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Belcan Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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  • Little to no career advancement (in 9 reviews)

  • This is a low cost outsourcing operation also means low pay, minimally challenging work (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Pretty good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of Over Time opportunity with travel pay. Lots of opportunity to get mileage checks.

    Cons

    A little unpredictable work schedule at times. Not belcans fault, more or less the company you're contracted to

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "Flexible and Fair"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    VERY Flexible work hours. Very slow easy pace for those starting out with great mentorship opportunities. Friendly and Proffessional staff. Will work with you to shift job titles if desired. A superb first job for any starting engineer.

    Cons

    Below average pay for all non staff employees. Very slow but steady raises. Little to no opportunity for promotion or advancement leading many to transfer to customers or competition.

  3. "Sales"

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

    I worked at Belcan full-time

    Pros

    Owned by a large investment group that wants to grow it

    Cons

    Commission cuts out of the blue
    Layoffs
    Too hard on sales and too soft on recruiters
    Little direction from upper management
    They put the fun in dysfunctional
    Upper management is purely metrics driven

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and they will work harder. Much of the lack of communication does affect worker morale.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "A Good Place to Start"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer-II in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer-II in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Belcan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Belcan business model provides some degree of job security in a temporary contract-based industries. Projects start and end. If you go contract-based (by that I mean not working at Belcan) you'll likely get paid more. If you work for Belcan, you can be easily moved to projects based on need. This means that if you establish yourself as a good worker who can deliver, they'll be sure to keep you around which means you're not always looking for the next contract. You also get the typical 401k, etc.

    Your experience will depend heavily on your project, your manager, etc so it's hard to make blanket statements. For me, it was a good opportunity to get some experience after my undergrad and take a breather after being utterly burnt out from school. I worked hard, asked good questions, and made a contribution. My experience there was a springboard into grad school.

    Cons

    It may not be the best long-term career path, but again, that will likely depend on the project you are on.

    The benefits when I was there were pretty standard, nothing to write home about, but enough to be grateful for. The 401k matching was below what you would expect, but I don't recall the details.


  5. "Good Starter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I was given the ability to learn.

    Cons

    More management than employees, New owners don't care about their employees,


  6. "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    none that i can think of


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Look elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Belcan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flex time for most positions. Willing to give new grads a chance to gain experience but pay is not great. If you want a job, all you need is a pulse (could be a con as well if you're a good engineer and have to work with these lumps). Can gain a variety of experience especially as a design engineer because of the different types of work they have with Pratt and Whitney.

    Cons

    They treat their employees as nothing more than dollar signs. Pay is low for the area. Some departments are poorly managed. HR is slow to respond to payroll and benefit issues if they respond at all. Only 2 weeks vacation and that won't increase until after 6 years. Will only match 2% of 401K contributions. Only 6 paid holidays a year.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your people like people again. Ever since Belcan was bought by AE Indusrial, the policy of zero tolerance for overhead has caused layoffs and abysmal morale. It is your job to find work for your employees. The fact that you can't diversify your work load is on you and it needs to be fixed to hedge against your clients' frequent temporary outsource cuts. Your policy of hiring interns but paying them almost nothing and charging them out as full time engineers to inflate company value for investors is bad practice and should be illegal. It would be one thing if you had a few interns and your actual goal was to train them up to be future Belcan engineers but seeing the scale of the intern program, it is obvious that isn't the goal. Don't try to pull stunts like trying to shift the work week into the weekend so that you don't have to pay employees for missing days when hurricanes threaten the area and you close the office. You need to figure something out because you are losing all of your experienced engineers to Pratt and Whitney. You don't pay them enough in salary/benefits. Your workload is going down because Pratt is your only customer in the area and they are stealing all of your good people and bringing work in house and cutting back outsource support. If you don't do something soon, Belcan is done.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Started out great.... Then they switched owners"

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    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start career. Was hired out of college. People are very friendly. Flexibility is great.

    Cons

    Pay is below average. Work comes in waves. Slow one week. Fast the next. Management disconnected with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees more involved on what's going on. Give employees a better chance to grow within the company instead of letting them slip away.


  9. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Belcan full-time

    Pros

    Chance to work on diverse projects and comfortable work/life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation and Career development


  10. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Belcan full-time

    Pros

    Full-Time.. Some Benefits and 6 paid Holidays

    Cons

    No raises, No vacation, No advancement


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