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Belleville, MI (US)
201 to 500 employees
2004
Company - Private
Logistics & Supply Chain
$100 to $500 million (CAD) per year
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Active Aero Group is active not only in the air, but on the ground. Through subsidiary Active On-Demand and its operating units, the company arranges transportation of freight by multiple methods. Its Active Aero Charter unit lets shippers list freight for transport so cargo ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belleville, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belleville, MI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Active Aero full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I got paid for doing nothing

    Cons

    A deviant workplace that intimidates its workers into performing well, an ever-looming threat of termination hovers over its workers head.
    If my weary descriptions might not convince you of not to apply, let me go into further detail by laying out my brief experience here.
    Day one was eight hours of back-to-back safety videos that were dated more than 30 years hold. You are sat down in a small room, alone, and forced to watch irrelevant and outdated videos.
    After the first day comes to a close, most of the first week will be people from every department of Active Aero (Now labeled Ascent Aero) who describe their job duties in painfully specific detail. I remember having to sit through every single member of their sales department, although our job description had absolutely nothing to do with sales.
    I have a recollection of our "Teachers" having this strange obsession with us memorizing the department names and all of the heads that lead each department. The extent of this went so far, as to quiz us on which individual lead which branch, information that was completely useless, as day to day operations have little to do with a majority of these different departments.
    During my second week somebody was already fired, in that same week, we had a "Surprise" visit from the CEO who had personally told us that if we didn't do good enough in our first six months, we were most likely going to be let go.
    After wasting time playing "Bonding" games, forced to learn names of people we would never interact with, and learning on how to operate on a 30 year old obsolete system, I was the next on the chopping block.
    I was fired because I was "Falling too behind" in the classroom. Which was funny considering that the statement that was drilled into our head was- Don't be afraid to ask questions, its OK to learn at different paces, and that we would learn the most on the floor instead of the classroom.

    I was never given a chance to even do the job.

    Advice to Management

    Give people a chance and don't backstab people. Please consider throwing away the entire "Classroom" segment of the job, its a waste of time and thousands of dollars.

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