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Belden Reviews

Updated June 25, 2014
Updated June 25, 2014
57 Reviews

2.3
57 Reviews
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Belden President, CEO, and Director John S. Stroup
John S. Stroup
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, reasonable hours, smart people (in 4 reviews)

  • The team is made of all kinds of people, great people whom i've learn and will keep in contact along the way (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Not enough work-life balance - if work isn't your life, you won't make it (in 3 reviews)

  • continuous turnover in upper and middle management, no growth opportunity until you have any connections with the management (in 4 reviews)

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13 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Account manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexibility with time, however large territory and difficult to cover effectively

    Cons

    corporate direction constantly changing, never felt sturdy, difficult to get responses from mangement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    100+ yr old mid-west company. 'nuff said

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great discipline on following processes, templates, timeline. Keeps all BU's accountable based on quantitative results

    Cons

    Too internally focused. Way too much emphasis on quantitative KPIs and not enough risk taking for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't acquire companies outside of core competency

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    not the same company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good pay for the area

    Cons

    always working. no free time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect your employees

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  5.  

    An industrial period company undergoing a transformation to a modern enterprise

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Worcester, MA

    Pros

    Good compensation, accountability, and mobilitiy

    Cons

    Can be beurcratic, over emphasis on process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give managers more freedom and encouage a more entraprenureal spirit

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    OK pay and benefits in a somewhat chaotic work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chambersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chambersburg, PA

    Pros

    The Chambersburg location still growing, pay and benefits are decent, and the employees are good to work with. To some extent there is a family atmosphere, and many of the employees are friends with each other outside work as well as during working hours. The building is only one year old, with room for expansion. The working hours are not excessive, with occasional overtime required.

    Cons

    There is currently a somewhat chaotic environment, compounded even more by being purchased by Belden, and continuous turnover in upper & middle management in both Germany and the US over the past two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop or communicate a company plan for moving the company forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Channel strategy Belden

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager  in  Utrecht (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager in Utrecht (Netherlands)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are competitive. International working atmosphere, teamplayers.

    Cons

    Dedication to the Company is not reconized by upper management. Life span at Belden is short. Continious changes of platforms and strategy. Yearly cut of team members is frustrating not only for team members but is hitting the customer by constantly replacements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its all about customer relationship. Support employees to drive customer satisfaction on a long term base. Think in solutions for customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I would not recommend this company to friends/family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Exposure to senior management, Benefits

    Cons

    High turnover rate, low employee morale, poor work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee morale and the poor work/life balance
    Practice what you preach

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Experience to Learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    Pros

    - Good experience to fast-learning careers
    - Flexible work time

    Cons

    - Lack of structured hierarchy
    - Few chances to grow up
    - Middle Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Retain People

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I survived BPCS

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Pros

    The team is made of all kinds of people, great people whom i've learn and will keep in contact along the way!

    Cons

    The chemistry is off, the system is lacking and there a major need of improvement on the procedures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Micro managing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    Pros

    some freedom, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    micro managed and constantly changing corporate direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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