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Belcan CEO Lance H. Kwasniewski
Lance H. Kwasniewski
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  • "Flexible hours and a decent environment.(in 48 reviews)
  • "All the people there are great to work with and have positive attitudes for the most part.(in 45 reviews)
  • "I liked working there due to the flexible work schedule and how close it was to my apartment.(in 30 reviews)
  • "Friendly coworkers(in 23 reviews)
  • "Some good managers there so there is hope of working for someone good.(in 22 reviews)
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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Low pay, good people, variety of project exposure.

    Mar 30, 2015 - Engineer II 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great group of younger engineers. Fun, laid back work environment where people are still serious about getting their work done well. Somewhat flexible work schedule depending on what project you're on (can work four 10-hour days sometimes, long lunch, etc). Get to see many different projects so nothing gets too boring.

    Cons

    Low pay for Engineers, only 2 weeks of vacation per year for your first 6 years, only 6 holidays, OT is only straight time, Stuck in the EDP(Engineering Development Program) program for wayyyyy too long after being promised we'd be in it for ~3 months. Contract Engineering has it's ups and downs and Belcan is very dependent on Caterpillar. They don't put in much effort to keep their 1-4 year experienced engineers that have actual 4 year degrees.

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Stay away from this place if you want to have a career

    Apr 19, 2021 - Software Engineer in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedule and hours.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment unless you’re apart of the inner circle.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 5.0
    Former Contractor, less than 1 year

    Great company

    Jun 28, 2021 - Test Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Loved the flexible work schedule and the fulfilling work I did

    Cons

    Contract work can mean layoffs especially in uncertain times

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Stay Clear of this place

    Apr 16, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Work schedule and hourly pay.

    Cons

    Every quarter you will wonder if you'll be furloughed due to a lack of work

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Business is business; establish personal rep with customer employees for repeat work, otherwise you're out.

    Dec 19, 2010 - Engineering 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very high degree of Independence and work schedule flexibility. Belcan's default 40 hr work week acts as a buffer to increasingly ridiculous demands on customer's salaried workers -(personal experience)- doing similar work. In the end, pay is probably greater if measured on a per hour basis than customer salary workers doing similar work. (If a project is particulary challenging and/or interesting go ahead and work it over the 40 but just do it on your own time for the fun of it- having this choice makes a difference.) Good options for health insurance benifits and 401k plan.

    Cons

    Although I believe Belcan does have a college course reimbursment benifit, It doesn't seem that Belcan places much of a priority on expanding it's current workforce's skill set. There are no Belcan sponsored training opportunities (that I'm aware of), for example learnng a specific software, like you find with Belcan's competition, i.e. CDI (CDI University), or perhaps with a client/customer company of Belcan. This situation is compensated by Belcans hiring of a great number of retired customer workers (or layed off) to supply very specific and instant skill sets that fit perfect with the customer's requirements. Not really a con, but experience is that business is business; if you can maintain a flow of projects on your own with the customers management (outright solicitation with the ones who farm out the work) you will do ok. Don't expect Belcan to find a potential position for you; you either have the immediate skill set to do the job in a current proposal or you don't which means you are out. To be fair, the fact that personal experience has shown that most customer projects are behind schedule before they start probably has something to do with this.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Decent job, good for entry level but not the best for long term

    Nov 8, 2014 - Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Good starting pay for entry level -Decent benefits (health, dental, vision, 401k, insurance etc.) -Flexible work schedule (variable arrival time and working from home occasionally) -OK training culture, some tuition reimbursement is provided if requested I give Belcan credit for being a decent place to work; for the most part everyone has a pretty positive and laid back attitude and as long as you are willing to come to work everyday and put in some good effort managers will do their best to support you.

    Cons

    -No pay growth (no raises since I've been with the company) -Below average paid holidays (only 6 vs. a more traditional 9 or 10), this can lead to burnout especially if you are on a tough or fast paced project and need some recuperation time. -Can be unstable for long term employment, Belcan provides contract engineers/services to large companies and in the case of a downturn Belcan people will be cut/laid off first.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good Company

    Jun 27, 2022 - Lead Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Great opportunity for entry level engineers to work on important projects -Managers and Team Leads at this location are very understanding and knowledgeable and commonsensible -Work Schedule and Time Off are very flexible -Professional yet Relaxed work atmosphere

    Cons

    -Corporate Management -Limited opportunities for experienced engineers

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  8. 1.0
    Current Contractor

    Do Not Recommend

    Jan 3, 2020 - Administrative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The only pro I can think of is having a flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    The cons very much so outweigh any pros of Belcan. LOW pay; poor 'benefits', if you want to call them that; no paid holidays; no paid time off...nothing. No opportunity for advancement. I have been with Belcan for a year and a half... been told several times by the company they would like to have me full-time... still have never received an opportunity.

    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    New Employee

    Feb 22, 2022 - Buyer/Planner in Windsor, CT
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule with work from home capabilities

    Cons

    Lower salaries then companies you are contracted to

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Flexible work schedule

    May 6, 2021 - Project Controls Engineer in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I liked working there due to the flexible work schedule and how close it was to my apartment.

    Cons

    The salary is lower than average. It is a good job right after college but there is no room for growth and rarely given a pay increase.

    1 person found this review helpful
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