Bell and Howell
2.9 of 5 37 reviews
www.bellhowell.net Durham, NC 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 10, 2014

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Bell and Howell CEO Leslie F. Stern

Leslie F. Stern

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34% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good job.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Durham, NC

    ProsGood job, good coworkers and management, good working conditions and technology.

    ConsCompany is experiencing financial stress.

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

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    High Stress, No Pay Increases

    Senior Customer Service Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsThey have multiple location throughout the United States and Canada. They have different shifts to choose from depending on which customer site you work at. Working on the inserting systems is challenging and rewarding.

    ConsThey are struggling financially and have not given any pay increases in 6 years. The cost of your medical insurance is also high averaging $400 a month for a family.

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

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    Was a great place, but poor decisions destroyed the company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Durham, NC

    ProsFor years the company provided great benefits and work-life balance. Not many pro's left

    ConsBankruptcy and poor decisions by management from the very top down for 10 years

    Advice to Senior ManagementWell, they keep leaving after selling off parts of the company.

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

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    Good people.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood technology, flexibility and people

    ConsLeverage strength of people and technology.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OK company, shrinking market and shrinking customer base.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFair pay, little micromanagement, there are a few experienced, committed people who work for them.

    ConsVery few people have a can do attitude, and pride in their work, it is challenging to get answers/commitment/get work done. Lots of installation issues, product issues. Constant changes in management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementApply deeper thought to who and where is the bottleneck. They have been laying off people for years. Too much politics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working for Bell and Howell is an up and down roller coaster made better by Bethlehem/Allentown location Coworkers.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bethlehem, PA

    ProsFair Pay and fair benefits

    ConsConstantly changing Senior management, and poor upper management decisions.
    Lack of proper training and work tools.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake better decisions that impact the success of the company and its employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I had a great experience with the company

    Controller (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Prosgood access to top management

    Constypical politics of a billion dollar public company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting job

    Customer Service Engineer (Former Employee)
    Durham, NC

    ProsPay and hours are good

    ConsShrinking industry, little chance of asvancement

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

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    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe only best thing about the company is its employee's

    ConsBeen through bankruptcy, alot of the programs such as 401k, salary increases ceased. Company owned by investors that have no clue about the business only want to make their money back. Employees are stressed, overloaded with work

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to align management with engineering regarding development and deliverable time. Inform Sales not to sell unrealistic products to customers just to make a commisson.

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

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    Good while it lasted

    Senior Customer Service Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsThey still have money to pay us every 2 weeks.

    ConsThe guys at the bottom (techs) do all the work will little reward. 1 merit increase in 5 years, and that's because they cut some excess fat in Durham. Company matches ZERO on your 401K. We are the 1%, no not the rich 1%, but the 1% of the companies that haven't gone back to compensating employees like pre 2008.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop sugar coating the B.S

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

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