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AAR Reviews

Updated March 23, 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 9 reviews)

  • Good work environment, good middle tier management (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of involvement by upper management (in 17 reviews)

  • low pay compared to major airlines (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, tons of experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AAR as an intern

    Pros

    Empowered to work on projects individually and add real value to company.
    Plenty of mentoring from other employees.

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to similar internships.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with the internship program, I thought it was very enjoyable.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A@P Mechanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wood Dale, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wood Dale, IL

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

    Pros

    not a bad place to work

    Cons

    the management has no clue and are oly interested in politics


  3. "Sr. Program Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Analyst in Owens Cross Roads, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Program Analyst in Owens Cross Roads, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AAR (Less than a year)

    Pros

    AAR Integrated Technologies
    Family oriented, great people, and generally a fun place to work. General Manager will have this place moving in the right direction.

    Cons

    poor pay and not a lot of backlog to support full time work

    Advice to Management

    Keep bringing in business


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  5. "Good place to learn at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Amt
    Current Employee - Amt
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn about airplanes and maintenance.

    Cons

    low pay compared to major airlines


  6. "Indianapolis"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Mechanic in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Lead Mechanic in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AAR full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great climate controlled facility, great co-workers, some room for advancement, Indianapolis is a pretty nice city, has a Symphony Orchestra, great Museum Of Art, excellent triple A baseball team, pro football, pro basketball, and of course, great racing.

    Cons

    Long walk from the parking lot to the work dock, tooling is not too good, upper management has forgotten what it's like to be a worker on the floor (if they were ever there)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to Lead Mechanics and Supervisors more. They are the ones who know what is going on down where the rubber meets the road. Some of the Project Managers know what it is like on the floor but most do not.


  7. "BI Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Business Intelligence Intern in Wood Dale, IL
    Former Intern - Business Intelligence Intern in Wood Dale, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AAR as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Empowered to work independently as a lead on a project that added real value to the company. Great work environment with a culture of learning.

    Cons

    Originally a much lower than expected job offer from HR that was eventually resolved by my department head and manager.

    Advice to Management

    Look into Hadoop as a big data platform to grow their business in a powerful and cost effective manner.


  8. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people, good locations to work lots of travel. There are lots of opportunity to move up. Give the company a try.

    Cons

    Needs higher wages lots of taxes taken out of your paycheck. No pay raises ever unless you get promoted to a higher position.

    Advice to Management

    Good job


  9. "AAR Landing Gear Services"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AAR (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good People. Very family oriented. Good pay.

    Cons

    Long hours. The facility needs updating.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on long term goals.


  10. "Great Place to work"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    #1 MRO in the world

    Cons

    Slow downs in the summer months


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and allowed me to gain experience in the industry."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Inspector in Medley, FL
    Current Employee - QC Inspector in Medley, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k, dental, vision and health insurances, education support, vacation paid, sick days. friendly workplace and with flexible hours subject to approval.

    Cons

    Low-mid wages, lack of training and professional ethic in some managers. Bad coordination between departments. Short break times. Parking lot is kindly far.

    Advice to Management

    Excessive management positions skyrocket the expenses of the company.



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