Belcan Corporation

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Belcan Corporation

Pros

only way to get foot into door of well established employers

Cons

temporary agency with low pay

No opinion of CEO

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    Great for entry-level and retirees looking for work.

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation

    Pros

    Belcan works greatly with your personal schedule. If something suddenly comes up and you need to take the rest of the day off, 99% of the time it won't be a problem. Because Belcan caters to entry-level persons and retirees, the experience for entry-level employees is great. Your manager/co-worker could have worked for 30+ years for your customer and has great insights for the entry-level employee to learn. It is a great company to get professional experience for those first couple of years fresh out of college, or if you recently retired and want some easy work to keep you busy, Belcan should be right for you.

    Cons

    Belcan works as a contractor by being awarded outsourced jobs from major corporations (GE and Pratt/Whitney are Belcan's biggest source of work). Outsourced work, in my opinion, is very dull, basic, and plain boring. It a nutshell, this work is commonly referred to as b**** work. But, Belcan makes money, and you will soon find out that that is all that matters. You will travel, if at all, once a year to your customer's location. For the rest of the year, you will be at your cubicle at least 8 hours a day. Because of the nature of outsourced work, the work and projects become very, very repetitive. Upper management typically only sees your performance through a survey completed by your customer. Other sources of grading performance are your co-workers and manager's feedback. If you want to move up within the company, it is highly recommended to work at the Headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Yearly raises consist of small percentage increases. (If you have been working at Belcan for 2 years, it is almost guaranteed that a new hire will be making more than you).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more travel opportunities for your Engineers every couple of months so they can experience life away from the dreaded cubicle. Include large salary increases for applicable employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Business is business; establish personal rep with customer employees for repeat work, otherwise you're out.

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    Current Employee - Engineering
    Current Employee - Engineering

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation

    Pros

    Very high degree of Independence and work schedule flexibility.

    Belcan's default 40 hr work week acts as a buffer to increasingly ridiculous demands on customer's salaried workers -(personal experience)- doing similar work. In the end, pay is probably greater if measured on a per hour basis than customer salary workers doing similar work.
    (If a project is particulary challenging and/or interesting go ahead and work it over the 40 but just do it on your own time for the fun of it- having this choice makes a difference.)

    Good options for health insurance benifits and 401k plan.

    Cons

    Although I believe Belcan does have a college course reimbursment benifit, It doesn't seem that Belcan places much of a priority on expanding it's current workforce's skill set. There are no Belcan sponsored training opportunities (that I'm aware of), for example learnng a specific software, like you find with Belcan's competition, i.e. CDI (CDI University), or perhaps with a client/customer company of Belcan. This situation is compensated by Belcans hiring of a great number of retired customer workers (or layed off) to supply very specific and instant skill sets that fit perfect with the customer's requirements.

    Not really a con, but experience is that business is business; if you can maintain a flow of projects on your own with the customers management (outright solicitation with the ones who farm out the work) you will do ok. Don't expect Belcan to find a potential position for you; you either have the immediate skill set to do the job in a current proposal or you don't which means you are out. To be fair, the fact that personal experience has shown that most customer projects are behind schedule before they start probably has something to do with this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice since I'm not sure what can be done to compete with over-seas competition. Belcan as a company seems to be doing well which is your job's top priority.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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