AAR Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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AAR Chairman and CEO David P. Storch
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Pros
  • Stable job, good co workers , location (in 3 reviews)

  • Good benefits package and decent pay for the work performed (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is out of touch with the business (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    What you make of it

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are generally very nice to work with. A lot of learning and growth opportunities for young engineers as they are given significant responsibilities.

    Cons

    The location is not very favorable for people who expect to have a reasonable social life.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AAR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    job was great, great pay, great people. i had a great experience i just decided that it was time to move on from the company and so i did.

    Cons

    there were no downsides. i found the job to be stress free and loved what i did while i was at the company.


  3. Full-time employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodridge, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodridge, IL

    I have been working at AAR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are what make this company. Nice location as it is near Schaumburg and easy access from expressways. Pay is ok.

    Cons

    They are letting people go for untruthful and deceitful reasons. Part of the "good ole boys" club - they take care of their own. Lots of nepotism (hiring of family members). The head guy is an accountant, so he is lacking in people skills. Long hours as well.

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of the sand and take care of your people - their the ones who make the company. Quit hiring family members and hire "qualified" people instead. People don't live to work, they work to live - once you encompass this idea, things might get better.


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  5. Horrible

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Bay, FL

    I have been working at AAR full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent Wage and located in a great place to live.

    Cons

    Really bad management. Good old boy system. Toxic environment and frequent lay offs. No raises. Same work load with fewer people.

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to the qualifications of the people you put in positions of power (I.E. Hiring directors and managers with no prior aviation experience who bad mouth the company every chance they get anyway.)


  6. lot of opportunities, not always easy to atain

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bench Tech in Garden City, NY
    Current Employee - Bench Tech in Garden City, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    family type of environment great hrs. at times lots of OT when there is work in abundance.

    Cons

    with out OT the pay may not be enough. its very hard to move up in directions other than management. Very reactive not proactive.

    Advice to Management

    give people a reason to stay especially the young ones. stop being proactive. and upper management needs to take a more active role in what is going on in production, so that the techs can have it known that when there is an issue then something is being done. when there isnt there is a feeling that no one cares.


  7. Culture of fear

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead A/P in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Lead A/P in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at AAR

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

    Pros

    Large company with many avenues for transfer

    Cons

    The threat of being terminated is tangible and pervasive.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example not coercion.


  8. Administrative Assistant

    Former Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Wood Dale, IL
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Wood Dale, IL

    I worked at AAR (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment including co-workers

    Cons

    Stability, low Pay ratio to inflation, does not seem to promote within.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Supply Chain Analysit

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AAR full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team to work with. You can get a variety of experience across different business units.

    Cons

    You can not move up in your pay quickly.


  10. Great company but realy depends on which division you work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at AAR full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benifits and extra perks.

    Cons

    poor upper-management of some divisions


  11. Pretty decent place to work other than lack of communication and internal promotions.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AAR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work with good people and hands on approach.

    Cons

    Lack of communication throughout the company. Often times deadlines that were known about for 6 months would be passed along a week or sometimes even days before deadline arrived.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees know what's going on. They would be receptive to the respect given when letting people know what the future looks like. Employees would feel much more empowered and invested in company



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