Belcan Corporation Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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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. 1 person found this helpful

    Working for Belcan is great. The company is very laid back and professional at the same time.

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule. Basically work when you want.

    Cons

    Not much vacation time available, max 3 weeks no matter how long you work there. Not much holidays off. Just the standard 6 days. No overtime pay (time and a half), just straight time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more holidays off. Also, the opportunity for more vacation time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great company to work for. This multi-level organization is a leader in engineering and technical staffing.

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    Current Intern - Sales in Cincinnatus, NY
    Current Intern - Sales in Cincinnatus, NY

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation as an intern (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits with lots of perks such as vacation, holidays, retirement, and group healthcare. Northern suburban location is ideal.

    Cons

    traffic can be very congested near the mothership. Also, a restructuring of management has kept many in the dark

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a great team. Learn to develop your squad and promote from within. Keep assessing the corporate landscape to find new opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. A great work environment hampered by a lack of steady opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Both coworkers and superiors were great to work and talk with. There are opportunities to expand what you can work on if given the effort and interest to work.

    Cons

    Because the work is based upon contracts with clients, employment and workload can be relative to how well they are doing on obtaining work contracts with those clients. Related to this, promises and examples of advancement or transfer are not always able to be followed up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Superiors proved to be personable when talking to them about various work-related issues, and definitely consider them to be good bosses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Belcan is a decent place to work.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lexington, KY

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

    Pros

    Pros are the generally positive workplace atmosphere and the personability of team members.

    Cons

    Cons are low compensation, and minimal ability for upward movement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise management to broaden the scope of the office beyond low-cost employment of early graduates / interns.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Peoria, IL

    I worked at Belcan Corporation

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    No sense of leadership. Low employee moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Hire a person that can converse and get to know your employees so they are left feeling alienated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good Start

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent pay, laid back culture, work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of project ownership, lack of training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find additional clients

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Summer internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belcan Corporation

    Pros

    Great people, super friendly work enviroment

    Cons

    Work can be a bit tedious sometimes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Good opportunity to get to do some high profile work but pay is average at best and benefits are less than competitive.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynn, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynn, MA

    I worked at Belcan Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They get a lot of high profile work from high profile companies like GE, P&W, CAT etc. which can make them a great place to work at times. But, a lot of the work that comes in are "lose-lose" projects that are directed to Belcan purely so the customer can use Belcan as a scapegoat or are lower profile projects that are just complicated enough that they can't be trusted to overseas competitors to Belcan.

    Cons

    Management tends to hand out work to the most available warm body instead of making sure they put their best foot forward. Management almost never considers having someone who is currently billable handing off work to someone not currently billable in order to get the best person on a task. Benefits were average at best, PTO was almost criminally low with the sick time policy being so misleading it may actually be criminal in some states. Their policy reads like most companies "if you're sick you're sick" policies for exempt employees but their managers will rarely sign off on more than two or three sick days per year even if the person in question were hospitalized due to no fault of their own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start valuing your employees as much as your customers value theirs. Consider having people hand off work when appropriate. Consider turning down work when it is obvious that the person shopping it is really shopping for a scapegoat. If the customer doesn't want to let his people look bad why would you let the customer make your people look bad?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. They pretend to care but too many phonys. No opportunity for growth.

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

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

    Pros

    I learned alot. Work at the beginning was okay.

    Cons

    Favoritism is horrendous. Even managers do not care. They will let you stranded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should care about all your employees all the same. After a while it is known what an unfriendly environment the management fosters there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Badly Managed Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belcan Corporation

    Pros

    Flexible hours and a decent environment.

    Cons

    The pay is abysmal and there aren't any great benefits offered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay for all workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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