Poorly run operation with no incentives for going above and beyond. Constantly short staffed. Very few resources to keep the fleet going with lack of foresight and planning by management to anticipate business needs.
Compensation was horrible. Managers at McDonalds make more than those who are expected to manage a fleet of airliners.
Great place to starve to death. Good people in the field
Flight Attendant Compass Airlines Regional Line (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – September 17, 2018
In my opinion, Compass Airlines lacks is professionalism and on going training for their FA's. The pay is also the lowest in the industry to date. I however did enjoy the people in my class and my fellow FA's in flight. We were all in the same situation which was intelligent, professional people trying to make since of an unintelligent work ethic and company.
Travel and great people to work with
Pay, time away, lack of training and professionalism.
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) – West Coast – September 8, 2018
This experience turned out to be much better than I thought. Most of the crew members become like family on trips. Seen places I’d never seen before on the job and with flight benefits! We get 11 days off a month and can somewhat bid for our ideal schedules. You have to really understand what his lifestyle entails and really want to do this in order to be happy on the job...I’m happy!
Crew, travel, vacation travel!
Pay is at the low end to start. Concerned about company’s future.
Arrive at the airport for designated flight. Board plane and do pre-flight checks, insuring all equipment is there and in compliance. Welcome passengers and assist when needed. Inflight monitoring for safety. Beverage/meal service. Landing and deplaning procedures. Every flight was the same, and different. The people and the situations make every flight unique. The only time we dealt with management directly was during recurrent training once a year.
The crews. The passengers. The opportunity to experience different cities.
Constant flux of the different cities with different time zones. hard on the body
Worked for compass for 6 years. The only positive was the crews, management was aweful, corrupted and just plain uneducated. They fired people like they changed their underwear and did not care whatsoever about good employees. Just an aweful place overall.
Flight Attendant (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – July 29, 2018
It was overall a good company and good experience. I was able to meet people from all over the country. The hardest part of working there would be just being away from home. But it was worth it because it was an amazing experience.
I worked for compass airlines for five months. I showed up, did my job and followed the rules, I was frustrated when I would be removed from an assignment when you were assigned a full trip. The paid guaranteed hours were very low which makes it hard to live in the big cities that they are based in. I was terminated for no reason that I could find out even through channels that are supposed to be explained got a call out of the blue and had to leave my house and move back home.
Fun to fly, you get flight benefits.
terrible scheduling, not good supervisor staff, no explanation of anything.
Works in HQ (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – April 25, 2018
Compass used to be the premier regional airline. Poor management and lack of a functioning Hr department has turned Compass into a joke. TSA legal department is now the HR department and the hr or recruiting department in MSP doesn’t know what they are doing. Poor management acrossed the board. Compass hides the truth from there employees. Bring back old management and bring Compass back to life.
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – April 18, 2018
This job is a lifestyle, and not just for anyone. You have to be able to stand hours on end. Make sure people are comfortable and put people before yourself. The hardest part about this job, is the pay and not having a set schedule.
Flight Attendant (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – March 30, 2018
I loved being a flight attendant for Compass Airlines, I loved the trips, interacting with the passengers, working with my fellow flight attendants and following the orders of the pilots. The only thing I disliked is how long you're on reserve for.
the job itself is easy, spend most of the day rearranging crews and flights. Answering phones. Employees can be kind of rude. But the environment is pretty relaxing. All the supervisor except one are extremely nice and helpful. 4 10hr days a week isn’t bad, gives you a chance to use the benefits.
Laidback, flight benefits with delta and American Airlines
Productive and Challenging with a Little Excitement
Flight Attendant (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – February 7, 2018
There was never a typical day at work, everyday was full of surprises especially in the airline industry. If there was one thing I learned, it would be the importance of time management and maintaining a positive attitude at all times.