Belcan Employee Reviews about "work schedule"
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(53 total reviews)
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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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Updated Nov 28, 2023
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- 3.0Mar 30, 2015Engineer IICurrent Employee, more than 1 year
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.
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
- 1.0Apr 19, 2021Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearWest Palm Beach, FL
Flexible Work Schedule and hours.
Toxic work environment unless you’re apart of the inner circle.1
- 5.0Jun 28, 2021Test EngineerFormer Contractor, less than 1 year
Loved the flexible work schedule and the fulfilling work I did
Contract work can mean layoffs especially in uncertain times
- 2.0Apr 16, 2021Mechanical EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearWest Palm Beach, FL
Flexible Work schedule and hourly pay.
Every quarter you will wonder if you'll be furloughed due to a lack of work
- 4.0Dec 19, 2010EngineeringCurrent Employee
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.
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.
- 3.0Nov 8, 2014Design EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsRaleigh, NC
-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.
-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.1
- 5.0Jun 27, 2022Lead EngineerCurrent Employee
-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
-Corporate Management -Limited opportunities for experienced engineers
- 1.0Mar 2, 2018Technical RecruiterFormer Employee, less than 1 year
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.
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.3
- 1.0Jan 3, 2020AdministrativeCurrent Contractor
The only pro I can think of is having a flexible work schedule.
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
- 3.0May 6, 2021Project Controls EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearWest Palm Beach, FL
I liked working there due to the flexible work schedule and how close it was to my apartment.
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