ExpressJet Airlines Reviews

Updated July 3, 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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  1. Flight Attendant

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    • 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.


  2. Flight Attendant

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    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


  3. 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


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  5. 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.


  6. Express Jet salary

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant

    I have been working at ExpressJet Airlines full-time

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

    Pros

    Starting pay is good, highest paid regional

    Cons

    The opportunity to make more money on reserve does not exist & very minimal base options & reserve life is very long for a regional carrier


  7. 80 hours a month plus per diem

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    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good for starting

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Shreveport, LA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Okay flight/travel benefits, 401k, very good health benefits, will hire mechanics right out of school, you don't get stuck doing only one certain job, 4 days on and 3 days off for a work week, you usually get pretty good overtime if you need it, you can move/transfer to many different cities in the U.S., sick and vacation time accumulation, paid holidays.

    Cons

    Management isn't always the greatest; there is a lot of talk of how the company is going downhill but that has been going on for a while. There is a union which isn't bad if thats what you want but they are not very effective at all. The last time pay was negotiated, it was lowered instead of raised. Pay overall at this company is okay for starting out but after a year or two pay is horrible for the experience level you reach. There is a very high turn-over rate although this could be a pro because you can jump up in seniority quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to compete with similar aviation companies.


  9. Aircraft mechanic

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shreveport, LA

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

    Pros

    Great place to start after a&p school

    Cons

    Flight benefits aren't great as it sounds.


  10. Been good to me

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic

    I have been working at ExpressJet Airlines full-time

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

    Pros

    The work is pretty easy, people are good to be around.

    Cons

    Company doesn't communicate well, lazy senior guys.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Very disappointing to work for

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExpressJet Airlines full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Pilots, co pilots and fellow flight attendants are great. Training was fantastic as were the instructors. Nothing more to really add

    Cons

    You hardly fly. You are always sitting around on reserve. Crew scheduling are impossible to get through to and they don't care for their employees. There was one FA who flew for only 3 hours in 1 month

    Advice to Management

    Treat your FA's with respect. We work hard and are the face of your company



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