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ARI Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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Carl A. Ortell
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Pros
  • Community involvement, great pay and benefits, PIE, great opportunities, fast paced, tuition reimbursement (in 12 reviews)

  • Great benefits and training program, the staff at ARI are exceptionally nice and accommodating (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • There are no cons for this position (in 4 reviews)

  • Get ready to have the finger pointed at you by management on anything and everything that goes wrong (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "A workplace that you can grow at your pace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Expeditor in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - Expeditor in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family workplace atmosphere. Many opportunities if you want them. Does not discriminate over age. I was hired at age 59.

    Cons

    Somewhat pushes the "Everyone gets a trophy" mentality . Not great at informing the staff of little changes,both professional and personal.

    Advice to Management

    Not all employees want to be totally involved. But proper motivation can bring all people together. Lower management needs more experience.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "friendly environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everyone smiles in your face. friendly people and family environment. There are a lot of perks like a bonus check at the end of the year (not very much but something), tuition reimbursement, free lunches on occasion, a lot of celebrations. Stable company with no layoffs. Building is clean and supplies readily available. Cafe on location.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible and to get a promotion is like pulling teeth.No matter how long you've been there they will still tell you that you don't have enough experience for the position your applying for or that don't seem excited enough about it. They make excuses to give the job to their buddy or neighbor or peers wife. The yearly raises are spread throughout your department so your stuck getting the measly 2 percent left. There are also no people of color in management positions and maybe only one person of color in a supervisor position. The diversity is lacking in those terms.

    Advice to Management

    Promote internal employees instead of hiring from the outside so much. Give everyone an opportunity to make more money.


  3. "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family culture, good compensation, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Somewhat of a hidebound culture

    Advice to Management

    Hire and empower curious, energetic young employees


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  5. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Open Market Buyer in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - Open Market Buyer in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    On-Site everything! Community involvement, great pay and benefits, PIE, great opportunities, fast paced, tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employee's engaged.


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - Developer in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company Events, Atmosphere, Opportunity, Management

    Cons

    As a millennial, I would prefer to work with a younger crowd. Not many co-workers in my age group.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management supports their Account Executives, knowing it's a thankless job. Senior leadership is approachable and there is a strong family vibe at the company. ARI encourages a work-life balance.

    Cons

    Specific to the Account Executive role, it's not worth the pay. You will be yelled at from clients and from within the company, and your decisions will be questioned. Management claims that they trust you and give you freedom to ensure the clients are taken care of, but just be aware you're the first person thrown under the bus when something goes wrong. In comparable Account Executive roles at other companies - which AREN'T commissioned at ARI by the way - you'll get paid $20k more a year. ARI doesn't pay terribly, they just don't pay well.

    Advice to Management

    You guys do a really good job and listen to the employees, But it would not hurt to be more transparent, the perception around the office is that management is overly secretive; it feels a bit shady.


  8. "Best Internship Experience Ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ARI (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, Fun, Energetic Talent Acquisitions Team, Interact with Leadership, Well-Paid, Fulfilling Projects, Terrific Learning Experience, I absolutely love it here

    Cons

    There were positively no cons to this employment opportunity, I recommend it to anyone looking for both a fulfilling and rewarding internship experience. I would recommend ARI to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Let students work overtime if management wants deadlines met sooner. A win-win for both parties as students are more than willing and flexible enough to put extra hours in during the summer.


  9. "Invests in Employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees can set their own career path and receive the training and education to achieve it. Transparent management - shares corporate strategy with all employees and business updates.

    Cons

    Not the place for someone who wants to just punch a clock and have nothing change.


  10. "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - Analyst in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ARI invests a lot into their employees between tuition reimbursement, Partners in Excellence, ARI U, which offers on and offsite training, and much more.

    Cons

    Claims to be a meritocracy but still exhibits traits of a nepotistic bureaucracy. Navigating the politics at this company can be frustrating and career capping.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight of the talent you have within your company.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Learn to Adapt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ARI (More than a year)

    Pros

    -There a genuinely good people working here
    -Benefits are great
    -Longevity and loyalty valued greatly
    -Fantastic community engagement
    -Easy access to senior level management/executives
    -Strategy and Initiatives clearly communicated throughout company

    Cons

    -Low Pay
    -Neither jobs nor salary commensurate with education and corporate experience
    -Management far from in tune with what makes a workplace attractive to talent and a younger workforce
    -Work is only challenging in that they give you a lot of it. Nothing mentally stimulating
    -NEPOTISM- i.e. a relative of a senior manager had a promotion to a specific position promised to them upon hire after the first year, while many others are consistently told they need more experience

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to the employees that don't eat, sleep, and breathe ARI/Holman Auto. You are only as good as your reputation to new prospects and if highly talented and well connected individuals continue to leave, your recruiting is going to suffer greatly
    -Your employees see that nepotism runs rampant. You continuously hire and promote family members of senior management over those that have proven themselves.
    -Utilize the strength and education of those within the company, else they will get bored and look for other opportunity- When most companies pay for education, they begin to look to place those they are paying for into positions commensurate with their knowledge.
    -Learn the positions you're placing people into. Many of the positions held at the company are simple processing tasks that could be done by an intern or first year college graduate, not someone with multiple years experience past undergrad and pursuing and master's degree
    -Don't give your leadership numerous promotions over a short tenure only to tell IC's they need more experience

    -Most importantly, learn that the talented people graduating from institutions are those looking to grow skill sets that will allow them to succeed in their careers. Gone are the days where someone can grow with a company for 50 years and retire with a pension. Young and talented people know what they need to market themselves in the future. If you give this experience to them and allow them to grow, they will likely stay. If you don't, there is a 100% chance of your talented recruits leaving.


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