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ARC Machines Reviews

Updated December 16, 2016
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Orbital Welding"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Drafter in Pacoima, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Drafter in Pacoima, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ARC Machines full-time

    Pros

    Work environment was pleasant and employees are nice.

    Cons

    Company was experiencing executive changes and downsizing.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Things Happening"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pacoima, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pacoima, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family-like atmosphere. No politics. New leadership has brought much needed changes to the organization. Hiring and promoting talented people and moving some of the bad apples who were hurting the work culture out. Great stable customer base. AWESOME facility - don't let the Pacoima address fool you. It doesn't feel like Pacoima. The building is spacious, comfortable and safely tucked away in the hills above the local municipal airport.

    Cons

    Many internal processes are SERIOUSLY outdated. Hey Arc, the 1980s called, they want their processes back! Ok, maybe that's an exaggeration, but there are so many opportunities to modernize the way we do things around here...its good to see that new leadership recognizes this and is making the needed changes. I just wish they would move a little faster with them! Need to get in your car to find good places to eat - wish something was walkable.

    Advice to Management

    You're focused on the right things. Please keep doing what you're doing and don't let the haters influence your approach. Eventually they'll see the light (or they will leave and we'll all be better off!)


  3. Helpful (1)

    "ARC Machines"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnetka, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnetka, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ARC Machines part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility with hours. Great co-workers. Nice offices for a manufacturing facility. Easy commute as train station is nearby. Good benefits - Kaiser Permanente benefits were 100% paid by AMI for single employees with a small payroll deduction for spouse or children Company paid $50,000 Life insurance benefits. Had a Safe Harbor 401(k) so all employees received a generous 3% contribution without having any payroll deductions.

    Cons

    Many management changes. Low pay. High turnover.


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  5. "Okay company before takeover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnetka, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnetka, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ARC Machines part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This was a full place to work. The people are nice.

    Cons

    It was great until the owners sold their interest to Marwit Capital. Then things started going downhill. I haven't worked there in a few years but know people who still do. Form what I have heard moral is now at an all time low.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "FUBAR"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Midwest City, OK
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Midwest City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ARC Machines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was good and benefits great, at first a really good job, decent management and inside staff that was very helpful.

    Cons

    From the first day, lack of training on all facets of the business, next equipment and parts not only overpriced but under stocked as well. Company is in serious financial trouble and has no management or direction. People get let go and there is no communication of it. Head of HR leaves and nothing is ever said and you find out thru the grape vine weeks later. Outside sales leadership in none existent. Company is circling the hole just hasn't been flushed.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully you can sell to some company that has ability to turn around.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Working with ARC"

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Pacoima, CA
    Current Employee - Clerk in Pacoima, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice supervisors.
    Friendly co-workers.
    Flexible
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    Cons

    Company is very disorganized. Employees are not adequately trained. The currently leaders of the company are mean and unprofessional.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Company in desperate need of strong leadership"

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    Former Employee - Withheld in Pacoima, CA
    Former Employee - Withheld in Pacoima, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ARC Machines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    weekly pay check; diverse employees in work place

    Cons

    Company being taken in wrong direction; sales have been consistently decreasing and losing distributors and customers; terminating employees on made up / phony reasons and either hiring "friends" or hiring with much lower paid replacements. Company is continually sued by ex-employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take company in the right direction and try to save the jobs of the employees that are still there. Need new, improved leadership.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "New management will destroy the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pacoima, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pacoima, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ARC Machines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None now. It used to be a family oriented company with the good industry reputation where employees enjoy working. Everything has changed when a newly hired CEO took over in 2013 and focused only on short term profit for himself and investors.

    Cons

    Everything now including pricing which have double and tripled in less than a year. New CEO thinks that customers are nothing more than the dollar sign. He has some good business ideas, but his decisions are all based on financial factors.

    The company has been steadily laying off employees for last two years and only has a half of what it used be. Employees have low morale and motivation due to the management change, series of lay offs and recent compensation and benefits cut.

    Advice to Management

    The investors/owners need to realize what is really happening to the company before it is foo late.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "OK with prior management, not so good with current lack of management"

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Pacoima, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Pacoima, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ARC Machines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Life was good until sales went into the toilet and a new CEO was brought in.

    Cons

    Since the company is over-leveraged, they are constantly in a battle to attempt profitability.

    Advice to Management

    Without experienced technical leadership, your future is hopeless.


  11. "Cool Products"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great equipment, loyal following.

    Cons

    Owned by venture capitol company which keeps taking money out of the business instead of re-investing.

    Advice to Management

    Get someone who knows the industry to run the company.


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