ARINC
2.9 of 5 61 reviews
www.arinc.com Annapolis, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

ARINC Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2014
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2.9 61 reviews

                             

36% Approve of the CEO

ARINC Chairman and CEO John M. Belcher

John M. Belcher

(39 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Encourages Work/Life Balance with Alternate Work Schedule (if manager approves)"
    in 7 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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    Great Place To Work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat atmosphere, coworkers, hours, and benefits!

    ConsNothing to complain about now.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Executive management disgraceful

    Senior Director (Former Employee)

    Pros- 70+ year history of corporate pride and accomplishment (except for last several)
    - Career diversity and some great employees still remaining

    Cons- Executive management unethical and motivated only by self interest.
    - Catastrophic loss of 10+ year employees last several years and steep decline in business and moral
    - Nepotism throughout upper management
    - Many of the strongest leaders and leadership candidates no longer with company
    - Future unknown as company needs to rebuild from the top down

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsARINC compensates their employees well.

    ConsManagement does with hold very important information from their employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more upfront with your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsLarge 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great workers, executive leadership poor.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsUsed to be a great company that treated employees well until The Carlye Group purchased the company and it went down hill from there.

    ConsExecutive leadership is very poor and is not honest with employees. There is no strategic outlook and the focus is EBIT and cash for stakeholders.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell the company as fast as you can

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's time for some management changes

    Principal Engineer (Former Employee)
    Annapolis, MD

    Pros1) Commuting can be very pleasant if you live on this side of MD. Some departments are better to work in. At least so I'm told.

    2) Flexible hours. Alternative Work Schedule (AWS)

    ConsARINC is currently waiting for a buyer, and it seems like the only employees that are hanging around are the ones that were just hired and/or the ones that still draw a pension. Here is what I observed in my time there:

    1) Nepotism - : favoritism (as in appointment to a job) based on kinship
    This is ramped at ARINC. You will most likely not have a good career advancement due to this practice. Many employees (family members) are getting positions they are not qualified for. It has completely undermined the moral.

    2) Signs of Corporate Pathology? - I've found that many (expensive) decisions are made based on private personal agendas no matter if it's good for the company or not. In my department as an example, the clients weren't even consulted on buy in for major changes to make sure they were ok with the ongoing cost.

    3) Work Place Diversity - I also noticed there are VERY FEW minorities in leadership roles. I have not seen this to this extent in other work environments. I just thought it might be worth mentioning.

    4) No Management Meetings - The employees NEVER get updates with management on what's going on. No management meetings with the employees, performance goals and bonus have diminished to non-existent for those that are on the front line and are reserved for the middle to upper managers.

    5) Uneven Workload - I frequently ran into situations where there is one employee that is doing the majority of the work in their departments. When that employee is out, there are severe gaps in the productivity due to the single threaded nature of the organization.

    6) Frequent re-organizations - It seems to be about 1 to 2 re-orgs per year. The entire department anxiously awaits to see who your new boss will be for that part of the year to see how your ongoing projects are affected.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProperly train the staff OR hire competent managers to lead the organization's department. I'd most likely favor the latter. Stop the nepotism. It's really tearing the company apart. It's no secret that investing in good people will take the company further in the long run. ARINC seems to not understand that, or just plain doesn't care anymore! Many of the CONS has grown from inexperienced management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Director (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    Prosgreat company and great people to work with

    ConsNone that i know of

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep supporting your line management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company but too much in jeopardy with Carlysle trying to sell company off

    Network Operations Specialist (Current Employee)
    Annapolis, MD

    ProsOpportunity for growth if you push for it. Other than that management is not worried about it. Raises other than annual cost of living increase dont even come with out asking.

    ConsCompensation is terrible even for internal employees looking to grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Going Downhill

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Annapolis, MD

    Pros-Promotes Diversity
    -Encourages Work/Life Balance with Alternate Work Schedule (if manager approves). Which allows you to work longer days and have every other Friday off
    -Flexible start time

    Cons-Company is up for sale so future is unknown
    -Layoffs have occurred in the past year
    -Employee Holiday party cancelled
    -Benefits used to be good but not anymore
    -Advancement based on who you know

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Drafter II (CAD Technician) (Current Employee)
    North Charleston, SC

    ProsGood benefits, Good pay, time and one half OT

    ConsNot very good treatment for drafters

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look at everyone not just your favorites

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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