Bell and Howell

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Bell and Howell Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
40 Reviews
2.7
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    Interesting job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Durham, NC

    I worked at Bell and Howell full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and hours are good

    Cons

    Shrinking industry, little chance of asvancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Complay Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Bell and Howell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Been 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bell and Howell

    Pros

    I was given great autonomy to complete my projects. My manager taught me invaluable lessons by taking the time to coach and mentor me.

    Cons

    The location was not ideal for me personally. Other than that, everybody I worked with was helpful and friendly. I was given great exposure to upper management.

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  5.  

    Good while it lasted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Engineer

    I have been working at Bell and Howell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They still have money to pay us every 2 weeks.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop sugar coating the B.S

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Hard to advance

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

    I have been working at Bell and Howell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay ok, good holiday schedule

    Cons

    Management outdated, no chance for advancement,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great employees; irresponsible leadership.

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

    I have been working at Bell and Howell full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated and loyal employees who believe in the products and services

    Cons

    Lack of communication from the top. No one to bring leadership team together and focus on business strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the owners: the highest offices of the company are weak; trying to employ same business strategy from years past. They didn't work before and they aren't working now. Need new leadership in the highest positions; need discipline and vision to reshape the company. First and foremost the company needs a true leader.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Do not recommend

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

    I have been working at Bell and Howell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people below the executive level.

    Cons

    Very wide divide between the executive level and the people who actually do the work. The workers bust their butts, keep getting more work piled on them but the raises/bonuses are reserved for the executive level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    OK, but a struggle in changing market

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

    I have been working at Bell and Howell

    Pros

    Personal relationships; dedicated staff; quality product

    Cons

    struggling with changing market conditions. unstable environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    could do a much better job provide meaningful recognition across all levels of the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Bitter sweet

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

    I worked at Bell and Howell

    Pros

    Company tried to take care of it's employees.

    Cons

    The market Bell and Howell is in is diminishing rapidly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start branching out into packaging. With high Internet sales and pharmaceuticals packaging a respected name like Bell and Howell could go a long way.

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

    Outstanding

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

    I have been working at Bell and Howell full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Getting to work with dedicated, innovative people.

    Cons

    Infrastructure to promote sales closing is bifurcated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put as much energy into compensation verification as you do playbook.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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