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AAR Reviews

Updated October 10, 2018
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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
  • "I’ve heard remarks from upper management that are borderline harassment and unappropriated for a workplace" (in 17 reviews)

  • "low pay compared to major airlines" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "accounts pyable specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wood Dale, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wood Dale, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    outstanding management and services the military services

    Cons

    none that I could say

    AAR Response

    Aug 2, 2018 – Director of Talent Acquisition Strategy

    Thank-you for review, & Oorah!

    Blue skies,

    G-Man


  2. "It was ok"

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    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "They are #Doing it Right"

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    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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "AAR is an exceptional place to work."

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    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


  5. "The Pay is decent."

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    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


  6. "Aircraft Technician"

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    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "mechanic"

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

    I worked at AAR full-time

    Pros

    the people working with me were nice, friendly, and helpful to each other. they worked well as a team effort. I liked working with them.

    Cons

    Management, does not listen to the employees, they look at everyone as being a piece of trash they can just throw away. they do not worry about keeping good talent in the building. They just let them take other jobs and will not try to keep them with the company. They just want to hire people at the lowest pay rate they can, they will hire people who have no idea what they are doing with no training they put them on the floor to work and expect the people working around them to train them and not pay the to train the new employee.

    Advice to Management

    If your hiring a non licensed employee they should be given a 2 week hands on training before they are let loose on to the floor to work. They need to learn the proper way to fill out paperwork, look up manuals, understand clean as you go.

    AAR Response

    Aug 27, 2018 – Director of Talent Acquisition Strategy

    Hello, and regrets on how it worked out. If you can, email me (gdellinger@aarcorp.com) with what station you worked at, so that your review can be sent to leadership. Thank-you, & blue skies... More

  8. "Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AAR part-time

    Pros

    Good company and would work again

    Cons

    Hard to become a permanent employee

    AAR Response

    Aug 25, 2018 – Director of Talent Acquisition Strategy

    Greetings-

    Thank-you for your review, & happy that you would consider working with the Company again. As the saying rolls...once AAR; always AAR.

    Blue skies for all future endeavors,

    Greg... More


  9. "Pricing Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Garden City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work-life balance is fair as long as you meet your deadlines to submit proposals and projects on time. Management was easy going in the front office and open to helping (or finding help) if you if needed.

    Cons

    The work was very repetitive and the office culture was dry -- not a place I looked forward going to every day after the first six months.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within rather than hiring from outside sources. I heard a lot of technicians who perform good work complain that their careers are stagnant at AAR since they try to squeeze as much work from them with as little pay as possible. Advice for my role/department: some projects were given to me on very short notice and management would sometimes have very high expectations to submit proposals to customers without spending quality time to analyze the bid and create competitive and accurate pricing.

    AAR Response

    Aug 10, 2018 – Director of Talent Acquisition Strategy

    Hello, & thank-you for your service to the Company. Straight ahead for the future indeed. On the promotion, personally encourage working to have folks jump on tuition reimbursement... More


  10. "Great Company! Lots of opportunities!"

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to grow and learn as well as the opportunity to mentor others-great culture!
    Benefits and salary are on par with other defense contractors
    Future looks very bright for the company and employees

    Cons

    Need more office space-too crowded to have senior management living in cube farms.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire good people in the critical areas so as to not burn your people out.

    AAR Response

    Jul 26, 2018 – Director of Talent Acquisition Strategy

    8/17/18 Update: Hey friend, thank-you for your review. Very much appreciate. You absolutely nailed the culture, as I think that is within the foundation of the Company...especially our VALUES... More


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