Belcan Corporation Reviews

Updated 15 April, 2015
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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. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, interesting projects, decent benefits, good opportunity to network

    Cons

    subaverage wages, lack of drive among coworkers brings morale down

  2. Senior Electrical Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Varied job assignments on different systems and units.

    Cons

    Tends to assign jobs without considering qualifications.
    Customer terminates projects before completion without explanation.

  3. Great company to work for. This multi-level organization is a leader in engineering and technical staffing.

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    Current Intern - Sales in Cincinnatus, NY (US)
    Current Intern - Sales in Cincinnatus, NY (US)

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation as an intern (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits with lots of perks such as vacation, holidays, retirement, and group healthcare. Northern suburban location is ideal.

    Cons

    traffic can be very congested near the mothership. Also, a restructuring of management has kept many in the dark

    Advice to Management

    You have a great team. Learn to develop your squad and promote from within. Keep assessing the corporate landscape to find new opportunities.

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    Working for Belcan is great. The company is very laid back and professional at the same time.

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Grand Rapids, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Grand Rapids, MI (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule. Basically work when you want.

    Cons

    Not much vacation time available, max 3 weeks no matter how long you work there. Not much holidays off. Just the standard 6 days. No overtime pay (time and a half), just straight time.

    Advice to Management

    Consider more holidays off. Also, the opportunity for more vacation time.

  6. A great work environment hampered by a lack of steady opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Cincinnati, OH (US)

    I worked at Belcan Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Both coworkers and superiors were great to work and talk with. There are opportunities to expand what you can work on if given the effort and interest to work.

    Cons

    Because the work is based upon contracts with clients, employment and workload can be relative to how well they are doing on obtaining work contracts with those clients. Related to this, promises and examples of advancement or transfer are not always able to be followed up.

    Advice to Management

    Superiors proved to be personable when talking to them about various work-related issues, and definitely consider them to be good bosses.

  7. Low pay, good people, variety of project exposure.

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    Current Employee - Engineer II
    Current Employee - Engineer II

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

  8. Belcan is a decent place to work.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Lexington, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lexington, KY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pros are the generally positive workplace atmosphere and the personability of team members.

    Cons

    Cons are low compensation, and minimal ability for upward movement.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to broaden the scope of the office beyond low-cost employment of early graduates / interns.

  9. Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Peoria, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Peoria, IL (US)

    I worked at Belcan Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    No sense of leadership. Low employee moral.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Hire a person that can converse and get to know your employees so they are left feeling alienated.

  10. Good Start

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH (US)

    I have been working at Belcan Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent pay, laid back culture, work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of project ownership, lack of training

    Advice to Management

    find additional clients

  11. Summer internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belcan Corporation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, super friendly work enviroment

    Cons

    Work can be a bit tedious sometimes

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