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Mesa Air Reviews

Updated August 21, 2018
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  • "low pay medical insurance could be better" (in 52 reviews)

  • "VERY HIGH TURN OVER RATE for Flight Attendants/LOWEST REGIONAL PAY" (in 43 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Air Traffic Control Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mesa Air full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved my responsibilities and challenging positions.

    Cons

    I lived in Tucson, Az and my position with Mesa Air was in Phoenix, Az.
    The commute was a bit difficult at times.

    Advice to Management

    Know your resources. Have positive work ethics. Actions speak louder than words!


  2. "Fun chill and nice environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mesa Air full-time

    Pros

    Co workers are very nice

    Cons

    Can be very unorganized at times

  3. "It’s a good starting point"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mesa Air full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flying benefits, great crews, great way to get seniority fast!

    Cons

    It’s regional pay, hotel could be better, &management could do a lot better!

    Advice to Management

    Be genuine!


  4. "Flight attendant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mesa Air full-time

    Pros

    Travel benefits, fun co-workers, great first-time flight attendant experience.

    Cons

    Low pay. Only one other airline gets paid lower. I can barely afford to eat after I pay my rent and car note. Point system is trash. You get a point for showing up late to work, but .5 point for calling out sick.

    Advice to Management

    Pay us what we deserve!


  5. "Overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mesa Air full-time

    Pros

    Good job security, as there is high turnover in the industry; they are always needing people. Be meticulous about the Federal Regulations and you can have a long career here.

    Cons

    Need to be extremely flexible.

    Advice to Management

    Give crew better positive space non-rev benefits for getting to work.


  6. "Mesa Air"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mesa Air part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good company to get foot in the door.

    Cons

    Pay is not that good. Struggle to survive.


  7. "Hate it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mesa Air full-time

    Pros

    Low priority flight benefits. done.

    Cons

    Everything else. Nothing else to say.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone. Start over.

  8. "flight attendant"

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

    I worked at Mesa Air (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -benefits were good through both american and united

    Cons

    -pay was poor
    -managment sucked a lot


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Bottom of the Barrel"

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    Former Employee - Various in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Various in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mesa Air full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    After spending a few years working in multiple departments at this airline, here was my experience.

    The flight benefits were fantastic. Having a mix of United Airlines and American Airlines meant you could get almost anywhere in the world.

    Mesa gave me experience that I was able to translate to a career at a mainline carrier.

    Over the last few years I have seen a dramatic increase in reliability in the airline’s performance. Fantastic maintence team keeping the operation running! Planes are in better shape than they have ever been, and the airline is canceling less than they have in years prior.

    Cons

    I don’t want to come across overly dramatic, but the following are some of my observations from my time at the company:

    Zero respect given to corporate emplyees, even less given to pilots and flight attendants. You routinely had to “watch your back” or you would find yourself out the door.

    Little to no coaching and learning opertunities. Just “promotions” which translated to more work for similar pay.

    The medical, dental and retirement benefits are complete trash. Not awful for a single person, but if you need to cover a family plan to spend more on benefits that take home pay for many positions.

    Lack of organization leadership. In my time it appeared to be a rotating door of senior leaders, each had a different muddled vision of the company. Middle management is an “inner circle” of people who are close and spend more of their time gossiping than working to create a better airline.

    Compensation goes in the cons for me. Only you can decide what your time is worth, but for me, nearly any airline in the industry (with a few small exceptions) will pay you significantly more for any given job title.

    Advice to Management

    Look 10 years down the road, not 10 minutes from now. This company makes big plans/promises and then throws them out the window for a potential short term gain, leading to confusion and chaos.


  10. "Flight Attendant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Getting to travel. Coworkers are fun. Got to see lots of places I'd never seen before.

    Cons

    12 hour on-call shifts. Long days waiting at the airport. Reserve is hard to get on.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees better, offer training courses to help for those who want more experience.


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