Brady

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Brady Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
78 Reviews
2.8
78 Reviews
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Brady President, CEO & Director J. Michael Nauman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is really good (in 8 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Chicago eCommerce Department, like watching Leaving Las Vegas

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Brady full-time (more than an 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
  2.  

    Customer Service

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Brady full-time (more than an 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
  3.  

    Inside Sales Rep

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    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unable to stay focused on one idea

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    good pay and bonus system

    Cons

    limited communication between departments; constant reorganizations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work when economy is good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brady

    Pros

    Employee friendly atmosphere, but management is not what it seems

    Cons

    Frequent direction changes cause to many employee disruptions in wori flow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Field Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Engineer

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

    Pros

    Working at different types of plants and businesses.

    Cons

    Living in a hotel 4 day a week.

  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Company that screws over their dedicated employees, scams their customers, and has terrible management!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Puller/Shipper/Packer in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Puller/Shipper/Packer in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Brady full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really wanted to find a pro, so this post wouldn't seem one-sided. But I just can't.

    Cons

    -Takes 2+ years to hire a temp, after telling them they would get a review and hired after 6 months.
    - Management absolutely sucks, they just sit pretty while ordering around the employees with an ungrateful attitude. Even though us "lower scale" employees help make the most of their salary.
    - Management does nothing when problems arise. They never confront a person, therefor problems worsen making it a more difficult place to work.
    -They don't know what they're doing. Always moving around location to location, leaving many dedicated workers jobless and anxious.
    - They constantly promise things, and never follow through.
    - Bad pay, Terrible raises (if any).
    - They literally scam customers, sending them things they never ordered and billing them. When a customer doesn't pay for the item they never ordered, they then send them to collections.
    - Employees feel very unappreciated.
    - Benefits lack. You're better off with Obama care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Get off your high horses.
    -Respect and appreciate the people under you, your fellow employees that help bring in a big portion of your salary.
    - Stop moving location to location without any warning to the workers. And when you do, don't promise them positions and shifts that you can't deliver.
    - Have the managers listen and follow through with the employees problems and concerns.
    - Give better pay and raises. I guarantee you, once you appreciate your workers they will appreciate the company more. Which means, a better atmosphere for Brady.
    - Find other ways to make money. Scamming people is very wrong. Remember money doesn't follow you to your grave.
    - Instead of spending 90,000 on a lunch room that looks like it costed 10 grand. How about raises to the employees who have been working their butts off to provide for them and their families?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    If it were 2004, Brady would be a great company, however, it is 2014 and thus it is far from even good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    With the exception of the executive management, the people at Brady are great people.

    Cons

    Executive management is terrible and they are clueless to even realize that they are as bad as they appear. There is no accountability with the executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    for the good of the company, all executives should resign.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have loved working at Brady, great culture!

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

    I have been working at Brady (more than an year)

    Pros

    * Everyone is extremely helpful and friendly, a true open-door policy
    * Lot of opportunity to move around and upward in the company, great place to gain a variety of experience

    Cons

    * Low employee morale right now due to the number of changes that have occurred in the last 1.5 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to improve company morale and retain your current employees, it's a shame to see so many people quit.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a positive work experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Branford, CT
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Branford, CT

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

    Pros

    I worked for a division of Brady for many years. Prior to 2008 company was growing and a leader in customer satisfaction and employees had many avenues to give input and ideas.
    A lot of great benefits & local incentive programs to contribute to the company well being.

    Cons

    Unfortunately after 2008 many things and policies changed. Not enough local involvement.
    GM was divided among 3 divisions and attention to detail day-to-day was lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Still a strong company, decent benefits, more focus on training & developing employees is needed. A fgull time GM at each site is needed to get feedback from the on site employees to make the company strong again. Not just in Milwaukee. All divisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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