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AAR Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
AAR – Miami – “Miami”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.6 55 reviews

54% Approve of the CEO

AAR Chairman and CEO David P. Storch

David P. Storch

(28 ratings)

28% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsLike 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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    Good pay and benefits

    Lead (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsGood pay Good benefits and very flexible schedule. Supervisors are friendly and helpful. Vacation benefits mostly positive working culture.

    ConsGossipy employees almost like middle school girls. Sometimes too many hours. The raises are not the best. As of late the job security hasn't been the same since when I started.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on communication with employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An decent place to work, but won't win any awards.

    Buyer (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat healthcare (as of 2010). Annual golf tournament (in OKC). At the time, they were working on ironing out the problems in Indianapolis...don't know how that played out.

    ConsFelt kind of like a government job with less benefits and security. Didn't seem to be a lot of opportunity for advancement unless you wanted to move to Chicago (HQ).

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    It's a circus with no ringleader @ Indianapolis.

    Electrical Technician (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsGreat people to work with for the most part. People are willing to help you out when your lost or don't understand your assignment. HR department is impressive. I have to give a bow to the leads at AAR you guys try so hard to make things go smoothly.

    ConsContractors are considered spare parts and disposable. Paper work is a mess. You have to complete the same check over and over because its written in so many different task. Some of the permanent workers at ARR just want to collect a pay check they don't care about taking pride in their work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a day off from the office and tag along with a worker to see how hard it really is to accomplish a task. Or if your qualify do a task, you may find that its not possible some days to get anything accomplish. Get rid of that meeting right before shift starts. That meeting is not for your regular workers its more of a management meeting.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great ideas, motivated people, low rewards

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLearning a lot about the industry. Great exposure to immediate deals, top management and continuous training.

    ConsLow pay, hard to move up, low morale. Management is constantly changing processes, these changes don't necessarily add value and end up with layoffs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to do better job at keeping morale, increasing sales.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid company to spend a few years at...

    Finance (Former Employee) Wood Dale, IL

    ProsStrong, well diversified company. Good company to spend a few years to get experience.
    I'd say the biggest thing I miss about this place is their gym and cafeteria. Caf isn't the greatest but still nice to have.

    ConsLimited opportunities to move up and advance. Low pay compared to market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the development of your employees and pay them more money.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good pay and benefits combined with friendly team members

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Huntsville, AL

    ProsAAR offers good pay and benefits, especially vacation benefits. A positive working culture is encouraged and facilitated with company tailgates, summer picnics and winter luncheons.

    ConsThe company is not investing in their employee's as a long term asset. There are frequent re-structuring events, making it at times difficult as tasks are re-assigned and sometimes neglected.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in adequate staffing and training of the current staff to mitigate the need to continually re-structure.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Accountant

    Senior Accountant (Former Employee) Huntsville, AL

    ProsSumma Technology was a great place to work. Superviors respected and valued employee suggestions. We were team players

    ConsAfter the company was sold, managers did not understand the importance of communicating with employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with employees. Work as a team player

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    AAR Talent Acquisition Manager responded to this review

    Feb 11, 2014

    Unfortunately, this recommendation was meant for another and belongs to a company called:

    Aar Summa Technology Inc
    140 Sparkman NW Dr
    Huntsville, AL 35805
    (256) 830-7000

    The Summa
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    Really good in some things really bad in others

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsReally nice people. Good insurance.

    ConsHard to work in if not at corp site. As usual execs ignore poor treatment of its site leaders of its employees. Yelling and cussing by execs at local sites. If you are middle management you are between a rock and a rock. Upper management holds you responsible for everything and employees blame you for everything. They allow anonymous comments about managers during employee survey and then allows all managers to read them. This is demeaning to those wrongly or rightly accused.

    Women are treated rather poorly.

    Hr directors are so afraid for their jobs because they are women and not part of good ole boy club they overlook the abuse of other women.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook up former employees and find out why the left

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    At the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Human Resources Representative (Former Employee) Huntsville, AL

    ProsInvested in its people through training. Good benefits package and decent pay for the work performed.

    ConsWhen an employee called 'the hotline', corporate management was quick to point the finger at local management even before any investigation had begun.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCorporate management needs to be supportive of local management. When this does not exist, employees are quick to notice and may take advantage of the situation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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