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AAR Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people and good middle management, it's a mid-sized company that acts like a small company, Senior management is insulated from the actual work (in 9 reviews)

  • Good work environment, good middle tier management (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of involvement by upper management (in 17 reviews)

  • low pay compared to major airlines (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "It's nice place to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AAR full-time

    Pros

    very good place to get your experience.

    Cons

    poor pay, not very great HR,


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A@P Mechanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wood Dale, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wood Dale, IL

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

    Pros

    not a bad place to work

    Cons

    the management has no clue and are oly interested in politics


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to work if money is your motivator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Wood Dale, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Wood Dale, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AAR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Excellent pay
    -Challenging work
    -Great people to work with

    Cons

    -Lousy work life balance - whatever time off you get- use it before you loose it.
    -Senior Leadership is concerned about the profit they make not looking out for the people that help them to achieve their margins.
    -Training is on your dime. They want it but will not pay for it with their dollars. be prepared for this.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so cheap when it comes to your training budget. The investment you make in your people is returned 10 times in goodwill and customer satisfaction (10 times ROI is a good thing).


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  5. "Run!... Eventually"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AAR (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great place to get experience and learn about Aviation. If you're getting your A&P license while you're here, this is the spot. The only thing is, you don't want to stay long term.

    Cons

    Go to another company as fast as you can, this company doesn't value it's employees at all. Everyone is disposable and lay-offs are constant.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your good workers and it would promote a better environment.


  6. "Sr. Program Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Analyst in Owens Cross Roads, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Program Analyst in Owens Cross Roads, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AAR (Less than a year)

    Pros

    AAR Integrated Technologies
    Family oriented, great people, and generally a fun place to work. General Manager will have this place moving in the right direction.

    Cons

    poor pay and not a lot of backlog to support full time work

    Advice to Management

    Keep bringing in business


  7. "Pilot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Helicopter Pilot
    Former Employee - Helicopter Pilot
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AAR full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay was good, the employees are well taken care of

    Cons

    Shift too long, low flight time

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your experienced people


  8. "miserable......dead end"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Wood Dale, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Wood Dale, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AAR full-time

    Pros

    Can be used to build a resume. Once you have, exit quickly!

    Cons

    HR is pathetic, pay can be decent but, expect long hours, if you do the math, your making a lot less than you think per hour!
    The atmosphere is horrid, everyone working just hard enough not to get fired. The corp folks are totally out of touch, and don't really care.

    Advice to Management

    The only way that place will get better is if SR management retire and new leadership is installed......totally pathetic! As for middle management, grow up, stop the infighting, back stabbing and butt-kissing. I understand it's what SR mgmnt want, but you really look pathetic


  9. "Aircraft Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Bridgeport, WV
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Bridgeport, WV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of current opptunities at AAR

    Cons

    Don't make a mistake on paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    You should give someone an opportunity to redeem themselves.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A great starting place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AAR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've learned a lot about aviation supply chain and various programming languages for analysis and the people here are great

    Cons

    There's minimal training at best and no path for growth, and middle management seems disgruntled

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, don't just hire from outside. It's a revolving door for good talent because people are afraid of their careers plateauing


  11. "Good place to learn at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Amt
    Current Employee - Amt
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AAR (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn about airplanes and maintenance.

    Cons

    low pay compared to major airlines



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