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Trans States Reviews

Updated November 26, 2018
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Pros
  • "Flight benefits when you can actually get on flying standby" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Travel benefits were the only good part about this job" (in 12 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 11 reviews)

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  1. "Flight Attendant"

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

    I have been working at Trans States full-time

    Pros

    You work with the best people out there and you feel that you are a part of a big family.

    Cons

    It can be a bit challenging sometime being the only flight attendant on board.


  2. "IT Helpdesk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trans States full-time

    Pros

    Airfare discounts offered to all employees

    Cons

    Stress of small company with limited resources

  3. "Trans States Flight Attendant"

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    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trans States full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people . Off reserve fairly quickly. Choose you’re base

    Cons

    Company doesn’t value it’s employees


  4. "A&P Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trans States full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start your career if you are fresh out of school

    Cons

    Lazy heavy check people make all problems


  5. "Mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Trans States full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy working with everyone there.

    Cons

    Low pay for the work performed

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep good mechanics, pay them or else they will find other higher paying jobs.


  6. "Good for Starter Mechanics and That's It"

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    Current Employee - Mechanic
    Current Employee - Mechanic
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trans States full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Full range of benefits offered including life, health, dental and vision. 401K, flight benefits.
    Most of the mechanics are nice.

    Cons

    Management seems very disconnected from the work on the floor. Equipment is pitiful and breaks on a regular basis. Pay is low for the work, and no one is rewarded or disciplined based on performance. You are still expected to perform the work despite not having the correct tooling available. Planning always schedules the heaviest maintenance bird to be the last one to arrive so everyone is rushed all night. Benefits cost an arm and a leg.


  7. "Flight attendant"

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

    I worked at Trans States full-time

    Pros

    Travel benefits were the only good part about this job.

    Cons

    Dishonest staff, terrible hours, hours based in favoritism, they fired hald thr people in my training class the first week for no reason at all without even giving any of them a reason.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better.

  8. "Avoid if Possible"

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    Former Employee - Pilot in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Pilot in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Trans States full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - A place to get turbine 121 time

    Cons

    - Minimal and difficult training
    - abysmal pay/benefits compared to benefits
    - dishonest management
    - greedy and myopic ownership

    Advice to Management

    Fix the toxic, minimum effort company culture. Bring contract/compensation/benefits up to industry standard. Negotiate and interact with employees in good faith. Lead by good example. TSA has been around for a while and will probably exist for a while more. However, all of the above things need to change in order for this company to be more than merely one of the last options in an industry full of opportunity. TSA is currently only good for getting a few months flight experience before moving on to a better regional.


  9. "Flight Attendant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trans States full-time

    Pros

    The job itself and crew

    Cons

    reserve life and commuting is NO FUN!


  10. "Look elswhere"

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trans States full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There was always a lot of overtime.

    Cons

    Hourly rates were horrible. You'd have to work around 90-100 hours a week just to make ends meet as an aircraft mechanic.

    Advice to Management

    Treat mechanics with a little more respect and raise the pay.