AAR Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
59 Reviews
2.5
59 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 6 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Decent

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

  2.  

    Good overall experience, strange funding for the position.

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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 (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
  3.  

    Bad environment toxic and demeaning

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

    I have been working at AAR full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Bad management, no communication good old boy club

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start respecting and rewarding employees that work hard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    What an Adventure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    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

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

    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
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    Good pay and benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Lead in Miami, FL

    I worked at AAR full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Gossipy 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 ManagementAdvice

    Work on communication with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buyer
    Former Employee - Buyer

    I worked at AAR full-time

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Felt 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).

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Former Employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goldsboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goldsboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Small town environment. Cheap housing in some areas. Fair shopping conveniences. Just off a highway so fair access to Raleigh (1-1/2 to 2 hours away).

    Cons

    Everything! Nobody except Quality cares about any quality. All other functional manager fight among themselves and blame all the problems they create on Quality. Management constantly fights and points fingers at each other. Contractors are worked to death, with excessive overtime, while full-time employees are paid much lower wages (in the 25 percentile of equivalent salaries for similar aerospace jobs in NC. For several years, they didn't have an HR Manager, and the former GM was only there part-time because he came out of retirement until they found someone willing to take the GM role - which took several years. Most managers are only concerned about either bringing parts in form suppliers on-time, even though they are not inspected by the supplier; or shipping product that is not conforming, just to meet the on-time shipping date. Most people I knew while I worked there were continually looking for another job to get out of the AAR Cargo circus..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like a team, and like you care about the employees instead of just yourself!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    WOW is all I cant say!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are a few good people in this company.

    Cons

    If you’re not white or an older man you will be overlooked. If you’re a woman forget it, walk out the door! If you enjoy being degraded, ignored, given no direction and yelled at by management then this is the place for you. I once had a manager assign a task, he was unreachable while travelling but demanded the project be done. I had to find my own resources and finished the job. When the project was completed and a success I was talked to by my manager in front of a circle of male managers. I was yelled at for making waves, In other words going around him to find my answers. None of those male managers stood up for me and just let the manager degrade me. I reached out to HR and nothing was done. In the end it was better to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all the old men and get with the times. I’d also consider revising your EEO policy or you might just find yourself a lawsuit one day for harassment and discrimination.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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