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Bell and Howell Reviews

Updated March 6, 2017
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Ramesh Ratan
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Pros
  • Good people in Service, many long term employees that were always willing to help their fellow co workers when needed (in 7 reviews)

  • Great company, good benefits worked with them for 17 years (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • They are struggling financially and have not given any pay increases in 6 years (in 5 reviews)

  • Over priced equipment, poor management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Just starting up"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Entry Level Field Service Technician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Entry Level Field Service Technician in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bell and Howell full-time

    Pros

    In my opinion there is a lot of opportunity to grow with the company.

    Cons

    Company can be a revolving door for less experienced mechanics.

    Advice to Management

    Actually utilize the entry testing results


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Software Development Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bell and Howell full-time

    Pros

    Good guidance from senior officials

    Cons

    No Benefits, bonus or 401k

    Advice to Management

    Provide 401k match


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Service Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bell and Howell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Trust & freedom to do your job with little management intervention

    Cons

    Poor Pay, Poor Benefits, Technicians treated like second class citizens

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people who help generate the main source of revenue


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Weak Leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bell and Howell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, technicians and service

    Cons

    C's show no interest in business or people other than profit, poor communication, no strategy. Not clear they have led business before


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Account Executive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bell and Howell full-time

    Pros

    None...there really no pros working for this company

    Cons

    Extremely unethical company! They hired me and used me to prospect and I gave them over 500 prospects with company name, address, contacts and their direct phone numbers. After 4 weeks of entering all this data into their system they let me go.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management


  7. "Senior Advisory Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rougemont, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rougemont, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bell and Howell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work is exciting and frequently different. We have a good team that works hard to help the company be successful.

    Cons

    The company is small and there isn't a lot of room for further advancement within the company. The company is rebranding itself to evolve for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the mission of the company and also remember the people who help you to achieve the mission and goals.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Former employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bell and Howell (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Bell and Howell has some of the best service technicians and support staff in the mailing industry. It was a pleasure to work with such a hard working group of individuals.

    Cons

    Company has gotten away from their core values of production and service of mailing equipment and has become a third party service organization. Poor communications from management down though the company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the employees. Employees are hesitant to approach upper management for fear of repercussions if management doesn't like what they say.


  9. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Bell and Howell (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Long history of great products

    Cons

    In a rebuilding phase during my time with the company


  10. "Warehouse Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Apex, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Apex, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bell and Howell (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I'm not sure what the pros would be..

    Cons

    Company continues to decline year after year

    Advice to Management

    Diversify


  11. "Great stable job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSE in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - CSE in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bell and Howell (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Professional organization
    Industry Leader
    Plentiful resources
    Training opportunities

    Cons

    No pay increases
    No promotional opportunities



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