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good place to get into industry
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MN 55450November 15, 2017
Training is intense.

Once you become certified you will notice that the flight benefits aren't really free...When you consider how much work flight attendance do before wheels up and after wheels down...why does this matter? Because you only get paid for the hours that wheels are off the ground as a flight attendant.
Pros
Travel, very nice hotels when traveling
Cons
Not livable wage
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Excellent travel benefits
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAOctober 4, 2017
Great place to work if you like to travel. Great way to see the US, Canada & Mexico. Lots of good people to work with. Every day is different. Things can change in a minutes notice. Not a good job to have if you can't be on time.
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Growing pains
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNSeptember 8, 2017
Several new computer systems were implemented to improve the resources and processes available to flight crews. However, each system continues to have challenges, which has created more work in trying to communicate the information in an effort to get the problems resolved. The issues continue.
Pros
When things are working correctly. Flexible schedule
Cons
Away from home for many days at a time.
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Regional Airline
Captain (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNSeptember 2, 2017
Top tier regional airline with many career advancement opportunities. Flies the Embraer 175 under the American and Delta airlines livery throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
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typical regional airline
Flight Attendant (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNAugust 30, 2017
Ever changing employees, and bases. Very insecure working environment and you can plan on being on reserve for a very long time. Be prepared to switch bases.
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fun and professional place to work. you meet all type of people
Flight Attendant (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAAugust 13, 2017
compass airlines is an amazing company working wise but the management team wasn't so good. they don't have your back even if it's not your fault. the hardest part of the job for me would be when we're delayed for like air traffic delays or weather or aircraft maintenance delays; and the passengers have places to get to, they start getting up and asking questions which i understand cause i would like to get there on time but i have to keep everything under control. the most enjoyable part of the job is meeting diversity of people and visiting all those beautiful places.
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Great company to work for
Embraer 170 Captain (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 11, 2017
The training was excellent and the work was enjoyable.
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Crew Scheduler (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNJuly 17, 2017
Nothing good about the company. Poor flight benefits, horrible pay, no advancement, disconnected manager, not a real company it's a company within a company and therefore has no upper level leadership.
Pros
None
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Better airlines out there
Flight Attendant (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 10, 2017
Don't waste your time working for this airline. They don't care about their flight attendants and look for anyway to fire them. Paychecks were always short, sometimes didn't even arrive, and it would take days/weeks to fix the issues. Management would never email back. The most disorganized airline.
Pros
Free travel
Cons
Poor management, low pay, work/life balance
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Super Fun
Flight Attendant New Hired Trainee (Former Employee) –  MSPJune 5, 2017
Is a very careful type of job to be a flight attendant but to work for an airline that co-share with American and Delta is fun. The fact that you have the benefit to fly anywhere for free and get paid for it, it can beat any job.
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Regional Airline Company
Flight Attendant (Former Employee) –  Based in Minneapolis, MNMay 24, 2017
I enjoyed working as a Flight Attendant. The company was not the best employer but at least I was left to just work my flights without being micromanaged.

Lots of Customer Service Experience gained.
Working with the general public can be challenging but I learned a great detail about people in general.

Travel is exhausting but can be a lot of fun.
Pros
Had seniority to be awarded good trips on schedule bidding.
Cons
Too much missed family time.
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Average Company
Flight Attendant (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, MNMay 3, 2017
My take from working at Compass is that most of the managers don't like to pay for employees that stay longer, because they get paid more. They let a lot of things slide with incoming personnel, but if once you have been there for longer than 18 months they will try to find a way to fire you.
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Room for advancement
Maintenance (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNApril 24, 2017
Regional airline=High turnover rate at lower levels, allowing advancement within organization. Good employees and coworkers make for a good work environment,
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Do not work for Compass Airline
Maintenance (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYApril 13, 2017
They only care about the Oh mighty Dollar. Not the souls or welfare of the backs that helped make that Dollar. They do not give Notice before yanking your future out from under you.
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Great place to begin your flight attendant career
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJanuary 5, 2017
This is a regional airline based in smaller hubs, great for those starting out in aviation. You will learn a lot in initial training that will prepare you.
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Disorganized company with no regard for flight attendants' well-being.
Lead Flight Attendant (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MIDecember 29, 2016
Compass Airlines (Trans States Holdings) has become so focused on numbers and corporate ratings, that they now treat the flight attendants as disposable. Management only contacts us if we are making a mistake, and we don't receive any of the consideration that the pilots do (for rest rules, fatigue, commuting hotels, etc.). The health benefits are also minimal.
Pros
Many of our crew hotels are nice.
Cons
Management, company morale, low pay, poor benefits.
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Not enough hours to live off of income
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNNovember 7, 2016
This position is horrible for hours. With the amount of hours given it would be near impossible to live off of the amount paid. I will not be a flight attendant again.
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Plenty of Smart People are Still Working Here!
AMT (Current Employee) –  LAXSeptember 13, 2016
Worked with previous MX Supervisor who gave a 1 Star poor review.

My rebuttal is this since you did not know the airframe and can not really multitask let someone who is more mature or naturally capable take the reigns.

Not everyone can kick back. Especially not a supervisor. The work load is real. What company does not want and need more engaged employees who instead of making problems actually solve them. There are simple inspections, numerous maintenance tasks and you need to own some tools.
Pros
Aircraft Is A Beauty
Cons
It has 2 Bathrooms on it which u fix as necessary
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growing company based in la
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CASeptember 11, 2016
my favorite thing is all the great people you meet and places you can travel. very fast paced job but also very rewarding. expect to be on reserve for about 6 month ot bad for a regional airline.
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Horrible place to work
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CASeptember 3, 2016
This was by far the worst airline I have ever worked for. If I could rate this with negative stars I would.

Maintenance is under staffed and under trained. In my opinion, making their aircraft unairworthy and unsafe.

The pay is horrible. The minimum wage at LAX for folks slinging coffee at Starbucks in the terminal is more than what Compass pays mechanics. The benefits, if you can call them that, are basically worthless. The company expects it's employees to use their own flight benefits, which the employee must pay for, for company business.

Compass violates California labor laws. The mechanics are working with such a skeleton crew they rarely get breaks or lunches. They force employees to stay after the scheduled end of their shift. When employees leave Compass, they don't get paid the hours they have worked.

The work atmosphere at Compass is definitely what I would describe as hostile.
Pros
None. Not one.
Cons
Pay, benefits, treatment of employees.
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