Belcan Corporation

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Belcan Corporation Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
84 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment was great - laid back and not too stressful (in 6 reviews)

  • Belcan has a great flex time policy (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management does not even know what we do for work (in 5 reviews)

  • Not a modern management approach and poor business model (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Typical job shop

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Support in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Engineering Support in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Belcan Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company structure, benefits sometimes available, good people. If they have a contract where you fit in, you could be placed.

    Cons

    Little support from management, low pay, Hours worked with profit taken off top of your rate vs theirs. Little emphasis convincing customer to improve processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop experts at helping the customer improve their broken processes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    ok

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer

    I worked at Belcan Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    getting paycheck on time, 2 weeks vacation

    Cons

    no growth oppurtunity, you will do samething all over again, no training, low salary and no increase

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    No opportunity for growth, you just get the work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good for entry level

    Cons

    Upper management is worthless, Upper management does not even know what we do for work. Dead end job. Lot of turn over(i.e. the older crowd is starting to retire and the younger crowd is looking for careers elsewhere). There are no promotions you just end up getting handed the extra work and expected to run the project team as well as get 40 hours of deliverables. The business may be growing but knowing where they are heading I hope to find a new job before it gets there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, they know more than you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Felt like a Dead End Job, with No Growth Potential

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Belcan Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company is located in many locations, and there are many good people to work with at the company

    Cons

    > Little, if any, Growth Potential
    > Too little vacation time and too many worked holidays
    > No decision making power on projects
    > Always at the Mercy of the Contract Holder of the host organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get jobs for people that are more permanent, and add vacation time! You work your employees too hard, with little reward

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Disappointing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Belcan Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Salary, 401K, Vacation

    Cons

    Lack of experienced managers, Inadequate training, Disrespectful to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Belcan's business plan should not be "people peddlers" (as one vice-president has said). Your employees are your product. You make money of their experience and service. Look out for your employees first and customers second. There are plenty of customers, but not a lot of quality engineers like the ones that I worked with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    not a good one

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    Current Employee - Product Assembler in Sanford, NC
    Current Employee - Product Assembler in Sanford, NC

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    at first you are treated good then as time goes on they dont have time for you

    Cons

    makes promises and don't follow thru such as bonus and all paid Holiday sometimes you get it sometimes you dont make you feel you will get hired at a job work hard and it never happens and if there is a problem they ask other people and bring people in it that dont know whats going to and to much gossip

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make things more clear and hire more office people on job sites that are belcan reps so the ones there are not over worked and they dont take it out on employees they make us think they dont think have time for us and take stuff the wrong way and some people are treated better than and if you say something if makes you think you will be fired for speaking up stuff happend a few months ago and it makes you worry that if you say something or speak up then you are the trouble maker and its not fair

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for recent college grads; bad for experienced professionals

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Flexible schedules: Once you've been around for a few months, you can pretty much set your own schedule as long as your customer is satisfied.

    * Paid overtime for full-time (direct) employees: Working overtime somewhat makes up for the low salaries. There's usually enough projects running that you can work as much (or as little) overtime as you want.

    * Middle management is actually technically competent: While there is a lot of promotion from within, there is no fast track to management, so the bad managerial candidates tend to get weeded out.

    Cons

    * Salaries well below national average: This is an outsourcing company. Other companies hire them because they are cheap.

    * Lots of mind-numbing work; challenging projects are few and far between: Don't expect to learn much if you're an experienced professional. Recent college graduates will learn a lot at first but should move on after 3 years.

    * Very few exceptional engineers; lots of mediocre performers: If you like a laid-back atmosphere where you can talk about non-work-related topics for a few hours each day, this is the place for you. Be prepared to work with a lot of geriatric engineers who can never seem to change their passwords successfully.

    * Stone age technology: Sharpen your Windows XP, IE6, and Office 2003 skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's not much to suggest. Belcan is the way it is because that's what its customers want. As long as the customers have somewhere to farm out low complexity work, Belcan will continue to hire mediocre engineers, and pay low salaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Lacking Aspirations

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at Belcan Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Some good managers there so there is hope of working for someone good. The people made the company worth working at.

    Cons

    As a contract engineering firm, the type of work Belcan receives is rather unexciting and not particularly challenging. Pay is also significantly below the national average for entry level mechanical engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to attract more talented engineers and retain them increase salaries and benefits offered.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not appreciated

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    only need to work 40 hrs a week

    Cons

    not appreciated as an employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase vacation time (include christmas eve/new years eve) and show some appreciation to your employees

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    used it to start my professional career

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation

    Pros

    They pay an average salary but they are located in a very cheap area. They work as consultants so the employee will interact with big companies like CAT

    Cons

    They ask employees to show loyalty but they do not share the same value. The job description that they provide is not accurate. It is highly inflated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leadership skills are missing. The employer-employee relation is missing. Employees will jump the ship at first chance so they have to work to stop this

    Disapproves of CEO

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