AAR Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. Good experience, learned a lot. Due to budget cuts they have done away with the Holiday Party.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AAR

    Pros

    Promotions within the company are good. They respect your need for time off.

    Cons

    The upper management is clueless and often purposely keep each other in the dark.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees to find out what is really going on. You need to come out from behind the closed doors and meeting.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. Not Bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Overtime
    Possibility of moving up (if you put yourself out there)
    Tuition Reimbursement

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre
    Management is slightly imcompetent on its best day
    Most employees are bitter and angry about their status

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the promises you make to employees. Pay a little more and recognize hard work when you see it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Very large publicly traded company that bought a couple of small local businesses to enter the Huntsville market place.

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    Former Employee - Director of Programs in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Director of Programs in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at AAR

    Pros

    The local staff was the best part of the organization and the top executives out of Chicago made several trips to Huntsville to learn about the business and provide a forum to interact with the middle management team.

    Cons

    The benefit package is surprisingly sparse for the size of this business and financial profit margin objectives were unrealistic for the defense market place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Way too much turn over at the general manager and controller level of the local organization. You should consider local talent that is connected with the defense market place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good and Bad

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    Current Employee - Lead Mechanic in Hot Springs, AR
    Current Employee - Lead Mechanic in Hot Springs, AR

    I have been working at AAR (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and helpful people working on the floor.

    Cons

    Lay offs, Management, job security

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Relaxed easy going. Management is horrible.

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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at AAR full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy going small shop atmosphere.

    Cons

    Dealing with management can be very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the gossip and do some process improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. About average

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

    I worked at AAR full-time

    Pros

    What you see is what you get. Most people are straight shooters. A few promotions while I was there. Benefits are pretty much standard for the industry.

    Cons

    Multiple layoffs, and a high turnover rate on top of that. Turnover exteneded across all levels, including upper management. Morale was a big issue.

  8. Decent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AAR

    Pros

    A Very tight knit community.

    Cons

    There is not much room for advancement.

  9. Good overall experience, strange funding for the position.

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, good middle tier management. Company is good at motivating the workforce.

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch with the business.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. What an Adventure

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Technician in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Aircraft Technician in Miami, FL

    I worked at AAR full-time

    Pros

    Great Opportunity to work on multiple types of aircraft.They have a pretty good training dept.
    When allowed to get off hangar floor.

    Cons

    Being pressured too much... Hurry Hurry!!!
    Not much cross training with other coworkers.
    Not enough supervision for inexperienced
    Personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Working at AAR

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AAR

    Pros

    They do a lot of good things for their employees, great lunch and learns, benefits are good..

    Cons

    Like any other place AAR can be a good place to work for if you land in the right department and not so much if you don't. Watch the people you interview with carefully if you are considering working there. Listen to your gut if someone you could potentially work for doesn't seem like a good match for you.

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