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Bekaert Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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Bekaert CEO Matthew Taylor
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Pros
  • Very capable employees, good benefits package (in 6 reviews)

  • Veel voordelen zoals pensioenspaarplan, hospitalisatieverzekering voor ganse gezin, werkuren, resultaatspremie, (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • op de werkvloer hebben we het gevoel niet dat het voor iedereen better togheter is (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good team"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Orrville, OH
    Current Employee - Operator in Orrville, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bekaert full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For the most part this is a good place to work with a great group of people. Good benefits and I am happy with the pay. Team Leaders and Human Resource care. I had a personal matter and they worked with me to get through it. Not just an employee number here.

    Cons

    Schedule does makes it hard on a father with small kids. No breaks. There are a few "old school" employees who can't be happy and are bitter but that is just a few.

    Advice to Management

    There are some trust issues in certain areas...stop micro managing.


  2. "Horrible"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Orrville, OH
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Orrville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bekaert full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good to live off of. No time or energy to spend it though.

    Cons

    Literally everything. Micromanaging 24/7. Treat the employees like dirty ragdolls. Can't leave the property which means no smoke breaks in order to calm down from all of their incessant belittlenent. Also misogynistic. Can't keep customers or steady work orders.

    Advice to Management

    Quit your job and hire people capable of appriciating the mules that carry you.

  3. "It was a low paying job, where your bonus was stress."

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    Former Employee - NONE in Shelbyville, KY
    Former Employee - NONE in Shelbyville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bekaert (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There were no pros from my time while there

    Cons

    To much stress for nothing.
    Low paying
    Management out of touch
    No Local HR

    Advice to Management

    Practice fairness across the board, be more free thinking and less ridged.


  4. "Bekaert Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrator/Executive Secretary in Dallas, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Administrator/Executive Secretary in Dallas, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bekaert (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong standing company and growing in the Atlanta area

    Cons

    Going through changes with new CEO


  5. "Finance Dept"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Team Member in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Finance Team Member in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bekaert full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great International company to work for including colleagues, supervisors, work atmosphere, benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Company was great to work for and there were no cons to add to this review.


  6. "machine operator"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Van Buren, AR
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Van Buren, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bekaert full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great benefits, awesome crew

    Cons

    I can't think of anything bad about this company.


  7. "Operator"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Aragon, GA
    Current Employee - Operator in Aragon, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bekaert full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most employees are good to work with
    Live-able wage
    As long as you do your job well, you will be left alone for the most part
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Work load only increases while the top pay is significantly less than 10 years prior..
    Management decisions are made without any input from those who actually do the dirty work first

    Advice to Management

    Equal pay for amount of work done
    Listen to employees on decisions that effect them most

  8. "Not for me."

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    Former Employee - Metallurgist in Orrville, OH
    Former Employee - Metallurgist in Orrville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bekaert full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hourly people are helpful, younger staff is willing to work. Travel is available for those who want to.

    Cons

    Older management is only worried about keeping their job. Human resource enjoying gossiping about workers who go to them with issues. Hourly workers are viewed as disposable, even ones with years of service.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management needs to be fixed. Never have I seen people taking glee in getting others fired. So many adults acting like children.


  9. "Not good but not bad"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Rogers, AR
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Rogers, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company has really good benefits.

    Cons

    Working in the corporate part of Bekaert you will freeze during the winter. Make sure you wear your ski jacket as they will only use the heater for visitors. Most days were spent freezing and using a heating pad to at least keep your butt warm. No room for growth and pay was terrible for the amount of work done.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better.


  10. "production management"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Van Buren, AR
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Van Buren, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bekaert full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great employees that work for them. Good pay and benefits. Nice facilities and clean place to work for a steel mill.

    Cons

    Upper management is the worse I have ever seen. Lots of favoritism and employees are treated horrible only reason they stay is the pay.

    Advice to Management

    They need to treat everyone the same and not tell u one thing and do another thing. Be nice to your workforce.


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