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Experience was great with CDT, not so good with Belden

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Belden

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Pay was decent and the yearly bonuses were a plus. The benefits were very good, including vacation and paid holidays.

Cons

My opinion of Belden is skewed due to being let go in a cost cutting move. Since the merger with CDT, employees have been laid off, some due to the recession, but many due to Belden's obsession with bottom line and share price. Employee morale is low, and everyone left is looking over their shoulder.

Advice to Management

Go back and talk to the CDT management team that you systematically eliminated after the "merger". They knew how to lead.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    RUN AWAY.. Chaotic Environment

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

    I have been working at Belden

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Compensation and benefits. Good Products.

    Cons

    The management don't care about employees. They fire people left and right for no reasons...continuous turnover in upper and middle management, no growth opportunity until you have any connections with the management.Promotions are not based on performance but who knows who... run away when a recruiter calls about an opening. They will offer you a good package but GOOD Luck for job security .... good package is just short term...

    Advice to Management

    Think realistic and develop and communicate the plans and objectives to employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    There are better wire and cable companies to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Representative

    I worked at Belden

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong brand name, big installed base, strong distribution relationships

    Cons

    Stodgy , old boy, management. Low level of communication from corp. Not a cutting edge mfr., more a middle of the pack product mix. Lot's of get along to go along, from long term employees, not a company that wants to hear ideas from the field.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of longtime Regional VP's, who have no idea what goes on in the field. Have Reg. VP's spend more time in the field and less playing golf and sucking down drinks at tradeshows.


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