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Updated Feb 22, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    Feb 22, 2022 - Coordinator in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Love the mission and people.

    Cons

    It’s a non profit, don’t expect a big paycheck.

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    All recent reviews are lies.

    Dec 5, 2021 - Staff in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -The airshow *can* be fun, if you're lucky enough to not get a grunt job.

    Cons

    -Toxic. The worst I have ever experienced. Many emotionally and mentally abusive "leaders" which leads you to feel completely worthless and beat down. -Benefits aren't great and you're made to feel bad for taking days off. -No time off (literally - not allowed) starting June through the first week of August. -No breaks for your hard work during the airshow. You get ONE day off after working 3+ weeks with not a single day off. -Low pay. -A LOT of turnover and restructuring. -No concern regarding toxic leaders. They'll just keep 'em around, no worries. -CEO is very hands off. -Zero diversity -Zero work/life balance. Literally the most stressful place I have ever worked, all due to the culture.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Never had a bad day at EAA

    Sep 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Coworkers are great - Management is very hands on and approachable - Everyone helps and wears many hats, especially during AirVenture week - Fun atmosphere - Collaborative environment, I feel that my ideas are heard and appreciated - Opportunity to learn to fly! - Museum is beautiful and such a neat place to explore - Benefits are generous and on par with for-profit companies - The members are wonderful and it makes my work mean something

    Cons

    - Say goodbye to a couple weeks of your life in July during the convention, fortunately AirVenture is so much fun you won’t mind. - Compensation is lower than for-profit companies, but the mission and spirit is worth it!

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    GREAT place to work!!!

    Aug 24, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is incredibly friendly and inclusive from day one. Supervisors are hand-on and incredibly resourceful for a wide variety of things. Truly a positive environment all around. A place where people of all walks of life can come together and share a common goal. Positions are diverse enough so you are never truly stuck in a rut from day to day. Senior leadership team are all present and extremely helpful as well as happy to help, which I feel is rare nowadays. Would recommend working at EAA for anyone even remotely interested, plus, you get to work in an office with a museum attached!

    Cons

    Can not think of anything!

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Get with the century

    Sep 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    AirVenture is cool. Was nice to work in the office again and interact with people face-to-face. You get free basic membership to EAA as an employee, which the membership has a ton of cool perks. No masks in the office if you are fully vaccinated, and have a decent protocol for dealing with Covid cases. Plenty of opportunities to grow or apply from within for a different position.

    Cons

    HR asked me to write this review only a few months after I started working at EAA, which seemed sketchy. They offer no option to work remotely, even after we had to work remotely during the beginning of the pandemic. Some software is very out of date, and they won't update it in fear it will lose data on the back end, or it's too much change for employees to deal with. Most of the staff is Caucasian, which to be fair, that's how Oshkosh is. But they really need some diversity among their staff, especially leadership.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Employment Discrimination

    Jul 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You will build friendships with members and coworkers. The Flying Club and 7% pension contribution are generous benefits.

    Cons

    I love EAA but dislike EAA senior leaders and HR. You have to be able to trust your leadership, but I've caught all but one of the senior leaders in a lie. If you are a woman, approaching/over 40 (and good at what you do), or a person of color, avoid this place unless you are purely in it for an employment discrimination suit. I witnessed women being verbally accosted, gas lighted, and passed over for promotions they were the most qualified candidate for. In the 5+ years I worked there, I witnessed or spoke with numerous people over 40 in non-SLT roles lose their job without reason, get reclassified or demoted after years of meeting expectations on reviews, get written up on false pretenses, and get passed over for promotions. There were only 3 non-white people that worked at EAA in the 5+ years I worked there. Two were released because they called out EAA's whiteness. One is still there but probably making minimum wages on the maintenance team.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    All things aviation here

    Oct 25, 2021 - Mechanic 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Best place to be if you want to be involved with all things aviation. Great people, volunteers and members.

    Cons

    Can get really busy the month of July.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Not great

    Jan 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    People are very passionate about what they do there.

    Cons

    Not friendly. Not flexible. Not a great place to work.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    So rewarding to work at EAA!

    Aug 20, 2021 - Human Resources Generalist in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment where co-workers are each other's customer to support members and volunteers. Nice to have so many resources internally to get the job done. Great group of people to work with and fun perks. Highly recommend EAA as a top employer.

    Cons

    Very busy July work schedule but it doesn't feel like work and AirVenture is so fun to meet all the people that attend.

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee

    My Review

    Oct 21, 2021 - Director in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    People, industry, and member oriented.

    Cons

    Physically off the beaten track.

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EAA has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 63 reviews left anonymously by employees. 64% of employees would recommend working at EAA to a friend and 60% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 13% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, EAA employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at EAA. This rating has improved by 8% over the last 12 months.

64% of EAA employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated EAA 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at EAA to be benefits, career development, coworkers and the cons to be management, culture, senior leadership.

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