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AAR Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to work if you like a quick pace company with many challenges (in 11 reviews)

  • 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)

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. "Aircraft Mechanic"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - A&P Mechanic in Duluth, MN
    Former Contractor - A&P Mechanic in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AAR as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The floor was very well equipped

    Cons

    Not much chance for advancement. Familiarization courses were hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Afford Airbus familiarization to more employees.


  2. "Flight Ops Coordinator"

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    Current Contractor - Flight Operations in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Contractor - Flight Operations in Palm Bay, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AAR as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working abroad lets you see the world.

    Cons

    Lack of consistency takes management at times.

  3. "Repair Specialist"

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    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


  4. "support technician"

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    Current Employee - Support Technician in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Support Technician in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    very good work ethic. I want to work there

    Cons

    none yet. I want a company where i can further my skills

    AAR Response

    Oct 31, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    Thank-you for your review, as very much appreciate. Amped to have you on the #DoingItRight #FamilyStrong Team.

    #BlueSkies from HQ,

    G-Man


  5. "Manager at AAR"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Wood Dale, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Wood Dale, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Challenging work
    - Opportunities for advancement
    - Majority of the employees are a true reflection of the company values
    - Talented employees and leadership

    Cons

    I do not have any at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate and energize the organization around our strategy and outlook.

    AAR Response

    Oct 31, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    Greetings, and thank-you for your review. Together, let's keep #DoingItRight !

    Straight ahead,

    G-Man


  6. Helpful (1)

    "BP. Business Development"

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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

    Good working environment and professional personnel.

    Cons

    Benefits not industry standard. Improve work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in new business and personnel.

    AAR Response

    Oct 15, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    Got it, & thank-you for the review. Will keep pushing straight ahead, yet believe that we are best when the back is to the wall. Just my two cents.

    Blue skies,

    G-Man


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Cool Facility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    State-of-the-art maintenance facility. Good group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Need more mechanics in the workforce.

    AAR Response

    Oct 3, 2017 – Director of TA Strategy

    Greetings & thank-you for your review. So happy that you enjoy your Indy crew! Will continue to hustle as hard as I/we can to add to the skilled workforce, there at your station, as well as across... More

  8. "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


  9. 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


  10. "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!!


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