Brady

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Brady Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
25 Reviews
3.0
25 Reviews
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Brady President, CEO & Director J. Michael Nauman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Direct management are great, working for you and helping a good work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • The pay is not bad and it is a very relaxed atmosphere with some good People to work with (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • They had a major layoff a couple years back (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great people, unstable environment.

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

    I have been working at Brady full-time

    Pros

    Working with friendly and smart people. The people in every department that I've encountered are for the most part great at what they do. Many of the middle managers are great about cultivating their employees.
    Average time-off policy.
    Great personal growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Lots of instability of upper and middle management personal.
    Salary not competitive. I once had a promotion delayed almost half a year so that it would line up with merit increase and they were rolled up together a loss to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Financially the company seems to be stable, but a look on the inside (employees) is quite frighting. Middle management is leaving at an alarming rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    New direction?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Trainer in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    nice environment and people & culture shift is good

    Cons

    salary increases are hard to come by, even when market fair value is requested
    continuous employee development is sub standard
    community involvement is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to trend upwards when it comes to the growth of the company as well as improving the culture overall

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Trainee in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Trainee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Brady as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    My major is qualified for the intern.

    Cons

    culture shock Made me a big trouble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hiring people from different countries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work when economy is good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a positive work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Branford, CT
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Branford, CT

    I worked at Brady full-time (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work & No growth in Carree

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

    I have been working at Brady full-time (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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, good people, lack of direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Brady full-time (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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Brady full-time (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, Lack of clear direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - R&D in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Brady full-time (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stuck in the 1900's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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