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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ineffective (and invisible) senior management.

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

    I worked at Brunswick full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fairly competitive salaries (but bonuses are at the discretion of managers and can be allotted unfairly).

    Cons

    Employees are set up to fail due to the constantly increasing job duties and projects. Not to mention constant meetings where nothing is accomplished except for the decision to have another meeting. No guidance provided. Managers are ambivalent. Long-term employees are treated differently than others and are not held accountable or disciplined as others are. This was the most negative environment in which I've ever worked. So glad to be gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention and provide input to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hotel California

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brunswick full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They benefits and pay are good for selected professions making it difficult to leave despite the environment.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, Ivory-tower syndrome, politics supersede intelligence in decision making and promotion. Employees work every day in fear of the jobs and and paranoia about management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees. Widen the ratio of managers to employees. Negative management methods lead to high turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run for the hills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Accounting in Lake Forest, IL

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of long term employees.

    Cons

    Management sucks. Hardly ever see or hear from those making the decisions. Performance reviews are few, far between, and a joke. The long term employees (mostly useless) are not accountable for poor performance and "new" employees are there to pick up the slack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice other than 98% of management sucks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Hotel California

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

    I have been working at Brunswick full-time

    Pros

    Don't want you to leave

    Cons

    Ivory Tower Syndrome, micro managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    empower the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Inconsistent and deleterious management style, including senior management.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Corporate in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at Brunswick full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fairly competitive pay and some employees are very dedicated (and long term).

    Cons

    During my entire 9 year tenure at Brunswick, I was consistently amazed and aghast at the incompetence of the entire Human Resources "team." The failure to take appropriate disciplinary action for clear violation of policy was/is egregiously random. The "Ethics Program" is ineffective and a joke among employees. Also, management, including (and especially) senior management, are very egocentric and fail to foster a positive environment for employees (there is no departmental cohesion). My last six months there, I literally only spoke with both my manager and my senior manager once (my manager spent more time on shopping websites and emailing friends than actual work). It is common knowledge that several senior managers are just biding time until retirement to cash in millions in stock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved and create a positive departmental dynamic. Make employees accountable for violation of policy, including failure of acceptable performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A shell of its former self

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Director in Fond du Lac, WI

    I worked at Brunswick

    Pros

    Enjoyable product lines with well known names.

    Cons

    Lack of consistent direction from senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Determine what the future holds for the company. What are the competencies and how to leverage them to make the company relevant in the 21st century. Can you be a viable entity long term

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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