ADB Airfield Solutions

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ADB Airfield Solutions Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
6 Reviews
2.5
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Company headed for decline

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at ADB Airfield Solutions

    Pros

    Free parking, coffee and lots of great people including outgoing President Steve Rauch.

    Cons

    Upper management has been there forever - for most it was their first job out of trade school and they have no drive to change anything. More interested in winning the 'best place to work' trophy than developing the best products. Folks that made a difference and tried to change process for the better were drummed out by those that didnt want change or wanted to be in charge of the change themselves. Hard to describe without sounding nasty but unless you are a 'yes man' and dont have independent thoughts you will be disappointed by this company eventually. If you have nothing better to do then take the $$$ but keep an eye in the wanted ads....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoy the high water mark in 2013 as its downhill from there boys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    ADB (Alanco) use to be a good American Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at ADB Airfield Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Generally (on a personal basis) employees are nice people and easy to work with. Pay was competitive for the Midwest USA.

    Cons

    ADB has been bought and sold a few times over the last decade. The current and past owners are European investments groups who's main objectives are to shoot-up the company with steroids, spit-shine the financials and resell. Management is poor and is detached from reality. Project management and employee turnover in engineering is horrendous, therefore the company is falling behind the competition. ADB USA is the most productive and profitable division, but because the Europe and China divisions are behind, the whole global corporation had it's bonuses eliminated for FY 2014 (completely unfair to those in the US who have worked so hard) The company values and morale of the US division is declining because of European based management. Not a long-term place of employment any more!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to be a pretend global corp, and operate divisions more independently. Treat the different divisions independently, based on their performance! Learn to manage projects and timelines realistically.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Enriching experiences

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mexico City (Mexico)

    I have been working at ADB Airfield Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Balanced work vs private life. Excellent working environment

    Cons

    Small familiar business with limited vision for radical changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no "upper management"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    HRM

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - HRM in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - HRM in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at ADB Airfield Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    managerial environment is bad; and people in charge has the plain ideology.

    Cons

    like to copy mother company's practice, and something was done to pretend acceptable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Small but stable company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADB Airfield Solutions

    Pros

    everybody is very flexible here

    Cons

    you have to expect more jobs than your JD

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    For the first few years it was fun, then the company culture changed and it became a "my way or the highway" company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADB Airfield Solutions

    Pros

    There were some good people working there. Innovative products had the opportunity to develop new ideas. Benefits were okay nothing great. Management was good then culture changed

    Cons

    backstabbing, constant changing of production schedule to chase revenue. Managers that were not effective or wanted you to fail. Only recognized if you were part of the clicque or in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the Golden Rule. Treat others as you would like to be treated. This way you encourage them not belittle them.Unfortunately, after the culture shift management became hardcore. Too bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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