ARINC

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ARINC Reviews in Annapolis, MD

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
70 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Encourages Work/Life Balance with Alternate Work Schedule (if manager approves) (in 8 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Senior management at this company - if you want to call them that, is a complete clown show (in 4 reviews)

  • If you're in the wrong career area, career advancement can be stagnant and discouraging (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Ok Company to Work For. Depends in what department you are working in.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Annapolis, MD

    I have been working at ARINC

    Pros

    People are friendly and helpful

    Cons

    No personal growth, company politics, low salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    they were once an outstanding company .......

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

    I worked at ARINC

    Pros

    they still pay salaries after the "acquisition" to the half of their staff not YET laid-off but everyone left is "looking"

    Cons

    they don't pay salaries after the "acquisition" to the half of their staff laid-off even though they were by far the best employees. All that us left is disinterested and empire-protecting Management who have not yet succeeded in jumping ship before the whole ship goes under

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great training ground for early career engineers and professionals

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great location

    Cons

    Was Privately held, focused on selling the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight to recruit top talent and pay for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Couldn't wait to get out

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

    I worked at ARINC full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits (health insurance, 401k contribution, etc.). Easy to bond with coworkers since everybody hated their job as much as I did.

    Cons

    Only way to advance is brown-nosing. Limited raise potential. Punitive company culture with limited recognition for accomplishments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to suggestions made by your employees - even those that have only been there for a short period of time. If turnover is astronomical, it should be a clue that you need to change the way you treat your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    "Good Job, but sometimes crazy politics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great work environment, people are friendly.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD

    I worked at ARINC full-time

    Pros

    The company was recently purchased by Rockwell Collins. The senior management has made some welcome changes to benefits and the bonus program.

    Cons

    Communication between departments could be better. The buildings are in need of remodeling. Overall not too much to complain about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    I loved working for ARINC

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

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A good experience so far barring management incompetence and too much process oriented culture.

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

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

    Pros

    1. Teams are generally very supportive. For any technical or aviation related questions there are a lot of people who are happy to help and answer any question.
    2. As a software developer one learns a lot about aviation and how to solve aviation problems. A lot of thought goes behind any product and software developers are an integral part of that. In essence, a software developer's work is greatly appreciated.
    3. Developers are allowed to spend 20% of their time every week on interesting projects which they feel can be important to the company.

    Cons

    1. Management doesn't bother to solve the problems faced by the teams many times. Sometimes the problems are not addressed in time and hence leads to low morale and exodus of talented engineers.
    2. The environment in some of the company's divisions is structured around military values and hence there is less flexibility and transparency. Suggestions by some of the young employees aren't always implemented or considered. Major areas include no jeans policy(strict dress code), no gym facilities/game rooms(for recreation) etc.
    3. There's too much process oriented culture which makes it harder and longer to implement good projects. Because of this it leads to frustration in the team and competitive advantage is lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce some measures which leads to better work culture such as gym facilities, flexible time and dress code policy. Listen to the problems of the employees which will help in talent retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Maybe RC will make it better - but it does not look like it will happen anytime soon

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

    I have been working at ARINC as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice location and still some very good people remain
    Some areas have exciting projects
    Alternate work schedule (AWS) to get every other Friday off
    decent pay for the area

    Cons

    Too many to list......
    cash sucked out by by Carlyle
    morale very low
    too many employees making more than their market value (as new employee you will be frustrated by this)
    everyone in a wait and see approach for what Rockwell Collins will do, so no one working
    AWS abused to the point no work happens on Fridays
    service/products, having had no capital investment the past 6yrs, are suffering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get out - take your 'parachutes' and go
    give back to the world and stop gaining at the expense of others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great staff, poor leadership from vps & CEO

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Director in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Department Director in Annapolis, MD

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

    Pros

    Good place to get exposure to latest technology. Has okay benefits. A good stepping stone to a better opportunity.

    Cons

    Constant infighting among higher level executives. Not truthful about future of company to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Youn would not listen if I gave it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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