Belcan Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Dec 5, 2020

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  • "Flexible work schedule, helpful colleagues(in 38 reviews)

  • "As the title says, the flexible hours are nice(in 38 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay fitting for the caliber of work generally seen in outsourcing(in 22 reviews)

  • "Upper management kept many in the dark about the future of the company and its intentions during coronavirus(in 14 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      A great office environment.

      Dec 5, 2020 - 3D Modeler/Maya Generalist in Windsor, CT
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      Pros

      Extremely relaxed working environment. As long as you do your job, management had no issues. Flexible work schedule, good office ecosystem.

      Cons

      Upper management kept many in the dark about the future of the company and its intentions during coronavirus. Keeping many in office with little reason to do so (as we all work on computers). This lack of communications led to a steady stream of layoffs, miscommunication and a looming fear of the future of the company.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Relaxed Environment

      Aug 2, 2019 - Software Engineer 
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      Pros

      Flexible Hours Great coworkers Relaxed local management

      Cons

      Upper management (satellite offices) Deadtime Work can be pretty boring

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Relaxed enviornment, nice people. Good starting Job

      May 10, 2017 - Software Engineer in West Palm Beach, FL
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      Pros

      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

      Cons

      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).

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Opportunities, Poor Advancement

      Oct 25, 2016 - Project Engineer, Design Engineer, and Project Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
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      Pros

      Great opportunity for assignments in other locations. Up to you to find work and make a career.

      Cons

      Hard to move up in the company. Poor management in some locations. Upper management is disconnected with engineers. Out-sourcing has failed. Management created a sense of gloom. Poor work moral.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      No opportunity for growth, you just get the work

      May 10, 2014 - Software Engineer in Windsor, CT
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      Pros

      Great co-workers, good for entry level

      Cons

      Upper management is worthless, Upper management does not even know what we do for work. Dead end job. Lot of turn over(i.e. the older crowd is starting to retire and the younger crowd is looking for careers elsewhere). There are no promotions you just end up getting handed the extra work and expected to run the project team as well as get 40 hours of deliverables. The business may be growing but knowing where they are heading I hope to find a new job before it gets there.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Belcan Engineering Group

      Jul 21, 2016 - Principal Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
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      Pros

      Good place for entry-level or younger engineers to build experience and use as a stepping-stone to better jobs. Decent flexibility regarding working hours.

      Cons

      Limited opportunity for advancement. Pay levels and benefits, especially for senior technical people, are not competitive. Upper management is too short-sighted about retaining experienced talent, and treats staff too much as disposable assets / liabilities.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Designer

      Aug 24, 2016 - Designer in Bozeman, MT
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      Pros

      Good facility and introduction to design engineering. I was introduced to numerous companies and projects. I've created many long lasting relationships across the industry.

      Cons

      Low wages, always going from not enough work to more than can be handled, and there seems to be little regard from upper management towards the average employee.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Ok for first job

      Jun 23, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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      Pros

      Flex time...for now. There's rumors about going to shifts to increase profits. Decent/OK first job out of college. Managers are typically easy going and easy to talk to. Diverse field of employees. You can transfer to different groups to try different disciplines if you wish. You can't take your work home so it doesn't effect home life. They pay straight over time if your job has budget for over time. Working just 40 hours isn't looked down upon. Atmosphere is relaxed. They give you 3 guaranteed sick days with a possible 5 max, but you have to petition for the other 2 days. Most people use the 3 sick days as vacation days because you only get 10 days vacation for the first 6 years of employment. They do allow you to buy an extra 5 days if you wish. You can also get small discounts for car purchases, cell phone service, etc.

      Cons

      Despite the propaganda from management that 95% are happy, people are far from happy. Wages are stagnant, well below the industry average, and some have even been reduced. No raises if you're well experienced, OK raises for inexperienced. No diversity in customers, so a very large percentage of work comes from only one customer, which has demanded that the rates that we charge them continues to decrease to "low cost" levels, which affects the business model and the experience level of personnel. Belcan agrees to the continuing decreasing rates. You can't get and keep talented people if you're not willing to pay the price to get and keep them. There's no advancement opportunity at all unless you're upper management. Employee turn over is higher than it should be. Senior management has problems negotiating and being able to attain new customers. Recently hired senior staff tasked with attaining new customers have failed. Compensation both salary and benefits are below the average. Wages are low. Vacation days are low. You get 10 days only for the first 6 years. After 6 years you get 15 days. Health insurance costs are high. 401K matching is low. Training is minimal. We used to get "skip level" meetings with senior management, but we didn't get one this year. Information flow down is minimal.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Sales

      Nov 14, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Owned by a large investment group that wants to grow it

      Cons

      Commission cuts out of the blue Layoffs Too hard on sales and too soft on recruiters Little direction from upper management They put the fun in dysfunctional Upper management is purely metrics driven

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      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Former Employee

      No opportunity for growth

      Nov 29, 2011 - Design Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The projects did have a level of complexity that challenged engineers intellectual capacities. P&G projects were the most interesting from a pure engineering standpoint.

      Cons

      Zero lack of accountability from upper management. Never accountability from the top down, where the decision making power rests, always from the bottom up.

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      4 people found this review helpful
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