Brunswick Reviews

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  1.  

    Career Dead End

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brunswick

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits are competitive with any industry outside of financial services

    Cons

    Training and development are alien concepts, there is an expectation of a 24/7 commitment, and the leadership is schizophrenic about what it says it values and what it rewards and encourages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Financial Analyst

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

    I worked at Brunswick full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exposure to upper management. You have the potential to stand out and showcase your skills. There are many different departments in one corporate building that offer many different skills/opportunities.

    Cons

    Micromanagement. There's also a lot of politics within the organization. Nothing is ever submitted on time resulting in hours past 9, multiple days in a row. Management does a poor job of managing. They don't know how to use your skill set and don't allow you to grow by listening to your suggestions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less corporate drama, more independence to emoployees

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Customer service / pinsetter technician

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brunswick

    Pros

    Friendly staff, highly discounted bowling with free shoes to rent. That's about it..

    Cons

    Pay is horrible, no performance reviews in 2 years, expect way too much from you, horrible hours take control of your life. Pinsetters are mechanics, customer service and mostly janitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like corporate robots and be human

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bartender
    Current Employee - Bartender

    I have been working at Brunswick part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get discounts on bowling and equipment. Also fun to talk to some of the league bowlers.

    Cons

    Corporate expects too much from employees. They have no idea what is going on in the centers when they make a change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go work in a very busy bowling center on a very busy Friday or Saturday night. GOOD LUCK TOO!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Change in management left a lot to be desired

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at Brunswick

    Pros

    Work life balance was appropriate and pay was very competitive.

    Cons

    The ineptitude of IA management mixed with a co-source arrangement whose sole purpose was to increase their presence and budget left a lot to be desired in terms of opportunity for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The senior management at Brunswick is very capable. They made tough decisions when necessary but were always upfront, honest and very approachable. Management within the audit department however was deceptive and extremely political.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    OKay, if you like to be micromanaged!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Sales
    Current Employee - Event Sales

    I have been working at Brunswick

    Pros

    You can sell something fun as opposed to something everyone needs. Every now and then you'll meet some people you really enjoy working with (clients and co-workers). You will get some good experience.

    Cons

    Senior Management tends to manage with a "Big brother is watching," type of attitude. Spending too much time worrying about little details that do not matter in the swing of things. They are constantly micromanaging by sending a constant stream of emails, mile long to-do lists, and they're always checking up on you. Half of the week is spent putting together and sending reports to them. How is one to sell when we're filling out pointless reports?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a little faith and trust your employees. You hired them, so you should trust that they will do a good job. It's okay to check in and look at the big picture, but stop micromanaging. It is making many employees angry and pushing them away from the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    None

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

    I have been working at Brunswick

    Pros

    Job security and good vacation

    Cons

    Low pay and Elimination of benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking the benefits away!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    OK for first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Director
    Former Employee - Junior Director

    I worked at Brunswick

    Pros

    Bowling center is a fun place to work. Good place for your first job. Flexible hours with school and activities. Different jobs within the center.

    Cons

    Center managers change often making it difficult to build a working relationship and build momentum. Every time a general manager changes it takes time to learn what they want and how they want to run things. Most bowling center sales directors have very little experience and no college degree. Sales directors should have a marketing degree or a higher level of experience. Pay is also bad for supervisors and middle level management. Very little opportunity to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Try to leave general managers at a centers for more than two years.
    2. Create a better program for advancement.
    3. Have higher standards for hiring sales directors. Additional training for sales directors.
    4. But more resources towards junior bowling programs as they will be the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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