Trans States Reviews | Glassdoor

Trans States Reviews

Updated May 29, 2019

To filter reviews, or .

Found 136 reviews

2.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
43%
Recommend to a Friend
33%
Approve of CEO
Richard A. Leach
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good coworkers, flight benefits, bonus(in 22 reviews)

  • "As a regional airline, Trans States is the perfect place to get your foot in the door as a flight attendant(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "As a regional flight attendant I often flew up to five flights a day(in 18 reviews)

  • "Low pay, high turnover, still on reserves after 1 year and 6 months(in 12 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trans States full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked there for a while, enjoyed every minute of it!

    Cons

    I have no cons about TSA

    Trans States2017-06-14
  2. "overall good job for your first airline"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Denver, CO
    Recommends

    I have been working at Trans States full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    everyone you work with is awesome

    Cons

    not the best overnights

    Trans States2019-05-29
  3. "Okay for a Regional"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aircraft Dispatcher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trans States full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good to get your feet wet in the industry. Decent turnover time.

    Cons

    Often short staffed, sometimes slow system

    Trans States2019-05-24
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good start to the airline industry"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Trans States full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good start to the aviation industry, good health insurance, 401K, you are most likely to get based in ORD, STL or DEN, if you live near these cities this flight attendant job works well. Great co-workers!

    Cons

    Some upper management issues, kind of a stalled comp[any upward movement

    Trans States2019-04-03
  5. "Low Morale"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - First Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Trans States full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Right now, very quick upgrades, especially if you meet min 121 limits to upgrade to CA. Quickly gain seniority.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Hard to plan your personal commitments because always possibility of junior assignment or canceled vacations.

    Advice to Management

    Work towards a competitive contract. Work towards work rules that employees could keep at least a few personal commitments a year. It doesn't take very many missed family commitments before moral becomes quite low

    Trans States2019-04-20
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Not Worth It . They Need An Overall Drastic Improvement."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trans States full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Great if your overhead expenses/cost of living is low -are in a supportive/financially supportive household -live at home with your parents -HAVE A CAR or reliable FREE ride to work 2. Offers medical (with high premiums), dental, and flight benefits with United Airlines. 3. Currently they are so understaffed that reserve time would be very short if you go to Chicago or Denver bases. 4. Your pilots can...

    Show More

    Cons

    -Very low/bottom pay - $18.00/hr for actual flying time only, you do not get paid, protected or reimbursed for commuting, cancelled flights, or layover time. - Reserve schedule is 24hrs oncall in your scheduled period (usually 5-6 days a week) - After one year of service only a 1.75 pay raise compared to other regionals 18.00 to 19.75 compared to another regional 18.13 to 22.00 - Average flights are 1hr 15m one...

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    Overall do better. Evaluate how your flight attendants are living and pay them a decent wage to actually have enough money to get to work, bigger metropolitan city rent Chicago & Denver, pay bills on time, and buy food. Listen to their concerns because they want to be better flight attendants who are loyal to your company. Not complaining to walk away. Upgrade your aircraft or stay on top of maintenance and...

    Show More
    Trans States2019-03-23
  7. "Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Trans States full-time

      Pros

      great co-workers and crews! fun and new destinations and overnights

      Cons

      old planes and many maintenance issues at times

      Trans States2019-02-24
    • "good company"

      StarStarStarStarStar
        Former Employee - Administrative 

        I worked at Trans States full-time

        Pros

        Good company. People are great to work with.

        Cons

        Pay. I got a small raise my first year, then nothing for the next 4 years.

        Trans States2019-02-23
      • Helpful (2)

        "Flight Attendent"

        StarStarStarStarStar
        • Work/Life Balance
        • Culture & Values
        • Career Opportunities
        • Compensation and Benefits
        • Senior Management
        Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Denver, CO

        I have been working at Trans States full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Great opportunity fly the world

        Cons

        I dont have any at the moment

        Trans States2019-02-04
      • Helpful (4)

        "Can't express how disappointing this Job was for me."

        StarStarStarStarStar
        • Work/Life Balance
        • Culture & Values
        • Career Opportunities
        • Compensation and Benefits
        • Senior Management
        Former Employee - Avionics Technician in Saint Louis, MO
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Trans States full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        They allow you to work as much overtime you like

        Cons

        Very unprofessional Managers, they put budget over safety, they force you to perform jobs in order to save money instead of according to the work cord and make you sign off work. They make it easy for managers to fire you if you don't go along with this system. If the managers don't like you no matter how hard you work they will fire you or harass you until you quit.

        Advice to Management

        Loose the Good old boy system, and follow the FAA guidelines.

        Trans States2019-03-09
      Found 136 reviews