Belcan Corporation Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Belcan Corporation CEO Michael E. McCaw
Michael E. McCaw
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Pros
  • The work environment was great - laid back and not too stressful (in 6 reviews)

  • work environment and i havent seen anything worthwile to comment here (in 5 reviews)

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

  • Little support from management, low pay, Hours worked with profit taken off top of your rate vs theirs (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Work Challenges for Outsource Engineering are getting better!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many pros: Stable company with steady growth for 50+ years; flexible hours with decent health benefits including a company matching 401k plan. Long term career opportunities at Belcan are steadily improving as outsource opportunities within Belcan's target industries expand. Outsource work often provides a lower stress work environment compared to other places I've worked. Employees at Belcan are also paid for all hours worked–there's no unpaid "casual" overtime. It is true that Belcan's clients typically pay their employees more, but they also regularly work 50+ hours per week without any paid overtime. Getting paid for overtime at Belcan closes that salary gap significantly.

    Cons

    Belcan employees often do not get the same opportunities for career advancement and professional skill development that is available at an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). On the other-hand, the opportunities come anyhow for some highly skilled Belcan employees when they are given the opportunity to take a position at the OEM.

    Advice to Management

    Improve pay and bonus structure to reward individual achievement and improve key employee retention. Continue to invest in training to strengthen current customer reliance and to secure new opportunities.


  2. Leas engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Lynn, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Lynn, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good leadership and structure Flexible schedule Relaxed office atmosphere Ability to make money if you want to work long hours

    Cons

    Below average pay Difficult to advance above mid-level 6 holidays + 10 days vacation accumulated

    Advice to Management

    More constructive criticism and advice


  3. HR Recruiter

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Recruiter in Miamisburg, OH
    Former Employee - Human Resources Recruiter in Miamisburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Belcan Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful staff to work with.

    Cons

    Hours are not family friendly.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Good Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belcan Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for, managers are on your side and do what they can to make sure you can do your job efficiently.

    Cons

    Working for the company direct but as a contract employee of another company had its challenges. Job security is based on the needs of the other company, not Belcan. When that company doesn't need you anymore, Belcan doesn't have any other option but to let you go.

    Advice to Management

    Always make sure the on site manager is solid and has at least a decent understanding of the product being put on the market.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Occupation needs

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Performance Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Performance Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Group ethics and forward thinking

    Cons

    Lower salary than the competitors in the area

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized


  7. Great Stepping Stone Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flex time. Relaxed atmosphere. Friendly co-workers. Quick projects with plenty of options to switch groups and roles at any time. You can get experience in a lot of different areas if you play your cards right.

    Cons

    The work is hit or miss. A lot of the work is stuff other companies don't want to do, so they outsource to Belcan. No upward mobility. Not competitive pay. Bad benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Create a structured career path for employees.


  8. Controls Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Flex time is great. Benefits are good. Work environment is pretty relaxed.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive. Gaining any real engineering experience is slow.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary compensation so that good engineers don't leave for better jobs. Get more involved in training new employees.


  9. Belcan

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong financial company with a lot of upswing right now. They have been bought by AE industrial recently and they want to grow Belcan to a $1B company by 2020. These are exciting times

    Cons

    More job possibilities are needed when your contract runs out. They are trying to position themselves to do this but it will take some time to fully vet out the issues

    Advice to Management

    More all hands meeting are required to answer questions from the people and getting a business plan out to the people would help some. But it is still early in the process with the new ownership.


  10. Recruiter

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The office is in a centralized location of town

    Cons

    Morale and care for the employees is extremely scarce. HIGH TURNOVER!

    Advice to Management

    Please pay attention to whose in management roles. Really assess their management style and experience!


  11. Helpful (2)

    Belcan

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. This was a great stepping stone to obtain experience as a new college grad. The firm really respected new ideas and allow younger employess to make an impact.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility. Many positions are just long term contract, created under a statement of work, so positions can technically be terminated at anytime at the discretion of the contractor.



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