At AES, Inc., 93 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 97 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.32. It was published on Dec 1, 2017. 7496 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
99%
 
People celebrate special events around here.
98%
 
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
97%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
96%
 
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
95%
 

What They Do

We asked AES, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

 AES delivers high quality repair services around the globe. Services include industrial electronic repair and replacement, mechanical and hydraulic repair, imaging kiosk equipment repair, OEM assembly, manufacturing, schematic design and prototype development, military equipment repair, and other value added services.

About this Company

Website: www.aesintl.com Industry: Electronics
US Headquarters: Mount Airy, North Carolina, 27030 US Sites: 3
Major Locations: Mount Airy, North Carolina, 27030; Mount Airy, North Carolina, 27030; Mount Airy, North Carolina, 27030 US Employees: 137
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1992

Electronic Repair Technician repairs Printed Circuit Board

Perks and Programs

We asked AES, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Flexible Work Schedule: AES recognzies that we must be flexible to respond to both our customer's and employee's needs. Therefore, we provide employees with an alternative to the traditional 9 to 5 work schedule by allowing them to vary their arrival and/or departure times to best fit their needs.
  • Contribution Matching: AES is extremely supportive of our local community and organizations. We encourage our employees to partake in community events by volunteering. When an employee donates to a charitable organization, we match 50% of that donation up to $250 annually.
  • Company Performance Bonus: AES enjoys giving back to employees. We recognize and appreciate the contributions that each individual makes daily in order for us to succeed each year. So, at the end of each fiscal year, we reward our employees with a bonus based on the performance of the company. If we met or exceeded our annual sales & production goals, we give everyone a bonus based on how well we did.
  • Paid Time Off & Holidays: AES is a large advocate of the work-life balance and allowing employees to be able to take time off from work for holidays, parent teacher conferences, vacation, snow days, and other times. If employees dedicate themselves to our company, with time, they can earn up to 24 days of paid time off to use as they please, along with 11 recognized holidays.
  • Employee Wellness Program: AES encourages employee wellness for a healthy lifestyle by assisting with gym membership fees with minimum attendance requirements, providing an annual employee health fair that provides free screenings to the employee including BP, glucose, cholesterol, and flu shots.
  • Employee Recognition: Quarterly employees nominate their peers for the Shining Star award. Recipients receive company paid gift cards. Service anniversary pins and certificates are given at our annual Christmas luncheon.
  • PTO Bank: Employees are allowed to donate paid time off to a bank for other employees who may suffer from severe illness or injury and exhaust all of their paid time off.
  • Company Provided Gifts: Throughout the year for varying events such as Breast Cancer Awareness, community day, March of Dimes, and at employee request for specific styles provide t-shirts and sweatshirts. During the company provided Christmas luncheon, we provide 3 various gifts given to each employee such as umbrellas, tumblers, hats, pens, etc. We also give out raffle tickets to every employee for them to select a gift under the tree and unwrap it for them to have which may be a TV, iPad, Bath & Body, gift cards, tool sets, coolers, etc.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 3% of salary85% Company-paid health coverage for employees
52% Company-paid health coverage for dependents $2,500 Average Tuition Reimbursement
AES in 2017

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

13 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (41% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (10% use it)
  • Onsite Amenities (AES provides quarterly company provided luncheons that include food, games, and prizes. We also have an Employee Wellness Program with gym membership discounts, reimbursements, and incentives as well as an annual Health Fair free to employees with flu shots, medical benefit vendors, various screenings, etc.)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

30 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 30 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
3 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)3 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
63 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)3 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

16 hours Paid time off to volunteer $37,510 Philanthropic donations in last year

Diversity

  • Human Resource Director oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Mechanical Repair Technician rewinds motor.

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Inventory Staff stock parts for electronic repairs.

How to Get Hired

We asked AES, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

AES searches for candidates who share our Core Values; Honesty & Integrety, Excellence, Accountability, Community Responsibility, and Teamwork. We also look for those that have characteristics such as a mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity, and flexibility. We are such a customer-oriented company, focused on the best possible customer service, that we search for those who possess strong customer service skills. We also look for people who have the drive and motivation to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our customers on a daily basis. Individuals that work well in a fast-paced, upbeat, and productive environment is key. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees wanting to gain the attention of our Human Resources team should be sure to have a resume that is easy to follow and has correct grammar and spelling throughout. Individuals with experience in the field that they are applying will be those first considered. Education is also key in being able to meet the requirements of some of our more technical positions. Once selected for an interview, individuals should educate themselves on our company prior to being interviewed. Propspective employees should also be prepared to ask questions for the employer on why AES is a Great Place to Work and present themself positively in the interview. Those that possess a "whatever it takes" and "I will give 150% daily in all that I do" attitude are also great characteristics that will get the attention of our team.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

In the next year, we plan to hire multiple Outside Sales Representatives, Electronic Repair Technicians, Mechanical Repair Technicians, I.T. Staff, and Assembly Technicians.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Candidates who are interested in employment at AES should visit our website at www.aesintl.com to view open positions, the education and experience requirements, and outlines the tasks and responsibilites of the position. Applications are accepted online or in person at our office. Interested candidates may also contact our Human Resources Department directly by e-mailing hr@aesintl.com or calling 336-789-0792 EXT 5.

hiring Outlook

14 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 6% Job Growth
18 Average applicants per opening 448 Total job applicants
10% New hires by employee referrals 25% Openings filled by current employees
12% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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