Belcan's business model is heavily based on the fusion of semi-retired senior engineers to provide guidance with young recent grads to do the heavy lifting, which provides a very valuable process for all involved. You learn a lot from that type of guidance and mostly through baptism by fire. Often will find yourself on the frontlines of very important projects for customers with challenging deadlines, so work can be tough but rewarding (always a good feeling to point to an engine program and list off the parts you helped create). With a large amount of part time employees, Belcan is really strong in work/life balance and hours are very flexible. Pay is hourly and straight, meaning if you were x amount of hours, you get paid for x amount of hours, which is an excellent way to increase salary when work is plentiful. However, advancement and pay raises are limited by low service rates and a large dependency on a few key customers, so when those customers slow work orders, there isn't much recourse and downsizing can happen rapidly.
Flexible Hours, Straight Pay w/ OT, Strong Mentorship, Meaningful work
Great company to work for as a "Contract" employee
Industrial Engineer - Time Study Expert (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC - I worked in Macungie, PA – March 9, 2016
Belcan collects your "Time Card" via the internet & does direct deposit of your pay w/PC access to all your records & your W2 forms too. Help was only a phone call or email away. Belcan offers even its contract workers Benefits - including Earned Paid time off & insurance coverage.
I spent almost 3 yrs. working for them - Very Highly Recommend them,
I sat in the time out corner of the dungeon. (far side of the basement)
Design Engineer (Former Employee) – Lafayette, IN – December 31, 2015
I really enjoyed working with Belcan.
Everyone I dealt with was very friendly and willing to help with anything that was needed. They were also very easy to work with.
Benefits and compensation were great for someone who had just graduated college.
I really enjoyed the variety of projects. With what I was doing, I was able to pick and choose my own projects based on my work load and deadlines. If I got tired of working on one type of project, I could switch over to something else.
Project Manager / Senior Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) – Lynn, MA – November 7, 2015
Typical Engineering contract house - lives to provide outsource engineering support to GE. Because they underbid cost of GE engineers they must pay their Engineers less and offer reduce benefits to maintain viability. Management is nice to work for -- they are good people - but there is limited advancement
Can be used as a entry into the sourcing company
Lower pay and benefits because they are a contract house
Good company that can help you find good, long term employment.
Program Manager (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – November 21, 2015
I enjoyed working for Belcan. The stress level was low, and the management was there to support you if needed, but didn't micro-manage their employees. They put me in a position on site with a company that eventually offered me the job as a direct hire.
Low stress atmosphere.
Pay and benefits were at the lower end of the scale to avaerage at best for the work performed
Belcan offers a flexible work environment but has limited opportunities to advance your career or diversify your skill set. Management in general needs to be reevaluated. The company needs to expand their client base and invest in training their employees.
A typical day consisted of producing CAD models and/or drawings for aviation customers. Overall there is not much room for growth seeing as Belcan for the most part provides contract engineering services. However, the flex time policy on working hours makes it a great choice for people needing to balance a busy personal life with their work hours.
Engineer II (Former Employee) – Blue Ash, OH – June 3, 2016
Belcan was founded by Mr. Ralph Anderson back in the 1950's and during that time he built a company strong in values and satisfying the customers needs. The employee WAS the company and we were all respected and valued.
After Mr. Anderson passed the family sold the firm to an investment company and the culture changed. Gone was the family feel, it became more "machine" like, always having to prove your necessity to even have the job you did more then ever. If you were not busy enough you were let go. I and others with 30 years of seniority who made the company what it was, and who the investment company found favor in were let go due to loss of contracts.
Flexible schedule, decent pay, good benefits and retirement savings
A Stress free environment that emphasis on the quality of work
Software Test Engineer (Former Employee) – Windsor, CT – April 19, 2016
Belcan Engineering LLC is a company that emphasis more on the quality of work, therefore it offers its workers a stress free environment. Its primary focus is mainly on contracting work in the aerospace industry. I particularly worked in a branch location, where the coworkers and management are all friendly. The hardest part and also most enjoyable part is the work they presented; it was challenging however once you overcome the problems presented it becomes a rewarding experience. The job security however presents a problem because it depends on how well the contracted company is doing. Advancements are possible however expect at sometimes there will be lay offs.
Stress free environment, Good Coworkers, Great Management
Great way to start out your career and get experience! Belcan offers great compensation and benefits, especially compared to other outsourcing companies. Advancement within the company is limited, however.
Great company for diversity of engineering projects.
Designer (Former Employee) – KY – February 22, 2016
Worked for 15 yrs and has been fun and challenging. I was able to work on some very interesting aerospace projects. Management is great for flexible hours. The best part of the job is the diversity of projects, but that could be a hard part. Not able to specialize.
Working on military projects. Great for recent Grads.
Machine Test Engineer (Current Employee) – Tucson, AZ – June 10, 2016
Belcan allows a person to have step in the door working for large and diverse companies. Depending on the job you have been contracted for you possible have little interaction with Belcan management and report mostly to the supervisor of the company your job is supplying. This can lead to great chases to be picked up by the other company as one of their full time employees.
Mechanical Designer and Product Definition (Former Employee) – Windsor, CT – June 8, 2016
Worked there for 8 years and liked the challenge of the eveyday tasks to be completed. Worked on the 787-9 Dreamliner for Boeing creating models and assemblies and drawings for the CACTCS "Cabin Air Conditioning and Temperature Control Systems" for the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. All models were fully parametric and put into asemblies which were fully constrained.
Recruiter (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – January 22, 2015
Belcan is your typical Staffing Firm with slightly better than average work/life balance, compensation, and culture. Where they fall short: Executive Management makes poor decisions, handcuffs its employees, and is not gutsy enough to make sweeping company-wide changes needed to cut costs, offshore, and add healthy competition within the corporation. There is also no upward mobility within Belcan. The highest you will ever go is Branch Management, if there is an opening (don't count on it).
Senior Engineer (Current Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – May 9, 2016
Belcan opportunities with large and medium sized companies Great co-workers, supportive 1st tier management Learned export licensing Hardest: finding direct charge work at the company to which I contract.
Easy on-boarding, supportive management
most assignments are on contract, meaning uncertain periods of performance.
Warehouse Technician at Charter Communications (Former Employee) – Great Falls, MT – April 10, 2016
Worked with me from states away to help me get the job at Charter Communications. Most days i would go in and test internet modems. Some days required unboxing of new equipment and racking them for testing. Co-workers were very friendly and helpful. I feel the hardest part of the job was going to break on time.