Belcan Corporation

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Belcan Corporation Reviews

Updated 29 January, 2015
Updated 29 January, 2015
88 Reviews
3.3
88 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment was great - laid back and not too stressful (in 6 reviews)

  • Belcan has a great flex time policy (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management does not even know what we do for work (in 5 reviews)

  • Not a modern management approach and poor business model (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    A great place to start your engineering career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tool Engineer in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Tool Engineer in Cincinnati, OH (US)

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities and exposure to customer companies.

    Cons

    As a engineering services company that performs contract work, the pay isn't competitive with some other large companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide opportunities for advancement and career growth or employee turnover will continue to be a problem.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good Company, better atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer II in West Palm Beach, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer II in West Palm Beach, FL (US)

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very lax on working schedule, no such thing as being 'late' for the most part if your an engineer. Everyone is willing and able to help you out at any point of time. Throws about two parties per year in the back yard with kegs provided.

    Cons

    Strict on the work area separation, in respect to different customers need different computers to access their networks. Very difficult for me to look for other jobs, I like it here to much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a gym room built somewhere for people to use before/after work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Profits > People

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

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flex time schedule is great!
    Good first step into an industry.
    Benefits used to be great; now they are average.
    Coworkers are generally upbeat and make the work environment better.

    Cons

    Company is profits first.
    There is a low earnings ceiling (compared to other engineering companies).
    There is no room for upward growth or movement in the company.
    Management is not knowledgeable in what they manage in many cases; Communication is awful.
    HR reps change every year.
    They do not protect your confidential information well.
    Being an outsource company, you're not sure if you will have a job come January every year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Engineering Analysis Sweatshop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Analyst
    Current Employee - Structural Analyst

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Belcan is a services company, and one of the services they provide is Engineering analysis. This could be CFD modeling, thermal FEA modeling, or structural FEA modeling. You work is based SOW for the work to provide with budget and schedule. Many times you know more about the work than the people you are providing the service to. The work hours are very flexible and you receive overtime straight time pay even though you are salaried.

    Cons

    Since this is outsourced work, it tends not to be that cutting edge or technically challenging. Communication within the company is very poor. Engineers seem to always want to one up another, so cooperation is virtually non existent. Pay tends to be 15% less than if you work directly for the OEM. You can make some of this up by working overtime, but sometimes the company shuts this option down in lean times. Vacation is only 2 weeks, and you only get 3 sick days. There are only 6 holidays. And they don't give you the day after Thanksgiving or Christmas eve off with pay unless you work three 10 hour days that same week. Very odd policy. The leadership is a non technical group of people who just operate the company from a money making viewpoint. So technical issues can take a back seat sometimes which is frustrating for an engineer who wants to make the best designs out there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more typical holidays and vacation. Without technical leadership having more input in the day to day operations, the company will eventually lose their technical competence reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation

    Pros

    Relaxed team culture and longevity

    Cons

    Poor commission structure based off net profit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more incentive plans

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Filling temporary position while finishing college

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

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation

    Pros

    They are a very laid back, yet extremely professional company. They allowed me to choose my own hours so I could finish my college degree and paid me a very good hourly wage too!

    Cons

    Working in different time zones made it difficult to communicate in a timely manner with supervisors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Project Engineer, Aeronautical engineering

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

    I worked at Belcan Corporation

    Pros

    Excellent Contract position at an Outstanding corporation, was able to drive to goals and provide project status.

    Cons

    The destination from my home was 26 miles one way, plus over 15.00 in tools daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the training, 5S, standard work, quality metrics, and keep pace with any changes in milestones, and have ability to negotiate line time and / test time and resources, I liked working there. Good people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place to come and stay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation

    Pros

    People come and stay
    Relationship driven

    Cons

    People come and stay
    change is avoided

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, autonomous work environment

    Cons

    Poor benefits, little performance feedback

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