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Mesa Air Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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Pros
  • I loved using my flight benefits (in 66 reviews)

  • Travel benefits BETTER than the BEST of them (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay medical insurance could be better (in 50 reviews)

  • Schedules for flight attendants are impossible (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Flight Attendant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flight Benefits but remember you have to fly standby so you may not always get on.

    Cons

    Salary....Mesa is the lowest regional airline for pay.

    Advice to Management

    Please sign a contract with the FA's and increase their pay. Without them you have no airline.


  2. "Flight Benefits - Only Perk"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mesa Air full-time

    Pros

    *Flight benefits with American and United are great
    *HR department is good at fostering positive morale
    *Depending on position, no working on weekends

    Cons

    *High turnover
    *Severely underpaid workforce
    *You have to pay for vacation time out of your own salary; even with terrible pay
    *Terrible communication in supply chain department
    *Very low transparency between management and staff; constantly having to pull information in order to successfully complete my job.
    *They use "$500 quarterly bonuses" as another perk, but you're rarely paid out 100% of the bonus.....and it's taxed. So realistically the bonuses average $240

    Advice to Management

    Maybe a course in organizational leadership or communication will do some good.

  3. "Perfect for someone with no financial responsibilities"

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

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

    Pros

    Flight Benefits with American Airlines and United Airlines.
    A great way to start your career as an FA and see if you like it.
    Meet great people and have decent overnights.

    Cons

    Low starting pay and Not enough hours to work. Its not realistic to work the max because you will have hardly any days off.
    Really hard for reserve FAs to pick up extra hours.
    Management and anyone higher than a Flight Attendant is pretty petty and passive aggressive when sending emails and dealing with miscellaneous things. CEO regularly sends emails that are pretty unprofessional and unnecessary.
    If you are based in Phoenix you will be on reserve for 6 months to a year and its really hard to pick up extra hours when on reserve.
    This company is perfect for someone living in a city where the cost of living is low. If you are young and don't have any bills to pay or hardly any debt and responsibilities, apply. If you have financial responsibilities think twice because you will have to work ALL THE TIME to make a good paycheck. After working there a year and a half I made about 1700 after tax, thats IF I worked around 85 hours a month. If you commute to base you have to think of expenses to commute there or have a crash pad.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people that deserve it.
    Promote people of color. (Hardly ANYONE in corporate or the training center.)
    Promote people willing to make a difference.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Flight attendant"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mesa Air full-time

    Pros

    Just finished training and i'm pretty excited to start flying! the training can seem hard but if you pay attention and study your notes you will be fine. My ioe was sweet and short so that was pretty nice. My instructors were awesome.

    Cons

    Entire training was very short, feels like a lot was rushed and packed into days. That's about it so far, everything else seems to be going smooth. Do know that your priority on stand by isn't the greatest if you're not flying a Mesa operated plane.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. Thanks guys :)


  5. Helpful (1)

    "FA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mesa Air full-time

    Pros

    The amazing people and some of the overnights.

    Cons

    Every job has its cons but you just have to push through it because the reward is amazing. I had days that I wanted to quit right on the spot but I didn't because I knew the next flight or trip would be 100% better.


  6. "A&P Mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Foreman in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Foreman in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mesa Air full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Experience
    Flight Benefits
    7 days on 7 days off
    flexible
    easy to get qualifications
    opportunities to move up

    Cons

    Pay- you can make decent pay but you have to work for it
    Equipment- the lack equipment for MX
    Revolving door


  7. "A&P Mechanic"

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    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in El Paso, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mesa Air full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small Group for those that prefer it. There can be lots of work for you too on overtime if you desire it.

    Cons

    Pay, over time is based on base pay for x1.5, doesnt include premiums or base location, with recent increase in medical charges, you make less.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay, with small groups.

  8. "Flight Attendant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Traveling to places u never been

    Cons

    very low pay, not enough hours


  9. Helpful (4)

    "It is what it is. This is a GREAT starter job. It is a REGIONAL Airline. It is NOT a MAINLINE CARRIER."

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

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

    Pros

    Quick and VERY liberal hiring process. Decent base options. Travel benefits BETTER than the BEST of them.

    Cons

    Compensation seems to top the list. But we all knew that going in. The pay scale is PUBLISHED. There should be no surprises. Administration is very fair, reasonable and upfront about how things are. Toxic complainers are more of a CON than anything else.

    Advice to Management

    You gave me my start and l will be forever grateful. What l choose to do with the experience is up to me.


  10. "A place to start, not stay"

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

    I worked at Mesa Air full-time

    Pros

    I exposes you to the airline industry and its operations, you can move up in seniority fairly fast and hold a line in under 1 year .

    Cons

    The pay is the lowest in the industry and health benefits are not very good at all.


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