AAR

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AAR Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
74 Reviews
2.6
74 Reviews
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AAR Chairman and CEO David P. Storch
David P. Storch
34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Stable job, good co workers , location (in 3 reviews)

  • 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 7 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Generally strong and supportive culture that invests in its employees.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Wood Dale, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Wood Dale, IL

    I worked at AAR as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Work/life balance: General expectation is nothing more than 40-45 hrs/week
    -Amenities: Subsidized cafeteria, gym onsite
    -Interesting work and exposure to airlines

    Cons

    -Compensation: Full time compensation packages are not competitive in some departments
    -Career Development: The path to career development/promotion is not very clear

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sr HR Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people work together well

    Cons

    The location is far from the city--close to airport

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Company is good to learn and move on.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Overtime, working on different types of aircrafts

    Cons

    Not too much growth to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    A good company to gain experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembly Tech in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Assembly Tech in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits program and work enviorment

    Cons

    Management revolving door ,had 3 different branch ceo in 2 yrs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need personel stability in upper management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Relaxed easy going. Management is horrible.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    This place is a joke.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AAR

    Pros

    You can basically do whatever you want. Sales guys don't ever show up for work and no one says anything. The branch president is oblivious.

    Cons

    There is no structure. Everything is excusable including the sexual harassment and bullying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house.

  8.  

    Disappointing and a waste of time.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    A&P Mechanic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Stable job, good co workers , location. Big company, some benefits are good like the tuition help for college and healthcare.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, management is really disrespectful, impossible deadlines, lack of incentives and 401k is really bad, they match you at .25 for every dollar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your A&P's and pay them more so all the good guys don't leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Poor Company Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    This is a great place to learn the ropes and really discover what it is you want to do within aviation. The company is large enough that you can move around to different divisions and experience a lot of diversity within the industry. You will meet the industry players and AAR is a great name to have on your resume.

    Cons

    The company fights to do business with itself. Every VP is concerned with their P&L without realizing they are making it difficult for the end customer to do business with AAR they see as one business even though it is operated separately. Management also is overly-concerned with titles and alter business decisions based on intracompany politics -even if it is not in the best interest of the company or customer. The employee is treated like an easily replaced asset and do nothing to retain their best employees. Pay is below industry average and benefits are too expensive for an entry to mid level employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up. You are being blown out of the water by companies that don't have near the experience or working capital you do. Parts trading is a dying business model that anyone can do out of their garage. Tim Romenesko and Danny Kleiman have managed to upset your best customers and have fallen out of the aviation game but remain with the company because they are friends of Storch. Do a re-org and change how you do business with yourselves. If you could integrate into one seamless company it would add a competitive advantage over your rivals who are beating you day in and day out on quality and price.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    An Awesome and Familial Company to Work For

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

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

    Pros

    If you are of high quality, you're treated like family and the staff is engaging. There's never a dull moment and there's always a challenge involved. I was hired from an internship program for AAR internally, so once you're in, you're set.

    Cons

    Sloppy pieces of job descriptions when applying; you won't have a good idea of what you'll be doing until you interview.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find more quality employees that intend to bring up the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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