Brady Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
74 Reviews
2.8
74 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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    Field Engineer

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    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.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work when economy is good

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    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
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    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
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  5. 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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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have loved working at Brady, great culture!

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a positive work experience

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work & No growth in Carree

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Culture, Work/Life Balance, colleagues

    Cons

    No clarity on future & huge down trend in Business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pls be clear in your communications to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great first corporate experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Highly involved right out of the gate. Work with passionate individuals in a variety of job functions. Open door policy to everyone in upper management.

    Cons

    This is definitely not a "pick up and run with it" environment: there are meetings and procedures, then more meetings to discuss ongoing procedures, which require a couple more meetings to discuss the progress of the procedures developed in the last meeting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Glad I have moved on!

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    The manufacturing facility in Milwaukee is clean.

    Cons

    Used to have talented people but they've treated people so poorly since the recession most of them are gone. Average in the talent pool, many Execs have left (CTO, CEO) and Tom Felmer has absolutely no ability to see the value in his people. He's as cut throat as they come. Claims he values talent and people development but behind closed doors it's a different story. He wants nothing to do with people unless they can help make the company money. Brady lacks innovation and has not been able to grow in several years so why now?They used to have a strong culture but that was destroyed during the recession when they slashed so many jobs and did it with absolutely no regard to the people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up! Other companies have been and continue to poach your top talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great people and career opportunity

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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 an year)

    Pros

    Terrific people, approachable executives, career growth and learnings. Opportunity for international work and working across functions, learning about business principles you'd normally never have exposure to in many offices (lean, 8 step problem solving). Compassionate leadership who want to know employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes slower to evolve practices, traditional benefits package. Could stand to be more innovative with their approach to business and employees and take more risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistent leadership has advantages and the longer term tenure of senior management can be a plus if their education continues to stay fresh with how business is changing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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