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Updated September 8, 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 10 reviews)

  • Great place to work if you like a quick pace company with many challenges (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • ve heard remarks from upper management that are borderline harassment and unappropriated for a workplace (in 17 reviews)

  • Management has no respect for their employees (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "If you have too"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You're not homeless any more

    Cons

    far too many cons to list

    Advice to Management

    freedom isn't free

    AAR Response

    Sep 13, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    Hello, & thanks for post. Not sure how to respond, yet want to try & help, so give me a call at 630-227-2074 when convenient on your end, & we can visit. On this end, have utilized your "freedom... More


  2. "Good but not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent, most of the time there is a good work/ life balance, and there are some opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    There are so many Managers and Directors and virtually all of them have atrocious leadership skills. There is a widespread phenomenon where everyone wants to do each other's jobs. It's so confusing and redundant.

    Advice to Management

    If and when you want facts, talk and listen to the people that actually do the work.

    AAR Response

    Sep 4, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    Greetings & Happy Labor Day 2017!

    Thank-you for your post. Roger on leadership development item, & agree on always working to get closer to the work flow. Let's push to great, & then go... More

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AAR full-time

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial Culture, Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Path for promotion is unclear

    AAR Response

    Aug 29, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    Thank-you for your work & post. Very much appreciate. Consider a visit with your manager, as that will support a strategy to perhaps push into a flight plan for promotion. On this end, have seen... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Best in Industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AAR Corp is a great place to work if you are entrepreneurial and ambitious. Anyone interested in the Aerospace and Defense field would be lucky to be employed by AAR Corp. The company is well positioned as an industry leader in 2017 and beyond.

    Cons

    Those who are unhappy at AAR are typically discontent due to their own shortcomings, not those of the company. The Aerospace industry is fast-paced and not for everyone.

    AAR Response

    Aug 24, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    Thank-you for your note, as very much appreciate. Agree that aersospace is dynamic & absolutely requires that stout heart, along with great optimism. Blue skies ahead for AAR, as we work hard, as... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great people here."

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    Current Employee - A&P Technician in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - A&P Technician in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of prior military here makes me feel right at home here most days.

    Leads do their best to accommodate the tech's needs while completing tasks.

    Management readjusts strategies to correct failures or unintended consequences.

    Cons

    Management miscalculates times to complete tasks and to account for unintended consequences.

    Advice to Management

    Keep at getting the processes perfected, we'll get it right soon enough.

    AAR Response

    Aug 21, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    Greetings, & thank-you for your review. Very much appreciate, realizing the new Rockford station is actively spooling up! You are spot-on, in that as we continue to work as a #DoingItRight Team... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Try it and see if you like it"

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    Current Employee - Re Avionics
    Current Employee - Re Avionics
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros you learn many skills that you can take anywhere.

    Cons

    You have to lead these skills sink of swim.

    Advice to Management

    To many chiefs trying to take charge and make changes.

    AAR Response

    Aug 17, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    Got it! THX, & blue skies everybody!!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Aviation athlete"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AAR full-time

    Pros

    Disneyland for serious aviation professionals.

    Cons

    All good, as aviation requires a stout heart & great optimism.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing, & take share from competition.

    AAR Response

    Aug 17, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    I wrote this one, as always working to be fast, flat, & communicative. Email is gdellinger@aarcorp.com & phone is 630-227-2074. Also, please LI with me, & Twitter is @4geeman . Straight ahead... More

  8. "AAR LGS"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AAR full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work if you like a quick pace company with many challenges. They pay for your education and they have excellent benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes you will have to work the whole weekend but it doesn't happen often

    AAR Response

    Aug 17, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    THX. Education is transformative! Let's keep Fix 'em & Fly 'em!!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AAR full-time

    Pros

    Military style and driven by military attitude but definitely favoritism and officer club drives everything.

    Cons

    Disorganized, secretive, did not seem to care much for employees. High turnover all the time. Lot of churn. I did not enjoy my time there.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through and listen to your people.

    AAR Response

    Aug 17, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    THX for the input. Looking ahead, all of the best! G-Man


  10. "production controller"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AAR full-time

    Pros

    nice to get experience and a good resume to get out of there

    Cons

    not a good pay , not a good HR and management

    AAR Response

    Aug 17, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    THX for the input.

    G-Man


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