Brady

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Brady Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
86 Reviews
2.6
86 Reviews
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Brady President, CEO & Director J. Michael Nauman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Direct management are great, working for you and helping a good work/life balance (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.  

    New direction?

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    • 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
  2.  

    Great Company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's a Mess

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5. 5 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Good

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

    I worked at Brady as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    My major is qualified for the intern.

    Cons

    culture shock Made me a big trouble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hiring people from different countries.

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

    spc

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Somerset, NJ

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

    Pros

    management is good
    safe environment to work in

    Cons

    not much relationship between higher ups and regular workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    personal growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Chicago eCommerce Department, like watching Leaving Las Vegas

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Lots of potential for this global brand if they stick by their instincts and decisions.

    Cons

    Once positioned to take on the global eCommerce market, Brady had a staff of top-notch, best of the best eCommerce people in Chicago. They since let second-guessing get the better of them and have slowly eroded their strongest structural elements. Seeing what was going on, nearly all of the top talent left and are sitting on the sidelines watching the office go down the saddest of roads. There was a lot of good stuff going on, but that's all been dismantled. I expect this office to be closed in the next 6 months, if not sooner. Watching what has happened to this office is like watching someone who is hell bent on destroying themselves and won't listen to any intervention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in an outside consultant and don't be afraid to let go of underperformers, regardless of how long they have worked for the company. You have a chance to do extremely well, but not with the current leadership in place. All of the folks who came in from other locations need to go. They've driven out your Chicago team. You had some amazing people there...all gone now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Inside Sales Rep

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brady full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great entry level position for someone who doesnt have alot of expenses

    Cons

    Time off policies , Work drama, personal on the job relationships, low pay for what you actually expected to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Customer Service

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unable to stay focused on one idea

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    good pay and bonus system

    Cons

    limited communication between departments; constant reorganizations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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