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Mesa Air Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Mesa Air Chairman and CEO Jonathan G. Ornstein
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Pros
  • I loved using my flight benefits (in 54 reviews)

  • Great people, travel benefits when you can get on flights (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay cheap hotels long overnights in places that are not fun (in 42 reviews)

  • Seems like they want their flight attendants to leave within 6 months (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Twenty seven went so quickly"

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

    I worked at Mesa Air full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady employment, and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Under staffed, under paid and over worked.

    Advice to Management

    The employees need new, substantial increase in contract and duty rigs.


  2. "Crazy but Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mesa is a good place to work with friendly coworkers and a reasonable level of stress.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't terrible but they could definitely be better.


  3. "Great Start to get into the aviation field"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mesa Air full-time

    Pros

    Great people and flexible working hours

    Cons

    Pay is not that much, expensive medicare, and not a great environment during the summer


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Currently an FA."

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

    I have been working at Mesa Air full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flight benefits. Although usually at the bottom of the standby list. Build seniority fast because people get fired or quit everyday.

    Cons

    Pay, very low pay. Substandard insurance, management, company work rules. Management sometimes expect what can't be done. Inconsistently with discipline, rules bent if you know the right people.

    Advice to Management

    FAs just voted a 99.56% for a strike vote. May be going on strike in the near future, FYI.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Flight Attendant"

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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

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

    Pros

    Flight benefits, exposure to the industry, a good place to put your foot in the door, experience, travel around the country.

    Cons

    Lowest pay wage in the industry, no job stability, unprofessional management. They almost always put you in the cheapest hotels they can find near the airport. There have been reports of bed bugs in several. Overall you are treated like trash if you slip up even one time.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees like human beings.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Miss my Mesa Family"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great community to work in
    Loved having travel benefits to visit family on the east coast
    Room for growth
    Senior Leadership team is approachable and has open door policy

    Cons

    Would like to have seen more team building exercises within departments


  8. Helpful (3)

    "The very honest truth from a naive 20 year old!"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy interview Process, Pay for the hotel you stay in during training, Cheap domestic travel benefits & meeting new people

    Cons

    •They do not pay you during training. Your rewarded $100 gift cards after every week you complete (3 gift cards in total. It's best you save those for after you graduate & your relocated to your base)

    •If you fail an exam, you get one opportunity for a retake and it can't be anything below 85% (if I'm not mistaken) if it's below the requirement you will be pulled out of the class (in front of everyone) & sent home

    •Once you graduate you are relocated to where ever your base is (flight & hotel provided & paid for) once you finish your IOE which is basically your "inflight" exam your officially a FA. Your hotel will no longer be paid for & it's your responsibility to find a place to live. (options/prices are explained in training) If you relocated in a state you don't live in/don't know anyone in you have the option to commute (which isn't recommended) or to live in a shared hotel room (hotel room with bunk beds shared with other flight attendants).

    •Commuting is almost impossible. If you want to use your benefits to travel most likely you won't be able to get a seat. You are the last priority, you only get a seat if someone misses the flight. If they show up last minute you will be escorted off & put on the list for the next flight (yes there's always a 50% of this happening)

    •If you decide to go through with this career make sure you have money saved or someone that can help you financially until you get on your feet. You won't be paid throughout training but still have to manage to feed yourself, pay for toiletries, & pay for somewhere to live in your base after graduation) if your not commuting)

    Advice to Management

    Pay FA more, Pay for Training, Tell the honest truth to new employees


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Flight Attendant"

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

    I have been working at Mesa Air full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, travel benefits when you can get on flights. Mesa gives everyone a fair chance to live the dream.

    Cons

    Really it is what you make it. I've enjoyed working here. Pay and benefits could definitely be better.

    Advice to Management

    Although the pay is given to new employees, I don't think they realize the break down. I do think salary needs to be better with the cost of living standards of today. Salary should be more competitive with other airlines to keep better quality of workers that care and therefore they would stay longer. Which would benefit company in long run. The training can be expensive for an endless supply of new hires.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Flight Attendant"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Free flights on your off days

    Cons

    Everything! You have no time for yourself

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Mesa"

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

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

    Pros

    I love my job! love our little plans and 4 person crews

    Cons

    company does not value its employees

    Advice to Management

    we were supported to leave the company... in training it was mentioned several times that people use mesa as a stepping stone company... take care of you employees... give them a livable wage and you will have a better stronger, PRIDEFUL company.


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