Brady Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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Brady President, CEO & Director J. Michael Nauman
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  1. Sr Mfg Engineer Tech

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    Former Employee - Senior Mfg Engineer Tech in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Mfg Engineer Tech in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good benefits, promote from inside, always a very stable company

    Cons

    Alarmed and shocked by recent findings the company is struggling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What happened here that I see all this. Take Notice

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Sr. Quality Assurance

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

    I have been working at Brady

    Pros

    Excellent work enviroment.
    Global experience accum

    Cons

    Need to work in the definition of career path for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push more fore the innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Definition of Insanity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Brady

    Pros

    Nothing any longer as the Company has lost its spirit.

    Cons

    Even after poor results Nauman sends out a communication that would lead the reader to believe we're back to a better place. Hello . . . missed expectations, still have not delivered on the synergies from Ops consolidation, no innovative business strategies, turnover across the business and still the same ineffective people in leadership roles. Keep trying the same things over and over and expecting different results! Fire Nauman and the entire board!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do NOT allow Nauman to take a bonus for his ineptitude!

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

    Brady Still Sliding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Brady full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The casual work environment. Work-life balance is OK. Air conditioned plants. The 401K matching program is among the best.

    Cons

    Brady has had some very bad years mostly due to poor upper management decisions. Poor upper management includes the board. We pay VP's to write simple childish business plans for the employees to follow; The plans are laughable. No one below the director level buys into any of it. Long term employees, the ones that made Brady what it was, are treated poorly with below market raises. The new hires seem to be hired for the short term, It almost seems that the company is trying to fail. The streamlined systems don't work and only add more work downstream. There is no value to HR or their systems that have been put in place. Training funds are cut every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start clearing house at the top. Until the clearing occurs the company will continue to sink. Listen to the employees. The CEO has been here for ~1/2 year, I hope he can see though the BS.,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Very cooperative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is really good. People are work are very nice and easy to get along with. Comp-time off is allowed.

    Cons

    Training is not very elaborate. But one can get resources for self-training. Company likes to fill positions from within first, so great promotion opportunities if one is willing to pursue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    New direction?

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Company!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Awesome Culture, Family like atmosphere, decent pay, well taken care of by the company, pretty fair work-life balance

    Cons

    Merit increase is minimal at this time, frequent company simplifications, fairly unorganized (growing pains.)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful

    It's a Mess

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

    I have been working at Brady full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Relatively decent balance of work life time. Financially strong balance sheet

    Cons

    Bad execuitve business decisions have turned this company from a money machine into a money pit. Cost for failed business initiatives are wiped on employees in the form of no raises, bonus and increased health care cost. This company is the Titanic taking on water with a new CEO at the helm. I'm not sure that the failure of the former CEO and executive team can be reversed. People at all levels of the company, even the the "C" level are leaving in large numbers. Not the target company it once was.....Mr. Brady is spinning in his grave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat the people with respect as they should be:those that make the best products and touch the customers. Leave your greed and egosat the door or go somewhere else

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful

    Brady has been in a slow slide for years. Has lost talent, market share and stock price. Proceed with caution

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    Former Employee - IT Person in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - IT Person in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    It is a very ethical company and is generally fair to employees.

    Cons

    I saw a major layoff every 9 months in my time with Brady. They have struggled to grow and the leadership seems to keep repeating the same strategies that haven't been successful. They had a major layoff a couple years back. In and around the layoff, many people left voulantarily. Much of the good talent has left.

    They have a new CEO and maybe can find a new direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Customer Service

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, everyone very helpful, can have a personal life. Very friendly atmosphere with people willing to help you do your job well.

    Cons

    There are no cons as far as I am concerned. One of the best companies I have ever worked for in my life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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