Brasstech Reviews

Updated July 8, 2015
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  1. Solid

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, small company feel, with the advantages of being part of a Fortune 500 company. (Benefits primarily) . Management seems to be genuinely interested in the well being of each employee.

    Cons

    Small Company feel, with the disadvantages of being part of a Fortune 500 company. (Many things take LOTS of time. More than necessary.) A better training programs needs to be implemented. Vast differences between Supervisors.


  2. Brain Dead Management....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Brasstech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy going company. Great place to relax. Great looking products.

    Cons

    Management is ignorant and does nothing to improve employee moral. They are out of touch with reality of the company and seems lost. Low pay, no company culture. No room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage.... Period .....


  3. Helpful (1)

    Pleasant to work in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brasstech (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Methodical approach to everything allows plenty of time for decisions

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels that too much time is taken for decisions

    Advice to Management

    A small dose of entrepreneurship may help move things faster


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  5. Company needs changes at the top

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Brasstech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent product with a loyal following Knowledgable and eager Sales team Quality has improved significantly Launched numerous new products over the last 4 years

    Cons

    Senior Management has highly questionable business ethics with regard to their products. Product Managers do not manage product lines - they are project managers. There are too many "chefs" managing the product portfolio kitchen that a PM cannot make any changes whatsoever without a committee meeting, months of analysis, then more meetings. Operations and Engineering staffing was not increased to keep up with double digit sales goals which has impacted new product development as well as standard product lead times. Even "me too" and "slam dunk" products take over 2 years to launch. With the closure of the MASCO Product Design Group, expect new product development to languish for the next several years.

    Advice to Management

    Remove unethical business leaders from the ranks. Hire more employees to keep up with the growth you demand. Eliminate products that are not profitable. Stop wasting time with the analysis paralysis approach to business.


  6. Helpful (1)

    could be much improved. Just not going to hold my breath till it happens.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Brasstech

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    close to home. fellow employees are mostly pleasant.

    Cons

    poor vision, poor communication. Lack of effective improvement. Mgt leads from the top down without benefit of "utilizing" employee input. unable to think outside the established/entrenched status quo. difficult to complete simple tasks with round about band-aid processes.

    Advice to Management

    seek out and better utilize employee input.


  7. Not too good, not too bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brasstech

    Pros

    It is really an O K place to work. It is alright, not too bad but not too good either.

    Cons

    Some things are not that great. Like many companies in the economy, work can get quite hectic some of the times.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management includes: listening to employees, having a better vision, offering more opportunities for advancement, paying higher salaries, improving morale.



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