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Updated January 17, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Leadership Team in Blythewood, SC
    Current Employee - Leadership Team in Blythewood, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arclin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone, including the Leadership Team, is engaged and willing to work hard to insure we're successful.

    Cons

    Really no negatives. If you have to work for a living, this location is a wonderful place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what we're doing. Which is continuous improvement.


  2. "Running Lean"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arclin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing production floor team! They are running very lean and have picked up a lot of shifts to enable runability.

    Great schedule for the production floor employees.

    Great benefits

    Cons

    Management gets too many projects dumped on them at the sites. Please let them complete the previous project before the next one starts!

    Advice to Management

    Hire at least 1 more person per shift. (4 in total) These folks are getting tired out and need some help covering shifts!

  3. "Run away!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None! They ran off all their good employees. Their Canadian leadership team is 30 years behind the times! No wonder that the employees are trying to unionize.

    Cons

    This is a horrible company. Their leadership, led by Russ Taylor, is atrocious! He is a rabid CEO, with no leadership skills.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to competent owners!


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arclin (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours aren't bad most of the time, some travel

    Cons

    No money in company -> lower salary, less coworkers so tasks/responsibilities increased 3x fold with little guidance, managers don't manage and instead have their own mountains of work. No culture, people are boring/slow, lot of politics.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Be prepared, go in with Eyes wide open"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn a great deal in short period of time. If yo are willing to move to the headquarters you will have the chance to advance, if yo really would want it.

    Cons

    Very confrontational upper management. The public berating of other employees to me appears very unprofessional and comes off as just plain old bullying. It really appears that few there know anything of modern management techniques. They preach a culture of leadership styles that is printed on a poster but show very little of the principles that are on the poster. many positions in the corporate office appear to be a revolving door.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise to change your was and treat your people better in general but it falls on deaf ears. No one at the headquarters wants to hear it.


  6. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Health and Safety Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Environmental Health and Safety Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Arclin (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family oriented
    Nice people
    Vacation time
    Training
    Education Opportunity

    Cons

    Hours worked
    Pay
    Multiple job duties
    Traffic
    Poor raise increses

    Advice to Management

    Work with the employees make them happy


  7. "Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great experience with various equipment.

    Cons

    Arclin doesn't provide much room to improve or enough company benefits to employees.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "If you're looking for a job - - KEEP LOOKING!!!"

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    Former Employee - Functional Management in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Functional Management in Roswell, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good people
    Good (average) pay

    Cons

    - No direction, priorities shift with wind
    - Terrible CEO and upper level managers (investment focused)
    - Dramatically overworked plant employees to cut costs without studying impact
    - Hostile work environment (CEO's minions regularly swear at subordinates, CEO ridicules site employees in front of everyone at company meetings)

    Advice to Management

    Seek employment at a federal prison


  9. "Automation Technician"

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    Former Employee - Automation Technician in Andalusia, AL
    Former Employee - Automation Technician in Andalusia, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good employees, opportunity to move up in pay

    Cons

    Overtime with no comp, that's about it

    Advice to Management

    None they have it figured out


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Don't walk...run away!"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Blythewood, SC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Blythewood, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good people...but their numbers are dwindling quickly as they abandon ship.

    Cons

    Plant leadership is Stalin-like, with the worst being brought in from the home office or other plants where they tell you they ran a world class operation. (Reality check - in talking to people who worked at those sites, they tell a VERY different story about the job that those people did there!) Current plant leaders use a style that died out in most successful companies years ago...they create an environment of fear and intimidation that you would see in a facility where management and the labor force did not trust one another and had an antagonist relationship. Sadly, the Human Resources team seems unwilling or powerless to do anything about it. We assume it is because the CEO uses this same style of management and thus sets the tone for the company culture, so the inept leaders who use this same style of management must feel protected. FYI...the current CEO once lost his plant to a union...it is easy to see why with the way he leads!

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to people who actually know how to lead people and run a company instead of just dressing it up to be sold off to yet another investment group, which is what it appears that you are doing. If you can't do that, pull out the poor leaders and get some real ones in here.


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