AAR Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
64 Reviews
2.5
64 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 7 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 an 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
  2.  

    Great place to work for

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Large company with a lot of room for growth and a wide variety of jobs.
    Lots of company benefits such as on site fitness facility, cafetaria, tuition reimbursements, etc.
    Company is investing millions of dollars to upgrade its facilities so employees have a more comfortable place to work.

    Cons

    Compensation is below industry norms.
    Cross training and processes are not very standardized. Different people say different things on how something should be done. Makes it difficult for new employees to understand the flow process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop an analytics department to get ahead of the industry rather than just getting by with day to day activities.
    More emphasis needs to be placed in collecting data in individual departments to a consolidated source that can be shared amongst other departments so the whole company can be smarter and learn from the work of other employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    Good overall experience, strange funding for the position.

    • 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

    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
  7.  

    It is a place to work if you need a job but bad management and bad atmosphere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Composite Technician in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Composite Technician in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    Built skills working with composite materials and work with multiple products. I made some great friends too.

    Cons

    A very sad environment. Everyone there has a why am I here attitude. The leadership is terrible about making decisions. They were more worried about acquiring contracts than having the proper tools and techniques to achieve the work. They wanted to cut down on costs so instead of giving us proper tools to speed the job and actually finish them on time, they just put in machines to dispense paper towels instead of being hand fed. Fired the safety manager because she was trying to make much needed changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Huntsville Aerostructures . . . Look elsewhere - It's a sad place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at AAR

    Pros

    Fair benefits and in an industry that will grow

    Cons

    Horrible management . . . short sighted, nothing matters but me approach. You'd be better off working in a mortuary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean House top to bottom .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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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