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Physically demanding
CNC Operator (Current Employee), Goldsboro, NCSeptember 2, 2014
Pros: hours that are easy for a parent.
Cons: mondane
I had been with this company for approximately 4 1/2 years and they have messed up my pay on three different occasions. Over the past two months they have neglected to pay me on two different occasions for work I had completed. Instead of making right there on the spot they made me wait until the next pay period which caused me to fall into higher tax – more... brackets which took more money out of my pocket. – less
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QC Inspector - Miami
QC Inspector (Former Employee), MiamiAugust 18, 2014
Cons: you put your license on the line every day!
Tough place to work. Low pay considering you need to be qualifed on every type of large commercial aircraft and every different company GMM. Very few A and Ps so the Inspector is working with mostly unqualified people.
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fast paced aviation program deployment to contracters serving in Afghanistan
Travel Coordinator (Former Employee), Palm Bay, FLAugust 12, 2014
Pros: self gratification for serving our employees
Cons: employees who liked to complain about everything instead of making their job a success
As a Program Coordinator, my responsibilites were to maintain and order new passports, CAT cards for employees to have access on base for eating,etc in Afghanistan. There were fixed wing as well as rotor wing pilots, logistics clerks, flight ops and mechanics who required the proper paperwork for deployment, as well as purchasing the international tickets – more... along with charter flights after arriving in Dubai for their rotation. I also was responsible for purchasing all tacticle clothing as well as ensuring the clothing had proper logo's to seperate AAR from other contractors working in Afghan. My co-workers were easy to work with as the job requirements were stressful at times. We worked as a team to assist each other during times when airline tickets needed to be changed. This was frequent.The hardest part of my job was attempting to maintain the work that was necessary to deploy our employees, as well as order and maintain all tactical gear for over 500 employees. I loved the challenge. It was a great job. I left the company in Nov of 2012 to be a full time care giver for my Mother who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or I would have remained with AAR. – less
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Terrible company, great good old boys club!
Sheet Metal Mechanic (Former Employee), Indianapolis, INJune 25, 2014
Pros: great city and a few good leads.
Cons: terrible management, good old boy club.
This company does not have it act together. Most of the supervisors are yes men. Managers will hire far too many people and the budgets are blown and people are laid off. Second shift would always take the brunt of the call offs. Day crew is mostly the good old boys in the sheet metal crew. No one above lead would have your back. I sent emails to the – more... head corporate office and to the managers at the Indianapolis hanger about the extremely blown work cards and how this can't continue. One month later call offs four out of five nights. Another month later massive layoffs. I tell the manager in my hanager that escorted me out that I lost my job because of their incompetence and I get mark in my file that I have a bad attitude. – less
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beware a&p licensed mechanics
aircraft mechanic (Former Employee), Indianapolis inJune 2, 2014
Pros: nice facility
Cons: cut corners, no integrity
Started aar as a contractor. All was great for a while then new d.o.m. took over. You could see things go downhill (lost contracts, lay offs etc.). Last straw was when sheetmetal crew was called into office and told to blend corrosion and sign off in limits so plane wont go late. Luckily I was on another job at the time. Cutting corners and pencil whipping – more... are commonplace at aar. Please beware. – less
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Not much Diversity. True Good ole boys system there.
Aircraft Mechanic (Current Employee), Hot Springs, ARMay 25, 2014
Pros: no pros at all
Cons: leads are lazy and clueless.
typical day at work starts with entering in the main hanger and navigating thru the hoard of day workers standing around the time clock waiting to clock out while the hanger floor is engulfed with debris and trash.

i learned how to survive inside a good ole boy system.

no comment on management.

Co- workers were ok, kinda like a union but not a union.

no – more... hard part of the job, you just stay on the same thing for however long you are there.

The christmas and thanksgivig parties. – less
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Very productive place
AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR (Former Employee), MiamiApril 17, 2014
There is much opportunity to learn while working there, but there is also a great deal of frustration.
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A very oppressive environment
Engineering Services Manager (Current Employee), Goldsboro, NCMarch 19, 2014
Pros: the people.
Cons: lack of culture.
A typical day at this company has not been about the work but about who would be leaving next. I have learned that the culture within a company is the most important thing that should be fostered and have taken that for granted after many years of working at companies who worked hard to show they cared about their employees. Upper management here have – more... been very oppressive. There is no opportunity for teleworking, but consultants are hired and they all work from home; their is no trust of the employees that they have hired; policies are written when they are needed; it is a very backwards environment. This has been the hardest part of the job. The most enjoyable part have been my co-workers. Everyone wants to do the right thing, but get frustrated trying because of the lack of support from management. – less
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JOB CULTURE NEEDS WORK
AVIONICS TECHNICIAN/INSTALLER (Former Employee), Indianapolis, INMarch 6, 2014
Work day was unperdictable unknown where you would be working each day.
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will never work for them again
AAvionics technician (Former Employee), Indianapolis IndianaMarch 3, 2014
Pros: nice location
Cons: horrible management
Worked for aar in Oklahoma and they laid me off after a very short time. I gave them another shot in Indianapolis and the same thing happened. They left my family and myself with little options. Leads were awful and Never helped. They treated people like children and we're very disrespectful.
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Mostly a miserable eperience
Sheet Metal Mechanic (Former Employee), Indianapolis, INFebruary 26, 2014
Pros: nice clean modern facility
Cons: everything else...i would rather be living in a box on the street
I worked here in 2013 and was treated basically like a dog....or worse...the supervisor in my department wouldnt even talk to me....if I had a question or problem my lead man would not get off of Facebook to answer my questions. Everyday at this place was a living hell for me....the turnover is terrible..and if you are contractor they barely speak to – more... you.....they have their clients not even knowing what really goes on out there.....their direct hire employees with many years of experience make so little....I feel sorry for them.....if you go to work here after reading this it is your fault....you have been warned.....lol – less
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Fast paced, lots of advancement opportunities.
Lead A&P Mechanic (Current Employee), Indianapolis, INFebruary 5, 2014
Pros: plenty of advancement opportunities.
Cons: off shift cafeteria sometimes unavailable.
AAR has many locations and opportunities for individual advancement. I enjoyed working here because of the diverse work details, always a new opportunity and plenty of challenges daily. Plenty of opportunity to enhance individual work skills in a team environment.
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Enjoyable work environment
Alternate Lead/A&P Mechanic (Former Employee), Okc., Ok.January 26, 2014
A diverse work environment between active duty, civil service, and contractors. Equal opportunity company. Management is thorough in the training process and willing to assist with the needs of the employees. Co-workers maintain a positive outlook and care about achieving a high rank in production. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to – more... go to work everyday with a group of people that cared about the aviation just as much as I do. – less
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Enjoyable work environment
Alternate Lead/A&P Mechanic (Former Employee), Okc., Ok.January 26, 2014
A diverse work environment between active duty, civil service, and contractors. Equal opportunity company. Management is thorough in the training process and willing to assist with the needs of the employees. Co-workers maintain a positive outlook and care about achieving a high rank in production. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to – more... go to work everyday with a group of people that cared about the aviation just as much as I do. – less
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I would LOVE to work here again!!
A-10 flap wedge fabrication and assembly (Former Employee), Clearwater, FLJanuary 21, 2014
Pros: everything about this place!
Very fun place to work, people are friendly, job is easy. Working composites for the A-10 flap wedge.
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ok
Warehouse (Current Employee), Warner Robins, GANovember 15, 2013
- long and slow
- supply chain management
- incompetent
- some good individules with work ethic
- incompetent employees
- enjoy logistical challenges
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A fun work place
A&P Mechanic (Current Employee), Oklahoma City, OKNovember 10, 2013
Pros: great vision and dental
Cons: short lunches
Hard work and some long hours, but very good work place. Co-workers are good.
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Overall a good place to work
Sales and Purchasing Representative (Former Employee), Wood Dale, ILNovember 7, 2013
A typical day was selling product through emails and phone calls. Keeping tabs on inventory levels and backlog orders to ensure we had enough stock to meet demands and timelines. Learned excellent time managemnt skills, abiility to multi task and create a maintain vendor and customer relationships. Management fostered our success and growth. My co-workers – more... were excellent and everyone really cared for each other and wanted to do well. Hardest part was losing talented colleagues and having to replace them and their skills. Most enjoyable part was building professional yet friendly relationships with vendors and suppliers. – less
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good work enviornment
AAR Supervisor (Former Employee), Nash, Tx last assignment Bradley Tank THOR programSeptember 19, 2013
Pros: flexable schedule
Cons: tacom contract end with little notice
10 hours days 3 day week ends, identify parts, very good, some good & some not good, Lean events, ping pong at break time
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Company assisted with great tools to advance in the manufacturing field.
Shelter Tech (Former Employee), Goldsboro, NCAugust 16, 2013
Pros: benefits
Cons: management
Workflow was steady
I gained alot of work experience
Management was unprofessional
The job qualifications were not based on production but quality

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