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Belcan Reviews

Updated January 21, 2019
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Belcan CEO Lance H. Kwasniewski
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  • "Little to no career advancement" (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. "Agreements Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Belcan full-time

    Pros

    PM and managers are great!

    Cons

    The culture takes getting used to


  2. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for a new grad to get a seasoned mentor. Flexible time, only need to attend meetings the rest of the hours are mostly flexible. Work is well defined. This will depend on the customer however.

    Cons

    Temp work , mediocre pay.

  3. "Stagnation"

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

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is good, low stress

    Cons

    Compensation, jobs can come and go at any time


  4. "Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Belcan full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Friendly Coworkers, Interesting Work

    Cons

    Lower End of Pay, No real way to move up in company, no bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Add incentives, more projects completed=better recognition


  5. "Contact engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Belcan full-time

    Pros

    Great way to get your foot in the door with an employer that could end up permanent.

    Cons

    The lack of stability and benefits such as vacation, 401k match, and decent health insurance.


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "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.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "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


  9. "Raleigh Office"

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is plenty of opportunity for those who put in the effort. Managing Director, Jeff Ross is excellent and motivating his staff and driving the Purpose and Principles forward. "People First. Performance Driven. Passion with Purpose."

    Cons

    Cons are subjective. Nice location with good people. (FYI: this is about a 10 person team if you prefer working with larger team environments.)

    Advice to Management

    Keep the "Learning and Development" aspect of Belcan a priority. "If we don't grow, we stagnate."


  10. 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.