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Drafter

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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

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  1. Started extremely well with good communications and vision, but in the last four years has lost focus and vision.

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    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.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good company until it was purchased by Carlyle

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer II in Warner Robins, GA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer II in Warner Robins, GA

    I have been working at ARINC

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

    Pros

    Salaries are ok, but the benefits package has been very good (though not as great as it was before ARINC was purchased by Carlyle).

    ARINC has been very flexible with their hours as long as you treat your customer and duties with the appropriate level of attention and diligence that they deserve.

    ARINC has very rarely attempted to micromanage employees, and this is generally not a problem.

    Cons

    ARINC has lost its way since it was purchased by Carlyle. The company has gone through some major re-organization. In many ways ARINC has been top heavy with too many managers and not enough workers, and ARINC had a good opportunity to re-organize in a smart way. However, ARINC seems to have blown the opportunity and re-organized solely on the basis of current EBITDA without a real plan for the future. It got caught up in becoming an Aircraft Modification and Integration company and didn't invest properly in its Engineering and Technical services capabilities. In the middle of the recession, instead of diversifying itself, ARINC tried to narrow its line of business into an already saturated market. At the same time, Carlyle has gone through cycles of wanting to sell all or parts of the company, so in those times ARINC often restricted capital investment in products. The result is that morale has dropped significantly in the last 3 years at ARINC, and a good bit of the talent has left the company. ARINC seems to be at a point where they are bidding on business that they do not have the capability to perform with the hopes that they can hire off the street talent to do the work if it comes in.

    Advice to Management

    Communication within the management chain and the business development area needs improvement. ARINC needs to realize that strong engineering talent is hard to come by in the market, and that even strong talent takes time to familiarize itself with your products, services, and processes in order to become effective. To be able to compete, ARINC needs to invest in its products and services rather than relying on developing these things on the customers dollar. A research and development budget would go a long way towards sustaining success.

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