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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)

  • Great people, most mid-level management is of good quality, even after the acquisition by RC in 2014 (in 3 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. "Ok Company to Work For. Depends in what department you are working in."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. 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

  3. "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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Couldn't wait to get out"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "ARINC was a challenging company with room to grow professionally"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARINC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and excellent benefits while it was airline owned

    Cons

    Company bought and sold so many times lately that the employees are the ones that suffered

    Advice to Management

    Keep in mind that it is the talent of your employees that make a company


  7. "Great work environment, people are friendly."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ARINC full-time

    Pros

    The company was recently purchased by Rockwell Collins. The senior management has made some welcome changes to benefits and the bonus program.

    Cons

    Communication between departments could be better. The buildings are in need of remodeling. Overall not too much to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

  8. "During my time at ARINC, I gained invaluable knowledge and experience from some AMAZING people."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very knowledgable in their field and willing to help you succeed. ARINC encouraged advancement to other departments for new and continued growth opportunities. Work-life balance was wonderful! If I had any issues to tend to at home, my mangers understood and worked with me. The pay was pretty good for all employment levels too.

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons from my side. I have had a couple bad experiences with other companies that make me appreciate ARINC as a whole even more.


  9. 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.


  10. "Middle of the road defense contractor in San Diego."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice and friendly people. Getting every other Friday off is a great perk. Decent salary and benefits. A specialist in defense communications and computer networks.

    Cons

    Work was very dull and uninteresting. There was way too much documentation involved in the projects. Projects lacked some sense of direction. There is also a lack of job security and stability. Being bought by Carlye Group is a big mistake for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep engineers better informed on the status of projects and contracts.


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