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ARINC Chairman and CEO John M. Belcher
John M. Belcher
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Pros
  • Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) (in 8 reviews)

  • For the most part people are friendly (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • General bullying is rampant and felt as if it were rewarded since it often came from a huge amount of program managers and general upper management (in 3 reviews)

  • The only con is Internal politics prevailing within the firm (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great company to work for where an entrepreneurial spirit was not punished but rewarded.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARINC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    * Management set challenging but realistic goals. * Experience was valued. * Looking out for the client was the norm.

    Cons

    * Hard to think of any significant ones. It was difficult some times to get funding for new ideas, given the financial constraints at the time.


  2. Great training ground for early career engineers and professionals

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Annapolis, MD

    I worked at ARINC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great location

    Cons

    Was Privately held, focused on selling the business.

    Advice to Management

    Fight to recruit top talent and pay for it.


  3. "Good Job, but sometimes crazy politics"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Annapolis, MD

    I worked at ARINC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The majority of people I have worked with are extremely bright and very personable. The benefits are actually pretty good there compared to most places I've worked.

    Cons

    The management has shown favoritism in certain cases. The are a lot of office politics as well.

    Advice to Management

    I think management should involve some of the lower level employees in there decision making more often.


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  5. During my time at ARINC, I gained invaluable knowledge and experience from some AMAZING people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at ARINC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is very knowledgable in their field and willing to help you succeed. ARINC encouraged advancement to other departments for new and continued growth opportunities. Work-life balance was wonderful! If I had any issues to tend to at home, my mangers understood and worked with me. The pay was pretty good for all employment levels too.

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons from my side. I have had a couple bad experiences with other companies that make me appreciate ARINC as a whole even more.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Enjoyable place to work....but....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Radio Operator in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Radio Operator in Livermore, CA

    I worked at ARINC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work is can be challenging and fun, especially when it is busy. Above average benefits, medical plan is good, plenty of time off.

    Cons

    Many of the managers worked on the floor prior to becoming managers. Most of them were mediocre employees while on the floor, and are poor managers. This job requires membership in a union. Unfortunately a person's seniority carries more weight than their job performance. Management chooses to ignore issues when it is convenient. Preserving their jobs (mgmt.) , is more important than raising morale and holding people accountable for their work and behavior. 24/7 operation, never closes. Scheduling is based on seniority (again that 9-letter word)!!.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers from outside or other areas of the company. Cater to those employees who choose to act professionally and responsibly. Raise the standards!!!! Do not "rubber-stamp" the yearly evaluations. Replace employees who don't want to be here or simply cannot do the job, they are a "cancer"; they lower morale and frustrate those who choose to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Management needs to spend more time in the building. Some of the managers are out of the building by 4pm, Fridays, weekends and holiday. Management needs to be more visible and accountable.


  7. I loved working for ARINC

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Annapolis, MD

    I worked at ARINC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The mission was important, the work significant, and opportunities to try different departments was encouraged.

    Cons

    The sense of community that existed dissipated with the many lay-offs.


  8. Excellent Opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at ARINC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, fair compensation, flexible work schedule, good 401k match, generous vacation accrual policy, above average opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Job Insecurity, inequitable benefits for employees, low salary increases


  9. Good company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARINC full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Room for growth if you are willing to work for it. Many very good, caring, and kind people work here.

    Cons

    Large variance between senior leaders in different areas. Like any place else, some senior leaders cannot make decisions and are very poor leaders but some are excellent.


  10. Drafter

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Drafter II (CAD Technician) in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Drafter II (CAD Technician) in North Charleston, SC

    I have been working at ARINC full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good pay, time and one half OT

    Cons

    Not very good treatment for drafters

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at everyone not just your favorites


  11. Great Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Representative in Panama City, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Representative in Panama City, FL

    I have been working at ARINC

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is great, work balance and most of the people are a joy to work with.

    Cons

    Company is up for sale and the future is cloudy.

    Advice to Management

    More open communication.



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