AAR Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
61 Reviews
2.6
61 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.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
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  5.  

    Bad environment toxic and demeaning

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    • 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
  6.  

    What an Adventure

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    • 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
  7.  

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

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    • 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
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    Disappointment

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    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  11.  

    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

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