Sales and Purchasing Representative (Former Employee), Wood Dale, IL – November 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
Human Resources Generalist (Current Employee), Wood Dale, IL – August 8, 2013
Pros: bag toss every friday, fit clubs for 3-4 months a year, employee picnics, employee holiday parties
AAR has a great family-oriented culture and always presents a welcoming environment.
A typical work day for me consists of working closely with hiring managers and outside sourcing agencies to find candidates for open positions. I am always in communication with multiple people at a time, multi-tasking, and organizing group events.
The mangement is – more... great here, they set distinct goals and steer you in specific directions to improve the daily operations of business and the success of your career path.
My co-workers are very diverse-- There are older and younger, male and female, and people of different ethnic backgrounds. It is nice to work with such a diverse workforce because it helps me learn new things about new people and it betters my ability to understand how different people think differently
The most enjoyable part of my job is being able to communicate with so many indiviudals across the corporation. I can speak with invidiuals from 10 different states all in one day and I highly enjoy that. – less
General production (Former Employee), Cadillac, Michigan – May 17, 2013
Cons: everything under the sun
Management always passing the buck. many hourly employees did nothing or very little in a days job. management turn there heads. employees did their job was ask to do more to make up for the employees not doing their job. Company took 30% of hourly employees wage away with the promise of no man power reduction. More than half reduction has been made. – more... management pass the buck and employees pass the buck. Takes about 4 times longer and 10 times more man power to build the product for the US military. Tax payer's are paying for a product that would cost 10 times less if AAR was a productive Company building a product for our US Military. AAR offer you a job turn around and run like hell and don't look back. – less
A good place to start your hands-on knowledge in aviation..
A&P Mechanic (Current Employee), Hot Springs, AR – May 13, 2013
Pros: co-workers are helpful... good benefits..
Cons: not enough variety...
Read and interprets manufacturer and airline maintenance manuals, service bulletins and other specifications documentation to determine feasibility and method of altering, repairing or replacing associated components, and determining the airworthiness of the aircraft and its associated components and replacement for malfunctioning or damaged components. – more... Inspect completed work to certify that maintenance meets standards and that aircraft are ready for operation. Inspected Engines (CJR200 Engine-GE CF34-3B1, CRJ700 Engine-GE CF34-8C1, CRJ900 Engine-GE CF34-8C5) and their associated components for airworthiness; repairs or replaces defective engine parts and associated components; removes and installs engines onto the aircraft. Maintain repair logs, documenting all preventive and corrective aircraft maintenance. Conduct routine and special inspections as required by regulations. Examine, inspect and troubleshoot aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems , and deicers to locate cracks, breaks, leaks and repair and replace electrical wiring and its associated components. Inspect airframes for wear or other defects. Maintain, repair and rebuild aircraft structures, functional components, and parts such as wings and fuselage, rigging, hydraulic units, oxygen systems, electrical systems, gaskets, and seals. Also perform miscellaneous duties to service aircrafts, including hydraulic system servicing, engine oil replenishment, aircraft systems lubrication, and aircraft defueling. Replace or repair worn, defective, or damaged components, using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment. Measure the tension of control cables and wear, using precision instruments. And interact with company maintenance control and customers in matters that concern the airworthiness of the aircraft, operational readiness of the aircraft and issues related to the troubleshooting of the aircraft’s systems. – less
Quality Assurance (Former Employee), Cadillac, MI – April 11, 2013
I worked for AAR Mobility in Cadillac, MI for about 4 years.. off and on.. I was laid off a total of 2 of those 4 years. Floor managers were mostly nice and but I can think of 1 that actually had their stuff together.
The pay was decent until the Union was bluffed into taking a 30% pay cut for half of the workforce with the promise of no reduction – more... in workforce. Over the last year, there has been a major reduction in workforce as work is routed to NC.
It wasn't a bad place to work, but today it's a skeleton in a dying town. – less
Utility Team Mechanic (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OK – February 13, 2013
Cons: sort lunch
I was in the military prior to this job and I rarely had to be at work so early. Also I had been working in the hanger I was assigned to for about a month before they told me who my direct supervisor was. For me as a none certified mechanic, they had little to no work for me to do most of the time. So I left and went back home. Would not suggest anyone – more... this job. – less
QC Inspector (Former Employee), Wooddale, IL – October 2, 2012
Pros: nap time, education benefits
Cons: inept managment
People don't matter at AAR, only the bottom line. There is no room to advance and it shows by the many disgruntled workers. The company ruins all the fun that aviation has to offer. If you have an A & P don't waste it at AAR because there is so many places where you will be valued unlike AAR.
AAR Melbourne- Corrupt, Ethics are not common there
Aircraft Manager (Former Employee), Palm Bay, FL – June 14, 2012
Pros: casual friday
Cons: no morals, no discipline, too many bosses, nobody has a clue what is going on.
More interested in cutting corners than doing the right thing. Management completely lacks morals and ethics. Do your research on this branch before committing yourself to them. I have heard good things about the rest of AAR's locations (e.g. Indianapolis, Chicago). Too many levels of management. Friends hiring friends, very little experience in positions – more... of authority. – less