ARINC Reviews

Updated March 7, 2015
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  1. Executive management disgraceful

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Retire!

  2. Interview process and work experience

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

    I worked at ARINC full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ARINC compensates their employees well.

    Cons

    Management does with hold very important information from their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be more upfront with your employees.

  3. It's time for some management changes

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

    I worked at ARINC full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1) 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)

    Cons

    ARINC 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 Management

    Properly 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.

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  5. Good company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  6. Great workers, executive leadership poor.

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

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

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Sell the company as fast as you can

  7. Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company and great people to work with

    Cons

    None that i know of

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting your line management

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

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity 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.

    Cons

    Compensation is terrible even for internal employees looking to grow.

  9. Going Downhill

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

    I have been working at ARINC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  10. Drafter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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. Started extremely well with good communications and vision, but in the last four years has lost focus and vision.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warner Robins, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warner Robins, GA

    I have been working at ARINC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Still the best benefits of any company.

    Cons

    Lost vision, unfocused direction, poor communications.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate effectively with employees and instill a vision of the future.

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