ARINC

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ARINC Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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2.9 64 reviews

38% Approve of the CEO

ARINC Chairman and CEO John M. Belcher

John M. Belcher

(40 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    High Turnover

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Huntsville, AL

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

    ConsOffice 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 Senior ManagementInvest 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No opportunity for advancement

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Annapolis, MD

    ProsGreat name recognition, I've gotten several interviews in the past based on previous work experience there.

    Conssmall fish in a big pond

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't worry about your direct reports outperforming you.

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    Not Changing for the Better

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) Annapolis, MD

    Prosclose to home. competitive pay and benefits. nice area in Annapolis

    Consstill largely run like a governement organization, slow to transition toward commerical business. Good old boy network in place. Incentives to take risks are poor. Purchase by Carlyle has not been a positive as they have not delivered on their promises. It was a lot of hype and many people did lose their jobs. The primary benefactors were were the CEO and the CFO. The employees were largely sold out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your employees. Your business is all about people, without them you will not continue to grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Arinc is an ok place to complete an internship.

    Intern (Current Employee) Annapolis, MD

    ProsIt's in Annapolis, which is a nice place to live. The poeple are friendly for the most part.

    ConsEveryone who could get out was getting out, lots of people were being laid off. The pay was significantly less than I would have earned at most engineering firms. Working in the aviation industry was pretty cool.

    Advice to Senior Managementpay your interns a little more.

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    Interesting projects, New technologies

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAdvanced technologies to work on, skilled staff and senior management, growth opportunities, all complex pressure handling skill developed related to Airport projects.

    ConsThe only con is Internal politics prevailing within the firm

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

     

    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosinteresting projects, ability to move between teams

    Conscan have better communication among teams

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    Great people, lousy management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGot some good trips to exciting places. Reasonable pay and conitions

    ConsManagement have no direction or strategy and lurch from one crisis to the next. They do not listen to staff and are incredibly resistance to suggestions and change

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the staff - they have good ideas.

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

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    Working here..

    Support Technician (Current Employee) Nairobi (Kenya)

    ProsARINC is a good employer if you're directly employed. The compensation and benefits are good, management is easy going and the environment allows you to grow.

    ConsIf you're a contractor especially in this market, you can work your ass off for little gain, ARINC doesn't have a means of ensuring contracted workers are compensated fairly or whether any benefits are provided at all, so contracted companies may hire specifically for the job and pay you miserably compared to your immediate contemporaries or seniors in direct ARINC employment. Not very motivating sometimes since the deliverables at the end of the day are the same for all of you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to protect your potential contractors too, since these people will be entrusted with your most valuable tools of trade and most valuable asset - the client. Find a way. Include in your contracts with outsourced companies that supply labor to you or contractors some fair minimum amount or percentage they should pay the workers seconded to ARINC, this will ensure you don't have cases of the parent company taking away 50-70% of the worth you pay contractors for, will help ensure that they get the competent skilled staff for the amount you're willing to pay for, and keep the staff motivated too.

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

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    Ending in a Mis-Management Spiral

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work schedule, good people working at the levels below management.

    ConsSenior leadership is completely out of touch. People are just numbers. Promotion is largely impossible unless you are part of the good ole' boy lunch crowd. If you are, you don't even have to know what you are doing, you are safe. If not, you can work like a rock star and still be on top of the layoff list. Its all about EBITDA and saving every penny. Benefits have been cut, salaries have not kept up with COLA. Upper management continues to beat on the workers and not give bonuses/raises, yet they drive their high dollar sports cars to work and take leisurely lunches. Employees are told to keep key information from customers. Ethics are slipping. Human resources is basically controlled by the good ole' boys, so no need to try and go to them for help or advise. If you do, you will be immediately blacklisted. Total uncertainty from a career standpoint. Sad to be looking elsewhere, but want out before it implodes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees and invest in what is needed to do the work.

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

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work enviroment,co-work and freedom to do your job.

    ConsMovement within the company once your project has ended.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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