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AAR Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "its like family, I am a temp but all the people I work with treat me as I am family it's a great place to work, I hope to get hired full time" (in 17 reviews)

  • "AAR has a great work environment with cooperative team environment" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay compared to major airlines" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Its a struggle cause of Poor management and not much support" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Rewarding"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AAR full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You have a feeling of independence and support from leadership. They want you to do the right thing and ask questions when he’ll is needed.

    Cons

    I do not have anything negative at this time

    Advice to Management

    Some mid level management needs leadership training.

    AAR Response

    Jan 18, 2019 – Director of Talent Acquisition Strategy

    Greetings, and thank-you for your Review. Blue skies, and let's keep 'em Flying.

    Straight ahead everybody,

    G-Man
    gdellinger@aarcorp.com with Twitter: @4geeman . Follow today :)


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wood Dale, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wood Dale, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mid-level leadership, honest and dependable. Flexible work hours and supportive personnel.

    Cons

    Currently working at the airline, which will most likely be dissolved in the coming months.

    Advice to Management

    For senior management, just need to keep us informed better regarding the future of the organization.

    AAR Response

    Jan 9, 2019 – Director of Talent Acquisition Strategy

    HNY & thank-you for your review. Also, currently hiring five VERTREP SA330 pilots, so please tell a friend, & tell a buddy. Grab that employee referral!

    Blue skies, & let's keep 'em Flying... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "AAR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at AAR full-time

    Pros

    Can be good to employees

    Cons

    Too gossipy in the HR department

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at the HR department. Too many secrets being spilled out to the general population.

    AAR Response

    Dec 5, 2018 – Director of Talent Acquisition Strategy

    Good Wednesday (12/5) morning-

    Thank-you for your service to the Company. With 8 Mx lines rolling, very much appreciate. Will visit with Heather. Blue skies, G-Man


  4. "AAR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Lead in West Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Lead in West Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at AAR full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most people here are good to work with.

    Cons

    Poor medical benefits, tough to move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring your friends. Need serious people in management.

    AAR Response

    Dec 5, 2018 – Director of Talent Acquisition Strategy

    Hello friend, as review received. Not sure about medical item...as an option, email yours truly with details, & I can work a review...gdellinger@aarcorp.com. Also, try to grab additional... More


  5. "It was ok"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AAR full-time

    Pros

    Good time off
    Some great people

    Cons

    No upward growth
    Uncomfortable social workplace

    AAR Response

    Oct 12, 2018 – Director of Talent Acquisition Strategy

    Good Friday morning, & thank-you for your service to the Company. I can promise that we'll continue to work hard to attract, empower, & deploy exceptional, entrepreneurial talent. Also, I'll... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "I worked there as a sheet metal mechanic, but hardly did any actual sheet metal work."

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    Former Employee - Sheet Metal Mechanic in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Sheet Metal Mechanic in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer tuition reimbursement, besides that there are no pros to the job.

    Cons

    Low pay. If you take a concern to HR they dismiss it as false and claim you are lying. I work there for 4 months, I was not trained once like I was told I was going to be. I was told I was going to be making $18 an hour, first day on the job they told me I was making $15 an hour. When I asked if there was any wiggle room on pay they said “take it or leave it.” On my last day there during the interview I was able to bring up my concerns with HR and with everything I stated to the woman I was told I was lying and that there is one way that what I was saying is true. They were trying to say that I didn’t bring up all of my uniforms either and are trying to charge me for them. All in all, very disappointed in this company. If you are a young person with little to no responsibility then the low pay and long hours are great. But for an adult with a family the place is horrible. Most of the leads treat you with disrespect. Massive human resource issues with the Oklahoma facility. Would never recommend anyone to work there.

    Advice to Management

    1. Show some actual compassion for your employees. Stop either talking down to them. Stop dismissing their concerns with their leads or their job as them just being lazy. 2. There needs to be a massive audit of the Oklahoma facility. Not only are there big HR concerns but massive safety concerns as well.

    AAR Response

    Nov 13, 2018 – Director of Talent Acquisition Strategy

    Hello, as I'm on this.

    Straight ahead,

    Greg "G-Man" Dellinger
    AAR HQ
    gdellinger@aarcorp.com
    1-630-227-2074

    14 November 2018 Update - OK, as promised action has rolled, and the uniform... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "They are #Doing it Right"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wood Dale, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wood Dale, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is great! I came from a previous employer that micro-managed and that definitely does not happen here. The people, including upper-leadership has been so welcoming, friendly, helpful and supportive.

    During the recruitment and interviewing process, the enthusiasm and positive attitude of everyone I met was so invigorating, each time I spoke to someone I wanted to work here even more. Best decision I made and so happy I joined the team! They really want to and strive to be a great place to work and get better everyday, and it's very much appreciated by the employees.

    I cannot say enough great things about AAR - I'm excited to come to work every day. It's a place where work doesn't always feel like work... love my job!

    Cons

    May not get top dollar salary-wise, but in comparison to all the other perks (great team, amazing office/atmosphere, abundance of career opportunities, fascinating projects the company is involved in, values THAT THEY LIVE BY) I'd say it's a fair trade!

    Advice to Management

    Keep #Doing it Right!

    AAR Response

    Sep 24, 2018 – Director of Talent Acquisition Strategy

    Greetings, & thank-you for your review. Love the pragmatic look at employment! Very much appreciate.

    Blue skies with the #BestTeamInAviation !!

    V/R,

    G-Man

  8. Helpful (1)

    "AAR is an exceptional place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wood Dale, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wood Dale, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, executive team is highly committed, no micro managing, If you come to work everyday to actually work hard this is a place you want to be.

    Cons

    No red flags on my end.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    AAR Response

    Sep 20, 2018 – Director of Talent Acquisition Strategy

    Greetings!

    Thank-you for your review. Very much appreciate.

    Continued success here at the Company.

    Blue skies,

    Greg "G-Man" Dellinger


  9. "The Pay is decent."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain experience. Get your A&P.

    Cons

    Thayer have a Bad work schedule

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate better work scheduling.

    AAR Response

    Sep 18, 2018 – Director of Talent Acquisition Strategy

    Greetings, & thank-you for your review. Comp is always being worked, so that it is fair, and equitable, to all. Very much appreciate encouraging everybody to earn that A&P, even if you are doing... More


  10. "Aircraft Technician"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AAR full-time

    Pros

    Big Company (if that is what you like) Streamlined procedures

    Cons

    Big Company You are just a number Layoffs Every single year

    AAR Response

    Sep 8, 2018 – Director of Talent Acquisition Strategy

    Hello-

    Realizing Company works to be a leader in Av Mx, spot-on re: tight procedures with Quality First & Safety Always. On the Cons side, will push on # item, as I personally know many, i.e... More