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"It matters who you know"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

A lot of great people
Competitive pay compared to other companies
Decent benefits
Good fringe benefits
Many different areas to learn about

Cons

Management is too focused on the wrong things
People don't matter
It's all about the money
Getting too big for their britches - need to manage what they have before adding more to the already chaotic environment
Not enough work-life balance - if work isn't your life, you won't make it
Always looking over your shoulder wondering if you're next up on the chopping block

Advice to Management

See above - figure out how to manage what you have before you put more on your plate
Remember that your people are your most important asset
Having meetings about meetings about meetings about being lean is not really very lean - maybe if everyone spent time actually working, things might get done

Other Employee Reviews for Belden

  1. "Multiple changes in management lead to confusion and new directions every month."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    pay
    floor employees are excellent to work with in plants
    No union (yet)

    Cons

    Revolving door on plant manager's office leads to constant chaos and confusion.
    Highly incompetent management at next level - no reality based decision making.
    Implement programs without educating workforce about goals, direction, etc.
    No communication.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing the plants and choose plant managers who can say "no" to you. Allow room for reality in decision making.


  2. "Good products lost upper managers and not willing to understand business"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ex Sales
    Former Employee - Ex Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Older employees are very good and most regional manager. Good products lots of spec position but losing that fast

    Cons

    Only two upper level are past old school Belden people. All the rest are from non cable industry and not know the business and seem to be wrapped up in being yes men to their upper managers.
    Everyone I know would rather be working for someone else or can't leave because they are to deeply invested. They hire non cable industry people and lose good people to other cable companies

    Advice to Management

    Wake up

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