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Aviation Technical Services Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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  1. "Good Company to grow your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aviation Technical Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Company spends the money to insure correct tooling is available
    -Nice social structure, people generally get along well
    -Steady job if you can survive the slow periods. In the MRO business, there are ALWAYS slow periods
    -Active in participation of United Way.
    -Brings in tool fairs, wellness fairs
    -Most of mid-management interested in producing a good, quality aircraft.
    -Pretty lax break schedule. Smokers can sneak out and burn one when they need to.

    Cons

    -Application of HR policies are inconsistant
    -Company wants to foster better employee enviorment, but when a complaint is made about another employee's behavior, HR fails to do a complete investigation and get all the facts.
    -Inconsistant use of the pay scale. Leads tend to be at the top of the pay scale, all other employees are mid-range and below.
    -Raises can be embarassingly small.
    -Company makes extensive use of contract maintence, especially structural mechanics. Outstanding full time structure mechanics being used for entry level work while heavy structure work contracted out to questionable contractors for short duration. Company claims it is more economical, but given the amount of rework required from the part time contractors, there can't be any savings. Very demoralising to high quality full time structure mechanics.
    -Unfortunately, neopitism and the "old boy" network is alive and well, still.
    -Leads spend too much time at computers. Some are doing their jobs, while others are accessing te Internet during work hours.
    -Finally, several B.S. artists are managing to keep their jobs, even though they deliberatly short-cut manuals, policies and procedures. Managment knows this, but does not sanction that kind of behavior

    Advice to Management

    1) HR needs to do a better job of investigating complaints. Hearing one side of a story and issuing a sanction before hearing the other side of the story is wrong.
    2) Need to bring back a fair and effective evaluation system, so raises are dependent on skills and abilities, not to "level up" or reward friends.
    3) Less meetings, more time on the floor actually seeing what's going on.
    4) Utilize and pay the outstanding strustural talent you have, stopping going for the "quick fix" of bringing in contract services of questionable talent that are causing more problems than what they solve. What kind of a product do you want to supply your customer: Fast, sloppy work that requires rework? or Well skilled, modivated in house mechanics who have a stake in the company name and are willing to put in the hours (for a fair wage) and deliver a product they are proud of?


  2. "Aircraft mechanic at Everett facility."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviation Technical Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Established company, steady work load, plenty of experienced people, non rush pace compared with others, 10 hour shifts which give you the opportunity of having 3 days off, good place to learn for entry level personnel.
    Basic benefits.

    Cons

    The biggest issue in my opinion is complacency. Things have been done the same way for so long that any change to their routine isn't even taken in consideration.
    Veteran people with 30+ years with the company that make it harder for others to move up and try to do things with a different approach.
    The "buddy" system heavily applied. Some people can get away literally with almost everything they want as long as they're cool with the leadership group while the rest gets nitpicked for the most irrelevant reasons.
    Total disconnection between HR and the floor, they literally have no idea what's going on with the technical people.

    Advice to Management

    Reconnect with the people, do some research and figure out who can do more for your company. Plenty of good elements that are overlooked.
    Be willing to change, a few tweaks here and there could bring plenty of benefits for everybody.


  3. "Do not bother"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Aviation Technical Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid me off, I was ready to leave.

    Cons

    Poor Mgmt. Ran off business

    Advice to Management

    Lack people skills and the ability to act as leaders.


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  5. "My two cents"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviation Technical Services full-time

    Pros

    Chance to actually work on aircraft. Light micro-managing.

    Cons

    Doesn't handle lean vs busy times very well in regards to personnel. Very chaotic. Low morale among leads.


  6. "Out look of the company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aviation Technical Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Workers have good team work.

    Cons

    It is hard to get promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to what is going on on the floor.


  7. "Work is good but not balanced"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviation Technical Services full-time

    Pros

    Pay is decent for contractors but not too good for directs! Generally a good place to work overall.

    Cons

    Unbalanced workload causing business to slow down to the point of layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to work together with all lines and operations and get a better balance/scheduling of work to avoid mass work to layoffs


  8. "Account Services Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aviation Technical Services full-time

    Pros

    Full benefits, can attempt to have work life balance, occasional opportunity to work from home

    Cons

    mundane, doesn't change, lack of training, stress doesn't equal compensation.


  9. "Screwed me out of my last paycheck"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aviation Technical Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - None
    - 0
    - You have a job...sort of?

    Cons

    - Promised a raise..but get 0. I was there for over a year. I was told my raise was going through after 8 months of work and for 4 months I was told every day that next week I'll have my raise. When I quit I received a text saying my raise was "in his hands"
    - Micro management
    - New employees, prepare to have no training, no direction, just thrown to the wolves
    - Whatever Southwest, Westjet, or Alaska says, GOES
    - You're never good enough, no thank yous, literally have heard we were the worst shift ever but told by the company Reps we were the best..see next one down
    - Favorites....make sure you're a favorite or else your life will suck
    - Screw up once you're a target no matter how much good you do
    - Very unfortunate
    Professional

    Advice to Management

    Choose a new Perry, Mark, and Ricky....do I keep going?


  10. "Opportunity sadly missed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - A&P
    Former Employee - A&P
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aviation Technical Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loads of potential in the opening of the location, strong leadership with employee balanced vision.

    Cons

    New management from parent company brought in causing hate and discontent.

    Advice to Management

    Get ride of VP, DOM and HR - they are a cancer to the team.


  11. "Just done got laying off now have Job Offers ???"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Lees Summit, MO
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Lees Summit, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aviation Technical Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Place to get experience.

    Cons

    inconsistent work schedules.. low wages left hand does not know what the right hand is doing.

    Advice to Management

    If you are having positions to fill...why did you lay off ?



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