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  1. "Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people. Would recommend to any friends in the market as well

    Cons

    Hours can be really long and HR is difficult to get a hold of

    Advice to Management

    More work life balance would be beneficial for all to stay sane


  2. Helpful (1)

    "One of the worst places I have ever been at"

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    Former Employee - Arrow Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Arrow Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arrow Gear full-time

    Pros

    Arrow was competitive regarding pay for certain positions. A lot of attention was given to quality and making sure that only the absolute best products are shipped out.

    Cons

    There was a total lack of morale among all employees. Fear was the motivating tool used to force things to happen. Many in the management ranks are expected to work nearly every weekend as well as overtime throughout the week. Money is tight, and that is understandable, but employees still need to be given the tools to perform their jobs. Beating people up because they simply do not have the tools to do their job is not the fault of the employee. HR seemed to have some practices that appeared to not be ethical, but who do you go to then?

    Advice to Management

    Look around and speak to your employees. Talk to them candidly and ask what they suggest for improvement. Just because you claim to have a masters or doctorate degree does not make you smarter then the people making the actual products. You may have the book smarts, granted, but all of the problems in the company seem to be coming directly from the top down...

    Arrow Gear Response

    Jun 5, 2018 – VP of Operations

    AGC went through a transition phase from family employee driven business to a process driven business. Besides improvements in quality and delivery it certainly also introduced accountability for... More

  3. "Arrow gear"

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    Current Employee - Heat Treat in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Heat Treat in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, vacation time, supervisors are really good.

    Cons

    Seniority means you dont have to accept errors in production you made and can easily blame thing on the person with lowest seniority. As long as they did the previous or next operation.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the root cause of problems not the last person who cant dodge blame.


  4. "It would be great if the financial difficulties would get straightened out.."

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Orland Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Orland Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Products good people and team I was working with. Leader of the company very smart business man with his PHD.

    Cons

    Struggling with quality, in need of more experienced operators in some areas. In a management position, when things go bad financially you are at risk of termination.

    Advice to Management

    No need to give any as the Vice President of Operations knows exactly what he is doing. Very smart and business savvy.


  5. "Treasury Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good company. it has been growing, so lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Limited scope for advancement if geographically bound


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrow Gear full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, the company does reinvest it's capital. Overtime is mandatory on a point system and is somewhat optional for non hourly employees.

    Cons

    Aerospace work can be challenging. Office and salary can try for improvements, but customer demands make implementation difficult due to lack of profit. Newer management getting sucked into the old ways of Arrow Gear because of this. Although union works well with the company, it's difficult to increase the morale of 30 year vets.

    Advice to Management

    Choose customers that support our business goals not control them.


  7. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and challenging work

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't great

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Currently a mess"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, low insurance cost,401k, disability insurance. Pay is ok.

    Cons

    Going thru a transition period with new upper management, who are really driving morale down.Expect people not to have a life basically.Limit vacation to only two weeks, not a day more, even if you have five weeks vacation after working 25 years. Second shift hours are the worst since the times can change. Mandatory overtime, which might not sound bad but after a while it drains you out.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more initiative to do well.Taking away many things is not the best way to do so. You get more with honey than with vinegar.

    Arrow Gear Response

    Jan 26, 2017 – VP of Operations

    New upper management since 11/2015. Everybody at Arrow Gear can take their full vacation. Second shift hours are regulated by Union contract and start/end times change depending on 8 or 10 hour... More


  9. "Nice company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arrow Gear full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Startup environment, good work environment, good work life balance

    Cons

    No cons, fast development, challenging job

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "arrow review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great work culture . good work opportunities

    Cons

    remuneration is not competitive as per to industry standards