Belden Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
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  1. Temporary employee.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belden

    Pros

    I worked for a fantastic engineering manager when I was there on temporary assignment and learned many things, it was a great experience.

    Cons

    From what I understand they are letting the manager go, that I believe is a mistake. The managers knowledge and insight are invaluable to the company. Whom ever rehires the manager that I speak of will have an outstanding employee on their hands, your loss Belden.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no substitute for good practical experience and loads of it, especially when it comes to engineering design and practices. Consider this; the mistakes have already been made and learned from, in the long run will not cost you as much.

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Company focussed only on bottom line numbers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belden

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, good product line

    Cons

    focussed only on numbers and dont care about people

  3. 3 people found this helpful

    Your best is never good enough. Everyone is scared to do or say anything

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Belden full-time

    Pros

    Salary was competitive. Some of the executives care

    Cons

    Overall there is an atmosphere of fear. The CEO leads with an iron fist and that gets pushed down the ladder. The pressure is unbearable and there is zero regard for work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are the most important thing. Without them you have nothing. It would pay to remember that at times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Contributor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Belden full-time

    Pros

    Direct leadership has your back. Flexible with work/life matters.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are well below par. Outdated and prehistoric view of the market,workplace,and how an internet company should be run in this era.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Old Line Commodity Business

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    Former Employee - Director Marketing
    Former Employee - Director Marketing

    I worked at Belden full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They are trying to move into higher margin businesses. Some interesting work.

    Cons

    Operating high margin businesses with low margin metrics. About 5 years behind on Internet marketing. Very old school. Operating the company using the X-Matrix could help but it is set up as only stretch goals. It is then used to beat people for not meeting the goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since leaving they have stepped up their focus on higher margin electronics. Keep doing that and listen to those that run those businesses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Poor engagement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule for work life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of mentorship and guidance for new associates. Forced ranking ensures that one associate from your department will receive a poor review and possibly let go just because each department has to reach a certain percentage. Management is forced to rank someone at a level they are not to meet that ranking percentage. Engagement in most facilities are very poor. Most are dissatisfied with management appreciation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Not for me

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Belden full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great pay, good people, decent challenges

    Cons

    behind in technology, a lot of unnecessary work, lack of good tools, lack of expertise, poor locations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Too Process Driven

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    Current Employee - Channel in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Channel in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Belden full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Global reach with Global company and presence, Breadth of product line

    Cons

    Too internally focused and not customer-centric

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify process and focus on the CUSTOMER

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Bad metrics drive wrong behaviors

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Belden full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, early advancement to management early in career

    Cons

    Culture of the company is to blame others rather than address the broken processes.
    Very aggressive and no training in any job I've held.
    Only early advancement if you're male, not a woman friendly company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't blame your employees when they don't have the tools to be successful in the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Short term goals lead to long term problems.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, IN

    I have been working at Belden full-time

    Pros

    1. Good pay.
    2. Lots of movement in some departments with opportunity for advancement.
    3. Visibility among VP's in any position.

    Cons

    1. Bad metrics drive bad behavior. People are only concerned with hitting numbers and will do anything to be green.
    2. Male dominated work force. Very few females in high positions. Many of the men are misogynistic.
    3. Few college hires stay longer than two years. They aren't able to retain young people.
    4. Favoritism can be an issue depending on your boss.
    5. Management is completely clueless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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