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Belcan CEO Lance H. Kwasniewski
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  1. 4.0
    Current Intern

    Engineering Assistant

    Sep 12, 2016 - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The people and work environment are great. Very flexible hours. The work/life balance is considered and you will not have to take work home with you.

    Cons

    The work is very monotonous and repetitive. Little to no upward movement occurs. Management does not get very involved with their employees.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good Place to Start

    Sep 30, 2022 - Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.).

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  4. 3.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    N/A

    Mar 5, 2021 - Structural Design Engineer in Ridley Park, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The people are friendly and caring

    Cons

    The work life balance is not good

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Assistant Manager HR

    May 29, 2017 - Assistant Manager Human Resources in Hyderābād
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great Startup Company with lots of new things and learning! Employee Friendly! Very Less Pressure of work! Good Work Life Balance! Smart Pay!

    Cons

    I have been in this company from the start of the firm and DON'T find anything WRONG!

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    Oct 4, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Chance to work on diverse projects and comfortable work/life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation and Career development

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Incredible work-life balance

    Dec 20, 2022 - Group Leader 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The work/life balance here was beyond anything I could imagine considering how successful the company is

    Cons

    Career growth is unclear depending on your department

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Decent company for first time employees

    Jan 6, 2023 - Senior Technical Lead in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Solid work life balance depending on the project with opportunity for mid year raise for exceptional candidates. Industry standard benefits.

    Cons

    Pay raises are very low when compared with inflation. Likely due to margins for being billed to the customer being continuously driven down over the years to compete with customers. Hybrid rolls are increasingly being asked to report into the office to fill the empty space even for truly remote work.

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Careful Consideration

    Mar 2, 2018 - Technical Recruiter 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great place to start learning how to recruit and great stepping stone in your career. They give a lot of chances to new recruiters and are open minded regarding education level, previous employment/experience as well as other factors. You will get thrown in and cross trained on a lot of different things and quickly since the teams are so small, but I saw this as a very positive learning experience. At times, it could be frustrating as well, especially when you need to focus on metrics and numbers to keep your own performance up.

    Cons

    The company structure is changing so it feels very disorganized. Different processes that should be streamlined are not and even things like payroll for contractors is often an issue and must be dealt with weekly. The offices are all very small so it is very hard to have a strong company culture. Most team members are not close in comparison to what you would experience with a larger company. Executive management was okay but did micromanage their direct reports who would turn around and micromanage the office. At times, passive aggressive communication was used rather than a respectful conversation which created a very unhealthy environment to work in. I do not do well with a micromanaged environment because I set standards and high goals for myself and do everything in my power to exceed them. The constant monitoring and checking in feels very exhausting and almost insulting, especially when you are performing exceptionally. Work life balance is not valued and it is expected to stay later than scheduled hours. Unfortunately, it was frowned upon to leave at 5 PM. Since recruiters work on commission, it makes sense that you would want to put extra time in to ramp up quicker, however, that should always be to the discretion of the individual. When sick, the option was not allowed to work from home so you were required to use PTO (which was minimal to standard among other organizations that I have seen). Since we can do our job from anywhere as long as we have WiFi, I never understood the issues that Belcan had with being flexible with their employees. It is very apparent, because of metrics, who is doing their job and who is not. To be under constant supervision felt very high-school and I did not feel respected as an adult who was able to successfully manage their own time. There is no flex time, which is okay, except when that rule does not apply to people with children. I understand that there are many issues that come up when you have a family at home, but to not allow the same flexibility with other employees seems very strange and inconsistent. Due to changes in reviews, the official review occurred 6 months later than it should have been. Also, raises were not given to those who were top performers, which was very strange. Conversations about that were scoffed at. If you want a raise, 'put someone to work', which is true to an extent, but showing appreciation goes a long way. Belcan is very old school and does not think progressively. It is just something to keep in mind when choosing a company that is a good fit for you culturally.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great company

    Mar 3, 2021 - Engineering in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible work and life balance

    Cons

    there are no negative aspects to Belcan.

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  11. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    If you have a Customer Contract you have a job with Belcan

    Oct 20, 2020 - Project Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is good because you don't have to put up with the Customer Politics

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are below average. Lots of turnover in Management.

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    1 person found this review helpful
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