Belcan Corporation
2.8 of 5 67 reviews
www.belcan.com Cincinnati, OH 5000+ Employees

Belcan Corporation Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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2.8 67 reviews

                             

42% Approve of the CEO

Belcan Corporation CEO Michael E. McCaw

Michael E. McCaw

(19 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Belcan has a great flex time policy"
    in 5 reviews
  • "The work environment was great - laid back and not too stressful"
    in 4 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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    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsDecent pay, little interaction from management.

    ConsLittle, to no raises. Too many middle managers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

    ProsFlexible work schedule, no unpaid overtime, low stress environment.

    ConsLittle low in pay scale, cutting insurance benefits

    Advice to Senior ManagementHistory of being a top-notch employer that doesn't squeeze profits. Please keep that philosophy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good opportunity for the area, coworkers were great

    Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee)
    Lexington, KY

    ProsGood team, decent pay. Work was interesting sometimes, and sometimes not. But the team was not trusted by the customers with heavy duty engineering tasks. That is the nature of contract work though.

    ConsRaises were poorly handled. Office was dingy and upper mgmt. did not make a real effort to clean it up. Offering some small perks instead of being stingy would have made a big difference in morale.

    Advice to Senior Managementbase raises on performance alone, fire and certainly do not give raises to nonperforming individuals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Contractor at client site

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsPayroll is efficient with no issues
    Training requirements are proactively addressed
    Belcan's relationship with the client site is very good and constantly managed
    Belcan doesn't add complication to the job- no micromanagement
    Pay is very good, as is the overtime policy

    ConsCareer advancement isn't a priority
    Vacation "time" is stagnant and low
    No 401k match
    No help available for work issues...told generalities whenever an issue is brought up
    Benefits are expensive

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to give more feedback to the on site Contractors from the Client site. We are generally in the dark about what to improve upon and what we're doing well.

    A better vacation policy would increase morale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent opportunity for learning MIL expectations and FAA

    ConsCommute too long, mileage and tolls too expensive to be responsible career income.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeave references & return emails, calls please.

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    Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee)

    Prosgetting paycheck on time, 2 weeks vacation

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ethics are secondary

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Hartford, CT

    ProsAt the micro level there are some good people

    ConsManagement cares far more about legal problems than they do about ethics loyalty

    Advice to Senior ManagementNew management is needed

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No opportunity for growth, you just get the work

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Windsor, CT

    ProsGreat co-workers, good for entry level

    ConsUpper 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 Senior ManagementListen to your employees, they know more than you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Technical Contract Intern

    Contract Technical Intern (Current Employee)
    Winston-Salem, NC

    ProsThey set me up with a quality position, and have a strong history of placing their interns into full time positions upon completion.

    ConsNone so far, to be honest I haven't interacted with Belcan much once the initial placement process was complete.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting, positive, sorry to see it end.

    Engineering Consultant (Former Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsLot of great, smart people. They don't discriminate against older workers. Its a consulting environment with lots of change.

    ConsSome of the managers seem unqualified and downright incompetent. They are like getting stuck in traffic on a freeway and you can't get around them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview the qualifications of your project managers, rotate and re-assign them to do other functions so they get a feel for dealing with issues they themselves can manage.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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