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  1. "Ignore the Debbie Downers, this is a great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EAA full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    EAA is an amazing place to work with a 1-of-a-kind experience. You get the best of both worlds - business minded, but small non-profit. Ignore the Debbie Downers on here. There is a small group of people who like to complain and add to the problems instead of working to solve them. Yes, there are a lot of men here, but they are respectful to ALL employees regardless of gender (the complainers aren't top performers, so...

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    Cons

    -Extra hours in the summer in preparation for AirVenture, but you get to experience AirVenture, which is totally worth it - Senior leadership isn't as available if you need 1:1 recognition. They're all approachable and nice. -Significant volunteer population can be difficult as they're not governed like regular employees are -No wellness programs -Not always immediate vertical growth, but lots of horizontal growth...

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    Advice to Management

    -Focus on the employees who want to be here and help those who don't move on. -Give managers additional training

    EAA2019-02-18
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Run Away"

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

    I have been working at EAA full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Day-to-day coworker relationships can often be great and the one bright spot. Lower level management will sometimes go to bat for you. The organization is beloved by people who don't work here and they are inspiring.

    Cons

    EAA has some serious work to do. The turnover rate is terrible. They can’t keep good people. They fire good people because of personal grudges and others keep leaving because they can do better. They can’t keep employees happy. The whole organization is understaffed which means that people are over-worked and under-paid and under-appreciated. Leadership doesn’t care because “everyone is replaceable”. Attitudes like that...

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    Advice to Management

    Take a good, long look in the mirror. Change needs to happen from the top, stop blaming middle management and employees for the problems you created. Treat your employees better. Pay them better, a raise or bonus every now and them would go a long way. People are overworked! Promote from within for those who deserve it. Say hi to people when you pass them in the hall, not just those in the "inner circle". Stop BLATANTLY...

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    EAA2019-02-14
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    "Broken Organization - Do not trust good reviews"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EAA

    Pros

    It is a large company and there are a number of people who are really passionate and kind who are interested in working as a team. The museum is beautiful and you definitely feel part of something bigger than yourself when you walk through.

    Cons

    The departments have terrible communication with each other and the company runs very much on a popularity contest; some people have to abide by overly strict rules, but a select few of people who are not Senior Leadership Team are given free rein to bulldoze over any rules and anybody they like. The HR department is unhelpful and you don't feel safe going to them with anything you might be concerned about. There is little...

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    Advice to Management

    Give your employees feedback. And hold people accountable for their actions no matter who there are. I cannot express enough my level of disillusionment and disappointment in the company, its values, leadership, and people.

    EAA2018-12-19
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Employer"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EAA full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great team, always active environment, great leadership.

    Cons

    Lacking modernization, very industry centric.

    EAA2018-09-24
  5. Helpful (3)

    "So much possibility, so much disappointment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EAA full-time

    Pros

    EAA is a very healthy non-profit thanks to AirVenture and the diligence of its controller who has single handily improved the investments of the organization. AirVenture is an amazing experience for the members, volunteers, and staff. It truly is one of the greatest aviation events in the world and happens right here in the midwest. The members give so much to the event, the performers come for free, and everyone...

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    Cons

    While EAA does have a healthy financial picture, the mismanagement of many areas and programs leads to far too many losses. The museum loses far too much money and other questionable investments are often measured with feelings rather than hard numbers. You would be surprised at the lack of business plans or understanding of basic business concepts in most areas. For an organization that has been so innovative and...

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    Advice to Management

    Not sure anything will change with senior leadership. Would actually recommend the board get more involved in the business and see through the smoke and mirrors. As the title says here, a ton of opportunity exists. Will the board, leadership, and organization be brave enough to grab it and fly into the present or even the future?

    EAA2018-05-01
  6. Helpful (1)

    "One of a kind experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EAA full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Each day at EAA brings new challenges and opportunities. Management is engaged and available, even during the fast-paced AirVenture season. EAA provides opportunities unique to the job and culture while providing a meaningful work experience that never disappoints.

    Cons

    Changes may take a little slower in this organization; however, it is because the attention to detail and high standards that are part of the culture.

    EAA2018-01-30
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    "It's unlike anywhere else (in a good way)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EAA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, passionate members, opportunity for great experiences, AirVenture is way cool, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Some long days in the summer, progress can be slow for new technology

    Advice to Management

    Keep progressing as you have in recent in connecting with staff. Keep a focus on priorities and bringing people together toward the main goals.

    EAA2018-01-30
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fun Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EAA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very fun place to work and experience things you wouldn't get the chance to in a typical corporate environment. Good work life balance. Fun co-workers. Benefits are great and lots of employee perks.

    Cons

    Advancement in some areas is limited.

    EAA2018-01-30
  9. "Good Company unless you want to make Money"

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

    I have been working at EAA

    Pros

    Great Organization with a Great Mission. Amazing Co-Workers

    Cons

    Low Wages Not much Opportunity for Growth "Good ol Boys Club" - Few females in higher positions If you aren't part of the "Club" you won't stay long

    Advice to Management

    Promote people Internally Work on Environment - Break up the Upper Management Cliques

    EAA2017-09-26
  10. "Maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Grounds Crew in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EAA full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Meet a lot of Great people

    Cons

    Pay can be low to start off

    EAA2017-08-15
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