A fast paced and productive place that builds helicopters and parts. loved to see them flying.
Security Post Commander (Former Employee) – Grand Prairie, TX – September 7, 2015
Worked at AEC as a contract security officer for Champion National Security. It's a good company. Most of the staff are cordial, polite and professional. The hardest part of the job was dealing with power outages during the winter when ice storms occur. The most enjoyable part was forming bonds with people, my officers and learning new things and gaining the experience to help me become a better manager.
We had our own building as Security command/control.
Having to go outside in two foot deep snow and ice during the winter.
Senior Aircraft Technician (Former Employee) – Columbus, MS – September 12, 2013
Good pay and benefits however many of the negative as aspects can outweigh the good over time. Management was unwilling to accept any ideas for improvements and/or change to any aspect of the schedule or routine.
The location of the facility is rather remote and requires driving/commuting long distances. Most employees drive 30 miles one way, many drive as far as 70 miles one way.
A helicopter is a very expensive machine. The typical customers are military, fire, police or other governmental agencies. Therefore orders (future) work is uncertain and makes future work/job security somewhat in question.
christmas bonus and paid time off between xmas and new years.
They had good off time events and sometimes feed you for free.
Senior Technician (Former Employee) – Columbus, MS – October 12, 2013
I learned how to assemble a machine that was made up of many parts from many manufacturers.I enjoyed my co-workers but management was lacking as were human resources.The hardest part of the job was having to physically move the aircraft in or out of a work area. The most enjoyable thing was seeing your a/c go to flightline.
Production Control Specialist (Current Employee) – Columbus, MS – July 25, 2013
Typical day is working with computers and employee interaction. I learned a whole lot about SAP, Excel, and lean manufacturing. I consider all of my co-workers close friends now. The hardest part of my job is continuous on the job training. I enjoy almost every aspect of my job. It's a job I am very proud of. I wish I could work here my whole life but we rely on government contracts and the economy is very scary.
I used to love to go to work at American Eurocopter. You really felt like you were contributing to something great. We built helicopters primarily for the military and the facility was top notch. We were always clean and always had good uniforms. Great Break and lunch areas. The company really took good care of it's employees.
Contract Sheet Metal/ Service Mechanic (Former Employee) – Grand Prairie, TX – November 30, 2012
i got stuck in the Tail boom shop where the QA guy had been bounced around every department for the last 36yrs. Whatever department he's in now, don't take the job. Don't worry, you can pick him out yourself within the first week.
Quality Department Secretary (Former Employee) – Mayhew, MS – May 15, 2012
Take payments, answer phones, file and copy, greet customers. I learned to work with the public, I learned that a smiling face is always the best way to approach a person. I worked with wonderful people.