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ARINC Reviews

Updated February 4, 2017
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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. "Rudderless"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company but set in their ways and resistant to change

    Cons

    Just go with the flow, don't try to improve anything and you will be fine. Don't try to Innovate or improve things. Sycophants will feel right at home here.

    Advice to Management

    The company is managed for short term numbers only. No long term vision or direction.


  2. "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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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  5. "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.


  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. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Integration Specialist in West Springfield, PA
    Former Employee - Integration Specialist in West Springfield, PA

    I worked at ARINC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Good pay, benefits, and time off.

    Cons

    Project-based so at times work can slow down and have nothing to do.

    Advice to Management

    More one-on-one time with employees to evaluate them better.


  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "AWFUL"

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    Former Employee - Aeronautical Radio Operator in Bohemia, NY
    Former Employee - Aeronautical Radio Operator in Bohemia, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn a new skill, but at a price. There is a new director at this location who is making some positive changes. Good health and dental bennies.

    Cons

    For the responsibilities involved, the pay is not great. The union is practically non-existent. Management (especially in the overcrowded middle level) places themselves and covering their own butts above all else. I got them impression they are constantly looking over your shoulder waiting to pounce. They refused to comply with a medical exemption to certain hours so I had to quit.

    Advice to Management

    Purge some of the top heavy, expensive managers. Treat employees like human beings, and not just income generators.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, bad bosses."

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    Former Employee - Senior Avionics Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Avionics Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ARINC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work was challenging and fun. Lots of the contractors were great guys.

    Cons

    Crap schedule. I worked 3-11 and we had maybe 8 people on shift, while day shift had 20 contractors. No way to ever get off of an off shift. Also, while I was there I was looking for other work and was fired once they found out I was looking to go somewhere else. If you must work here, go direct for the company because as a contractor you are treated like crap.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better. The high turnover rate is because you treat your workers like slaves instead of people. And don't penalize them by terminating their contracts because they may be looking for other places to work.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Security manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work being done by some of the people there

    Cons

    Too clickish there if you didn't belong to a certain group you were excluded a lot. Too many egos to work around

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone has been there a long while doesn't mean they are the only ones to listen to.


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