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Pros
  • Good benefits and vacation gets up to 6 weeks for long timers (in 7 reviews)

  • great company and great people to work with (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Nepotism throughout upper management (in 4 reviews)

  • mostly related to airport infrastructure so might no be very useful (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Nice company to work but..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends

    Pros

    Mostly interesting work and projects. Nice people to work with. A lot of cool things can be learned.

    Cons

    Contractors are always a 2nd sort, and the company often reminds about this. Not on purpose, I believe, but you can definitely feel it.

    Contractors cannot use the gym, contractors cannot use the side-doors of the office buildings, contractors usually are not invited on the meetings.

    The most nasty thing is when you receive a corporate email regarding the whatever interesting activity within the company, you apply, and then the manager tell you that you cannot participate because this is for the full-time employees only.
    Why you include contractors in these emails then?

    Advice to Management

    Leave the full-time - contractor employee differences for the paper.


  2. "Proceed with caution"

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    Former Employee - Director in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Director in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ARINC (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, most mid-level management is of good quality, even after the acquisition by RC in 2014. Work can be interesting and challenging. It was still a great place to work even after the acquisition. Your experience will depend greatly on what products/services you support. RC may have added a new level of bureaucracy, but they are professional

    Cons

    Home grown upper management is struggling. Expectations were that after the acquisition the former CEO's cronies would disappear, but RC kept or promoted up those that should have been kept on a tighter rope. RC may still be trying to determine what it actually bought, and how to quietly jettison the underperforming products/services/people that were well hidden by the former CEO. John Belcher is gone despite what this site says, so that is a Pro.

    Advice to Management

    If it isn't a core competency and you are not a market leader, get out of that business. You are not rewarding your good performers if you keep the poor ones.


  3. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Server Administrator in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Server Administrator in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and management to work for. Family oriented. From a technical stand point, they believe if it isn't broke, don't fix it, so some of the technology is older.

    Cons

    no comments at this time.


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  5. "Can be a difficult place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Programmer in Annapolis, MD
    Former Contractor - Programmer in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ARINC as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    pay is above average for the area and there are many high tech computer opportunities

    Cons

    Hours are too long and some supervisers micromanage. There needs to be more flexibility with work hours


  6. "Sr. Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD

    I have been working at ARINC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, pay is on par with work

    Cons

    none as of yet, but no place is perfect


  7. "Ok Company to Work For. Depends in what department you are working in."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are friendly and helpful

    Cons

    No personal growth, company politics, low salary


  8. Helpful (1)

    "they were once an outstanding company ......."

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    they still pay salaries after the "acquisition" to the half of their staff not YET laid-off but everyone left is "looking"

    Cons

    they don't pay salaries after the "acquisition" to the half of their staff laid-off even though they were by far the best employees. All that us left is disinterested and empire-protecting Management who have not yet succeeded in jumping ship before the whole ship goes under

    Advice to Management

    Retire


  9. "Great training ground for early career engineers and professionals"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great location

    Cons

    Was Privately held, focused on selling the business.

    Advice to Management

    Fight to recruit top talent and pay for it.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Couldn't wait to get out"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ARINC full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits (health insurance, 401k contribution, etc.). Easy to bond with coworkers since everybody hated their job as much as I did.

    Cons

    Only way to advance is brown-nosing. Limited raise potential. Punitive company culture with limited recognition for accomplishments.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to suggestions made by your employees - even those that have only been there for a short period of time. If turnover is astronomical, it should be a clue that you need to change the way you treat your employees.


  11. ""Good Job, but sometimes crazy politics""

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The majority of people I have worked with are extremely bright and very personable. The benefits are actually pretty good there compared to most places I've worked.

    Cons

    The management has shown favoritism in certain cases. The are a lot of office politics as well.

    Advice to Management

    I think management should involve some of the lower level employees in there decision making more often.



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