ARINC Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
66 Reviews
3.0
66 Reviews
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ARINC Chairman and CEO John M. Belcher
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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.  

    Couldn't wait to get out

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    • 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
  2.  

    nice co-workers, horrid bosses and management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX

    I worked at ARINC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked with some very nice people, and made a couple of friends that will be friends for life.

    Cons

    the management lies, HR lies, some of the people are just horrid, and oh, by the way, the good old boy network is the ONLY way to move up in the company. If you aren't part of their little clique, forget it. If you are, who cares if you are qualified for the job! Pass over the qualified people, and give the job to the pet. I have never seen such a thing in a large company. In a small family company, sure, you can get away with that, but in a large corporation, there are supposed to be rules against that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the incompetent managers. Pay attention when problems are brought to your attention - don't fire the people that tell you about it and hope the problem goes away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    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 an 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
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  5.  

    Sell Out

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Annapolis, MD

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

    Pros

    It's a job, and in this day and age, that's important

    Cons

    Toxic environment where the good old boys are just waiting for the company sale and their chance to cash out. Senior management at this company - if you want to call them that, is a complete clown show. This is the most poorly managed large company I have ever been associated with. Everything has been reduced to money today, and the future and the employees have been mortgaged for the gain of the few at the top. Meanwhile, projects and departments are going to hell and they are trying to hold things together until they can sell the company and unload the shambles of this turd on the next guy. At that point the clean-up and rehabilitation will hopefully begin. Just about anyone worth their salt has left or is trying to leave. My advice would be to stay away until the situation is clearer once the new owner is announced. Then things can get better or worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move on, you owe your employees better. Let someone come in that actually cares about the people and the future of the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Executive management disgraceful

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    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Former Employee - Senior Director

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Retire!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great workers, executive leadership poor.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Executive 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 ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company as fast as you can

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work...poor and incompetent mgt!

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at ARINC

    Pros

    Do not have to have qualifications to get job since they put anyone in a position without no relevant work experience.

    Cons

    - Poor management direction
    - Pay is very low so they typically hire individuals with little or no experience
    - Do not listen to staff on best practices
    - Plays favorites with certain employees - especially if your personality is what they like
    - Got some real idiots leading management - no or little experience in the areas they lead

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Up your pay scale, hire talented people with right skill sets, stop your mgt's corrupt and incompetent direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    High Turnover

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at ARINC

    Pros

    Very profitable company. Maybe more management oriented in the corporate office. Outlying offices need more oversite by upper management. Employees are not treated fairly.

    Cons

    Office outside of corporate have no HR to report issues. Mangement does whatever it wants. Does not develop people, and low balls people on salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people, and get some HR in your offices. People need to know that they can talk to someone with out losing their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Stressful

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARINC

    Pros

    Location. Flexible work schedule. Most of the people are friendly

    Cons

    The Engineering group does what ever they feel like. They ignore BusOps processes and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the Engineering Group out of the Procurement business.

  11.  

    Once a great company before the sale to Carlyle Group

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Best company I ever worked for before the sale. Having every others Friday off was a great perk. Outstanding benefits.

    Cons

    After the sale to Carlyle they squeezed out so much money, they squeezed the life out of the business. Raises we're small, benefits slashed, and moral low. Communication was also not their strong suit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to value your employees as capable professionals again, and not data on a spreadsheet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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