Ariel Corporation Employee Reviews

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Great if you're in the right department
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, OHNovember 1, 2018
Depending on which department you're hired in the work can either be amazing or horrible; leadership and control of some departments is terrible so product issues go unsolved and terrible managers make life miserable for their employees. Unfortunately the owner or upper management were not involved with day to day staff so either didn't care, or hear about the issues going on re: product safety or conduct in bad departments.

When given constructive feedback management in poorly run departments would rather stick their heads in the sand and ignore it rather than actually taking the initiative to back employees on campaigns to fuel change and success for the company.
Pros
I got a paycheck
Cons
Zero career growth, if you have ambission leave it at the door.
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Ok if you can be hired off the street
Assembly Technician (Current Employee) –  Mount Vernon, OHSeptember 9, 2018
Unless you can get hired off the street or put threw the blue chip program its not a good place to work at all. Many temp employees with the proper experience and time in the company are overlooked and skrewed out of having a full time job and benefits for no reason. Now with the blue chip program they also get to watch people with no time or experience get to become full time before them. Everyone including floor supervisors think this company treats temps as if they are not people and don't have families to support.
Pros
20 hours pto every 6 mounths I guess.
Cons
Everything if your a temp
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Great Company that appreciates their employees with Great benefits
CNC Machinist/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHJuly 24, 2018
Ariel is an amazing company to work for, they ask that all employees try to embrace the culture, which is a good one. They take care of their employees and offer very competitive wage and benefit packages among their industry.
Only expectations are that you show up to work and do your job, communicate if you need something and be open to learn.
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Good company
Manufacturing Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, OHMarch 13, 2018
Great company if you live in central Ohio. You will not find another company like this in the whole state. Amazing culture, amazing benefits and employees are treated fairly.

HR department could use an overall but do not let that stop you from working here.
Pros
Family Owned, Profit Sharing. 401K, continuing education
Cons
VP of HR runs the company like a military, or tries to.
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Good company to work for. Growing and expanding.
Mechanical Drafter (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, OHMarch 27, 2018
It was a very good company to work for. At the time I worked there it was a very family oriented culture. You felt like you were a part of the family. Very good benefits.
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Ariel
Human Resources Intern (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, OHSeptember 12, 2018
Great place to work. Good company culture and people are always very friendly and welcoming to newer employees. Highly recommend to anyone really.
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Stepping Stone NOT a place to retire
Technician (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, OHNovember 28, 2017
8 years here. Many as a Contract Temporary Employee. If you manage to make it through years of being paid 11 dollars an hour with no health insurance to make the cut to become a FTE you will finally make it to the point where you get a 2 dollar raise and less than a weeks vacation. Ariel commonly forfeits its employees out of Christmas Bonuses because they claim theyre not turning enough profit. Profit sharing checks never reflect profit, theyre a couple hundred dollars a quarter. HR is a nightmare, God forbid you get hurt working there. Good place if you need to get back on your feet but dont expect a career. These folks are cuthroat. No smoking on property either.No leaving on lunches. CAMERAS everywhere. Use to be a GREAT place to work before they put production ahead of employees.
Pros
Wellness Center
Cons
No smoking ON PROPERTY. No leaving on paid lunches.
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Long hours with micro managing
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHNovember 8, 2017
Bad place to work at...you are micro-manged by managers that seem to seek out certain people while ignoring others. One standard is ok for the bosses pet while not for you!
Pros
good benifits and pto
Cons
Long hours inside one small place...micro management
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Loved the actual job but,management suck's and alot of favortism.
Machinists (Former Employee) –  Mt. Vernon, OHAugust 31, 2017
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.
Pros
Great insurance.
Cons
Management, raises suck.
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Good place to learn
Engineering Co-op (Former Employee) –  OhioApril 30, 2018
If you are a co-op, Ariel Corporation is a great place to develop yourself for a future career. Engineers will especially excel at Ariel, and will have a good place and good people to learn from
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Good place to work
Spares Tech (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, OHDecember 6, 2017
This company is a growing company that looks out for their workers and their families. The benefits that they provide are top notch! They have a 401k (with a match) and retirement.
Pros
Excellent benefits
Cons
Advancement opportunities are low
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close to home, owner community icon
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, OHFebruary 5, 2018
Nice company in small town usa. Owner is a well known through out County and does lots for the community. However never met her, have seen her at meetings but never has she met with employees. lower Management leaves a lot to be desired, a lot of back stabbing, favorites, two faced management. A lot of racial slurs.
Pros
good for the community
Cons
owner doesn't know what floor management does.
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Productive and Fun Place To Work at
Project and Processing Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, OHDecember 3, 2017
Productive and Fun Place To Work at. The place has great workplace culture with new management that came in. I really enjoyed the typical day at work and enjoyed working with everyone.
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Great Company
Equipment Manager (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, OHNovember 20, 2017
Ariel is a great company who cares about the workers and community. The promotions are fair and if you're a hard worker then you will be noticed. The benefits are great as well.
Pros
Good Company
Cons
Temps almost never get hired into the company
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Privately owned company
Human Resource Events & Training Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, OHFebruary 5, 2018
Great benefits, wages are good for the area. Supply chain is good department to work in. 24/7 manufacturing facility. Family benefits are great if you have children.
Pros
Great employee events
Cons
Lots of hours.
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relaxed environment
Mechanical Assembler (Former Employee) –  Mt. Vernon, OHNovember 13, 2016
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.
Pros
great environment relaxed
Cons
terribly uneven pay scale among workers in the same department
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Easy-going and productive workplace.
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, OHMay 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.
Pros
Flexible shifts, good benefits and pay
Cons
No career advancement
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Great place to work
Upper Guide Vice (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, OHApril 18, 2018
Professional but relaxed work environment. Clean and organized work areas. Employees have a sense of unity. While I worked there I never saw any type of confrontation between employees.
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Best company that I have ever worked for.
Machine Tool Operator (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, OHJune 30, 2017
Great work environment, the company culture is top notch. They genuinely care about their employees and it is evident in every aspect of operations. Best benefits I have had from any employer.
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Productive and Easy going work with family base
Packer/Picker (Current Employee) –  Mount Vernon, OHJanuary 18, 2018
A typical day at work is pretty relax. You do have to get all of your work done in a timely manner. I learned how to use machines through them, Hardest part of the job is as any on your feet A lot. best part would be the events they host for employees and their families.
Pros
Events for employees
Cons
Stressful
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