Aviall Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Ed Dolanski
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Pros
  • Still quite a few really good people here, company is trying to grow, backed by Boeing, salary and benefits seem competitive (in 3 reviews)

  • The retooling of the corporate vision and strategy should provide sufficient opportunities for growth in the company (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Too mamy mid-level managers all with their own agendas (in 3 reviews)

  • Management could care less about employees, they literally want you to work until you drop (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    I am fairly new but so far, so good...

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top of the line technologies & systems, plesant & very smart people, pay, benefits, pto, owned by Boeing, promotes from within the company.

    Cons

    If I had to think of any it'd be that there isn't a hot meal lunch cafe' (They do have one that serves cold foods like salads, sandwiches, TV dinners etc).


  2. big brother Boeing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Aviall (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company is very mature in its processes. This is because they are a part of Boeing and have to follow the processes from Boeing. This is both a good and bad thing.

    Cons

    Management is very self service. They do not follow through with promises. Lots of weekend work / extra hours. Recently eliminated the pension plan.b

    Advice to Management

    follow through with your promises. I have heard there has been a lot of management turnover in the last few years so things might be better.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Don't trust this management team!

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most long term employees still have a good vision for the company, but are pushed to the side and ignored, they "don't accept change"

    Cons

    Senior Leadership Team. They will hire anyone, people who have no ethics, no trust, only know how to bully and threaten their way to the top. No vision for the future, only in it for themselves, or making a name for themselves at Boeing.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay attention, listen to your employees instead of bullying them into submission, until they just don't care. Most are there already


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  5. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviall full-time

    Pros

    Everyone goes out of the way to answer questions. Great company to work for and everyone seems to possess a congenial disposition.

    Cons

    Seem to work managers countless hours


  6. Helpful (2)

    Administrative Assistant Coordinator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant Project Coordinator in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant Project Coordinator in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aviall (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good company, help employee to succeed, good benefits, education program very good, all around very good Boeing company to work for.

    Cons

    I feel the need to inform employees of they are going to be laid off before the day that they are walked out. So employee can have chance to seek new employment.

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Helpful (1)

    Project Manager - Contractor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager-Contractor in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager-Contractor in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Teamwork was encouraged and contractors were not "micromanaged". All necessary equipment (laptop, desk supplies, etc.) were provided when needed, no questions asked.

    Cons

    There was a lot of "down time", and I felt as though my skills were being "underutilized" or that I was getting in the way when I was trying to help out at different stages of the project.

    Advice to Management

    It would be helpful to have side tasks or feel confident that contractors can manage project plans.


  8. Helpful (2)

    IT Support

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong company with strong outlook. Lot's of work that keeps you busy. great people to work with for the most part

    Cons

    work-life balance could be better


  9. Helpful (4)

    The promise of career development is lost in supply chain.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, always busy, break room is large and stocked, free coffee.

    Cons

    Management and supervisors overlook internal talent applying for promotions and hire externally. Excuses, excuses, excuses. Zero incentive to exceed expectations. Recognition is piling on more work rather than raises, promotions, and responsibility. Uncompromising leadership in regards to implementing ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions should be rewarded on merit, not application. Employee evaluations of managers need to be taken seriously. A failed evaluation should warrant termination, not corrective action. Listen.


  10. Helpful (3)

    They Mean Well...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IS/IT
    Current Employee - IS/IT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you end up with the right boss, they shield you from most of the executive leadership grind. Work hours have been flexible, again with the right boss. Some managers and many of "worker bee" level crews are great people, which is why most have stuck through the adversity of the past two years.

    Cons

    Their SAP initiative has soaked the company of millions, and continues to instill a Hypercare attitude even a full year after Go-Live, starting from the CIO on down. Budgets are being cut even more this year, so training opportunities are at a minimum. Getting anything done that involves HR is a complete disaster, be it projects, processes or hiring. Senior management is more interested in their own situations than they are of the people that work for them, and it has led to considerable attrition over the past two years. This is attrition that they will generally not backfill due to budget constraints, putting further strain on already disorganized business units to perform at high speed, yet somehow without sacrificing quality.

    Advice to Management

    Put people first, especially folks that have been identified as skilled talent. These people are who will take you where you want to go. Stop taking surveys to find out what you already know - communication of the right things (such as fix dates, emergency system outages, etc) rarely happens; in its place is an over-communication of corporate noise. Invest in your teams and you will not have to cut costs later, the increased performance will save you money in the long run.


  11. Helpful (1)

    jack of all trades

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aviall (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Use to be a great company until SAP came along. Very sad what has happened to the company. Lots of awesome people working to try to make the system work.

    Cons

    Fix the problems quit makeing excuses get out and visit your customers help them dont ignore them. they are the reason you are in business

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your office and go visit the customers. Sam Walton former chairman of Walmart cant do anything sitting behind my desk We need to get out in the stores and help out people and customers they are the reason we are here.



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