welder (Former Employee) – Paragould, AR – June 30, 2018
Once released from welding school... I was just thrown to the wolves. No help at all. I even witnessed a few of the workers standing back laughing including my lead person. I think that it would help for the Lead person to be trained on how to lead. I felt as though I was tormented as a woman up until the day I decided no more.
Stressful and very hot place to work. Does not have a lot of possibilities to move up.
Welder/Fabricator; Operator (Current Employee) – Paragould, AR – June 25, 2018
Favoritism is a serious problem. They are willing to work with you on very serious family emergencies but when it comes to personal health, the individual does not matter. I have been out here throwing my guts up every five minutes but was threatened with the loss of my job or a write up if I went home to get the rest I needed. In a hot and stressful place like this, it is not recommended to work in such conditions with a sickness any more serious than a seasonal cough.
Plenty of paid days off for Holidays
Poor management. Favoritism. Low possibility to move up.
Unique job for people interested in manufacturing/welding
Lead man (Former Employee) – Paragould, AR – June 12, 2018
Work is hard, often hot (especially in the summer), and can be dirty. If you do your job, do it right the first time everything is great, and there are opportunities for bonuses. Good performance is recognized, and can lead to advancement. Those willing to work more get opportunities to learn other areas/jobs.
Furnace Operator (Former Employee) – Marmaduke, AR – March 7, 2018
I ran the furnace at ARI. I would load the tanker cars, with a 50 ton crane, on a flat bed train system and move from station to station to put them in the furnace. I would then program the furnace to cook the tanker cars. After they finished cooking I would move them to the unloading station and use a 50 ton crane to unload them and put them on the next line. The people were fun. The place was hot in the summer and cold in the winter. The hardest part of this job was the extreme temperatures. The most enjoyable part of the job was the pay.
Tank Car Designer (Current Employee) – Saint Charles, MO – March 5, 2018
Benefits are sub-par. Engineering management has been promoted into obsolescence. As ARI has tried to advance into 3D with NX and Teamcenter, management has not tried to learn the new programs. They have hired people who know how to use the programs, but then will not listen them. ARI's motto is, "Do it fast and wrong. We'll fix it later." They have a fast employee turn over.
Machinist/Safety coordinator (Former Employee) – Jackson, MO – February 18, 2018
Not a bad work environment but if management doesn’t like you, its a matter of time and your gone and they will work to get rid of you. I enjoyed working there and wasn’t ready to leave when I was terminated after 6 years of service. It’s best to remain obscure to last there for a while. They pay well and expect you to be there everyday your scheduled. All in all not a bad experience I just wish it would’ve ended differently. Stay on all the bosses good sides.
Welder (Former Employee) – Kennett, MO – February 5, 2018
The job was very demanding. you will work hard and sweat. it's always hot. The leadership will work with you until you learn how to do your job and keep up. They are very strict on their policy, but they worked with me as much as they possibly can
Trucker (Former Employee) – Paragould, AR – January 20, 2018
I don’t know what to say but ari pays good and I would work there again if I have to but those pay checks was looking good and they have a dinner if you make it your ninty days and they have a dinner for the holidays like Christmas and thanksgiving