Ariel Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Ariel is a British brand of laundry detergents, the manufacturer owned by the American company Procter & Gamble. It is the flagship brand in Procter & Gamble's European, Algerian, Burmese, Turkish, Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Japanese, Filipino, Mexican, Brazilian, Chilean, Argentinian, Peruvian, Ecuadorian, Colombian and Venezuelan portfolios. In some U.S. stores, Mexican Ariel is available. Additionally, Ariel is also known as Dynamo in Malaysia and Singapore. Ariel Matic liquid detergent sold in India is manufactured in China.

An upset customer shared in a review "My mum and I have both used Ariel Original powder for YEARS however the last few boxes, I've noticed that the what once was blue grains are now Purple and with this, it would seem that my once white whites now have a slight tint to them.... hmm what had happened? Why do I now have to pre soak a stain before a wash? I am disappointed and have considered swopping brands"

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Assembler (Former Employee) says

"Poor management! HR is not for employees! Unless you are related or kiss butt. You’re going nowhere here! Supervisors are incompetent and lazy but want to micro manage everything to you going to bathroom. Cons: Management is horrible, no room for advancement unless your related to someone."

Machinist (Former Employee) says

"This company hires and fires people like there's no tomorrow, me being just one of many who lost their jobs there for no reason. I have since met others who have worked there who have had the same thing happen to them and who have heard of others who this has happened to."

CNC Machinist (Former Employee) says

"human resource is awful and the lie in there advertising and recruitment process. there time off policy is awful and they expect you to have no life but in there"

Mechanic/Assembler (Former Employee) says

"High pay but high turn over. Long process to get hired with a lot of training. I wouldnt recommend unless for temporary work. High toll on the body and mind. Cons: no smoking on grounds and no leaving the grounds"

CNC Machinist (Former Employee) says

"NOTHING that they tell you in orientation is true! NOTHING. They do not understand what a machinist is. All they want are "button-pushers" to operate machines. They are NOT employee friendly. If you are in a 'click' you may be o.k. There is no chance of promotion. EVER! The way management treated the contract laborers (temps) was deplorable! Called them f#*king temps!!!"

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) says

"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. Cons: Zero career growth, if you have ambission leave it at the door."

Material Handler (Current Employee) says

"hamster in a wheel same rotation no growth hr is full of hot air..feel good but isnt good. so bottom line if youre ok with a boring dead end ground hog type of job.. this is for you"

CNC machinist (Former Employee) says

"I have been a CNC machinist for ten years now, so I know I am qualified to work at most jobs as a CNC machinist. I got a job at Ariel hoping it would have provided me with more room for advancement than my previuos job, but I was wrong. They had me running two machines and I did all the work given me, but that wasn't good enough for them. After two and a half months I was fired because, according to them, I wasn't doing my job. Another con is that they won't even let you leave during what is supposed to be your lunch break. Sure, give me time off for lunch, but not allow me to go get lunch?"

Project Management/BA (Former Employee) says

"promised a lot, came through with little. I did very much program creation with little recognition. People in the office were not very friendly. and when they saw that I new more about programming than they did, they made me very unhappy till I left."

Machinists (Former Employee) says

"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. Cons: Management, raises suck."

Assembly Technician (Current Employee) says

"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. Cons: Everything if your a temp"

Production Worker (Former Employee) says

"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! Cons: Long hours inside one small place...micro management"

Assembly (Current Employee) says

"Owner portrays Ariel to be the best and highest paying company in central Ohio to all of it's employees. Not true. Supervisors only fill a position in the company. They do absolutely nothing. Senior employees think they are the bosses. Management will tell you one thing to get you in the door then when you are there it is not as they say. It is worse than high school Favoritism.Racial slurs. Lazy people. This company would be changed in so many ways if it wasn't privately owned. Cons: Racial slurs, poor management."

CNC OD Grinder; Finish Department, Commerce Drive (Former Employee) says

"I started at Aerial at 14.60 an hour. Never missed a day of work, worked straight overtime 12 hours a day. When I terminated I was making 19.60 and hour. Cons: Stuck on the same night shift for years"

Sr. Multi-craft Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) says

"Management is a joke. If you are not in the buddy with your boss then you will not go anywhere. No support from shift leadership. For a family business that claimed understanding offered little in way of understanding for family issues. They are quick to fire if you exceed your FMLA time."

Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) says

"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. Cons: owner doesn't know what floor management does."

Heavy Equipment Mechanic (Former Employee) says

"Don't think, just do and watch your back. They don't have an open mind especially if they're not perfect in their own mind. Definitely do not question their ways of doing things."

Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Current Employee) says

"HR controls everything. Supervisors know nothing about who works and who doesn’t. The culture at Ariel is one of entitlement and laziness. As a temp they make you jump through hoops and string you along about getting hired. The people in HR that hire people don’t have a clue who anyone is. Aside from orientation I’ve never seen or spoke to anyone in HR , I’ve been there a year"

Vise (Current Employee) says

"As the title says, only good if you can get hired off the street. Temps almost never get hired in even working there for years and coming in on time every day and doing your work. Asking supervisors and higher ups about being hired in they will just feed you lies and never gets back with you about it."

Janitor/Maintenance (Current Employee) says

"If your hired in as a temp or contract employee expect to stay that way multiple temp employees have been 5 or more years and three company still wouldn't hire them in. Benefits provided cost double what full time employees are provided and cover half the stuff. You only get 20 hours of pto for every 900 hours worked Cons: Poor management, bad benefits, have the mentality of if you do your job you can do the guy before you job"

Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor says

"I worked at The Ariel Group Cons: As mentioned in the title of this post ... all white team of employees"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at The Ariel Group full-time Cons: Where do I begin? - The pay is very very low for the area. - Rather than promote employees, they laterally move them, which allows Ariel to never give raises or actually help people advance. Don't fall for their smoke and mirrors! - The company teaches people how to have difficult conversations, communicate well, and be emotionally intelligent. No one does this - for a communication company, they suck at communicating. - Many employees lack maturity. It feels like high school and there is a solid group of mean girls. You are in the clique or you are not. You are either invited to stuff outside of work, or you're not. It's not as inclusive as they claim it is. - The leadership team is compromised of the few who have grown with the company. Some of these employees don't actually have the skills to do the job or lead a department. - There is no HR. There have been so many instances of bullying (some done by members of the leadership team) and inappropriate behavior - drunken behavior at team dinners, inappropriate conversations, and people purposely sabotaging others because "they didn't care if he missed a client's deadline." Lawsuits are waiting to happen. Example: a member of the sales team made very inappropriate comments at a female employee. He wasn't let go as "they couldn't afford to lose another salesperson." Better example: Ariel acquired another company a few years back. They have different benefits than the Ariel staff - one which they abuse all the time: unlimited sick policy. So many employees call out sick and there are no repercussions for them. Different benefits for different employees = lawsuit - They are reactive to what their investors say. They claim the numbers are going well only to panic in September/October and miss the mark. It's a cycle they claim is "different" each year - no, we are losing business and leadership can't right the ship. - They have lost so many employees due to turnover. 4 head of sales in 3 years! - The new courses are a joke. They think they are being innovative when instead it's a trend from 10 years ago. - Products are presented to the team half-done. We give feedback and nothing is done to correct it. - The senior male leadership flirts with younger female employees - openly. Those employees become "it" girls and can do no wrong. - They will only advance the people they like - They treat the facilitators like crap and openly make fun of them in the environment. They don't communicate to the facilitators like they used to and never tell them when people leave the company. - People abuse the WFH policy. There are many members of the leadership team who don't ever come into the office or meet with staff for 1:1s. -It's not the same culture it was - and rather than do what the courses teach and address it, no one addresses the elephant int he room. - There is a 3-headed monster for control of the company and it's turned into a turf war. Senior male leadership expects to be in every meeting."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at The Ariel Group full-time Cons: I don’t usually post reviews because everyone has different perspectives. But I had to write this one after I read the management’s reply to the February review — the one that cleverly avoids a true apology and basically ends up saying, “Yeah, sorry you felt that way, but here’s all the reasons why we’re actually great.” Seriously?? Somebody reported widespread bullying at your company and your response is to list out why s/he id wrong?!?! Aka, the exact management response i remember from my Ariel days. Hence, here I am. I can confirm all the other reviews that spoke of bullies, a high school atmosphere and having trouble fitting in. There’s a very clear “popular” clique, and if they decide they don’t like you for whatever reason, you are in for a nightmare. Here are some things I experienced first-hand at Ariel that gave me deja vu. See how many you can relate to from high school, or Ariel, or both: -Remember that sinking, crushing feeling in your stomach when you realized you’d been completely excluded from a fun event, simply because the organizers decided you weren’t “cool enough” to join them? Similarly, remember realizing you’d been invited to an event simply because the organizers felt obliged to, forcing you to leave the event early because you’d rather bail than be treated like an outcast? Welcome to Ariel. -Remember the painful feeling of rejection and humiliation when you tried to make conversation with a new group of people, only for them to not just ignore you, but actually talk AROUND you and OVER you as though you didn’t exist? Welcome to Ariel. -Remember that feeling of grief-level depression and frustration when a group of mean girls gossiped loudly to each other about you, *right in front of you*, while being just subtle enough that only you would know who they were talking about, because that type of bullying is hard for the victim to prove and easier for bullies to get away with? Welcome to Ariel. -remember finally plucking up the courage to tell an adult you were being bullied, only for them to brush you off with “That’s what girls do” or “Boys will be boys” or “High school is hard for everyone”? Welcome to Ariel, where you’ll hear a lot of “That’s just our culture” or “That’s just the way s/he is” or “Just let it go” or “I’m sure s/he didn’t mean anything by it.” -Remember that feeling of helplessness and pent-up rage when somebody did something truly offensive and inappropriate in front of you, but you nonetheless had to keep your mouth shut and pretend you didn’t care, simply because the perpetrator was buddies with the right people, and you knew they would never hold him accountable — and might even make you regret complaining? Welcome to Ariel. Example: a department manager peer-pressured one of her direct reports (ex: by openly questioning his masculinity) into drinking excessively at an event, despite the DR declining repeatedly. No consequences, despite a company leader witnessing it Another example: during a MLK Jr Day event, another manager made a very sick joke in front of most of the company about how the chocolate and vanilla (read: black and white side-by-side) frosted cupcakes represented racial harmony. When asked about the comment later, his answer was along the lines of (not kidding): “What’s the problem? I’m just being a wise guy!” He wasn’t disciplined in any way; the incident was swept under the rug with a simple “That’s just the way he is.” It wouldn’t be the last time he made inappropriate comments or jokes just to be funny. -Remember the painful, almost crippling feeling of worthlessness when you were being openly bullied in front of a crowd of people who COULD have put a stop to it, only for them to ignore it/pretend they didn’t notice, simply because if they told the bully she was wrong, she would target them next? Welcome to Ariel. I can also confirm what the February review said about mean girls. It seems that the lead Mean Girl from the time I worked at Ariel is indeed STILL happily employed there to this day. Mind you, this is a fully grown adult woman who I personally watched go around the office spreading slander and gossip about people who (gulp) DISAGREED WITH HER, and yet somehow wriggle out of any accountability, every time. Despite last year’s mass termination of the leadership team at the time, the fact that she seems to have (once again) cleverly avoided any discipline tells me there’s no hope left for Ariel. Just please, for your own health and sanity, just stay away."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at The Ariel Group full-time Cons: "The antithesis of 'practice what you preach'" review was pretty spot on: If you fit in, Ariel could be a good place to work, if not, best to leave asap. I don't have much more to add. What seemed like a pretty cool company from the outside turned out to be the worst corporate experience I've had in 20+ years. I believe it's a different experience if you work in the office/office staff vs. the consultant/facilitator role. This review applies to office life."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at The Ariel Group full-time Cons: -Pay is competitive, but nothing to brag about -About as close to high school as you can get, complete with mean girls, cliques, rumors, and gossip every single day. As another review stated, the office environment is very cliquey and if you’re not immediately accepted into the in-crowd, you might as well just quit, before you start having the same insecurities and feels as high school. Or worse, start trying too hard to fit in. That will inevitably happen if the in-crowd outcasts you -- they'll make you feel so unwelcome that you'll start having anxiety about being let go -Introverts are at a huge disadvantage at Ariel. If you’re one of those people who prefer to keep their work and personal lives separate, forget it — you’ll be dubbed “not a good fit.” For some reason, being open about your personal life was part of being accepted . I wasn't one of those people, so you can guess what happened -For a company that improves professional communication skills, there’s a noticeable lack of that. Loads of manipulation, passive-aggressive bullying, scare tactics, and clear favoritism. Another review mentioned mean girls at Ariel that control the social scene — that is 1000% true. When I left the company, these women were completely immune from discipline for poor behavior because of their flirty relationships with senior execs -- and given that at least one of them is still working there as of this review, it's hard for me to believe anything has changed. -Feedback was only a buzz word here - it goes in one ear and out the other, especially if the receiver considers themselves smarter than the giver. Too many high-strung personalities -It may have since changed, but when I worked there, “training” was an illusion. Nothing more involved than a few sit down meetings about the company’s history and products. So I had to try and learn everything else on my own, which obviously left gaps in understanding, especially when branding, strategies, and staff changed. When those gaps became obvious, management assumed I was just incompetent -****The culture at Ariel was the strangest I’ve ever seen. They call it “very unique”, while the rest of the world would likely call it “a joke”. I’ve seen employees do things that SHOULD get them fired instantly — often right in front of Ariel executives — only for figures of authority to ignore the behavior, act like it was perfectly normal, or sweep it under the rug. And I’m not talking about taking office supplies home — I saw “favored” employees get drunk at business meals and start cussing out guests, make sexual comments to female coworkers, crack racist jokes out loud in the middle of all-staff meetings, trap employees in their offices and scream/threaten them over trivial matters (and later try to justify it with excuses like “You made me do it!”), openly flirt/talk about inappropriate things with coworkers, rack up vacation time DEBT to the tune of 30+ hours in the red, even yell at clients during paid gigs because they didn’t like the lunch provided. In nearly all cases the behavior was either accepted or swept under the rug by the executives themselves. The fact that Ariel has no HR has nothing to do with this -- it was the same even when they did have HR. It’s a cult in every sense of the word. I can’t recommend it to anyone."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at The Ariel Group full-time Cons: None none none none none"

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