ExpressJet Airlines Employee Reviews about "travel benefits"
31% would recommend to a friend
(58 total reviews)
25% approve of CEO
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- "Flight Benefits and the Insurance rates are great" (in 74 reviews)
- "Great People (Flight Attendant) wise some of the best personalities and hardest workers in the airline industry." (in 55 reviews)
- "Good benefit with other companies" (in 49 reviews)
- "Great travel benefits until you realize all the planes are full and you never get a seat to go anywhere." (in 24 reviews)
- "Great work rules and training." (in 22 reviews)
- "The pay is low compared to main line airlines and the company wants more cutbacks." (in 60 reviews)
- "The company has poor management" (in 60 reviews)
- "Long hours are expected and if you are salaried you don't get paid over" (in 15 reviews)
- "bad upper management, did what was best for them and not the people" (in 12 reviews)
- "Low starting pay" (in 9 reviews)
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Found 58 of over 821 reviews
Updated Oct 19, 2023
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- 1.0Oct 24, 2016First OfficerCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsHouston, TX
Still getting a paycheck for now. It is getting smaller by the year though. Great travel benefits until you realize all the planes are full and you never get a seat to go anywhere. They give out different flavors of koolaid and not just the cherry one.
No pay raise since our contract in 2007. We took a pay cut in 08. Pilots hired today will never see the CA side of the aircraft. Most new hires will be on reserve for years. The recruiting department says we have the "industry leading compensation" when they fail to mention that other airlines will be paying you CA pay after a year or two and they fail to mention how much more money you would be making at other airlines. ExpressJet pay for a first officer is 33,300 for the first year. Others are paying almost 60,000. Company lies to its employees about how they are shutting down the airline and moving all the jobs over to its parent company of Skywest.2
- 5.0Mar 17, 2013Flight AttendantCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsHouston, TX
Great travel benefits for family and friends
away from home for holidays
- 3.0Sept 22, 2017Flight AttendantCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsChicago, IL
Great travel benefits and industry discounts.
Earning potential can be limited due to overstaffing in some bases.
- 1.0Oct 2, 2014Airline PilotCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearAtlanta, GA
-Work with pretty good people - Travel benefits are decent
-If you are on reserve status and have to commute to your base, you will only see your family a few times a week. Possible to work 9 days with only 1 day off. -High amount of responsibility for poverty-level wages. -Scheduling will try to schedule you in breach of contract on a regular basis.1
- 3.0Feb 17, 2015Flight AttendantCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
Great travel benefits when you can use them. Extremely easy job if you aren't an idiot.
Pay kinda sucks when you first start so you either need a ton of money before you accept or have a second job. I am pretty much broke all the time so I cant use my benefits to travel the places I want.
- 3.0Nov 27, 2012ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsAtlanta, GA
Travel benefits have been great - friendly employees and feel like part of family
as company has merged - volume of work has increased and employees are burnt out1
- 5.0Apr 21, 2017Flight AttendantCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsChicago, IL
A really great job if you like to travel, can work independently and with a team and have strong conflict resolution skills. The benefits are really good (medical, dental, life, vision, ltd, 401k). Domestically you can fly for free on almost any carrier (standby). You can live anywhere in the world and commute in (flying standby) as long as you start your trip or reserve days in base. Most customers are good. Just have to use your people skills to deal with the rest.
You are only guaranteed 80 hours a month. When you start, you are on reserve. Most likely 24 hour reserve for a block of days. When they call you have 2 hours to get to the airport. They are really good about assigning trips a day a head of a time but sometimes they call and you have the two hours. Don't expect to make a lot of money in this job. You have flight benefits but you go standby. You learn quickly to have a plan and 5 back up plans when traveling on your benefits. Sometimes it gets tedious cleaning up behind other flight attendants that worked on the plane before you. And when the flight is delayed, you are delayed. Your day gets longer and your layover (rest) shorter. In the beginning, while on reserve the company owns you.
- 3.0Apr 22, 2014Pilot First OfficerCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsAtlanta, GA
Good people to work with. The company seems to do their best in a tough market. The travel benefits are not too bad for a regional airline. Training is really good and you get good flying experience.
The pay is low like it is at all regional airlines if you are stuck as an FO for a long period. We have very little movement. Many guys are lifers and don't plan to move on, so upgrade is over 7 years.