Work is stressful but the people are nice. Some management can be cut throat for the most part. The best part of the job is coming in to make money and meeting new vendors everyday for the most part. The workplace culture is also a good thing. I learned a lot about the aviation part of it and its a lot of hands on training as well.
My typical day starts with a morning meeting with team leaders,supervisors and other managers to discuss the budgets, tasks, and pending items to meet the customer deadlines. I have learned in the company many roles and terminology and how to troubleshoot for different tasks in my job field. The workplace culture can be fast paced at stressful at times and be relaxed also the hardest part is when a employee have to await for parts to finish the task the most enjoyable part is when the customer is satisfied with the product we deliever them.
Support Technician (Current Employee) – Duluth, MN – January 14, 2018
day starts at 6 am and ends at 4:30 pm how to clean and maintain aircraft potable and waste water system my leads and manager were great to work with. getting unfamiliar tasks done in a timely manner the crew i worked with.
Low employee morale exacerbated by poor management
Line Service Technician (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – November 28, 2017
Worked at AAR several years ago. At that time, low employee morale was exacerbated by poor management. Many lack the drive to complete daily tasks. Many employees are there 'just for the paycheck' and job performance reflects that. Very little in the way of team effort. Very little accountability Gossip/Drama including management Very old/run down equipment Rarely off on time. Expected to work overtime on very short notice, but hard to take time off using the same rule of thumb.
Work does slow down at times but usually the good mechanics will still have work and they will try their hardest to keep you from going home. Poor management planning and turnovers is the biggest culprit for delays and work efficiency.
Fun people, great learning experience, get to know how airlines operate and do ther paperwork.
Slow downs, people dont stay long because of no advancnent in pay, Top out is low
You'll keep your job, but you aren't going to advance
Sheet Metal Mechanic (Current Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – October 9, 2017
To keep it succinct, this place will rail you every chance it gets. You could be a technician operating at a higher level than 80% of the rest of the floor hands, but they are not going to pay you for it. There are people who come and go making $25 an hour and are terrible mechanics, but they are contractors so they get paid. Whereas the really good directs are getting screwed because the company thinks it can. Otherwise the company isn't bad, management is a great example of the good ol boy club, but that seems to be most places. I would NEVER recommend this to a friend.
Job security, laid back atmosphere
Low pay for directs, untrustworthy management, no incentive to be better than average
Aircraft Mechanic (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – September 10, 2017
Good company to work with. I'm a sheet metal mechanic which means I do all the structured parts of a aircraft. I used heavy tools as In rivet guns air drills highspeed cutting wheel. We also read drawings to understand our taste in hand. Ordered parts etc.
A&P Lead (Former Employee) – Duluth, MN – September 7, 2017
Typical day can consist of anything. A very well managed company that always looks out for whats best for the company and doesn't forget about it's customer or employees. I would return to AAR if need be and would recommend it to anyone.
PC (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – August 30, 2017
This company offers a nice benefits package, but has a very low morale among the majority of the non-management employees. It is a good place to begin your career, but isn't necessarily the best place to stay.
A&P Mechanic (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – August 27, 2017
my lead abused me for 11 months, my supervisor helped me the most cause my lead threaten many times that he want to walk me out but the HR did nothing. my project manager was jerk so we never talked to each other at all.
Sr. Administrative Assistant/ MOS Trainer (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – July 31, 2017
From the encouraging management team to the actual care each one takes for their employees. Had the pleasure of working for one of the best men and most knowledgeable in the field. Wonderful culture where everyone wasn't afraid to roll up their sleeves and do whatever was needed to get a job accomplished with quality and integrity.
Sheet Metal Mechanic/ Cabin Technician (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – July 12, 2017
I would get to work and receive my assignment from my lead. Then I would go to the computer to research the AMM that would give me instruction on how to do my job. then I would proceed to do my work to the best of my ability.
Materials Coordinator for Government Programs (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – June 25, 2017
Delivering tires, brakes and other parts to the base. Receiving material to kept on shelf until parts were requested. Once i moved up i learned how to buy parts for aircraft. I learned a lot about aircraft parts and dealing with different vendors to order from. I feel the only part of the job was being on call when it was your time.