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Republic Airline Reviews

Updated June 4, 2018
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Republic Airline Chairman, President, and CEO Bryan K. Bedford
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  • "way overhired flight attendants" (in 38 reviews)

  • "Low pay, no movement for advancement" (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Flight Attendant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Republic Airline full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    The pay could improve and the reserve process is confusing.


  2. "Pilot"

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    Current Employee - Pilot in Ord, OK
    Current Employee - Pilot in Ord, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Republic Airline (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work rules. Decent pay

    Cons

    Outstation basing drags the efficiency of the trips in the hubs way down

  3. "A&P Mechanic"

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

    I have been working at Republic Airline full-time

    Pros

    Great company to start with
    Embraer aircraft easy to work on
    Best travel benifits on all 3 major American carriers

    Cons

    Pay could be better for this position


  4. "Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - IT in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - IT in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Republic Airline full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flight Benefits, Flexible schedules, Fun Environment

    Cons

    Money is not as good as the Main Line carriers. Limited room for job advancements within some departments


  5. Helpful (3)

    "FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE THATS ALL"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Republic Airline full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can work as much or as little as you want which is great for us Mommy flight attendants. You also have the ability to trade and swap trips with other f/a's or pick up trips from different bases than the one you were assigned.

    Cons

    The pay doesn't really amount to anything unless you work all the time or you've been with the company for a million years. This airline is SUPER PETTY! The layovers aren't that great compared to other airlines. Don't choose Newark base its super busy , and alot of walking.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach and treat your employees with respect!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Flight Attendant"

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

    I have been working at Republic Airline full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to travel. Crew members are great

    Cons

    Low pay. Very difficult when on reserve.

    Advice to Management

    Work with us and we would work better with you.


  7. Helpful (18)

    "Regional Flight Attendant"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Republic Airline full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Getting flight benefits on United, Delta, and American. We receive a stipend to help pay for our annual benefits fees.
    -The people closest to you can get flight benefits too.
    -We get discounts on all sorts of things. Hotels, vacation packages, dining out, etc.
    -Your life will be very interesting, and you will have amazing photos and stories.
    -Great health insurance which includes vision and dental.
    -Plenty of base choices. If you don't like your base, you can try to move to another one every month, but you only move based on what the company needs. (ORD, CMH, MCI, LGA, EWR, MIA, IND, PHL, PIT, DCA.) IAH will soon be a base!
    -Our planes are just the right size. They are not to small or not too big.
    -You get to meet a lot of people which is nice when you thrive on being sociable.
    -This job is ideal for single people without children. They will thrive in this environment.
    -Your classmates in training or co-workers will become lifelong friends because they understand this lifestyle.
    -You get a company-issued iPad.
    -You get paid to travel. It sometimes doesn't feel like a job and feels glamorous.
    -We don't have to work red eyes, and our flights aren't terribly long.
    -We get per diem!
    -We get paid during training.
    -You will gain customer service skills and become knowledgable on what to do in certain situations. You will learn how to save lives.
    -If you want to move up in the company, they have plenty of opportunities.

    Cons

    -We get low priority when we fly standby unless it's our medal, but gate agents often mess up the priority even if it's our own planes!
    -The job can be physically demanding. You will lift bags, pull out galley carts, touch questionable surfaces, bend your back to pick things up, and walk through huge airports.
    -Some bases are harder to get than others depending on how "senior" they are. Some people only wait a month to get the base they want. Others might wait an entire year.
    -Passengers and mainline employees sometimes complain about our planes being too small.
    -Our uniforms could be better. They are not flattering and can itch.
    -You have a strange sleep schedule. You sometimes wake up VERY early. 2 AM or 3 AM.
    -You are exposed to a lot of germs, so you might get sick often.
    -You have to constantly put on a happy face despite how you might really feel to provide good service. Passengers and other co-workers can often times be unkind or downright illogical.
    -You will meet plenty of unprofessional co-workers who should be terminated.
    -You might have to work when you'd rather be home. You will miss holidays, birthdays, weddings, and other life events if you don't get the days you want off.
    -You might have an unpredictable schedule.
    -It can be hard to have a work/life balance if you are constantly away. It's very difficult to raise a family in this lifestyle.
    -The pay is JUST enough starting out if you live minimally and don't have very many bills.
    -Delays might cause stress to you and passengers. You might not get home immediately due to weather or mechanical issues.
    -SOME instructors at training didn't seem to have actual teaching skills and some even seemed to enjoy causing misery for trainees.

    Advice to Management

    Republic should absolutely pay their flight attendants more. They make so little and despite being a regional airline, flight attendants sometimes do more work than mainline.

    Republic should also consider being more selective with the hiring process. I have met great flight attendants who work hard and do their part, but then there are others who have no charisma, lack empathy, and are unable to do their jobs properly. Perhaps management should consider a customer service test or class. Management should also fire whoever doesn't fit the standard. Be selective and strict!

    Honestly, this is not where I want to be forever. Republic is a stepping stone to get to a mainline carrier. I enjoy flying for Republic, but I don't want to get too comfortable. I also want to fly routes that take me across the world. The overnights at Republic aren't always the most exciting.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Flight Attendant"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Republic Airline full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They had a base where I lived, good health insurance, flight benefits on American, Delta and United

    Cons

    Hard to hold a line, crew scheduling was awful


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Flight Attendant"

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in New York, NY

    I worked at Republic Airline full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to actually work for.

    Cons

    Management is awful and forget they was flight atrendants

    Advice to Management

    Remember where you came from


  10. Helpful (4)

    "I think it is a great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Republic Airline full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere, Higher start pay than other regional airlines. There are only two aircraft to learn. You work for all three mainline carriers and get flying benefits on all three! Part of a union.

    Cons

    On reserve for a while. Occurrence for calling in sick. You must work for at least 10 years with the company and be 55 to retire. While this is a perk, the retirement flight benefits are nit with all three carriers. American offers none and so the choices are Delta and United.

    Advice to Management

    Redo attendance policy with occurrences and sick time


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