ExpressJet Airlines Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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ExpressJet Airlines COO Alex Marren
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Pros
  • Flight Benefits are pretty decent (in 23 reviews)

  • The travel benefits are not too bad for a regional airline (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • The pay is low compared to main line airlines and the company wants more cutbacks (in 7 reviews)

  • flight attendant is supposed to do (in 5 reviews)

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191 Employee Reviews

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  1. Flight Attendant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at ExpressJet Airlines full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training was intense however the instructors were great! A larger regional airline but still has the small "hometown" feel.

    Cons

    You will be on reserve for a LONG time! Reserve stinks! Scheduling treats you horrible. The starting pay isn't great but if you can make it through the first couple of years it will eventually get a little better.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit "reserves" - there has to be a better way. Increase pay.


  2. First Officer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExpressJet Airlines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Initially XJet seemed like a great first step into the airline industry, especially for a low hour / no experience pilot. Great training, good equipment, and fantastic fellow employees.

    Cons

    Low starting pay - takes YEARS to begin to make decent money. Work environment seems depressed, like everyone is looking for something better. Current contract is expired. Unable to get a TA passed.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the flying / need more lines. Offer an acceptable contract which rewards your most valuable assets - your employees.


  3. Great Employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExpressJet Airlines full-time

    Pros

    There based in ATL, great people to work with and friendly environment if you are getting into the airline industry.

    Cons

    It's a regional, so you may be on reserve longer than you may want. The seniority list is the longest in ATL.


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  5. Flight Attendant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at ExpressJet Airlines (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meeting new people was always my favorite part of the job. Every now and then you get a long overnight, with a fun crew, in a fun town.

    Cons

    They are not lying, it is not a job, it is a lifestyle. Be prepared to make it your life, but it is an amazing life.

    Advice to Management

    They tend to be either too slow to act or they act immediately without much thought. Overall I think they balance employees needs with investor needs quite nicely.


  6. expressjet

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant

    I have been working at ExpressJet Airlines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    employees are like a tight knit family

    Cons

    crew scheduling is unbelievably disorganized


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    Flight Attendant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at ExpressJet Airlines (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Express Jet is an amazing company to work for with endless opportunities to move up within the company

    Cons

    Long lasting years of reserve at some bases

    Advice to Management

    Great opportunities to advance within the company


  8. Aviation Mechanic

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at ExpressJet Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Bases are in pretty decent cities, pay is better than most regional companies.

    Cons

    Top out is about what the heavies pay to start, company has been squeezing employees since being bought out by SkyWest

    Advice to Management

    Reinstate the $1 per hour pay cut that was taken a few years ago with the promise that we would get it back. Raise the top out pay. Pay more attention to what supervisors & leads are doing during work hours/


  9. Anonymous

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExpressJet Airlines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to be included in. The people I work with are great and everyone gets along.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.


  10. Fly High

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExpressJet Airlines

    Pros

    Great amenities and fun trips had a great time and clean planes always felt safe and never had any problems with my checks

    Cons

    Always traveling so I missed my dog and wife and kids and brother and sister and friends and car and house always

    Advice to Management

    Drive walk run dance peanut butter eggs milkshakes more coffee please lets go everyone wants more break times


  11. 80 hours a month plus per diem

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExpressJet Airlines full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    you can see the world

    Cons

    you may have a room mate or two for the first 3-6 years of your career and be on reserve for 8 plus years

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the sacrifice your people are making because there is little reward.



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