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ARINC Reviews

Updated May 21, 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. "High Turnover"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very profitable company. Maybe more management oriented in the corporate office. Outlying offices need more oversite by upper management. Employees are not treated fairly.

    Cons

    Office outside of corporate have no HR to report issues. Mangement does whatever it wants. Does not develop people, and low balls people on salary.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people, and get some HR in your offices. People need to know that they can talk to someone with out losing their job.


  2. "Used to be a great place to work!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    ARINC is a great place to gain professional competence if you can get your foot in the door. Oklahoma City is a fantastic place with many aerospace employers here. My advice is to get the experience and translate it to one of the other employers that may treat you better. Alternating Fridays off is a great draw.

    Cons

    The good old boy network is alive and well within their walls. Directors have no backbone. VPs are under-qualified former engineers who have absolutely no people skills. Oh, and beware of the year-end holidays. That is when layoffs occur every year so that managers can provide what little bonus they are allowed to give the next year.
    Best management and engineering talent has seen the writing on the wall and moved on before they were let go for doing the right thing.

    Advice to Management

    Get some real managers that know what they are doing. Get rid of worthless managers instead of the people who built the Oklahoma City office into what it used to be. I have no problems with the CEO, only Carlyle management.


  3. "Great workers, executive leadership poor."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ARINC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a great company that treated employees well until The Carlye Group purchased the company and it went down hill from there.

    Cons

    Executive leadership is very poor and is not honest with employees. There is no strategic outlook and the focus is EBIT and cash for stakeholders.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company as fast as you can


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  5. "Executive management disgraceful"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ARINC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - 70+ year history of corporate pride and accomplishment (except for last several)
    - Career diversity and some great employees still remaining

    Cons

    - Executive management unethical and motivated only by self interest.
    - Catastrophic loss of 10+ year employees last several years and steep decline in business and moral
    - Nepotism throughout upper management
    - Many of the strongest leaders and leadership candidates no longer with company
    - Future unknown as company needs to rebuild from the top down

    Advice to Management

    Retire!


  6. "Sell Out"

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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

    I worked at ARINC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a job, and in this day and age, that's important

    Cons

    Toxic environment where the good old boys are just waiting for the company sale and their chance to cash out. Senior management at this company - if you want to call them that, is a complete clown show. This is the most poorly managed large company I have ever been associated with. Everything has been reduced to money today, and the future and the employees have been mortgaged for the gain of the few at the top. Meanwhile, projects and departments are going to hell and they are trying to hold things together until they can sell the company and unload the shambles of this turd on the next guy. At that point the clean-up and rehabilitation will hopefully begin. Just about anyone worth their salt has left or is trying to leave. My advice would be to stay away until the situation is clearer once the new owner is announced. Then things can get better or worse.

    Advice to Management

    Move on, you owe your employees better. Let someone come in that actually cares about the people and the future of the business.


  7. "nice co-workers, horrid bosses and management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with some very nice people, and made a couple of friends that will be friends for life.

    Cons

    the management lies, HR lies, some of the people are just horrid, and oh, by the way, the good old boy network is the ONLY way to move up in the company. If you aren't part of their little clique, forget it. If you are, who cares if you are qualified for the job! Pass over the qualified people, and give the job to the pet. I have never seen such a thing in a large company. In a small family company, sure, you can get away with that, but in a large corporation, there are supposed to be rules against that.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the incompetent managers. Pay attention when problems are brought to your attention - don't fire the people that tell you about it and hope the problem goes away.


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    "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, bad bosses."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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 (4)

    "AWFUL"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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.


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