ExpressJet Airlines Reviews

Updated August 29, 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. Great regional with solid foundation

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - First Officer in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - First Officer in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many destinations/routes, great hotel committee, all-jet fleet, strongest contract in the regionals. Training center in IAH very impressive, albeit a little too big given class size. Still hiring pilots without crazy sign-on bonuses speaks volumes.

    Cons

    Planes are starting to show age, longer upgrade times, last to embrace EFBs. Regional airlines not what they used to be 10 years ago...

    Advice to Management

    A little clarity in company's future plans would go a long way


  2. Flight Attendant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExpressJet Airlines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    All the overtime I wanted to work. I also liked the ability to trade shifts with co-workers and even get time off.

    Cons

    Reserve flight attendants have no time to themselves at all. Sometimes days at at time you are required to be available at any given moment and report to work within an hour.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if management would show a little more concern for people's lives. When you're on probation even emergencies are not considered. That doesn't seem fair.


  3. aircraft technican

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good schedule 4 days a week

    Cons

    no visa sponsorship for foreign nationals


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  5. Not so great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flight benefits ability to adjust your schedule

    Cons

    No backing of employees micro manage everything you do

    Advice to Management

    Boost morale


  6. FA

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like to work alone this is the plac3e for you to shine. Great 401k and great people. One of the highest paid regional. the new ceo is changing things around.

    Cons

    it seems as though they try to find ways to fire you before your probation period is over.

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees like they are valued.


  7. It's a great position, if you are FLEXIBLE.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Georgia in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Georgia in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Benefits are like no other. The reserve period is not cool because you do not have a life. Life as a line holder is great because you're never on call and can change your schedule. It's the easist job ever because on a good day all you do is serve food and beverages and follow all safety procedures.

    Cons

    DFW base does not have many great overnights.


  8. First Officer

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    Current Employee - First Officer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - First Officer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExpressJet Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits package. Pay is among the best in the regional pilot field too. New CEO seems to be no-nonsense.

    Cons

    Upgrade time is out of this world. Aircraft maintenance department still needs some culture change. ALPA and the company seem to have too good of a working relationship. Merging 2 completely different airlines has turned out to be an ongoing disaster. CRJ reserve life is bad, but has received a couple small improvements recently.

    Advice to Management

    Finish the merger, or abandon it. It is killing morale. Communication with employees is still dreadful. Weekly updates of no-progress and thanks-for-your-improvements don't really say much.


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    FA @ ExpressJet

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ExpressJet Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flight Benefits for Delta, United and American- depending on base location. Full benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, Short/Long term disability plus 401k and stock options.

    Cons

    Hourly pay based on years of service, compared to mainline carriers- this is not much. If you don't live in base, you must commute to work. If you are not within driving distance, you must commute via air on a space available seating arrangement.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully we will have a new union contract within the next five years or so...would love better commuter options and pay incentives


  10. Run while you can

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not a great company. Treat their Flight attendant like garbage.

    Cons

    Work, life balance sucks! You won't have a life and they don't care.

    Advice to Management

    I wouldn't say anything they never heard. Very unhappy employees at expressjet.


  11. Aircraft Dispatcher

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Dispatch career experience, Good stepping stone for a major

    Cons

    Questionable Management. Lack of Help from Union.



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