Brady Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
66 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work when economy is good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brady

    Pros

    Employee friendly atmosphere, but management is not what it seems

    Cons

    Frequent direction changes cause to many employee disruptions in wori flow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a positive work experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Branford, CT
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Branford, CT

    I worked at Brady full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I worked for a division of Brady for many years. Prior to 2008 company was growing and a leader in customer satisfaction and employees had many avenues to give input and ideas.
    A lot of great benefits & local incentive programs to contribute to the company well being.

    Cons

    Unfortunately after 2008 many things and policies changed. Not enough local involvement.
    GM was divided among 3 divisions and attention to detail day-to-day was lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Still a strong company, decent benefits, more focus on training & developing employees is needed. A fgull time GM at each site is needed to get feedback from the on site employees to make the company strong again. Not just in Milwaukee. All divisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work & No growth in Carree

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brady full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture, Work/Life Balance, colleagues

    Cons

    No clarity on future & huge down trend in Business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pls be clear in your communications to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, good people, lack of direction

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Brady full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Brady has a good company culture that attracted talented and dedicated employees over the years

    Cons

    Frequent restructuring and lack of direction is a challenge for company's future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are lots of good idea for products, markets, and how to make the company better. Need to get people to re-engage

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Brady full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I had flexible hours, Above average vacation time. It had a relaxed casual environment.

    Cons

    Management. They are to slow to make decisions or allow employees that do the day to day work flexibility to make decisions. Management does not deal with bad employees quickly which caused tension and lowered morale in the department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust employees and micromanage less.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, Lack of clear direction

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    Current Employee - R&D  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - R&D in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Brady full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    relaxed environment, good benefits, great people

    Cons

    Lack of direction from the management, very resistant to change, fear of layoffs, corporate politics, playing favorites ect. Underwhelming after LDP/ Rotational program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grand ideas are never put into action or explained in detail, feels like the company is wandering aimlessly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stuck in the 1900's

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Brady full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great set of people to work with. Feels like a family business.
    Lots of different businesses

    Cons

    Very insular culture - don't really understand that the rest of the world has moved on and there are different ways to doing things.
    Too conservative and cannot grow well because of this.
    Bean counters run the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some new management

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Intern in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Brady

    Pros

    Is a stress free work environment

    Cons

    Everyone thinks that they are the most important person at Brady. Ego's tend to be on the large side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time. I mainly filled out this form in order to read others reviews. Have not been at the company long enough to make a informed review.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brady/Seton in Branford CT

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    Former Employee - Customer Servce  in  Branford, CT
    Former Employee - Customer Servce in Branford, CT

    I worked at Brady

    Pros

    Most of the people are friendly
    Great benefits, started first day of work
    Suburban location with plenty of parking
    Pay is decent for the area.

    Cons

    Speaking up or asking a question makes you look like a troublemaker-this is a VERY passive group of employees
    There were some workplace privacy issues-part of the reason why I left
    No work/life balance-be at work no matter what!!!
    There was a factory on site-lots of health issues among employees
    Younger, less educated employees were usually the ones promoted first
    Difficult employees "kicked upstairs"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within, respect your employes' privacy and work/life balance

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brady

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Brady

    Pros

    Brady is a company full of great, hard working people. There are many career advancement opportunities, as well as frequent and high level exposure to executive teams and key projects. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Currently, there is a lack of communication for key changes taking place, in a time when a lot of change is occurring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a strong leadership team at Brady, many people who have been with the organization a number of years.

    Approves of CEO

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