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AAR Reviews

Updated July 18, 2014
Updated July 18, 2014
55 Reviews

2.5
55 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay Good benefits and very flexible schedule (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management holds you responsible for everything and employees blame you for everything (in 5 reviews)

  • Low pay, hard to move up, low morale (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Disappointment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Wood Dale, IL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Wood Dale, IL

    Pros

    Managers hire far too many people and the budgets are blown and people are laid of

    Cons

    Almost impossible to be promoted and have personal growth............

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get down from the sky.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    not good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R/E Technician  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - R/E Technician in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    great on the job experience

    Cons

    Good ole boys run this place into the ground, no room for promotion,or compensation and if you are not caucasian forget any type of leadership position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get new management!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not fun, hope you like begging for work and getting pooled every week. Contractors getting 70+ hours directs called off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Facility is/was one of the best. Rumor to be ripping out the structured docks to pack more planes in. Good wage if you negotiate coming in. But they will low ball. Benefits are okay, most of the mechanics are nice.

    Cons

    No structure and the "Peter Principal" is rampant. Supervisors and managers have no training and no business being in the position. Hope you like getting yelled at, degraded and left to find your own work. Good ole boy club is in full effect. Its not how well you do your job its who you know, and who 's rear end you kiss. Seriously you have no idea when, where, for who or on what plane you are going to work, that is IF you don't get sent home. No new contracts and they lose them as fast as they get them. They constantly allow bad behavior to continue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together. Treat your directs better. Get some real supervisors and managers not your friends from the hangar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    OK experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits - good comprehensive benes

    Cons

    Poor management and career development opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for career development, training and growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lost in the sauce.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Pay check is always on time.

    Cons

    F.O.R's are moving into Indy. "Friends of Rick"
    Lack of advancement regardless what HR says. Buddy system gets you advanced.
    Constant change of upper management that results in constant changes to work schedules.
    Management has no interest in their employees.
    Thankless job.
    Management is reactive not proactive.
    AAR hire and rehire people I wouldn't let work on hot wheels, let alone an airplane.
    Quality mechanics are dwindling.
    Most docks have a doom and gloom feeling.
    Moral is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the people you are responsible for.
    Lead by example instead off barking out orders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Poor Career Move

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanic  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Oklahoma City, OK

    Pros

    They provide decent benefits and its a paycheck

    Cons

    Your ability to clock in for the day is dependent to you being able locate your lead, since you can't clock in till you have a job to clock in on. I've been early but because I could not find my lead been shorted 15 minutes for the day. This happens with some regularity.

    They allow people who don't work for the company (contractors) and aren't licensed to be leads.

    No one seems to care and the work is affected by this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at AAR Oklahoma

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    All down hill for the past four years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Technician  in  Cadillac, MI
    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in Cadillac, MI

    Pros

    It is a paycheck week to week.

    Cons

    All down hill for the past four years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    These are peoples lives you are taking away from.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Always looking outside for expertise while ignoring inside experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wood Dale, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wood Dale, IL

    Pros

    Good co-workers, on site cafeteria, casual fridays

    Cons

    Low pay, low moral, constantly re-organizing. High turnover in upper management, Management thinks the internal employees are idiots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit going outside for people and give internal employees a chance to advance. Stop hiring future idiots

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used, abused and underpaid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    It is a job. Great co-workers. Decent health and dental, tution rembursement. Indoor work for the most part. A variety of work to do.

    Cons

    No leadership, constantly reinventing the wheel, disorganized, no communication from management, poor workers allowed to slide, good workers are worked to death, worn out equipment that is constantly breaking and at times dangerous. High turnover. Understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be straight forward with employees. Stop letting good workers leave (pay better) and replacing them with inexperienced or incompent workers. Invest in the company (upgrade and replace outdated equipment).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Old and New Capital Equipment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    Pros

    Some superior machining equipment capable of high speed precision machining.

    Cons

    Some out of date, slow, poor performing machines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sale old out of date equipment and invest in new up to date equipment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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