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"Good Company, Primative Management Styles"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Administrative in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Administrative in Baltimore, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at AAI Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great benefits, a smaller "mom and pop" company in a big industry has its pros. Recent changes in executive leadership making employees optimistic that positive change is forthcoming. Great flex benefits if you are in the right position to do so.

Cons

Clicky, tight knit circles don't promote much growth unless you're "in". Upper management is highly bureaucratic and has "old-school" mentality (pay your dues, serve your time instead of caring about skillsets or experience outside of company). Everyone talks about "the old AAI" but I wasn't around to experience it. Best thing that could happen to AAI would be to reach a deal with some of its higher earning and bigger competitors like NG, LM, or Boeing. That might dust off the shelves and allow for a more modern business culture to prevail - and help establish clear forward direction and efficient and valuable processes.

Advice to Management

Level the playing field and trim the top heavy inflated salaries for those who output the same, if not less than their subordinates

Other Employee Reviews for AAI Corporation

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to learn and grow, but your position won't grow with you"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AAI Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There's plenty to do, and latitude to work in different areas, try things, learn things.
    You will learn new skills.
    You will be given new responsibilities.
    Sometimes you get to see demos of UAVs or other very cool stuff.
    Flexible schedules usually aren't a problem at AAI if you communicate with your boss.

    Cons

    For one project, the management had already made a capital purchase (over $10M) but had employees "debate" which system to purchase.
    If you are hired on as an intern or as an entry level employee, your salary and position will not grow to match the level of your work and responsibilities.
    At some point you will have to quit to be fairly compensated.
    Former CEO sold some land to make the company books better so Textron would buy AAI - now there's a Wal*Mart right next door.

    Advice to Management

    Reign in the nepotism.
    Don't let ego guide policy or purchasing decisions.
    Be upfront about your decisions and policies - communicate clearly with your subordinates without doublespeak.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Inexperienced Defense Contractor trying to play in the big leagues with the real defense contractors"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AAI Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, hard working, go the extra mile to accomplish tasks on schedule

    Cons

    Naive, no business development expertise, prototype shop trying to be DoD manufacturer

    Advice to Management

    More in house Training and less 60 hour weeks for your top performers

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