I worked there for years .The insurance is great but I felt like I was at a concentration camp.They had the Matt and Don show,where they wanted plenty of brown nosing or you went nowhere and I saw alot of people quit and fired.It's only a matter of time till it catches up with the company .All salaried got huge bonuses and we got apples and a $50 lannings food card .What a joke.
Product Trainer Intern (Former Employee) – Mount Vernon, OH – May 9, 2017
This company really cares about its customers, and its employees. Working as an intern there, my experience didn't prepare me to work with gas compressors, but my managers were very able to accommodate, placing me in a design team where I was comfortable. One of the VPs invited me into his office and we talked for a while about my career aspirations, and invited me to visit a company that he was a board member of. I really felt valued here, and it was my favorite job out of the ones I've had.
Free lunches, small little town, accommodates your living situation
unequal pay amongst co-workers and not enough performance based promotion the person beside you working with you on the same job could be making up to $10/hr more than you are making and you've been there longer and have more experience on the product and equipment. That makes for very bitter feelings and grim outlook on your future in the company. Good culture and relaxed environment. Good place to work if you get a good pay offer upon entering the company. Very poor if you start at the bottom and expect to work your way up.
great environment relaxed
terribly uneven pay scale among workers in the same department
Quality Assurance Inspector (Current Employee) – Mount Vernon, OH – August 21, 2015
In order to get into Ariel, you have to go through one of several temp agencies (unless you are an engineer or have engineering experience). Once in as a temp, there is no set time frame for when you will get hired into the company full time (I was told 8 months during an interview). The company requires you to go through a month-long class in order to get a full time offer. When you pass this program, Ariel will put you into a position that best suits their needs...not necessarily the same department, job, or shift you currently worked.
I am told that benefits are good, plus there is a profit share in place, but the time waiting for a permanent position can be long. With the low temp wages, it can be a burden on finaces.
I have a bachelor's degree (not engineering) and six years of experience working in quality and was still told that there was no direct hire position for me. They did however put me in the quality department...at temp wages. Frustrating to say the least when experience is concerned.
The owner of the company does a lot for the local community and puts quite a bit of money into the community's coffers for different projects...yet there are holes in the roof of the plant that requires a catch tub for water when it rains.
While the Ariel name carries a lot of weight in the community, only on the inside can you see how they really treat their workers.
Low pay, do nothing management, not time period for full hire
HR Assistant / Communications Coordinator (Former Employee) – Mount Vernon, OH – June 1, 2015
Overall, the position helped me transition into the real world workplace. I learned how to better conduct myself with customers, received valuable experience with widely used programs, and daily worked on my coworker relations. The most enjoyable part of my job was working closely with other people and being able to see the results of our hard work.
Mechanical Assembler (Former Employee) – Mount Vernon, OH – July 11, 2013
You won't find better benefits anywhere! Company is family owned, fair and honest. They expect an employee to perform at the highest level possible and compensate accordingly. Really a great company to work for.
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) – Mount Vernon, OH – May 7, 2013
Great company to work for and great co-workers. Enjoyed all the management aspects and directing/teaching others. Typical day of work involved meetings, paperwork, and leading others. Not much career advancement opportunity past middle-level management.