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Active Aero Reviews

Updated October 4, 2017
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Christopher F. Healy
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  1. "Good Company To Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Active Aero full-time

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and a relaxed environment

    Cons

    Pay could be better but it is comparable


  2. "Meh"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers and nice office atmosphere

    Cons

    Pay.. They take advantage of the fact most of the new hires have little logistics experience so the pay is lower especially when you consider a lot of what they have agents do is technically brokerage. So employees could be making 3-4xs as much doing the exact same job somewhere else then here. An ok starting point, but as I said a LOT of other places will pay you monthly bonuses doing the exact same thing. They take advantage of the fact temps and people new to logistics don't know this little fact.

    Advice to Management

    Quit being so cheap with your employees. If your employees realized that they are doing the job of brokers and NOT being compensated like every other logistic brokerage companies for their efforts you would have a lot of people leaving.

  3. "Logistics Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Berkley, MI
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Berkley, MI

    I worked at Active Aero (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment and great company culture

    Cons

    Was laid off due to financials


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment very relaxed if you are doing your job. Unlimited overtime opportunities so if you are willing to work you can make decent money

    Cons

    extremely low pay with no balances. You work essentially a sales position with no commission but are expected to try to find the best money making opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing the company and doing most everything the way it is now. except raise the pay for the employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Bad pay"

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    Current Employee - Logistics in Belleville, MI
    Current Employee - Logistics in Belleville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back, good managers, good working environment

    Cons

    Low pay, schedule always subject to change

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of growth happening"

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    Current Employee - Operations Agent in Belleville, MI
    Current Employee - Operations Agent in Belleville, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been with Active on Demand for 6 years. Over the last 2 years our operations department has nearly doubled in size due to fast growth. Many new accounts being added contribute to the growth. Management is fair and reasonable. They provide progress reviews regularly and help employees stay on a career path that is designed between you and your manager to further your advancement within the company. Great package of benefits include health / life insurance / vacation time.

    Cons

    Shifts can change on short notice when new accounts are being launched. (they are a 24/7 operation) - new people are expected to pick up the basics fast and there is not much room for error. This can result in a tough first few months until you settle in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing the company.


  7. "Great people to work for!"

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

    Pros

    As a pilots we just received a 30% pay increase, we are also paid a trip bonus for every load we fly, and loading pay if we are required to touch the cargo. And this is in addition to our salary. They have a very good relationship with the FAA and the training is thorough, even though it's challenging, they want you to succeed washing out means giving up. Management is very down to earth and more than willing to work with you, if you are an employee in good standings willing to work with them.

    Cons

    The Airplanes are old, 1960's era, each cockpit is set up differently. One airplane have no GPS, another has a great GPS, the auto pilot functions is limited, no FMS computer, and no APU in the Falcon Jets.

    Advice to Management

    Updated avionics would help retain pilots.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging work but not the greatest upside."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Belleville, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Belleville, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging work. Never boring. Some cool fringe benefits of working at Willow Run

    Cons

    Lack of mobility and not the highest paying place in the country.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Resume builder and that's about it. If looking for a well paying career look elsewhere!"

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    Current Employee - Operations Agent in Belleville, MI
    Current Employee - Operations Agent in Belleville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Active Aero full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very relaxed and a good 1st job out of college. Exciting and learn a lot about the industry.

    Cons

    Managers micro manage and very little room for advancement. Very little fulfillment and you're never recognized for good work only asked for more production. No raises period.

    Advice to Management

    Give annual raises or an incentive program.


  10. "Horrible people to work for"

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

    Pros

    Some of the employees are very nice and I made some great friends

    Cons

    Management has no respect for employees. There were/are many safety concerns regarding their older fleet of planes.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with what is actually going on. Make an investment in your employees and treat them fairly. Quit always looking out for yourself and taking the path of least resistance....work a little harder to do the right thing for the greater good.


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