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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.