Breg Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Current Employee

    Current Employee - Operations in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Breg full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation, Culture, Quality Products, Good Employee Benefits, Team Work, EEO

    Cons

    There is lack of positive feedback. I believe that there should be a balance of negative and positive feedback within a company in order to inspire their employees to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. Benefits summary

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Breg

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Medical, Vision, EAP, Dental, Life Insurance and 401K

    Cons

    Must work for 90 days before you are eligible for 401K.
    United Healthcare is Medical Insurance provider


  3. Helpful (4)

    Beware the Red Flags and Reviews...it's all real

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Breg (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They seem to have alot of positions to fill....but there may be a reason for that.

    Cons

    Right from the beginning the HR contact was very flakey in regards to communication and regarding questions about compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate with employees and new hires about what is actually expected of them.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    You Do Not want to work for this company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Breg full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They provide free products to employees, and their family and friends.
    My commute is only 30 minutes.
    The office is close to lots of nice places to eat.

    Cons

    This company is the worst!! They throw away employees like trash.
    It's listed as one of the top 20 companies to work for in San Diego, BS!!!
    The survey could only have been taken in India and Mexico. Those are the only happy employees because they have jobs. Breg's only concern is profits, they don't care about their customers, employees, or the american economy. They've laid off lots of people within the last two years and transferred those jobs to India. Even though they consistently receive complaints from customers stating they're not able to understand the team in India, they continue to outsource.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like real people, and have realistic expectations. You cannot continue to have lay offs every six months and then expect the employees who made the cut pick up the slack..it's too stressful.


  6. Helpful (1)

    A comany in flux

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Breg full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great culture when applied
    - Some great leaders & employees
    - Friendly atmosphere
    - Many learning/growth opportunities
    - Unlimited PTO

    Cons

    - With recent merge, a lot of change is occurring (i.e. negative in the sense of job security)
    - Office politics
    - Small company is becoming a large company and it seems to be gaining some of the negative attributes of large companies (employees are being seen more as a "number" than a person)
    - Unlimited PTO (employees typically feel guilty taking time off, so they don't)

    Advice to Management

    - Business is important, but don't forget the value of your employees
    - There are some people who don't fit in with the culture and make it very difficult to live the culture


  7. Quickly growing and changing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Breg full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The culture, when applied, is a good tool
    Good PTO plan
    The company is growing quickly
    There is a lot you can do here, if you are willing to ask for it and work hard

    Cons

    A lot of employees are too busy to take advantage of PTO
    The culture isn't applied as much as it could be
    The salaries are crappy

    Advice to Management

    People who work downstairs (engineering, quality, marketing, accounting, finance) seem pretty happy. But almost everybody upstairs (customer care, billing, contracts, IT), seem to hate their jobs. IT is happier than the rest but they are overloaded with work. Management in the other departments is not doing a good job of keeping their employees happy and these departments will continue to see high turnover until the issue is addressed.


  8. Helpful (1)

    This place is bad news!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Breg

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast growing industry with great potential.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, leadership is very poor beginning at the top. HR is leading executive team with bad calls, bad decisions, one after another and they still don't get it. They seem to be in fear of their own leadership team.

    Advice to Management

    Examine decisions made over past year. Listen to consensus, practice what you preach.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Talks a good game, but little follow through

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Breg full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    decent time off policy, was easy to work with when bereavement leave was needed. There were some great people there early on. Sadly, all of them were weeded out or run off.

    Cons

    They like to spout the core values and their retention policy but both are way overblown. The previous billing manager did welcome feedback and would implement helpful changes, the current one couldn't care less about employee feedback to the point of ignoring suggestions and emails completely. A dozen staff were laid off from that department alone within the year I was there, which isn't good numbers. What used to be run as quality is now being run just for quantity. And it wasn't the hard workers that were kept on. Some of the hardest working team members were the ones laid off due to outsourcing. The ones who kept quiet and were willing to suck up kept their jobs. Those who offered suggestions on improvements or would question things that didn't make sense got walking papers. Not the kind of place I'd want to stay.

    Advice to Management

    Start looking at the producers, the hard workers and the ones who get customer and internal positive feedback. Those are the people you should be promoting, not letting walk out the door. I may be a former employee, but that doesn't make the feedback any less valid.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Stay away from this hell hole

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Breg full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Just a job until you find something better.

    Cons

    You are treated like a slave here. Your opinion doesn't matter. They don't practice what they preach. Their culture is a crock. Customer care department is a disaster and have been for a very long time. The supervisor's are very fake, they will be nice to your face and then go in a little corner and talk crap about you. They will be nice to you at first and then when you start making errors they are ruthless. If you get up to go to the bathroom when it's not your break, they will scowl you for it, but won't say anything. It's very micromanaged up there, The supervisors have been on a power trip ever since they got promoted. Customer care has had three different managers in the past year and a half. The senior manager knows that everyone in customer care has been bullied and worked to the bone but doesn't do anything about it. Her attitude is "I know it's busy, I know you guys have been kicked around but get over it, it's your job". Everyone is miserable there. The moral has gone way down. It used to be fun and you used to matter in the department. Now you are just a metric when you work in customer care. Getting time off is a joke. You are required to go to the department meetings that are held after hours. Be prepared to put Breg first and everything else will come second if you work here. Overtime is also mandatory, you are required to go above and beyond and do extra work with no extra pay. The raises are horrible. If you are lucky you will get 2%. Which equals to about 31 cents. There's been people who have been put on medication in order to handle all the chaos in that department. Everyone works their butt off and all you get is "thank you for all that you do" and will bully you around again. They don't show you that they appreciate all the work that you do.
    They fired a bunch of people in the billing department because they have a call center in India. The call center in India is a mess. They don't know what they are doing up there.
    All the good reviews are from upper management or HR. They send out quarterly surveys, they focus more on finding out who wrote the comments and will do whatever they can to make your life miserable rather than making Breg a better place to work.

    Advice to Management

    There's no point on giving advise when they don't do anything about it.


  11. Helpful (6)

    Career development?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Breg full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Regulation compliant and transparent in regards to legal matters, safety or hazards of products.

    Cons

    No career development. The culture preaches this, but a very select few advance in the company. Most positions are filled with external candidates without having a development plan in place of what's expected of current employees and what needs to be accomplished before one can advance. My manager didn't even give me a fair review. Sure, it was a great review on paper, but didn't give me real feedback of what I need to work on. It wasn't helpful to me.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees about where they're at, where they want to go and what will it take to get there. Annual reviews should be capturing this, but most managers don't take them seriously.



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