AAR Reviews

Updated March 16, 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 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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  1. Good company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Welder in Goldsboro, NC
    Former Employee - Welder in Goldsboro, NC

    I worked at AAR

    Pros

    I was a welder and really enjoyed working there because I could work at my own pace as long as I met production. Welding machines and equipment was nice.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't the best but it was OK.

    Recommends
  2. Good experience, learned a lot. Due to budget cuts they have done away with the Holiday Party.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AAR

    Pros

    Promotions within the company are good. They respect your need for time off.

    Cons

    The upper management is clueless and often purposely keep each other in the dark.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees to find out what is really going on. You need to come out from behind the closed doors and meeting.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3. Not Bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Overtime
    Possibility of moving up (if you put yourself out there)
    Tuition Reimbursement

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre
    Management is slightly imcompetent on its best day
    Most employees are bitter and angry about their status

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the promises you make to employees. Pay a little more and recognize hard work when you see it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Very large publicly traded company that bought a couple of small local businesses to enter the Huntsville market place.

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    Former Employee - Director of Programs in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Director of Programs in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at AAR

    Pros

    The local staff was the best part of the organization and the top executives out of Chicago made several trips to Huntsville to learn about the business and provide a forum to interact with the middle management team.

    Cons

    The benefit package is surprisingly sparse for the size of this business and financial profit margin objectives were unrealistic for the defense market place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Way too much turn over at the general manager and controller level of the local organization. You should consider local talent that is connected with the defense market place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good and Bad

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    Current Employee - Lead Mechanic in Hot Springs, AR
    Current Employee - Lead Mechanic in Hot Springs, AR

    I have been working at AAR (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and helpful people working on the floor.

    Cons

    Lay offs, Management, job security

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Good for learning...Poor for everything else.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at AAR

    Pros

    Ability to gain much needed experience for new mechanics. Thats it.

    Cons

    I could make more managing a Dairy Queen than working on Aircraft for this company. They absolutely rape their skilled employees in all areas...over worked...grossly underpaid...etc. Also completely disregard any leg up you think you may get from being a veteran. They could care less that you actually have a stone hard work ethic and will bend over backwards to get stuff done in a correct and timely fashion. Instead they will print you a t-shirt for veterans day...and continue to pay you less than the cleaning crew they employ. Veterans please look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good hard look at yourselves...(all you guys in the Crystal Palace). Then when you're done walk down to the floor, up to every individual employee. Apologize to them...Then go back upstairs and correct yourselves. A healthy bottom line doesn't mean anything if your employees are so downtrodden that they output subpar aircraft maintenance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Generally strong and supportive culture that invests in its employees.

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    Former Intern - Intern in Wood Dale, IL
    Former Intern - 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
  9. Sr HR Analyst

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    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
  10. Nonsense mro.

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    Former Employee - A&P Mechanic in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - A&P Mechanic in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Lots of overtime. Pay was pretty good for mro. Steady work.

    Cons

    Benifits too expensive, mangers clueless, overtime was "mandatory" very high turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Company is good to learn and move on.

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    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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