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Belcan Reviews

Updated November 2, 2018
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Belcan CEO Lance H. Kwasniewski
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  • "Little to no career advancement" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Low pay, low benefits, no room to grow" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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

    I have been working at Belcan full-time

    Pros

    The training and fun team environment

    Cons

    No benefits for interns.


  2. "anonymous"

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

    I worked at Belcan full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, PTO, 401k and salary.

    Cons

    Little to no opportunities in moving around company.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "New management is making a lot of changes and they're not all good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Belcan full-time

    Pros

    For corporate, I guess you could say new training's over the past year or so has been good but otherwise, pros are on an office by office basis because each is different. Luckily, our office is family oriented, flexible, and we all care about one another. Benefits are decent but could be better.

    Cons

    Corporate doesn't listen or care what employees think. No base raises in years to base salaries that are already below average. Commission structure that is not competitive. Benefits could be better. New management all comes from the same company and the changes they are making to Belcan is based on the structure of their former company. No bonuses, no more company wide contests or activities, offices no longer receive end of the year funds to donate to a charity of their choice. It used to be a family owned company and those values are gone.

    Advice to Management

    1. Take some time to actually listen to your employees - not just hear and then go around in a circle with a non-committed answer.
    2. Value your employees and show them they're more than just robots who make you money
    3. Change the benefits to be more competitive and reflective of the time we live in, adapt some flexibility, and pay your employees the wage they deserve and work hard for.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "If you like being overworked and underpaid this is the job for you!"

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    Former Employee - Computer Support Specialist
    Former Employee - Computer Support Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool people
    Nice coworkers
    Fun picnics

    Cons

    Management is disorganized and they like to pull people out of there current position to work at the help desk. This causes a major disruption to everyone else who has to pick up the slack.

    You work a ticketing system and because of management disorganization and pulling people to work at the desk you can end up with like 40 tickets and the only person in the que.

    The pay sucks and for the amount of work you are expected to do.

    This company has extremely high turnover rate because of all the changes they try to implement that end up hurting the employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Do Not Work Here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * This is specific to Belcan Government Services *

    Pockets of good, hard working employees who make daily work life bearable.

    Cons

    * This is specific to Belcan Government Services *

    Career Opportunities: very little upward mobility from a contractor perspective. Corporate seems to be announcing a new VP of something or other very few months, but I cannot speak directly to corporate movement. There is however, a very high level of churn on both side - contractor and corporate. This results in disrupted service across the board as there is no institutional knowledge and seeming no SOPs which are followed by each new person who comes into a role.

    Compensation & Benefits: compensation is heavily tied to contract constraints, however, overhead compensation isn't great. The process of raises was mishandled and they weren't put into effect until 4 months in the year. Benefits are horrendous, HR + senior leadership went through the motions of having a benefits committee to gather feedback but brushed off major concerns during those meetings and did not change a thing for the new year.

    Work/Life Balance: Heavily dependent on management chain & specific role. Overall balance is decent based on talking to coworkers - could be better in some places, is pretty great in others.

    Senior Management: Some management teams are absolute gems - absolutely busting their butts for their employees. Leadership does not seem to connect to "the grunts" or understand the day to day workings or issues that come with working on contract. Senior leadership does not seem to care about employees through their messaging or actions - always missing the easy wins - despite claiming "people first".

    Culture & Values - there is no culture to speak of and values are again unclear unless the options are money or employees. Employees always lose.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Belcan Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Belcan full-time

    Pros

    Good Starter company, flexible hours and good benefits

    Cons

    cheap with the raises, limited growth opportunities


  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No BS getting you up and running as a new employee. The benefits department is on top of their game; I was called on a Sunday because of my benefits were filled out in error, so I felt impressed. Overall a good group of colleagues and customers. Weekly updates from Lee.

    Cons

    higher 401k match, more 401k options

    Advice to Management

    Let’s not lose this good thing we have to future growth

  8. Helpful (2)

    "It was ok"

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

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

    Pros

    You aren't micromanaged at all so you can do things your own way.

    Cons

    The pay is low and some of the managers are out of touch with employees

    Advice to Management

    Include everyone in the incentive contests run by corporate instead of just some offices.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Watch out for their shady hiring tactics"

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    Former Employee - Quality in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Quality in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There aren't any.

    Cons

    I received an offer letter from Belcan. I inquired on some questions I had to the length of assignments because of conflicting information from multiple Belcan parties and the offer was then rescinded. This is after they told me they want to have me come aboard as soon as possible because they need the help and I was a perfect candidate for the contract.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on your recruiters and managers on how they treat and mislead potential employees.


  10. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Belcan full-time

    Pros

    Ability to move up in the company and add experience to your resume.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better and you are always at the whim of the customer.


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