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  1. "Good starter company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Columbus, OH

    I worked at ADB Airfield Solutions (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people. Laid back culture. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Not much upward mobility due to size of company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. "ADB (Alanco) use to be a good American Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ADB Airfield Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Generally (on a personal basis) employees are nice people and easy to work with. Pay was competitive for the Midwest USA.

    Cons

    ADB has been bought and sold a few times over the last decade. The current and past owners are European investments groups who's main objectives are to shoot-up the company with steroids, spit-shine the financials and resell. Management is poor and is detached from reality. Project management and employee turnover in engineering is horrendous, therefore the company is falling behind the competition. ADB USA is the most productive and profitable division, but because the Europe and China divisions are behind, the whole global corporation had it's bonuses eliminated for FY 2014 (completely unfair to those in the US who have worked so hard) The company values and morale of the US division is declining because of European based management. Not a long-term place of employment any more!

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be a pretend global corp, and operate divisions more independently. Treat the different divisions independently, based on their performance! Learn to manage projects and timelines realistically.


  3. "Company headed for decline"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free parking, coffee and lots of great people including outgoing President Steve Rauch.

    Cons

    Upper management has been there forever - for most it was their first job out of trade school and they have no drive to change anything. More interested in winning the 'best place to work' trophy than developing the best products. Folks that made a difference and tried to change process for the better were drummed out by those that didnt want change or wanted to be in charge of the change themselves. Hard to describe without sounding nasty but unless you are a 'yes man' and dont have independent thoughts you will be disappointed by this company eventually. If you have nothing better to do then take the $$$ but keep an eye in the wanted ads....

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy the high water mark in 2013 as its downhill from there boys.


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  5. "Enriching experiences"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ADB Airfield Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Balanced work vs private life. Excellent working environment

    Cons

    Small familiar business with limited vision for radical changes

    Advice to Management

    There is no "upper management"


  6. "HRM"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HRM in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - HRM in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ADB Airfield Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    managerial environment is bad; and people in charge has the plain ideology.

    Cons

    like to copy mother company's practice, and something was done to pretend acceptable.

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  7. "Small but stable company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    everybody is very flexible here

    Cons

    you have to expect more jobs than your JD


  8. Helpful (3)

    "For the first few years it was fun, then the company culture changed and it became a "my way or the highway" company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There were some good people working there. Innovative products had the opportunity to develop new ideas. Benefits were okay nothing great. Management was good then culture changed

    Cons

    backstabbing, constant changing of production schedule to chase revenue. Managers that were not effective or wanted you to fail. Only recognized if you were part of the clicque or in management.

    Advice to Management

    Use the Golden Rule. Treat others as you would like to be treated. This way you encourage them not belittle them.Unfortunately, after the culture shift management became hardcore. Too bad.