Intern (Former Employee) – Mount Vernon, OH – December 24, 2018
Everyone I encountered was friendly and willing to help answer any questions you had and went out of their way to ask how you were or give a wave at the least. Seems to be a company committed to treating employees as best they can (everyone says benefits are unbeatable and they don’t lay off full time employees during downturns) and they do a lot to help the community.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Mount Vernon, OH – November 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.
I got a paycheck
Zero career growth, if you have ambission leave it at the door.
Assembler 3 (Former Employee) – Mount Vernon, OH – November 1, 2018
Great company to work for. Only left because overtime hours got cut. Company had great benefits but due to work hours being cut, had to move on. Originally worked 10-12 hours a day and once business slowed down due to the recession, overtime and hours were cut, I couldn't afford to stay.
Assembly Technician (Current Employee) – Mount Vernon, OH – September 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.
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.
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Mount Vernon, OH – February 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.
Packer/Picker (Current Employee) – Mount Vernon, OH – January 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.
Assembler/ Heavy Machine Mechanic (Former Employee) – Mount Vernon, OH – January 10, 2018
Ariel was a dream job but I made the change at a poor time in 2008. I can't say enough good things about Ariel. I would love to be back there today. I never dreamed people could be so great to there employees.
Technician (Former Employee) – Mount Vernon, OH – November 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.
No smoking ON PROPERTY. No leaving on paid lunches.