)

    seniority should count, but doesn't

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Compass Airlines

    Pros

    the travel benefits and the fact it is a new company with all new aircraft. The company is trying to create a new positive culture for its flight attendants, pilots, and crew schedulers. They are in a good position at the moment because the Embraer 175 aircraft are fuel efficient modern and comfortable passenger jets.

    Cons

    the pay is bad, the way our bid system works, seniority means nothing because the PBS system is so complicated and changes from month to month that unless you get a heads up, your bid will not yield the results you requested for even though you bid properly. It errodes the incentive to stick with the Company for better seniority. Also, the pay is the near, if not the lowest of the pay scale for the regionals.

    Advice to Management

    fix the current system we use to bid to "level" the playing field for all flight attendants. Pay us more competitively. Offer better health benefits.

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