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- "All the people there are great to work with and have positive attitudes for the most part." (in 62 reviews)
- "Flexible hours and a decent environment." (in 54 reviews)
- "Relaxed Work Environment" (in 31 reviews)
- "Flexible work schedule (variable arrival time and working from home occasionally)" (in 30 reviews)
- "Friendly coworkers" (in 28 reviews)
- "Pay is very low for amount of time and detail goes into work as a technician." (in 77 reviews)
- "Little to no guidance and no benefits" (in 76 reviews)
- "existent; management is inexperienced." (in 40 reviews)
- "Low salary compared to other companies" (in 33 reviews)
- "Current upper management seems disconnected and uncaring for the general worker, and some of the customers themselves can grind on morale." (in 19 reviews)
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- 4.0Oct 22, 2014Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearPalm Beach Gardens, FL
Company Culture. Work/Life Balance. Salary and Benefits. Employees treated fairly.
Executive Leadership is directionless at times, and doesn't communicate with its employees on a regular basis. Could use more regional teamwork- branches operate autonomously and most don't know what each other is working on. Privately held firm, so very little room for advancement/promotion.
- 4.0Sep 30, 2022EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
The company is large and pretty stable with a good footprint in the contracting market. They are willing to give many good people an opportunity to learn and gain experience in different fields and as such, there are good people to meet. Benefits are pretty good and they match 401k and HSA if you choose that option. Hours are pretty flexible and work/life balance is good. Opportunities to learn many different things in the field if you move through multiple contracts.
Pay is low compared to the overall market and they generally cannot compete. Being a contractor, you have very little say in the goings-on of the business to which you are contracted. If you have a good attitude and have some good insight, sometimes your advice will be taken seriously, but overall, you're just a contractor who cannot produce any meaningful change within the organization you are contracted to; you do what the customer wants. Sometimes you can feel disconnected from the company, especially if you are working onsite with a customer every single day. As far as engineering is concerned, the experience distribution is bimodal; lots of new people and lots of really old, retired people. Your career advancement really only comes from non-technical roles if you decide to go that route (team lead, supervisory positions, etc.).
- 3.0May 10, 2017Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearWest Palm Beach, FL
The job was mostly stress-free, and most of the managers there were happy to do transfers for people who weren't happy with their current position. I was able to work overtime whenever I needed a bit extra cash, which was probably the best compensation that Belcan provided
Lousy pay and benefits. Each person is merely a 'head' that is paid to charge the clock, so sometimes individual successes can go unrewarded/compensated Current upper management seems disconnected and uncaring for the general worker, and some of the customers themselves can grind on morale. The 'Butts in Seats' mentality runs wild here too since its a contracted company. Benefits are subpar and even working towards higher education was very poorly rewarded. During my time there, the company also cut several 'nice to have' commodities that you'd expect from a engineering source (free Coffee, smaller cubes, etc).2
- 1.0Jul 8, 2018Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearRockford, IL
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.
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.5
- 4.0Sep 30, 2020Manufacturing EngineerFormer Contractor
Good pay rate and weekly communication with offsite management
Just the typical negative aspects of being a contractor: minimal benefits and easily expendable
- 5.0May 31, 2022Supplier Support SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Team Support, work life balance, work culture, and mission focused
Benefits are decent and I like working for belcan because there is a learning curve for those that aren’t already experienced in the field.
- 1.0May 25, 2022ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 year
- Large company with access to some great projects at large OEMs and the government - Seems to be a good training ground for a junior engineers
- Owned by Private Equity and their decisions seem very focused on producing profits for PE, not the health of Belcan, their staff, or their customers - They don't understand DEI - In general, pay is below market as are benefits - They talk about being employee focused but the benefits and treatment don't match the words
- 3.0Jul 16, 2014Administrative AssistantFormer Contractor, less than 1 yearWashington, WV
Everyone was very nice and helpful when I needed help with paperwork and/or benefits.
Ionly worked for the Company for a short time even though I was in that position for years prior. I was separated from the company due to having to miss work because of illness and my son was diagnosed with a serious illness that is now under controll.
- 3.0Dec 10, 2017Design EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsLexington-Fayette, KY
Stable work environment. Opportunities for travel work assignments. Standard medical and 401k benefits. 2 weeks of vacation per year with option to purchase 2 more weeks.
Only 24 hrs of sick leave per year. Office is in downtown Lexington, parking is 2 blocks away.