Mesa Air Reviews

Updated Sep 14, 2020

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3.0
57%
Recommend to a Friend
41%
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Mesa Air Chairman and CEO Jonathan G. Ornstein
Jonathan G. Ornstein
324 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Low pay compared to other places(in 79 reviews)

  • "VERY HIGH TURN OVER RATE for Flight Attendants/LOWEST REGIONAL PAY(in 46 reviews)

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  1. "flight attendant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Mesa Air full-time

    Pros

    quick seniority and ability to move up

    Cons

    long days with long legs in certain bases. Not a lot of options for west coast bases.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Mesa Air full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I've had many jobs and this is by far the best place I have worked for. Amazing benefits and discounts with several companies. I've been here for years and I still can't get over the fact that I can fly for free on my off days to almost anywhere that I want with so many airlines to choose from. I also fly my family around and they love the benefits. As opposed to many mainline companies, you get a solid schedule (not on call anymore) usually within a few months, which allows you to manipulate your off days and overnight preferences. Company pays for nice hotels while I am on my trips. In terms of management - Kevin Shirley-Tudesko is one of the friendliest and most helpful inflight supervisors that I have ever come across, great co-workers with the company as well. I personally know people who have left the company, and then come back. That's a statement in itself.

    Cons

    This is a fast paced career. Have to be on time and ready for action (as with any airline). Some people can't handle the heat of the aviation world, but once you get the hang of it, it can be quite thrilling.


  3. "Great step in the right direction"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Mesa Air full-time

    Pros

    flight benefits are too good

    Cons

    pay could be a lot better

  4. "If you want to get a foot in the door..this is the place"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mesa Air full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sense of family and togetherness

    Cons

    Crappy pay And will work you like a dog

  5. "What you make of it"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mesa Air full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incredible flight benefits. I travel to a new country every month with a flexible schedule after little time with the company and extremely cheap/free flights. Incredibly friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Pay isn’t ideal and the lifestyle can be difficult if supporting a family. I don’t have issues with management but new employees typically have issues with support in the company

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  6. "Use only as a stepping stone"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Attendant in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mesa Air full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The job itself is so much fun and benefits are a huge perk!

    Cons

    The company doesn’t look out for employees well being, you will often feel like you have to fight for your job. And they violate the contract over and over.

  7. "Great opportunity for experience... thats all"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mesa Air full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    will hire anyone, great opportunity to get experience in the industry. There are some good people that work there that will help you find a way out (move on to a better airline).

    Cons

    They will do everything they can to try and fire you within the first year.

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  8. "Mesa Airlines"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - First Officer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mesa Air full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pilot group. Great training department.

    Cons

    Pay. Schedule. PBS Rules work against pilots.

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  9. "Don’t recommend"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mesa Air full-time

    Pros

    Get to experience flight attendant life

    Cons

    Management, harassment, pay, benefits, and pretty much everything else

  10. "Great starter"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mesa Air full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to learn and grow with especially when newly starting out in the industry

    Cons

    Pay and lack of training in some management

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