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ARINC Livermore Reviews

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Livermore, CA

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ARINC Chairman and CEO John M. Belcher
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Pros
  • great company and great people to work with (in 5 reviews)

  • Good pay, benefits, and time off (in 4 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. Helpful (2)

    "Enjoyable place to work....but...."

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    Former Employee - Radio Operator in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Radio Operator in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is can be challenging and fun, especially when it is busy. Above average benefits, medical plan is good, plenty of time off.

    Cons

    Many of the managers worked on the floor prior to becoming managers. Most of them were mediocre employees while on the floor, and are poor managers. This job requires membership in a union. Unfortunately a person's seniority carries more weight than their job performance. Management chooses to ignore issues when it is convenient. Preserving their jobs (mgmt.) , is more important than raising morale and holding people accountable for their work and behavior. 24/7 operation, never closes. Scheduling is based on seniority (again that 9-letter word)!!.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers from outside or other areas of the company. Cater to those employees who choose to act professionally and responsibly. Raise the standards!!!! Do not "rubber-stamp" the yearly evaluations. Replace employees who don't want to be here or simply cannot do the job, they are a "cancer"; they lower morale and frustrate those who choose to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Management needs to spend more time in the building. Some of the managers are out of the building by 4pm, Fridays, weekends and holiday. Management needs to be more visible and accountable.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A terrible job for great pay"

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

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

    Pros

    Stable schedule, high wages (with an enviable pension), lots of opportunities for overtime, comprehensive on-the-job-training; also, once you're in, you kind of have to TRY to get fired.

    Cons

    Extremely unfulfilling; you sort of grind on day after day, with little to no sense of accomplishment at the end of a work day. It's a union shop, with all the fun politics that go along with that (Teamsters LOVE to take those dues out of your check every month, but don't expect them to help you when you really need it). Tattling on the part of employees seems to be highly encouraged - solving problems through civilized discussion is non-existent. Basically, this is a great place to work if you like having a job for the sake of having a job, and making a comfortable living while you're at it. Don't come here expecting to be challenged or motivated, and certainly don't expect to be appreciated. You're a nameless cog in a machine. While there are opportunities to advance to management, doing so means becoming instantly hated by all your former coworkers, and spending the bulk of your day dealing with their petty grievances.


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