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Updated February 5, 2018
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AAR Chairman and CEO David P. Storch
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Pros
  • Great place to work if you like a quick pace company with many challenges (in 11 reviews)

  • Amazing work environment and energy (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • 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 11 reviews)

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  1. "HR Team"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture & business outlook, as stock has surged over the last 120 days. The action is here at AAR!

    Cons

    None at the moment, yet aviation requires a stout heart, in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Straight ahead, & hit the after-burner!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AAR full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to learn
    Good co-workers

    Cons

    The pay is too low

    AAR Response

    Feb 5, 2018 – Director of TA Strategy

    Greetings, and thank-you for your Review. Helpful. Very much appreciate. Always want to get better! #BlueSkies & let's keep 'em Flying, G-Man

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Order Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Management Representative in Wood Dale, IL
    Current Employee - Order Management Representative in Wood Dale, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work environment and energy.

    Cons

    It can be slow at times but still an amazing place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing!

    AAR Response

    Dec 18, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    Thank-you for your input!

    #BlueSkies,

    G-Man


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nothing but great experiences in my early career."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Repair Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Repair Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with that are dedicated and motivated each day. Wonderful newly renovated office too. A lot of people to network with.

    Cons

    A little low starting salary. 2 weeks starting PTO is average. Nothing else comes to mind for concerns with the company.

    AAR Response

    Dec 18, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    Greetings, & thank-you for your words, as always working to be #DoingItRight .

    Happy landings friend,

    G-Man


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company - getting even better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AAR full-time

    Pros

    Cool, newly renovated HQ near O'Hare
    Opportunities for advancement once you prove yourself
    On a strong growth trajectory so opportunities will increase
    Aviation industry is global & growing so good future

    Cons

    Not downtown
    Need to be proactive to stand out
    Could be more diverse

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all of your managers live and manage with the newly promoted values in mind

    AAR Response

    Dec 3, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    Greetings, and thank-you for your review. Very much appreciate, & will absolutely uplift your guidance to leaders, as we #WorkAsOne . Oh, and we are working the "stand out" strategy; always pushing... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Review of working at AAR Corp"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company who value both staff and customers.

    Cons

    No real cons identified whilst working at AAR.

    AAR Response

    Dec 3, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    Thank-you for your review!

    Straight ahead,

    G-Man


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Excellent Training Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll learn about heavy aircraft maintenance, and you don't need an FAA license to start. But don't stay long. Get your license and move on as quickly as possible.

    Cons

    The higher ups don't care about taking care of employees, they only care about their bottom line. The GSE is garbage, the tugs leak oil creating dangerous spills, and the jackstands haven't been serviced in years. If you've got a problem with a supervisor, suck it up, because management doesn't care about your well being.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting the sycophants, stop firing your best mechs, and pay attention to your employees. Seriously, you're hemorrhaging mechanics and it's ALL YOUR FAULT.

    AAR Response

    Dec 18, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    Whoa, hold here, please. First, thank-you for post, as I am always surfacing ways to hit the after-burner on everything. Second, my pleasure to visit with you. Always on the grid at... More

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great opportunities to learn and grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President of Human Resources, MRO Group in Wood Dale, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President of Human Resources, MRO Group in Wood Dale, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AAR full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are a team player, motivated to learn, ready to share great ideas and partner with great people; choose AAR. Internal growth and development opportunities are available and there are many examples of individuals who have grown throughout AAR.

    Cons

    If your disposition tends to be more negative, or prefer to complain about issues that may arise vs. identifying solutions, then you should pass on joining the AAR team.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to identify new business opportunities to enhance business performance, subsequently creating additional career development paths for our current and future employees.

    AAR Response

    Nov 14, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    Greetings, and thank-you for your review! Very much appreciate.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company that provides you with the resources to succeed."

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, compensation and talented workforce. The company provides a flexible work schedule and strives for promotion from within the company.

    Cons

    Things can move slowly within the company at times. Benefits are below industry standard. Company needs to continue to foster a lean engaged culture.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.

    AAR Response

    Nov 14, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    Hello, & thank-you for your guidance. Will continue to push overall engagement! #BlueSkies friend!!

    Straight ahead,

    G-Man


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Repair Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice and new office to work in!

    Cons

    A little low starting salary

    AAR Response

    Nov 6, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    Greetings, & thank-you for your review. Helpful. The real vision & credit, around the new office, goes to Sr. leadership, especially John H. Best-in-class has been the goal! Switching gears, will... More


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