Mesa Air Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2021

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Mesa Air Chairman and CEO Jonathan G. Ornstein
Jonathan G. Ornstein
370 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flight benefits meeting new people and famous people(in 107 reviews)

  • "Travel benefits on United and American airlines(in 49 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay compared to other places(in 85 reviews)

  • "Lowest paid flight attendants in the USA at Mesa vs(in 48 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Experience

      Jan 26, 2021 - Flight Attendant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I enjoyed my time at Mesa Air & grateful I had the opportunity to work there.

      Cons

      Salary is not as competitive as other airlines, however it has flight benefits with two different airlines, which is amazing.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Don’t discount regionals

      May 28, 2021 - Flight Attendant in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice crews who do fun things on layovers Friendly and helpful management Flight benefits are great If you’re young and want this as a career, save your money and wait for mainline. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a second career and just want the travel benefits without being I reserve for years, or if you’re young and just want to fly for a few years, Mesa is PERFECT. Really fun place to work. Great passengers since we fly for American Eagle and United Express.

      Cons

      You’ll be on reserve much longer than they tell you in the interview. The pay is low. You can survive and travel only if you have no other bills or you have some other financial support like a spouse. Not necessarily a good stepping stone to a career in aviation. You will attend unpaid training and then spend time building seniority at the lowest paying regional. Your finances take a couple years to settle down, and then you’ll move onto unpaid training at a mainline and being a reserve flight attendant all over again. Go with Mesa if you just want to fly for a few years or if you’re at the end of your working years.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Fun job, low pay, bad schedules

      Jun 11, 2021 - Flight Attendant 
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      Pros

      When compared to other airlines, pretty quick to move up in seniority due to high turnover rate. Really fun job. Flight benefits will absolutely spoil you. They do hire a diverse pool of workers and are pretty inclusionary. Large percentage of POC employees, at least in the lower levels. Decent number of women in management!

      Cons

      Extremely low pay. (Poverty wages.) Flight benefits are awesome, but you don't make enough money to be able to afford hotels, so it's hard to go on vacation. Schedules can be really nutty, but that's a codeshare issue, as are the draconian uniform regulations. Management doesn't care about employees - at all. Won't follow up on internal concerns, including discrimination and harassment complaints.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great entry level job

      Jun 5, 2021 - Aircraft Maintenance Technician 
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      Pros

      -Learn as much as you are willing to -7 on 7 off or 4 on 3 off work schedule -Good flight benefits with AA and UA -Not unionized -Freedom of movement for the most part -Easy to move up and receive raises within the company -Vacation Buy-Back -No layoffs during COVID-19

      Cons

      -Low pay -Micromanaging upper management -PTO is not welcomed and is approved on a case to case basis -Short staffed -Mandatory Overtime

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Pay is low. Work is chill.

      Mar 8, 2021 - A&P Mechanic  in Tucson, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pretty much take whatever days off you want as long as you use your accumulated vacation time or acknowledge that you will not be paid for any of the days you chose to take off. When work is done its done, no bs about keeping busy the entire shift like some other companies(Skywest). You want to advance. Pretty easy in a regional. Probably be a lead in a year or less if you really wanted it. As long as you dont get stuck on a shift with the "B" team should i say, youll enjoy and have no problems with coworkers.

      Cons

      Pay is low. Only about 2-3 dollars above min wage(if that $15hr passes) $17.20 base plus like 55 cents for night shift differential i believe. In total around $18.50 with everything. If you want to get taxi quald it goes up $1.00 even then still under $20. The amount of responsibility/work to the amount you get payed is complete bs. Leads make an extra $2.25 if you want to take that route. Still doesnt even break the $25 dollar range which I firmly believe pay should be. $25 or above. GSE equipment is old. Some Inoperable for what seems like ages.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      N/A

      Jun 8, 2021 - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in El Paso, TX
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      Pros

      No lay offs, Great hours, training.

      Cons

      Leadership ?, values, not willing to pay for extra training.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Pilot pay

      Jun 4, 2021 - Pilot, First Officer in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Travel perks, pay, hotel points and flight experience

      Cons

      Working a lot, reserve rules are horrible, hotel choices are not good

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Mixed Emotions

      May 4, 2021 - Flight Attendant in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The highlight of working for Mesa was the people! You meet some of the absolute BEST people, who become like family due to its small nature. You also more than likely have the opportunity to be based at the base of your choice.

      Cons

      MANAGEMENT. The Inflight management (ESPECIALLY in IAH) needs a complete and total revamping. The people that have in these positions are COMPLETELY under qualified and lack the proper skills to lead, particularly people skills. If they had better inflight leaders they would have A LOT more happy employees because all though the pay isn't the best, we all knew that when we were hired, what we didn't know was that would be verbally bullied or talked down.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not bad

      May 10, 2021 - First Officer in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly people doing their able best

      Cons

      Training schedulers are reactive and not pro active. Work life balance is non existent while waiting for scheduling to assign sim time.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Flexibility is Key

      May 19, 2021 - Flight Attendant in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fly free with most airlines It’s a regional airline so you get to hold a line quicker Management is polite

      Cons

      Anywhere there are a cluster of women there are also out of control feelings and reactions

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