AAR Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
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  1. Nonsense mro.

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    Former Employee - A&P Mechanic in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - A&P Mechanic in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at AAR full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime. Pay was pretty good for mro. Steady work.

    Cons

    Benifits too expensive, mangers clueless, overtime was "mandatory" very high turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Merry -go-round of incompetent management

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    Current Employee - Bench Technician in Garden City, NY
    Current Employee - Bench Technician in Garden City, NY

    I have been working at AAR full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work as much overtime as you want.
    Free coffee.

    Cons

    Incompetent management with incredibly short sightedness. The same good ol' boys club that runs operations. Never any innovation or planning. Falling short of projections is always blamed on the techs (work faster, smarter, harder). Leads are worked to death and tooling/equipment issues are never dealt with. No career path to speak of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a decent wage and retain some good talent for a change. Make management accountable and put some money in your facilities/equipment so we can actually get things done better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Disappointing and a waste of time.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wood Dale, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wood Dale, IL

    I have been working at AAR full-time

    Pros

    Some co-workers are nice.

    Cons

    Some of the people are genuinely nice but I found not one person to be trusted and it always seemed like someone was stabbing another in the back if the opportunity presented itself. Zero chance for advancement. Absolutely zero. Many family members and/or friends of the family work there and get paid a ridiculous amount of money for doing next to nothing. The "world class" company is all hype and does not live up to world class standards or accommodations.
    The HR department is a joke. The treatment of employees is absolutely terrible at times which explains the high turn-over rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to learn not to bully or harass your employees. Learn to treat them with respect. You can see through the fake smiles and pretending to be nice as actions speak louder than words. Stop playing favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Management is not good

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at AAR full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you want to damage your resume get a job here in finance group. It is a dictatorship culture. you will be highly scrutinized. This job is really for someone fresh out of school or an intern who can be talked down to and treated as if there opinion doesn't matter

    Cons

    If you don't come in as a senior manager you are wasting your time. Ethics is low priority. A manger was able to lie on me and HR did nothing. Terrible management and hr team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the same Managers and VPs are receiving the same complaints from different people you may want to investigate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Huntsville Aerostructures . . . Look elsewhere - It's a sad place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at AAR

    Pros

    Fair benefits and in an industry that will grow

    Cons

    Horrible management . . . short sighted, nothing matters but me approach. You'd be better off working in a mortuary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean House top to bottom .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goldsboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goldsboro, NC

    I worked at AAR full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Small town environment. Cheap housing in some areas. Fair shopping conveniences. Just off a highway so fair access to Raleigh (1-1/2 to 2 hours away).

    Cons

    Everything! Nobody except Quality cares about any quality. All other functional manager fight among themselves and blame all the problems they create on Quality. Management constantly fights and points fingers at each other. Contractors are worked to death, with excessive overtime, while full-time employees are paid much lower wages (in the 25 percentile of equivalent salaries for similar aerospace jobs in NC. For several years, they didn't have an HR Manager, and the former GM was only there part-time because he came out of retirement until they found someone willing to take the GM role - which took several years. Most managers are only concerned about either bringing parts in form suppliers on-time, even though they are not inspected by the supplier; or shipping product that is not conforming, just to meet the on-time shipping date. Most people I knew while I worked there were continually looking for another job to get out of the AAR Cargo circus..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like a team, and like you care about the employees instead of just yourself!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    WOW is all I cant say!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AAR full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are a few good people in this company.

    Cons

    If you’re not white or an older man you will be overlooked. If you’re a woman forget it, walk out the door! If you enjoy being degraded, ignored, given no direction and yelled at by management then this is the place for you. I once had a manager assign a task, he was unreachable while travelling but demanded the project be done. I had to find my own resources and finished the job. When the project was completed and a success I was talked to by my manager in front of a circle of male managers. I was yelled at for making waves, In other words going around him to find my answers. None of those male managers stood up for me and just let the manager degrade me. I reached out to HR and nothing was done. In the end it was better to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all the old men and get with the times. I’d also consider revising your EEO policy or you might just find yourself a lawsuit one day for harassment and discrimination.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    joke

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AAR

    Pros

    none that i can think of

    Cons

    horrible hours, no communication, management sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't panic and freak out on the employees for every little thing that goes worng.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. Not a job you could ever love

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goldsboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goldsboro, NC

    I have been working at AAR full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are awesome and the only good part about the job.

    Cons

    Management doesn't communicate state of company. No new programs coming up. Very unstable feeling. Expected to work long hours and if you're salary there is no such thing as comp time. The location is in the middle of cornfields. The town is old fashioned and is too far away from Raleigh or the beaches to make it convenient to anything. Turnover is unbelieveable. There is no planning, only reactions to problems. The general manager is a contracted employee not a full timer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a permanent general manager in, someone who is invested in the division's future. Treat their salaried people like salaried people. At AAR they are treated like hourly. Get into the 21st century and develop comp time and work from home policies to attract and keep employees. Communicate!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. DEAD END (JOB) NOT A CAREER!

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    Current Employee - Mechanic/Sheetmetal in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Mechanic/Sheetmetal in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at AAR full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The co-workers are the best thing the company has to offer! They have to do tons of paper work befor they can fire you so you can make there lifes miserable for about a month lol... seen it happen.

    Cons

    They literly hire retards to work on air planes (DELTA, SWA, and United Air LInes) I could not beleave the employees they hire in! They pay no exsperiance workers $12.55hr and they dont care at all!!!! Then they will make you walk a mile from ur car to your hanger an not pay you for it but exspect you to be there ready to nock out all job cards they had you!! MOST leads are LAZY and just want the day to end and dont care about ur questions!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your Employees like the are humans and PAY THEM WHAT THERE WORTH!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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