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Belcan Reviews

Updated July 17, 2018
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Belcan CEO Lance H. Kwasniewski
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "LOVE BELCAN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, great management that treats each employee like a person rather than a number, excellent work environment

    Cons

    Salary is a little lower than competition, but flexibility counters that


  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belcan full-time

    Pros

    Company staff is good and helpful.

    Cons

    Little slow in replying back

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Chemical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in North Berwick, ME
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in North Berwick, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start
    Flex time

    Cons

    Not a great place to grow your career


  4. Helpful (1)

    "No Growth"

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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

    Work is flexible as long as you don't have any projects due

    Cons

    Management is awful. They do not care about quality.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourself


  5. "Good first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Belcan full-time

    Pros

    Good people, great way to get some work experience

    Cons

    Compensation is not always competitive


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible job, little wage growth."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Belcan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment. Scheduling vacations, days off, and work hours are very flexible.

    Cons

    Little chance for salary growth.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Greedy corporate culture"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only real advantage of working for belcan is that you don't actually work for belcan. They'll set you up on benefits and do some initial training that isn't job-specific. After that you basically work for the customer they assign you to.

    Cons

    100% markup on what you make. Once I found out that corporate was charging twice my hourly rate to the customer I decided to look elsewhere for employment. Corporate sends out these initiatives claiming that they are people first but when you are essentially charging double what I make for my time you are obviously not putting your people first. Corporate is also really pushing for everybody to work at the new belcan facility which is off site from their main customer in Rockford. This is so they can charge more for the time each employee bills to the customer. The facility that they are attempting to get everybody to move into is very subpar. There are major AC and heating issues. I myself have never worked at the belcan location but from what I've heard HR and the site lead have been made aware of the facility issue several times. Another major issue I had with belcan was the lack of Employee Engagement. Their idea of Employee Engagement is sending out emails about ridiculous days like yo-yo day and such. But there was never any initiative to bring us together as a team. I would avoid Rockford belcan at all costs. Aside from their ridiculous and greedy 100% markup on their employees they are not growing and are losing contracts left and right to other Contracting firms that are more willing to provide higher wages and better working conditions. They will attempt to entice new grads to work for them by saying it's a good a good way to learn new skills but when your place with the customer you will essentially be doing the work of an intern with no hope of advancing your career in any way.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a site lead with actual technical expertise or someone who is actually build to the customer in the past.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Engineer"

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

    I worked at Belcan full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, they let you come and go as you please

    Cons

    It's contract work, so you can be let go at any time


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good for young people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Gained a lot of useful experience

    Cons

    Lack of job security is nerve racking


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Windsor, CT

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

    Pros

    good pay and flexible work schedule

    Cons

    There is not much job security.

    Advice to Management

    Please try to make sure the incoming work is steady so there are not so many lay-offs.


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