ARINC Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
66 Reviews
3.1
66 Reviews
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ARINC Chairman and CEO John M. Belcher
John M. Belcher
40 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Treated well, but career options limited

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

    I have been working at ARINC

    Pros

    Positive work environment. Frequent paid lunches for accomplishments. Many "lifers" with a commitment to the company. Mostly a good group of people who want to work together.

    Cons

    Poor salary and raises. Bad communication from top management about changes in the company. Almost all discussions from management focus around EBITDA. Career advancement is limited and depending on which department you end up, there is limited growth in your own knowledge and expertise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit the EBITDA thing. Communication to the lower eschalons should focus on more than money. Many people are loyal only because they've been there so long, you need to be able to keep new blood.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Representative  in  Panama City, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Representative in Panama City, FL

    I have been working at ARINC

    Pros

    Pay is great, work balance and most of the people are a joy to work with.

    Cons

    Company is up for sale and the future is cloudy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More open communication.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    High Turnover

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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    No opportunity for advancement

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

    I worked at ARINC

    Pros

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

    Cons

    small fish in a big pond

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't worry about your direct reports outperforming you.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not Changing for the Better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Annapolis, MD

    I have been working at ARINC

    Pros

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

    Cons

    still 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Arinc is an ok place to complete an internship.

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

    I have been working at ARINC

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Everyone 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 ManagementAdvice

    pay your interns a little more.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting projects, New technologies

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

    I worked at ARINC as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The only con is Internal politics prevailing within the firm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARINC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    interesting projects, ability to move between teams

    Cons

    can have better communication among teams

  10.  

    Great people, lousy management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the staff - they have good ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Working here..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Technician  in  Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Support Technician in Nairobi (Kenya)

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

    Pros

    ARINC 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.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    Try 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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