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BELFOR Group Reviews

Updated May 14, 2019

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3.0
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52%
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70%
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BELFOR Group CEO Sheldon Yellen
Sheldon Yellen
75 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and get the chance to many new people from all over(in 10 reviews)

  • "Benefits, good people, growth opportunity(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long Hours, Lots of urgent deadlines that are hard to meet, if you take time off you get behind(in 9 reviews)

  • "24/7 business, workload, ever-changing expectations, corporate office(in 6 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Solid Company, supportive work environment"

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    Current Employee - Estimator in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BELFOR Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Awesome Brand, positive and supportive collaborative work environment. Education, career opportunities and mentoring.

    Cons

    Can be long hours, workload vs life balance sometimes difficult to manage. The job seems more difficult than it needs to be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a better eye out for burnout and work life balance.

    BELFOR Group2019-02-15
  2. "Better than most"

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    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Ronkonkoma, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BELFOR Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, good people, growth opportunity

    Cons

    No raises, on call 24/7, with little down time

    Advice to Management

    Manage workers time better. Burnt out workers, do poor work

    BELFOR Group2019-03-08
  3. "Nice company"

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    Former Employee - Corporate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BELFOR Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The executives are nice as well as the employees. I made life long friends there.

    Cons

    Work ethic did not matter (in my former department), what mattered was how much feather fluffing you did. I don’t fluff feathers.

    Advice to Management

    Possibly reward people based off work ethic instead of how well they increase your ego.

    BELFOR Group2019-03-06
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Integrity"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BELFOR Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you need a job, where to look like you're working hard. You will be employed and get a vehicle with some type of lunch sometimes. Go for it.

    Cons

    Keep your eye on the calendar and don't become lazy or slow. It is a cultural disease at Belfor. Integrity or quality standards are not to be found. Restoration and reconstruction are avoided like the plague at Belfor. Hard workers are as rare as lightning in San Francisco at Belfor.

    Advice to Management

    Try as you do, high quality people are not stupid. Integrity is the inner strength that keeps high standards from becoming low standards. This is where good people differ from bad people.

    BELFOR Group2019-02-25
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BELFOR Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people and get the chance to many new people from all over

    Cons

    Pulling a tooth and nail to get a raise, some people have never received a raise due to ethnicity Very cheap Technicians do all the grunt work with no respect, appreciation or gratitude for what they do, always getting yelled at or blamed

    BELFOR Group2018-11-27
  6. Helpful (2)

    "absolute worst place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BELFOR Group

    Pros

    worked with a few normal hard working people

    Cons

    Terrible management. terrible pay. project managers a joke. The owner of the company flies around in private jets and cries all over everyone while paying his hard working employees all over the country and else where peanuts.

    Advice to Management

    Find another occupation because you are terrible at that one.

    BELFOR Group2018-12-23
  7. "Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at BELFOR Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You are a worker in a corporate business. A lot of the reviews about no raises given in years unfortunately I found to be accurate. Not exactly a pro.

    Cons

    Above comments are incorrect. You start with 5 PTO days. One week vacation, 40hrs., is given after the first full year of employment in addition to your 5 PTO days.

    BELFOR Group2018-10-21
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Office Manager"

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    Current Employee - Office Manager/Executive Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BELFOR Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, Employer loyalty, stability, teamwork, diversity

    Cons

    24/7 business, workload, ever-changing expectations, corporate office

    Advice to Management

    When you find a great employee, do whatever you need to keep them, have your corporate office treat your branch offices with respect and understanding

    BELFOR Group2018-10-03
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible benefits crazy hours"

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    Current Employee - Estimator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BELFOR Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, new challenge every day

    Cons

    Terrible benefits, 401k match was 25% last year, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Up base salary to retain people, benefits are extremely expensive, up the base 401k base match to 50%

    BELFOR Group2018-10-20
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Carpenter"

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    Former Employee - Carpenter in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BELFOR Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Terrible work condition Management needs to learn employees are people not numbers Long hours minimal pay Ect

    BELFOR Group2018-10-31
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