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Belden Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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Belden President, CEO, and Director John S. Stroup
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Pros
  • Good history of producing good products and is presently divesting business (in 10 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is good only because I make it so (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance is what you make of it (in 5 reviews)

  • I worked here for 16 years and this is a very hostile work environment (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Belden full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good project, employees are generally helpful, lots of food

    Cons

    Depending on the managers, projects can be really bad.

    Advice to Management

    Create an environment with more transparency


  2. "Nice company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belden full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility and Telecommuting, Salary are also good.

    Cons

    Management needs to manage resources better, HR policies

  3. "Good company at its foundations, needs more customer centric focus"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Belden full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall Belden is a good Industrial Manufacturer. Current CEO has done a fantastic job of diversifying the product portfolio, which has led to growth where other companies have suffered downturns. Very data driven.

    Cons

    The culture is still too internally focused, and not customer centric. Metrics are commonly based on what can easily be controlled vs what the customer wants to see. This isn't bad for the employees, but limits the growth of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on the customer centric focus, consider more innovation, especially when it comes to the customer experience.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Infrastructure Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Analyst in Richmond, IN
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Analyst in Richmond, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Belden full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to make decisions, many opportunities for professional growth, good benefits and salary, great values, support to help you achieve your goals

    Cons

    Richmond is a quite place, so if you prefer the hustle and bustle of a busy city, it may not be the place for you. Dayton, Indy, and Cincinnati are all within an hour or so.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  5. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Belden is investing in people, products and services and career path. Finally focusing externally vs internally. Fun to be a part of a team gaining market share. Seeing more career opportunities across businesses. Higher pay compared to the industry average.

    Cons

    A data driven company will need strong leaders with customer experience. Belden still has room to improve. Work/Life balance is what you make of it. Know your business and this tends to work itself out.

    Advice to Management

    Always think about how a customer will view a decision before making it.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Anonomus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Belden full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A large manufacturing company with a world wide infrastructure focused on IT products with a history of returning good investment return to share holders. Good history of producing good products and is presently divesting business.

    Cons

    Upper management - culture that is marked by intimidation and a clear "get it or get out" message.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that people are an asset vs, a tool to be used and disposed of - Suggest the CEO enrolls in a course on ethics.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Production Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader/Supervisor in Lowman, ID
    Former Employee - Team Leader/Supervisor in Lowman, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Belden full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I had a very good working relationship with my team. I had the freedom to do projects.

    Cons

    Hard to get support from management.

    Advice to Management

    Plant is now closed.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Beware of positive reviews (posted by Belden HR team)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for any company other than Belden would be a great idea (ANY).

    Cons

    Toxic environment with terrible management.

    Advice to Management

    Please resign....especially the CEO.


  9. "Diamond in the Rough"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, a true hidden gem that doesn't get enough recognition. I think Belden is one of the best places one could hope to work. If you're hungry and willing to work you can go far here.

    Cons

    none, only good things to say about working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, wouldn't' have it any other way


  10. "Finance Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Received amazing and impactful projects that helped me develop professionally.
    Remained busy throughout the day
    Very friendly office space with free snacks and drinks
    Came from out of town and the company paid for my housing and utilities

    Cons

    Low base salary pay
    Month end is a very stressful time as extra hours may need to be worked to finish
    Outside of work social life is lacking

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for the management but am trying to get the word minimum to finish this review.


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