Arclin Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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  1. Supply Planning

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Planning in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Supply Planning in Roswell, GA

    I worked at Arclin

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

    Pros

    Company is growing and in the midst of change.

    Cons

    Middle management seems disconnected from the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    People need direction.


  2. Up for sale!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Expanding, perhaps to fast. Not afraid to spend money on equipment or add upper level management positions.

    Cons

    Labor force is overwhelmed. Upper and mid-management out number the actual work force 2 to 1. Over 100 people work in the corporate office that add no value to manufacturing. Currently the company is poised for sale. Policies change on whims. Fear is no way to manage. Get hurt here----get fired

    Advice to Management

    Your labor force pays your salaries with the sweat off their brows. Pay attention to what they say!


  3. Employee

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    Current Employee - Employee in Blythewood, SC
    Current Employee - Employee in Blythewood, SC

    I have been working at Arclin full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good people on the floor and some good mid-level management and support personnel.

    Cons

    Poor top plant leadership, with little remaining creditability or respect due. Their management philosophy is to rule through fear and intimidation. Initiatives are flavor-of-the-day, with so many changes that no continuity is possible. Items that are shared with the team by the plant manager as given company leadership principles are later to be found to be falsehoods when discussed with leadership team members outside the site. Layoffs continue, and although money continues to be thrown at the site, there is a feeling of decay, decline, and future demise. The problem is not lack of funds; it is poor leadership. The lucky or smart ones have already left, and others are planning their exit strategies. The current CEO appears to be a loose canon who cannot control neither his temper nor his mouth. During a recent visit you could hear him yelling and cursing through the offices walls; not very inspiring or professional in my opinion. My advice...look elsewhere for employment.

    Advice to Management

    If you want a turnaround, put leadership in place that actually knows how to lead a turnaround the right way.


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  5. Great pay. Great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arclin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Only work 15 days a month

    Cons

    Rotating between days and nights and add strain to marriage

    Advice to Management

    Not my place to do.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Not for the faint of heart, good opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Yearly bonus, company growing , great CEO, love working for him/under his leadership. Good benefits like 10 paid holidays, 401K match.

    Cons

    Medical benefits, not good coverage, company

    Advice to Management

    Get the right people in the right positons and get rid of dead weight.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Amazing experience on resume for the right individual

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Roswell, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to experience a lot that most students out of college would not. Able to take the lead on many projects and leverage your experience in your future career

    Cons

    Small company with lots of politics. Finance department is not where they look to grow individuals

    Advice to Management

    You have talent throughout your company. Grow it.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Over ten years with this company. My reward? Got laid off in the worst economy we've seen since the Great Depression

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, OR

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

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

    Pros

    Great people (the ones who actually work there, not management).

    Cons

    They have laid off so many people I imagine whoever is left has had to pick up the slack. You're always wondering when they're going to 'restructure' again. Pay is below average.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your faithful servants with large annual raises and bonuses instead of budgeting all the money for yourself.


  9. Helpful (1)

    At the beginning, before the investment groups took control, it was a terrific company to work for.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moncure, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moncure, NC

    I worked at Arclin

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They offer a 401(k), they also have a crummy medical and dental plan (hey, they're owned by the Canadians now, which is the same as being owned by Obama and his group of Socialists). Other than that there is very little to say that is positive.

    Cons

    The company is at least 1/2 the size it was when I started. Over the years different investment groups have bought and sold and squeezed what they could from the company. The remaining employees spend a lot of their time looking over their shoulder and trying to shine their own star so they can stay employed. Since the company is a fraction of it's former size, there is little to no room for advancement. It is a company trying to survive in a dying industry.

    Advice to Management

    Grow some balls and manage by best practices, not fear.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Arclin Moncure should be your last resort.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Moncure, NC
    Former Employee - Operator in Moncure, NC

    I worked at Arclin

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

    Pros

    Great people in operations. Flexible work schedule (12 hour swing shifts). Pay is great for the area, but as a new operator you will most likely be making more money than operators who have been there for years, so don't tell anyone how much you make.

    Cons

    The ratio of supervision to operators is 1 to 1. A shift consists of no more than 4 to 5 operators. Monday thru Friday, four supervisors work day shift, and they each have their own agenda. Supervisors do not communicate to one another, so they each push their agenda with no regard for one another, or what is going on in the day to day operations. Operators recieve little to no support from management regarding mechanical issues, unless it is an absolute necessity to the job. The plant manager said Arclin, Moncure would be run like a dictatorship. If you do end up going there, do not voice concerns or opinions that go against management. They will not be tolerated.

    Advice to Management

    I believe it is a mistake to hire outside the company to fill a supervisor position. Supervisors are meant to lead and be someone the operators can turn to for help in any situation in the plant. When an operator has to train a supervisor in the day to day activities, and take the reigns in an emergency situation because supervision doesn't know how to respond, what kind of leadership is that. Supervisors should always be hired from operations, period. It doesn't take a degree to supervise and lead men in the right direction. It does take an advanced knowledge of all the operating systems in the plant, as well as experience in running those systems. It brings much order to a situation, knowing the man supervising you knows what he is doing. Not because he read it somewhere, or saw it done one time, but because for years he was in it and knows everything about it.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Before it was Arclin...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Arclin full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    I can't find anything positive to say about Arclin. However when they used to be Dynea the company was a great place to work. No work life balance.

    Cons

    Very poor moral, poor benefits, poor management, low pay and too many bean counters that nit pick on a $0.50 parc meter travel expense and limit how many cups of coffee you are allowed to expense during your business trip.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing and stop demoralizing your troops!



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