Brady Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Brady President, CEO & Director J. Michael Nauman
J. Michael Nauman
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is really good (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. Excellent company to work for.

    Former Employee - Material Handler in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    A clean and quality company to work for.

    Cons

    The shifts are two 12, hour shifts.


  2. they fire people easily

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    Former Employee - I´m Mister Lonely in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - I´m Mister Lonely in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brady full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Manager is not over you all day long. Pickers live relatively good.

    Cons

    The fire the people like they are nobody. At least 600 hours to be hire if you came from a staffing agency. The problems are not solved, only jump over them.

    Advice to Management

    You should choose better your workers, and your managers too.


  3. Helpful (1)

    quoting specialist

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    Former Employee - Quotation Specialist in Williamsville, NY
    Former Employee - Quotation Specialist in Williamsville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brady (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are great. Managers mean well.

    Cons

    Website was horrible. And upper management was a out of touch.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Full-time employee

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    Current Employee - Corporate Services
    Current Employee - Corporate Services
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Brady full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good honest people, working hard

    Cons

    Continuous change of operations, management, lack of overall strategy

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize the company, communicate strategy


  6. Helpful (1)

    Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great mid-level culture, opportunity to run your territory/accounts and strategies as your own business.

    Cons

    Lack communication, development and structure, constant change, lots of turn over, lose of great people with tenure

    Advice to Management

    Strategize from the top down with ownership and accountability. Create clear leadership.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Constant change

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brady full-time

    Pros

    The people within Brady (lower than the top 2 levels) are absolutely fantastic to work with. Generally everyone is great to work with, trying their best, and all working toward making a difference for our customers.

    Cons

    The top 2 levels of Brady don't share the same pros as the rest of the organization. Unclear leadership, mixed with over-promising on bonuses makes for unhappy employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just send out a survey to your employees, actually take the time to listen.


  8. flexo operator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits were great, started immediately .

    Cons

    TERRIBLE training, the man that was suppose to train me, didn't do a good job at all.

    Advice to Management

    Try to train yourself on the equipment your department is running, or at least have some kind of knowledge of what said equipment is suppose to do.


  9. Helpful (1)

    No Manager and Slightly Racially Ignorant

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    Former Employee - CAD Technician in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - CAD Technician in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Brady part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most staff was kind and nice.

    Cons

    No manager for first month. Walked passed my fill in managers cubical and overheard what could be interpreted as racial ignorance.

    Advice to Management

    No new employee should be left with out guidance for almost 2 months. How can I see value in my work?


  10. Marketing

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Williamsville, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Williamsville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brady full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, somewhat laid-back

    Cons

    Very very repetitive work, short lunch breaks


  11. Helpful (5)

    Drifting is NOT a Business Strategy

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    Former Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent work life balance, rank & file work colleagues are generally good to work with.

    Cons

    Another clueless senior management team that has no idea how to reverse the fortunes of this once great company. CEO doesn't value employees that have seniority dating back to the "good old days" when this was a money making machine. He's trying everything to run people with seniority out of the company. This, along with people leaving on their own has left a huge void in the talent and skill level throughout the company. Short sighted decisions have turned this company into the "Titanic" and are trying to tidy things up for a potential sale or divestiture.

    Advice to Management

    Drifting is something that's done when fishing. It's NOT a business strategy yet this executive team continues to make the same mistakes as their predecessors. Ill-advise acquisitions seems to justify huge bonuses and salaries for them but not the rank and file employees who ARE the company and do all the work. The company is on life-support and the management team and it's netowk of consultants( who REALLY run the company) should be held accountable.



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