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"Pretty much like any company"

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Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Annapolis, MD
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Annapolis, MD
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good interesting work with good technology. You do feel you make a difference

Cons

Like all companies, there is politics, cliques, premadonas, butt kissers, brown nosers, rebels and ignorant sheep. However money is the bottom line. Since the Carlyle take over, morale has plumented. There is barely discernable investment in technology advancement or career expansion. Most employees spend the majority of their time finding policy loopholes to get out of work and leave early, especially fridays. The every-other-friday off work schedule is badly abused. Everyone is scared to death to correct a female employee or minority employee. However others are quickly 'written up". The work ethic is to do as little as possible and pass off work to others. Business trips are scheduled to maximize 'off-time' and party/drinking stories abound. Senior management is fixated on "dont spend money" mantra. Any requests for funds are met with pained expressions as if you just inserted an ice water enema tube. Promotions are given to the popular and the hottest unqualified females. Peyton place scenarios abound as extra marital affairs seem to be the norm and are seemingly rewarded by top management. At least twice a week employees can be found 'gettin their grove on' in the company parking lot. CTS treats employees needs as if they are hackers. The opening of the tech employment market will create a massive vacuum inside the facility as their will be a stampede for the doors. Pay is good to start, but raises have been less than COLA for last 4 years, despite the "all is great" reports from the CEO. For a communications company, there seems to be very little of it internally.

Advice to Management

Spend money on product advancements and people. Treat customers with respect and dont let problems fester. Be proactive and listen to your people who are doing the heavy lifting. Visit their cubicals and let them know they matter. Fire any middle manager that rebukes an employee that speaks to a senior staffer. Communicate more often and truthfully to the employees.

Other Employee Reviews for ARINC

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "What started out as very promising, ended up being a complete disappointment!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Avionics Technician I in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Avionics Technician I in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hangar is a state of the art facility. The comraderie of the lower level employees is outstanding. Oklahoma City is a great location.

    Cons

    Extremely limited opportunities for promotion. Promotions are not based on merit, they are based strictly off of popularity. Mid Level management aren't interested in their employees' ideas. Communication is almost unheard of. Very disorganized. No continuity throughought company, certain employees are given the benefit of the doubt when policies or procedures are broken where as others are repremanded for it. No notice of overtime even when it is planned by managers days in advance.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees that are doing the majority of the technical work, as they are the ones that make your business. As a company that is trying to grow within the aviation defense contract industry; you need to grow out of the "small time" way of thinking. Get control of/get rid of your managers that are completely incompetent or risk losing your government contracts that makes up the majority of your annual revenue.

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