Brunswick Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Sales Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Canton, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Canton, GA

    I worked at Brunswick (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people at center level

    Cons

    management is out of tune with what truly happens day to day


  2. Great company lacking internal audit leadership.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at Brunswick full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity within business units, flexible schedule, about half of the travel is to desirable places. Senior management has company's best interest in mind.

    Cons

    Audit management lacks leadership capability and employee development skills. Endless fire drills, negative feedback with no suggestions on how to improve. Painfully inefficient audit planning process. Expectations for staff/senior level are inflated since management is inundated with administrative tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Seek input from all stakeholders on satisfaction with the audit group, not just the internal audit talking heads.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Promote only from within

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Brunswick full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    When it was Brunswick it was awesome! They took care of their Managers very well and even received a call from the President of Brunswick on my birthday thanking me for my service.

    Cons

    Bowlmor took over Brunswick and is horrible. I would not recommend working for them. They don't treat you with respect like Brunswick did, The salaries are very different for men and women,. Definitely a glass ceiling in my district. If they tell you your pay is based on volume of sales in your center they are lying. I made $20K less that a MALE manager at a center that was as slow as mine and I worked twice as hard.

    Advice to Management

    Only promote from within. Bringing someone from outside the company into a GM role is wrong. There is way to much to learn and 2 weeks of training is not enough.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    look some where else?

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Brunswick

    Pros

    Brunswick was a good company to work for but now they have sold to bowlmor amf and many changes are being made

    Cons

    they are making many bad changes and i would stay away from this company. Bowlmor is trying to take all the good things brunswick

    Advice to Management

    Don't make changes just because you think they are good. Every center is different and thats why they have maintained


  6. Helpful (3)

    Career Dead End

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brunswick

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    Resign


  7. Financial Analyst

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

    I worked at Brunswick full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Less corporate drama, more independence to emoployees


  8. 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 Management

    Stop acting like corporate robots and be human


  9. Helpful (1)

    Review

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Change in management left a lot to be desired

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at Brunswick

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    OKay, if you like to be micromanaged!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Sales
    Current Employee - Event Sales

    I have been working at Brunswick

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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