Typical Flight Attendant position, but the management at the time was extremely hostile to the work group. An avalanche of lawsuits do to unethical firings can attest to just how hostile management had become. Corporate has apparently completely cleaned house of those terrible managers and it has apparently became much better.
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – September 28, 2015
The pay is extremely low. The company is new and rapidly expanding, but they seem to be hiring anyone. Having the title of "flight attendant" isn't what it's cracked up to be. Extremely disappointed with the salary!
If being a flight attendant had been your dream, you will not find it at Compass
flight attendant (Current Employee) – Los Angeles – August 31, 2015
As a flight attendant we have a big responsibility of safety for the passengers. We are responsible to the FAA, the company and the passengers, we are trained properly and know our job. But the problem is, this company DOES NOT SUPPORT us in this role. We are pit against passengers who refuse to adhere to what we as flight attendants must do. If a passenger complains, the flight atttendant will be held accountable even if the passenger is wrong. Heres the insanity...the company holds us to very strict safety rules and if we dont do them we are in Big Trouble...now keep in mind..if a passenger complains about what or how we delivered that message...your job is in jeapordy...Makes no sense. The inflight management is new, they cant keep anyone. They are a joke really....a big joke. They will stab you in the back quicker than you can ask why!!!. As a women this company does not support us..management is against you. They find reasons to fire you. They are demeaning, degrading, hostile, and expect us to be take the passengers abuse. This is the lowest paid regional around. If you live in Calif or plan to relocate here...you will not survive. At 17.40 and hour. (starting) ..75 hrs a month...not every two weeks...75 hrs a month thats 1305.00 a month. Which is below the poverity line in calif. You would qualify for food stamps and med-ical. You cannot survive in Calif making that salary. Dont waste your time, there are to many other airlines hiring right now. This company is owned by a foreign gentleman, his take is he'd rather keep firing flight attendants who are making moremore... than 25.00 an hour, and keep hiring new flight attendants who are making 17.40. Training is very expensive for companies, but he does not care So this is not the company you will retire in, or have longevity. The corporate office is in Minneapolis, they are not used to working with African-American. No diversity from upper management on down. In training they use this dumb personality assessment to label you. To determine how a person will get along with people. They label a North, south, east, west, and that follows you for your career at Compaass, where managment uses it against you. I feel devalued, in fear of my job, you are set up to fail.less
Line Maintenance (Former Employee) – LAX – August 4, 2015
I learned from this company after having 16 years is the Airlines, they have no idea on how to run a base. Management will throw you under the bus, and could care less about you. You maybe not believe me, but you really don't want to try it out just take my word!!!
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) – Romulus, MI – March 12, 2015
The job is fun. I get to work with new people and fly to different cities daily. The job is customer service driven and I enjoy being of service to the general public. The hardest part of the job is being away from home four to five days at a time. The Compass Airline Detroit base is closing June 1, 2015. I'm sorry I have to leave the position all the good people I work with.
Your are always flying to new destinations, meeting new people and crew members. This is a benefit that any flight attendant will tell you makes the job great. Missing holidays can be hard but your family will adjust too. You learn to rely on your airline family because every one has gone through the steps you are going through. It's an amazing career.
Crew scheduling would call you two hours before you had to be at the airport. We would fly for four days making various stops. We would get to spend the night and explore different places, which was awesome. The traveling that came with the job was great, however being on call all of the time was very hard to deal with. I never had a problem with my co-workers, they are different every time I flew but they were always great. The hardest part of the job was definitely the unknown hours and being on call. The most enjoyable part of the job was flying all over the world and meeting different people everyday.
Compass is a great place to work. The training is hard and the people you work with become family. A typical day on the job is getting your airplane ready for take off, making sure all your passengers are safe and secure in their seats. As for the people you work with every crew is different, you could be with a group of very nice people who love what they are doing, or you can get a crew that is all about seniority and make the trips you take together very difficult.
Flight Attendant (Former Employee) – Minneapolis,Mn – January 27, 2014
4 or more legs a day long days, could be up 20 hrs without sleep if commuter learned how to manage my time due to schedules required a union to deal with management great flight attendants no job security, long commute travel and flight benefits
I loved the Aircraft and crews I flew with but Airline work was not for me.
aircraft, Current Captain (Former Employee) – kmsp – December 31, 2013
I was a reserve Captain for three years based at KMSP. Each day at work was a 15 hour standby, with 2 hour call out. For the 15 hour standby you received 3.5 hours of pay. I flew all over the United States and Canada. Compass flew into all the major airports in the US and Canada. Flying the aircraft and the crews were the best part of the job. I do not want to fly for the airlines at all anymore. I only received 6 to7 days off a month because of the commute to KMSP.
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the airline industry is not what it used to be at all!
Compass Airlines was a great company to work for it was a dream come true for me to fulfill this opportunity. I met a lot of great people along the way and they had a wonderful inflight training program. I just needed a change of pace with being out of the state so much.
Flight Attendant (Former Employee) – Based in Minneapolis – January 10, 2013
This is one of the very worst companies to work for! They look at you as a flight attendant as only a number! They only care about the passenger rating " being number 1 in customer service". Forget you are even human. You better abide completely by company rules but they don't ! You are at-will and that's it! It's owned by Transstate Airline and if you look them up you will get more information! Also you think you and your family get flying passes, only you and one other person. No buddy passes.
Completely agree with this, as far as Inflight Services goes. Management is incompetent & does not have enough relevant experience to be in such significant positions. Corporate Inflight is incompetent, as well, neglecting to provide a proper manual for safe & effective operations. Inflight Training department lacks experience from the top on down. Training facilities are elementary at best, without adequate simulations & materials. Overall, the Inflight Department is a group of boobs run by boobs, with few a few exceptions to the rule. Human Resources was quite indiscriminate during initial years, hiring many unqualified candidates with questionable mental capacities relevant to the nature of a job requiring stability & team-building/crm skills. If you're looking to fly for a regional, my advice is to apply with a well-established carrier which has longevity beyond 20 years or fly mainline. Any success of this airline is due to the select few who are skilled, stable, & safe.
Ensuring the safety of the passenger. The job was harder than I expected. Management was engaged and excited about their jobs. All the coworkers were professional and pleasant. The hardest part was being on call, sometimes for days at a time. The most enjoyable would meeting and talking to people.
spending short nights in a different hotel everynight.
The job itself is similar to most other regional airline dispatch jobs. Would be a difficult first dispatch job as there is not much of a training program for dispatchers. However, the OCC manager and other dispatchers, crew schedulers, and maintenance controllers were some of the most competent and professional people I have worked with in the industry.
very competent fellow dispatchers and occ personnel, fun to work with