Brentwood Industries

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Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. They'll keep you working!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA

    I have been working at Brentwood Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been with the company over 30 years and in that time I can probably count on one hand the times we had lay offs. The company does everything in it's power to keep their employees working. Job security!

    Cons

    I think the company could offer more training and encouragement to press forward and advance in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more training programs. Help the eager employee through training so they can advance into a higher position. Offer incentives.

  2. I worked at Brentwood

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Employee in Martinsburg, WV
    Former Employee - Employee in Martinsburg, WV

    I worked at Brentwood Industries

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

    Pros

    Work is demanding but comes with flexibility. Provides a good 401k match, and a good health benefits coverage and encourages healthy living habits. Worked with some great employees and supervisors but can't say the same for upper management.

    Cons

    You've lost key players and will continue to do so. Employees who truly cared about working for Brentwood. It doesn't matter how much you love your job, your leadership team can make or break that. The current leadership is running Brentwood into a hole. Reevaluate the moral/integrity of the company culture. Don't promote a person as a plant manager who takes credit for everyone's work just because he was in line for the promotion, promote or hire someone who care's about the team and gives credit where credit is due. Upper management does not like to admit when they make mistakes, they just turn a blind eye. Employees are afraid to stick their necks out and therefore it is the same "protect myself" attitude and not enough true focus on the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times and pay your lower management at least what other members in the same field are making in the area. Human resources need to learn to be more confidential with employees personal affairs. Plant managers need to treat everyone fairly which just doesn't happen. Try to have more consistency rather than every few months changing policy or procedures. Senior Management needs to take ownership of issues vs. pointing fingers.

  3. Wonderful

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Hope, AR
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Hope, AR

    I have been working at Brentwood Industries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Brentwood is a family owned business and that's just how you get treated, I love working here. I've been here 15 years and hope to stay 15 more.

    Cons

    For me their are no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

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  5. Brentwood is no longer the company it was. Does not care about customer service or quality

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Worker As Considered By the Owner in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Worker As Considered By the Owner in Reading, PA

    I have been working at Brentwood Industries

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

    Pros

    None. Nice building. Spending lots of money to make it appear like a successful company.

    Cons

    Executive management does not care about the employees who really make a difference. Back stabbers galore. Executive management turns their heads to what is really going on.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the owner. He doesn't care. He's got nothing to lose and doesn't care about what we have to lose.

  6. Growing Company with Awesome People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brentwood offers a challenging and fast-paced work environment with room to grow, both personally and professionally. It has maintained a nice, open, family-owned feel (despite its growth), and the people are great! Very friendly and willing to help. The business continues to expand into new markets that seem to have a lot of potential, and the company is very dedicated and generous to its community, showing that it has strong values.

    Cons

    Compensation is about average for the area, maybe a little on the low end, but the people and the work environment help to make up for that.

    Advice to Management

    As the company continues to grow, it is important to maintain strong communication with all employees.

  7. A Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA

    I have been working at Brentwood Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair compensation and benefits all around. Friendly coworkers, comfortable working environment with a generally open work culture. Company has experienced substantial growth internationally, specifically when many companies were closing or downsizing. Lots of opportunity for personal and career growth. Brentwood continues to share its business goals, strategies and revenue growth with all employees. Their commitment/engagement to the communities of to which they reside is extremely active and very generous.

    Cons

    I wouldn't consider this a con necessarily, however the recent growth has created much change throughout the organization. Adapting to this change along with performing daily responsibilities has put noticeable stress on departments and personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen and communicate to all employees, top to bottom.

    Brentwood Industries Response

    Jan 26, 2015Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us. Change can be difficult, but it’s all part of growing the company. We appreciate your dedication and positive outlook.

  8. Stable, family-owned business with great employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dedicated work force, substantial contributions to community, excellent benefits, experienced senior management

    Cons

    Going through some growing pains with acquisitions and reorganizations

    Advice to Management

    Communicate strategies and plans better at all levels of the organization

  9. Work at Brentwood if you want to give up your family, your soul and not make money.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Gives and encourages giving to charities for the less fortunate in the area.

    Cons

    Directors and executives do not treat employees with respect.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair - if a rule or policy exists, then it should exist for all in every group.

    Brentwood Industries Response

    Jan 26, 2015Human Resources

    Employees are the company’s most valuable assets and we strive to treat all with respect and consideration. If you feel you have been treated unfairly, please reach out to your Human Resources ... More

  10. Owner does not care about employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Long-term Employee in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Long-term Employee in Reading, PA

    I have been working at Brentwood Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Technology, great people below executive management level

    Cons

    Ownership is more interested about what the Company looks like to the outside world. Not interested in its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Without them you will fail.

  11. good at first then you see how unfair management works

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machiniet in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Machiniet in Reading, PA

    I worked at Brentwood Industries full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    has new equipment and stat of the art clean room

    Cons

    Has to many layers of management

    Advice to Management

    expand the time off for illness stop the unfair labor practices

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